Everyone's life is governed by an internal code of conduct. Some call it morality. Others call it religion. But Bros in the know call this holy grail the Bro Code.
Historically a spoken tradition passed from one generation to the next, the official code of conduct for Bros appears here in its published form for the first time ever. By upholding the tenets of this sacred and legendary document, any dude can learn to achieve Bro-dom.
Whether we know it or not, each of us lives a life governed by an
internalized code of conduct. Some call it morality. Others call it
religion. I call it "the Bro Code."
For centuries men have attempted to follow this code with no universal
understanding of what such an arrangement meant: Is it okay to hug a
Bro?* If I'm invited to a Bro's wedding, do I really have to bring a
gift? Can I sleep with a Bro's sister or mother or both?
Now, for the first time on paper, I have recorded the rules of social
decorum that Bros have practiced since the dawn of man...if not before.
The Bro Code previously existed only as an oral tradition (heh), so I
have journeyed the globe to piece together and transcribe the scattered
fragments of the Bro Code, pausing only to flesh it out myself (double
heh). While not intending to write a "Guide to Being a Bro," if men
should treat it as such and pass this compendium of knowledge from one
generation to the next, I have little doubt it would bring a tear to my
eye. But not out of it. That would be a violation of Article 41: A Bro
It is my hope that, with a better understanding of the Bro Code, Bros
the world over can put aside their differences and strengthen the bonds
of brotherhood. It is then, and only then, that we might work together
as one to accomplish perhaps the most important challenge society faces
-- getting laid. Before dismissing this pursuit as crass and ignoble,
consider this postulate: without the sport inherent in trying to bang
chicks, would men willingly have sex for the sole purpose of producing
smelly, screaming babies?
Centuries from now, when a Bro applies the rudiments of the Bro Code to
score a three-boobed future chick, the only thanks I'll need is the
knowledge that I -- in whatever small capacity -- Bro'd him out...though
if he could figure out how to bring me back to life, that would be
pretty awesome, too. -- Barney Stinson ™ & © 2008 by
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.
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