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Posted: 5/25/2002 5:46:28 AM EDT
The Man Code

1. Thou shall not rent the movie Chocolat.

2. Under no circumstances may two men share an umbrella.

3. Any man who brings a camera to a bachelor party may be legally killed and eaten by his fellow partygoers.

4. When you are queried by a buddy's wife, girlfriend, mother, father, priest, shrink, dentist, accountant, or dog walker, you need not and should not provide any useful information whatsoever as to his whereabouts. You are permitted to deny his very existence.

5. Unless he murdered someone in your immediate family, you must bail a friend out of jail within 12 hours.

6. You may exaggerate any anecdote told in a bar by 50 percent without recrimination; beyond that, anyone within earshot is allowed to call B.S. (Exception: When trying to pick up a woman, the allowable exaggeration rate rises to 400 percent.)

7. If you've known a guy for more than 24 hours, his sister is off-limits forever.

8. The minimum amount of time you have to wait for another guy who's running late is five minutes. For a woman, you are required to wait 10 minutes for every point of hotness she scores on the classic 1-10 scale.

9. Bitching about the brand of free beer in a buddy's refrigerator is forbidden. You may gripe if the temperature is unsuitable.

10. No man is ever required to buy a birthday present for another man. In fact, even remembering a friend's birthday is strictly optional.

11. Agreeing to distract the ugly friend of a hot babe your buddy is trying to hook up with is your legal duty. Should you get carried away with your good deed and end up together, your pal is forbidden to speak of it, even at your bachelor party.

12. Before dating a buddy's ex, you are required to ask his permission and he, in return, is required to grant it.

13. Women who claim they "love to watch sports" must be treated as spies until they demonstrate knowledge of the game and the ability to pick a buffalo wing clean.

14. If a man's zipper is down, that's his problem --- you didn't see nothin'.

Link Posted: 5/25/2002 5:47:31 AM EDT
15. The universal compensation for buddies who help you move is beer.

16. A man must never own a cat or like his girlfriend's cat.

17. Your girlfriend must bond with your buddy's girlfriends within 30 minutes of meeting them. You are not required to make nice with her gal pal's significant others --- low-level sports bonding is all the law requires.

18. When stumbling upon other guys watching a sports event, you may always ask the score of the game in progress, but you may never ask who's playing.

19. When your girlfriend/wife expresses a desire to fix her whiny friend up with your pal, you may give her the go-ahead only if you'll be able to warn your buddy and give him time to prepare excuses about joining the priesthood.

20. It is permissible to consume a fruity drink only when you're sunning on a tropical beach ... and it's delivered by a topless supermodel ... and it's free.

21. Unless you're in prison, never fight naked.

22. A man in the company of a hot, suggestively dressed woman must remain sober enough to fight.

23. If a buddy is outnumbered, outmanned, or too drunk to fight, you must jump into the fight. Exception: If within the last 24 hours his actions have caused you to think, "What this guy needs is a good ass-whoopin'." Then you may sit back and enjoy.

24. Never hesitate to reach for the last beer or the last slice of pizza, but not both. That's just plain mean.

25. If you compliment a guy on his six-pack, you better be referring to his beer.

26. Never talk to a man in the bathroom.

27. If a buddy is already singing along to a song in the car, you may not join him.

28. Before allowing a drunken friend to cheat on his girl, you must attempt one intervention. If he is able to get on his feet, look you in the eye, and deliver a "leave me alone!" you are absolved of your responsibility.
Link Posted: 5/25/2002 6:04:38 AM EDT
Words to live by for sure.[:D]

[Desi1]Why chu change your sig pic?[/Desi1]

Link Posted: 5/25/2002 6:40:52 AM EDT
Found a new one!

Link Posted: 5/25/2002 7:01:26 AM EDT
Never....I mean NEVER!....give in, to a whench cause she's sobbing.....  its an atypical female ploy.Either that or you just may as well start crying along with her concerning her problem at that moment.
Link Posted: 5/25/2002 7:10:12 AM EDT
A good laugh to start the day, thanks.
Link Posted: 5/25/2002 7:39:12 AM EDT
Sounds reasonable to me.
How about the old standby:

Friends help you move - real friends help you move bodies.
Link Posted: 5/25/2002 8:39:08 AM EDT
A minor modification to #25
25. If you compliment a guy on his six-pack, you better be referring to his beer. Or the carb set-up on his engine.[:)]
Link Posted: 5/25/2002 12:51:21 PM EDT
Cannot agree more on #1. Suffered through that monstrosity last month, the wife wanted to see it. At least it was on Directv and I didn't pay extra to rent it.
Link Posted: 5/25/2002 1:58:52 PM EDT
That's pretty damn funny. I'm sure most guys at least think about most of those (even though they may or may not let their wife/girlfriend know they think that way)!
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