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World’s Most Exclusive Club

Membership Rules:
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All are excluded. You may apply by filling out the form below, but you will be rejected, as is only proper since you (and everyone else) are not good enough to be a member of this club.

Application Form:

Full Name:_______________ Your most outstanding attribute or accomplishment:__________ Why you think you should be approved by current members (of which there are none) to become a member:________________ Address and phone at which we will not contact you:_______________

sqeaketh the wheel, May 31 2012

The Null or Empty Set {} http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empty_set
[zen_tom, May 31 2012]

Russell's Set Paradox http://en.wikipedia...Russell%27s_paradox
Intriguing. [8th of 7, May 31 2012]

Robert's Rules http://www.robertsrules.com/
[UnaBubba, May 31 2012]



       We'd give you a bun - if you qualified for it.
lurch, May 31 2012

       The first rule of The World's Most Exclusive Club
UnaBubba, May 31 2012

       Groucho Marx for the win! [-]
csea, May 31 2012

       So, not the kind of club used for whacking someone on the head. OK.
Vernon, May 31 2012

       We suspect you will find that there is in fact already just one member, and he's [MaxwellBuchanan]. But being a well brought up chap, he never mentions it.
8th of 7, May 31 2012

       Does a group exist if it has no members?
zen_tom, May 31 2012

       //Does a group exist if it has no members?//   

       Yes. It is a member of the set of sets that have no members.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 31 2012

       How about the Tera Society?
marklar, May 31 2012

       It's the set of solutions to insoluble problems.
UnaBubba, May 31 2012

       "Damn it! I potted the white ball again."   

       I was only given a white ball.
skinflaps, May 31 2012

       You do not talk about the World's Most Exclusive Club.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, May 31 2012

       //Does a group exist if it has no members?// That would be The Null Set. That is the nickname the members lovingly use to refer to their group.
sqeaketh the wheel, May 31 2012

       Ok, so, I guess, you should add that, in order to serve some non-mathematical purposes, the rule 'all are excluded' would have to be hidden from the general public, and some fictitious large percentile specified, so that some very outlierish people would have motivation to actually fill out the form. It could then serve a practical purpose of collecting information about the people who are closest to being exclusive in the sense specified in this idea.
Inyuki, May 31 2012

       Presumably the rules require prospective members to be Proposed and Seconded by existing members before they can join?
8th of 7, May 31 2012

       That is correct.
sqeaketh the wheel, May 31 2012

       Bertrand Russell is the founding non-member.
sqeaketh the wheel, May 31 2012

       //Groucho Marx for the win! [-]// Obviously, [csea] is confusing Groucho's Set Paradox with Russell's Set Paradox.
sqeaketh the wheel, May 31 2012

       There's your solution, [squeak] and [8th]. Robert's Rules For Meetings clearly states that:   

       "A prospective member's application for membership should be proposed by an existing member and that proposal seconded by another member in good standing, prior to being put to a vote of a quorum of members."   

       Case closed.
UnaBubba, May 31 2012

       There used to be a motorcyle gang around here called the Loners. You have to wonder if they are really serious about that. I mention this becase a gang of loners is like a club without members.
rcarty, May 31 2012

       Maybe they were short on Ses, to sew onto their jackets?
UnaBubba, May 31 2012

       The induction packet includes a Rolls-Royce and a house in Southern France. And it's printed on a recycled Gutenberg Bible.
ytk, Jun 01 2012

       Is there somewhere that I can propose that 'Gang' be declared the official collective noun for 'Loners'?
DrBob, Jun 01 2012


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