By Aaron S. Birk and Kevin Smith
Thursday, November 30, 2000
There are people out there who are just too cool to be ignored. Some of them have the secret of sublime personality down to a science. They wear dark sunglasses and say all the right one-liners. To find out what it means to be cool, and to find the people who are, we hit the street.
Barista/tattoo collector, Fort Ord
Have you ever met someone who thought they were cool but wasn''t? My friend Wendy. She tries to be a hip teenager, but she''s really an old lady.
What does it mean to be a cool cat? To be true to yourself.
Who is the coolest person you know? My kitten Chico, because no matter what kind of day I''ve had, it never tells me I look horrible.
Do you own cheap sunglasses or expensive ones? I own expensive ones--for the quality, though. The cheaper ones just don''t shade the sun.
So who was the coolest CHIP, Jon or Poncherella? John. Ponch was a jerk and definitely macho.
What is the typical k-o-o-l person like? [Eyes glaze over]...Long-legged busty blond who shops at Macy''s, has four cell phones and goes to Lallapalooza for drinks.
Student, Fort Ord
Ever met a loser who thought they were cool? Yes, it''s a delusion. They make up things about themselves to feel better.
What is being cool? I really think that it is being who you are. Also, Tommy Hilfiger kills cool, remember that.
Poncherella or Jon--which is the coolest? Ponch. He was sexy. He had the hair and that name.