November 23, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

According to South Africa’s ‘brodancing’ Bret Jemaine, male friendship has a lot to offer other males, including “two guys, clutching beer and chatting about fly-fishing while they sway clumsily in (vague) time to the music.”
I don’t know about you, but about half the guys I know are too busy spelunking for grimy artifacts in the unlit corners of their “man-caves” to even know what most of their “bros” are up to. The other half — made up of organic farmers, naturalists who publish by necessity, and errant intellectuals who are so deep into their subjects that you have to occasionally visit them in person to have any idea how they survive — wouldn’t be caught dead texting.
“Look it’s only been a week, so I’m no expert,” Jemaine says, “but Wikipedia is. And Wikipedia says that bromance was coined in the ’90s by Dave Carnie, the editor of skate magazine Big Brother. He referred to the relationship that develops when two skaters spend loads of time hanging together.” Carnie, by the way, is one of the original creators of the television show “Jackass.”