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(LA Times)   Social scientists study what makes people cool, starting with 'not being a social scientist'   ( latimes.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, social scientists, University of Rochester Medical Center, dark ages  
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2012-11-12 12:21:50 PM  
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I have precisely calculated what makes people cool. With this knowledge, I shall become popular!
2012-11-12 10:12:35 AM  
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Slaxl: Sybarite: I used to be with it, but then they changed what *it* was. Now what I'm with isn't it, and what's it seems weird and scary to me, and it'll happen to you too.

No way, man! We're gonna keep on rockin' Forever!

Dude, is that Freedom Rock? Turn it up!
2012-11-12 02:53:28 PM  
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Behold, Sir Paul McCartney, with a mullet.

So, therefore 'Cool' appears to be a moving target...

//don't be scared... but here's Boris Karloff
///...as Frankenstein
////...with a mullet...!
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2012-11-12 01:44:14 PM  
1 vote:
As a Social Scientist with all of my degrees in SS, i say to you: this article does not exclude SS's from being cool. Social Scientists can be confident, attractive, successful and aloof.

Harrumph I say! Harrumph!
2012-11-12 12:27:42 PM  
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2012-11-12 12:19:58 PM  
1 vote:
Cool is all about your attitude towards it.

To quote Terry Pratchett:

The monastery of the Monks of Cool is found in a laid back valley in the lower Ramtop mountains. They are a reserved and secretive sect and believe that only through ultimate coolness can the universe be comprehended, that black goes with everything, and that chrome will never truly go out of style. To become a fully accepted Monk, a novice is given the following test. Several outfits are laid out in front of him and the tester asks, "Yo, my son, which of these outfits is the most stylish thing to wear?" The correct answer is "Hey, whatever I select".
2012-11-12 08:23:45 AM  
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I used to be with it, but then they changed what *it* was. Now what I'm with isn't it, and what's it seems weird and scary to me, and it'll happen to you too.
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