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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.
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.
:eyes:
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.
:scared:

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.
Period.
;-)


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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:41 PM
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1. Kevin Spacey is cool.
:loveya:
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:42 PM
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2. He's not all that old.
Edited on Fri Oct-28-11 05:42 PM by Ken Burch
He did play famous cool dead guy Bobby Darin, though.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 06:00 PM
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13. Ennhhh. Sorta, maybe.
:shrug:
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 06:06 PM
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15. Oh hell. SPACEY. I was thinking Kevin BACON.
Yes, Spacey is cool.
Detached cool, but cool.
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whathehell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 07:32 AM
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29. Spacey is uber-cool in my book, but
not really old enough.

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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:42 PM
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3. Elvis was cool until he went into the Army.
John Lennon said Elvis died when he went into the Army.
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:44 PM
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4. DeNero is cool. James Garner is cool.
And of course Robert Redford.

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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 06:10 PM
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16. Yes to all three.
Garner - slick/nice cool.
I met him once.
Nice guy.

DeNero - gritty cool.
Redford - Suave cool and eco-cool.
Conscience and a heart.
And action on his beliefs.
Kudos.
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:44 PM
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5. Clint Eastwood.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:49 PM
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6. Willie Nelson - definitely a cool old guy
Sean Connery too.

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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:52 PM
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7. What about equal time for the women?
1. Betty White (Still alive)
2.
3.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 06:05 PM
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14. Women who are cool to me
are not cool
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whathehell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 07:30 AM
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27. Helen Mirren, Elaine Stritch
The only two I can think of who are..ahem..."older than me"

and therefore "old", LOL.

Elaine Stritch is very cool, IMO.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:54 PM
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8. Bill Nighy--very, very cool.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:55 PM
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9. James Coburn, Donald Sutherland. Cary Grant was the ultimate. James Garner made coolness accessible.
Sean Connery!

--imm
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:02 PM
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19. OK, Coburn - cool. Surtherland?
I dunno.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:20 PM
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22. Ever see Kelly's Heroes?



--imm
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lob1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:55 PM
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10. George Carlin was cool. Leno is not.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:59 PM
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11. HOLY SHIT!
I had NO idea so many of us geezers would be online at this 'late' hour.
;-)
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Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 01:53 PM
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31. It is because we can't sleep worth a darn.
Some geezers even miss a post for days!
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:59 PM
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12. Jimmy Cobb is cool, and alive.
He played drums on Kind of Blue and tons of other classic recordings.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Cobb
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bigmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 06:35 PM
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17. Hey, a group that might like my otherwise-useless Tony Bennett joke!
Very short:

I'm so old, I remember when Tony Bennett was losing his hair.
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rhiannon55 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:01 PM
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18. Leonard Cohen is very cool.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:12 PM
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20. 10 recs? On a Seniors thread? Damn.
Way to go geezers.
:-)
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:20 PM
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23. Well, we gotta find something to do.
Hit Parade and Lux Radio Theater and Amos 'n' Andy and Fibber McGee aren't on the radio any more. :(
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 09:07 AM
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25. Boy, THAT brought back some memories.
The Shadow, Boston Blackie, and The L-o-o-o-o-n-e Ranger!
;-)
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:18 PM
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21. Harry Belafonte is still alive. And he's still cool. n/t
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marked50 Donating Member (52 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 09:13 PM
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24. Fond of Fonda
Henry Fonda anyone?- Tom Joad
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 10:22 AM
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26. Denzel Washington is pretty darn cool. imho
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whathehell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 07:30 AM
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28. Cool, but not yet old enough, IMO.
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Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 01:50 PM
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30. PALADIN (Richard Boone) was cool.
Tony Bennett was cool in the 1960's when I saw his performance at Symphony hall. Just a cool now. He looks great.
Tony Curtis was cool, he was great with Jack Lemmon in "Some like it hot".
Jack Palance
Steve McQueen

The list is long.
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