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Cool Wall - GT Bicycles
Cool 49%  49%  [ 89 ]
OK 24%  24%  [ 44 ]
Uncool 26%  26%  [ 47 ]
Total votes : 180
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:42 pm 
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You've all gone mad.


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See the problem is, you're equating cool with things that were objectively good, plus had a bit of character.

Now such things may well have been cool too - but they weren't cool because of that.

As many people have tried saying in this thread, cool isn't about exlusivity, excellence, character, or even being particularly good. It's a certain ethereal quality, something that had zeitgeist.

As an example, there's many, truly awful cars, that are cool. Same for bikes. And there's many truly excellent cars, that aren't in the slightest bit cool - same for bikes. Are you seeing theme developing there?


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Neil wrote:
As many people have tried saying in this thread, cool isn't about exlusivity, excellence, character, or even being particularly good. It's a certain ethereal quality, something that had zeitgeist.

I agree with you, but it still don't make GT's any cooler IMO.


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sinnett177 wrote:
Neil wrote:
As many people have tried saying in this thread, cool isn't about exlusivity, excellence, character, or even being particularly good. It's a certain ethereal quality, something that had zeitgeist.

I agree with you

I'm glad we've got that settled then.
sinnett177 wrote:
but it still don't make GT's any cooler IMO.

No problem - I can live with other people having a different opinion - even when it's wrong ;-)


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Ok,now we have 2 crazy folks! :lol:


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MJN wrote:
Ok,now we have 2 crazy folks! :lol:

Now, see - crazy? That's cool.

Sanity is such a drag... (kudos if anyone knows the band / track - without looking it up!)


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Neil wrote:
MJN wrote:
Ok,now we have 2 crazy folks! :lol:

Now, see - crazy? That's cool.

Sanity is such a drag... (kudos if anyone knows the band / track - without looking it up!)


Icehouse from their Man of Colours CD or Seal had a hit with Crazy. There are many others I'm sure.


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SF Klein wrote:
Neil wrote:
MJN wrote:
Ok,now we have 2 crazy folks! :lol:

Now, see - crazy? That's cool.

Sanity is such a drag... (kudos if anyone knows the band / track - without looking it up!)

Icehouse from their Man of Colours CD or Seal had a hit with Crazy. There are many others I'm sure.

The only one that matters: Aerosmith - Farm (from Nine Lives)...



;-)

they did it so well


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:10 pm 
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what the hell is going on here...

first rule about being cool is you don't talk about being cool

so, GT has fallen back down to just 50%

uhoh :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:31 pm 
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Coolness is in the eye of the beholder!!!

I think GTs are cool but others may not and thats just the way it is.


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