Sorry, but I couldn't let slide the idea that Bobby Darin singing Mack the Knife being questionable as cool...
Your position here is now dependent upon us all being able to agree that Bobby Darin singing Mack the Knife is cool and that Alfa Romeos are cool
Are you saying they're not?
Note: this is not the same as saying you either like Bobby Darin, like the song Mack the Knife, or like his rendition of it - merely him singing it, is most definitely cool - as are Alfa Romeos - whether people like them as cars, or not - they're still cool.
So whether it's Bobby Darrin singing Mack the Knife, or Alfa Romeo cars, there's a certain something that everyone gets. "
Do you see it? the logic isn't flawed, it is in ruin
Only if you make a mistake and conflate "appreciate as being cool" with "what I like" or "what I think is good".
As I've mentioned, previously, there are some epitomes of cool, that practically everybody agrees with - Miles Davis, Fonz and his leather jacket, Steve McQueen as the cooler-king, Nina Simone, Dean Martin, David Niven - I could go on...
They don't need any explanation - in fact it'd ruin the concept - it just is. None of that requires that people necessarily like or appreciate their talents, or any other aspect of them, to get that they are cool.
When you overthink it, it becomes something it's not - it's not something you weigh up the pros and cons, or evaluate some criteria or value - it's like an instant recognition, not a thought out concept based on values, rationale, or metrics.