Friday, April 24, 2009

Origins Unknown

The origins of the One Hundred Percent Club are shrouded in shadow and mystery. Not in a bad way like a body found buried in the backyard or a government conspiracy, but more like the exciting intrigue of a treasure hunt or the trail of clues that could unlock the secrets of a lost civilization. It can't be said with certainty what year the organization began, who were its first members or even the country in which it was instigated. Nonetheless there are tantalizing hints.
The annals of the French Revolution refer to a shadowy group of masterminds known as “L'association de Cent Pour Cent” that battled the injustices on both sides of the conflict.And an avant-garde group of decadent painters and performers that called themselves “The One Hundred Percentage Salon” turned the European art world on its ear in the early 1920s. And it is believed that in the 1970s a group of geniuses and scientists referred to as “The 100% Tank” brought a grateful public space-age fabrics that revolutionized fashion and several new Disco dance moves.
Were these variations of the same group transformed through time or merely different organizations with the same agenda of living a life of 100% passion and creativity? We may never know, but each glimpse into the Club's mysterious past offers us yet another way to live a life that is one hundred percent.

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