Continuing the bromance theme this week, I’d like to talk about man-caves. Every good bromance deserves a fitting locale. The first example that comes to mind is the apartment of Joey and Chandler on Friends. Their apartment with it’s various iterations represents the peak of bachelorhood and bromancedom. A good bro-cave should incorporate comfort…
A more recent example is the bromance depicted in This Means War. Now, the two dudes lived in separate apartments, but they both represent the essentials of what a bro-cave includes. First we have Tuck’s apartment:
And then we have Foster’s apartment which is no less impressive. I couldn’t find a decent picture of it, but suffice to say it has a pool……in the ceiling.
If you put those two places together you’d have a concentration of manliness so dense that it would spontaneously produce Chuck Norris clones.
Finally, we have one of the classic bromances. One that traveled halfway across the country and thrived in a variety of wacky situations…
They came from humble beginnings and had to make the best bro-cave they could as they took their adventure on the road…
It wasn’t always comfortable or convenient, but they adapted to their circumstances. When living conditions prevent few options, a healthy bromance knows no boundaries…
And now I bring to you a personal request.
I thought that the whole idea of a man-cave was kinda dumb and very cliche. Then I bought a house with a two-car garage and suddenly the idea of a man-cave doesn’t sound so bad. HOWEVER, I still think it’s cliche to call it “The Man Cave”, and this is where you come in. As I have been setting things up, I have been trying to come up with a clever name for my garage that is less obvious than “man cave.” Below are some options that I have so far:
Rohan, Bag-End, or Weathertop (from Lord of the Rings)
McLaren’s (bar from How I Met Your Mother)
Tardis, Gallifrey (from Doctor Who)
Winterfell, King’s Landing (from Game of Thrones)
Mos Eisley (from Star Wars)
Batcave, Fortress of Solitude, Oa (from the DC Universe)
Aperture Labs, Black Mesa (from the Half-Life Universe)
The hatch, The Lamp Post (from LOST)
Those are just what comes to mind immediately, but feel free to use your creativity and draw from other cool franchises. I’m going for a casual, fun vibe, so bar-type name makes sense, but I’m also a huge nerd so I’m open to nearly anything. I would appreciate any suggestions or heated debates in the comments below.
While you’re at it, I also want to hear fun anecdotes of when you’ve named a special object or place.