Guys, what’s cool these days?
Remember when the Fonz was the coolest? Motorcycle, leather jacket, and he ALWAYS had a hot chick. What, if anything, is still cool about the Fonz?
Remember when you couldn’t touch MC Hammer? Those pants, they were cool then right? Now he’s doing commercials for Command strips. Probably not cool.
Remember when the Fresh Prince was cool? Will Smith has come a long way since those days. Is Fresh Prince still cool? What about Will Smith?
Then there’s Huey Lewis, who taught the world it was “Hip to be Square.” Is that still true?
What makes something—either a trait or an item of clothing or a phrase—cool or not cool?
Do men care? Do men feel the need to be cool? Is there pressure by society to conform to some standard of hip? Does cool equate with success?
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