Jack on Sloppy Seconds… and Thirds

by 9 years ago

Editor’s Note: Like most of you, we’ve got big ideas and aspirations for 2010; and yet, we don’t always have all the answers. So we’ve asked an oracle among Bros, Danny Brocean, to offer up one small nugget of Bro wisdom each day — a fortune cookie of insight, if you will. We hope you find them just as useful as we do.

In the January 2008 Edition of Men’s Journal, Bill Zehme interviewed Jack Nicholson. This week we devote the entire sleeve of Fortune Cookies to the incomparable Oracle Jack.

[inline:firtybe]Q. What is the code between men who have shared the same woman?

A. Certain automatic things transcend code. Sam Spiegel, the old-time producer, once told me, “It’s all right if a woman has been with a friend of yours. You’re still right there. Same goes if she’s been with maybe even two. But once you learn about that third friend who’s been in there, it isn’t up to you anymore. You’re not attracted to her after that.”