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The Royal Family.
Cool. I didn't really understand why Britons tolerated the crown until I went to England and experienced the culture first-hand.

Next: Disney
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Sometimes but rarely cool (except Pixar, now a division thereof, which is cool far more often than not).

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Cool. And he shot first....
Damn straight.

Fezes.

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Anything that Dr.Who and Peter Sellers would wear must be cool!

silk dinner jackets.
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:44 PM
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Cool.

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Old 06-05-2015, 10:16 PM
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In Indianapolis at least: not cool.



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Old 06-06-2015, 04:34 PM
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VERY uncool.

Hillary Clinton.
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Positively frigid.

Unboxing videos.
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Not cool. It's never anything I can afford....

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Old 06-08-2015, 10:18 PM
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Cool.

Swiss Army knives.
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:31 PM
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Cool.

Swiss Army knives.
What's not to love? Cool.

Salad with dressing on the side.
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:01 AM
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Cool.

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Old 06-09-2015, 10:20 AM
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Not cool.

Tramp stamps.
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Tramp stamps.
Not Cool!

Snugglies?
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:09 AM
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Sweet, cozy, but not cool. My grandson loves his, though.


Family game night.
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:22 AM
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Kids are little = cool; kids are grown (and likely living in your basement) = not cool.

reality game shows
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:08 AM
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Emphatically not cool.

Richard Simmons.
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Considering everything he did on Letterman was a "sissy" put-on and he played along with it: COOL!

Bob Ross (the painter--happy trees live there)
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Considering everything he did on Letterman was a "sissy" put-on and he played along with it: COOL!

Bob Ross (the painter--happy trees live there)
Cool. Maybe not a great talent, but he never claimed to be (though I'm no judge of art!), plus he had fun with it and was so chill.

Socks that don't match.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:28 AM
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Socks that don't match.
Well, all the kids are doing it, so it must be Cool....for now.

Pokémon cards (for kids)?
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:24 AM
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Cool. They have entire conventions for collectors.


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Old 06-10-2015, 12:31 PM
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She has had an extremely successful career--on her own terms--despite the numerous men in her life and the usual problems of Show Biz.

Cool as it gets.


Cashews.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:58 PM
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Cashews.
Cool.

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Old 06-10-2015, 04:53 PM
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PC, but not cool.


Minecraft.
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:56 PM
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Minecraft.
Definitely cool. It is the electronic Lego of the new generation.

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Old 06-10-2015, 11:42 PM
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Next thing to assess, Sparky...?
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Old 06-11-2015, 07:37 AM
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Next thing to assess, Sparky...?
Oops, my apologies.

I heard him on the radio this morning with the Amboy Dukes and caught myself wondering.

Ted Nugent?

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Oops, my apologies.

I heard him on the radio this morning with the Amboy Dukes and caught myself wondering.

Ted Nugent?
Racism is NOT cool. Especially lately. Plus, I listened to Cat Scratch Fever lately. Not nearly as good as I remember it.

Gray Goose Vodka
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Cool, I guess.

The late Sir Christopher Lee.
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:43 AM
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Super cool - his work in Hammer Horror and TLOTR films (and as a James Bond bad guy), puts him in the pantheon of coolness.

Men's trousers that are hemmed a few inches above the ankles...
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:50 AM
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He-capris? Utterly Poindexter.

Terms like utterly poindexter.
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:51 AM
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Not cool a bit. Sorry.


Climate change denial.
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Old 06-14-2015, 08:40 AM
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Uncool and dumb.

Use of the term "curated".
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Old 06-14-2015, 08:53 PM
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Use of the term "curated".
Cool if you are some kind of museum administrator, otherwise no.

Sangria (red OR white)
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Cool!

Steely Dan (band)
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:39 PM
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Cool.

Pabst Blue Ribbon
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Cool.

Pabst Blue Ribbon
Drinking PBR to prove how hip thou art--no. But the drink itself? It's unpretentious and isn't trying to fool anyone. It is what it is. So yes, PBR, you are cool.

Vibram Five Finger Shoes
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Vibram Five Finger Shoes
Definitely way Un-cool!

1. I have 3 kids, and I've never heard of them, so I Googled them.
2. They are ridiculously pointless
3. Anyone wearing them would look like a tool.

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Got one for the next person?

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Sorry...

String ties?
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Old 06-16-2015, 07:38 AM
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Oh, so cool.


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Corporate operation attempting to define, then sell "cool" = not cool, in the most not cool possible way.


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Not cool. Next scheduled to beome cool again in (let's see, 50s, 90s...) 2030.

Karate!
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Cool, but not as cool as Tai Kwan Do.


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Polar!

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Old 06-17-2015, 03:26 PM
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Polar!

Tamarind Margaritas.

The first 2 are cool, after that you're pushing it.

Mexican Wrestling Masks?
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The Stanley Cup
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The Stanley Cup is the greatest trophy in sports. VERY cool.


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Golf -- hella cool.

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