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Sarah

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Re: Modern Butlers
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2011, 04:36:02 PM »
Then there's Mother Carlson's butler on WKRP.  I can't imagine he measures up.

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Re: Modern Butlers
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2011, 05:24:27 PM »
I wonder if there's a code of ethics specifically for butler witticisms.

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Re: Modern Butlers
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2011, 05:25:11 PM »
Does anyone think this butler podcast might be worth checking out?

http://modernbutlers.com/media-store/podcasts.aspx

Sarah

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Re: Modern Butlers
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2011, 06:52:32 PM »
I think it's obvious you need to go on a mission to determine the answer to that question and then share your findings with the rest of us.

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Re: Modern Butlers
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2011, 07:17:34 PM »
I think it's obvious you need to go on a mission to determine the answer to that question and then share your findings with the rest of us.

Ugh, maybe.  I would just have my butler do it, but he's not allowed to listen to podcasts.

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Re: Modern Butlers
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2011, 09:43:12 PM »
I have listened to the Modern Butler podcast. I loved it.
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Re: Modern Butlers
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2011, 10:01:49 PM »
How was the Paul F Tompkins episode?

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Re: Modern Butlers
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2011, 11:57:46 PM »
What do you suppose makes butlers laugh? Who is the most popular stand up comedian amongst butlers?  It's quite a fascinating subculture.

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Re: Modern Butlers
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2011, 08:23:03 AM »
What do you suppose makes butlers laugh?

I'm guessing P.G. Wodehouse.

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« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2011, 09:29:58 AM »
What's his position on Jeeves?  I'm talking both Wodehouse and Ames versions here.

What do you suppose makes butlers laugh?

I'm guessing P.G. Wodehouse.

Jeeves was a valet, not a butler--a gentleman's personal gentleman--so I would imagine butlers find that sort of humor hard to fathom.


Sarah

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Re: Modern Butlers
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2011, 09:37:55 AM »
Quite right.  I'm mortified.

Maybe butlers make valet jokes, sort of like Polish jokes.

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Re: Modern Butlers
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2011, 09:51:41 AM »
They're all servants to me.

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Re: Modern Butlers
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2011, 09:52:58 AM »
Come to think of it, I don't know anyone who has a butler. Live-in maids and au pairs, yes. Butlers, no.
Too soon?

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Re: Modern Butlers
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2011, 10:03:04 AM »
Actually, I can say for sure that I don't know anyone with a butler without even coming to think of it.
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Re: Modern Butlers
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2011, 10:56:14 AM »
My friend wanted to start a Kickstarter account so I could attend the Starkey International butler school that the website frequently cites as the best educational facility for prospective butlers.

Also: I found this on the Butlers' Pantry section of The Butler's Blog.

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My employer recently returned from a shooting weekend and informed me that many of his fellow guests had commented on how exceptionally smart and shiny his shoes were. I was delighted by the compliment.

There are then a few paragraphs explaining the best ways to shine the shoe's of a social better. It's very helpful.
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