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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:32 PM
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Most of the old cool guys are gone.
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Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., all the rat pack, gone.
Gary Cooper was a manly man, but a cool guy too.
Cary Grant was the ultimate cool guy.
Gregory Peck was beyond cool.
Cool with a conscience and some SERIOUS principles.

Jerry Lewis was/is not cool.
OK, he's still amongst the above-ground...physically.
He was funny, in his time.
And he tried so hard to be cool after he split with Dean.
I think he tried to 'be' Dean in his absence.
But he was never cool.
Sorry, Jerry.

Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.
For his generation and the ones to follow, he was the way-over-the-top cool.
Like sub-zero.

I said 'most of the cool guys' because good ol' Tony Bennet (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) is thankfully, and almost miraculously, still with us. He hit 85 last August.
Guy must be living right.

There are some 'new' cool guys.
George Clooney is definitely cool.
And more in the Gregory Peck mold.
Conscience and a heart.

Johnny Depp is way cool.
Edgy, but cool.

Tommy Lee Jones is borderline cool.
But more edgy.

Adam Sandler is not cool.

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  -Most of the old cool guys are gone. trof  Oct-28-11 05:32 PM   #0 
  - Kevin Spacey is cool.  Kahuna   Oct-28-11 05:41 PM   #1 
  - He's not all that old.  Ken Burch   Oct-28-11 05:42 PM   #2 
  - Ennhhh. Sorta, maybe.  trof   Oct-28-11 06:00 PM   #13 
  - Oh hell. SPACEY. I was thinking Kevin BACON.  trof   Oct-28-11 06:06 PM   #15 
  - Spacey is uber-cool in my book, but  whathehell   Oct-30-11 07:32 AM   #29 
  - Elvis was cool until he went into the Army.  Lint Head   Oct-28-11 05:42 PM   #3 
  - DeNero is cool. James Garner is cool.  tblue   Oct-28-11 05:44 PM   #4 
  - Yes to all three.  trof   Oct-28-11 06:10 PM   #16 
  - Clint Eastwood.  lamp_shade   Oct-28-11 05:44 PM   #5 
  - Willie Nelson - definitely a cool old guy  tularetom   Oct-28-11 05:49 PM   #6 
  - What about equal time for the women?  RC   Oct-28-11 05:52 PM   #7 
  - Women who are cool to me  Kolesar   Oct-28-11 06:05 PM   #14 
  - Helen Mirren, Elaine Stritch  whathehell   Oct-30-11 07:30 AM   #27 
  - Bill Nighy--very, very cool.  The Backlash Cometh   Oct-28-11 05:54 PM   #8 
  - James Coburn, Donald Sutherland. Cary Grant was the ultimate. James Garner made coolness accessible.  immoderate   Oct-28-11 05:55 PM   #9 
  - OK, Coburn - cool. Surtherland?  trof   Oct-28-11 07:02 PM   #19 
     - Ever see Kelly's Heroes?  immoderate   Oct-28-11 07:20 PM   #22 
  - George Carlin was cool. Leno is not.  lob1   Oct-28-11 05:55 PM   #10 
  - HOLY SHIT!  trof   Oct-28-11 05:59 PM   #11 
  - It is because we can't sleep worth a darn.  Paper Roses   Oct-31-11 01:53 PM   #31 
  - Jimmy Cobb is cool, and alive.  MilesColtrane   Oct-28-11 05:59 PM   #12 
  - Hey, a group that might like my otherwise-useless Tony Bennett joke!  bigmonkey   Oct-28-11 06:35 PM   #17 
  - Leonard Cohen is very cool.  rhiannon55   Oct-28-11 07:01 PM   #18 
  - 10 recs? On a Seniors thread? Damn.  trof   Oct-28-11 07:12 PM   #20 
  - Well, we gotta find something to do.  Sal Minella   Oct-28-11 07:20 PM   #23 
     - Boy, THAT brought back some memories.  trof   Oct-29-11 09:07 AM   #25 
  - Harry Belafonte is still alive. And he's still cool. n/t  pnwmom   Oct-28-11 07:18 PM   #21 
  - Fond of Fonda  marked50   Oct-28-11 09:13 PM   #24 
  - Denzel Washington is pretty darn cool. imho  Little Star   Oct-29-11 10:22 AM   #26 
  - Cool, but not yet old enough, IMO.  whathehell   Oct-30-11 07:30 AM   #28 
  - PALADIN (Richard Boone) was cool.  Paper Roses   Oct-31-11 01:50 PM   #30 

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