[Ads-l] 1st rule of xxx club

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 19 12:22:49 EDT 2021

1996 C. Palahniuk Fight Club v 48

The first rule about fight club is you don’t talk about fight club.

2001 Saturday Night [Toronto] 19 May 19
First rule of the Alliance Party: do not talk about the Alliance Party.

2004 Toronto Star 19 Aug. 3/1
After all, the oft-quoted "first rule" of the Illuminati is, "Do not talk about the Illuminati."

2008 Las Vegas Review-Journal 2 Oct. 3/1
The first rule of the Mob Museum is do not talk about the Mob Museum.

2014 New Orleans Times-Picayune Lagniappe 3 Oct. 3/1
The first rule of "Gone Girl" is you do not talk about "Gone Girl."

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