Posts Tagged: coolness

You'll Never Guess What People With Too Much Money Think Is Cool

"VCs want to be associated with cool shit that a lot people use."


How Many Crickets Can't You Hear?

"Since 'Gucci Gucci' landed on the Internet this summer, Kreayshawn’s face, her song and her name — that name! Ooh, I want to crush that name flat between two good, old, important books — have been everywhere, including at the MTV Video Music Awards, where she was nominated as best new artist; on the cover of Complex magazine; and on the payroll of Sony Records, where she signed a deal for an album due out early 2012. (For a million dollars! A figure no one will confirm!) She was even recently on NPR. 'The rapper describes L.A. as overly materialistic,' reads NPR’s adorably NPR-ish online description of its interview, [...]


Prediction: Pictures Possibly Pretty Cool

"I don't know what story that tells, but it might make for some pretty cool pictures," is probably the way almost all innovation will occur from now on.


The Annual Visit to Detroit: The Car Industry's Big Millennial Grab

A few days ago, in my professional capacity as a Japanese TV News Producer (read: guy who carries tripod, tells police, “sorry, we’ll leave”), I was dispatched to Detroit for the North American International Auto Show.

The first day began with the Car of the Year awards, and the first of many bad metaphors to come: “Michigan’s film industry is also booming, so to put this in film terms: this is the feel-good movie of the year, and the NAIAS is the theater.” On stage, the CEOs lined up almost Von Trapp-style, except for that one guy on the right. The Chevy Volt beat out the all-electric Nissan [...]


Signifiers Of Coolness In The Early 21st Century

"For some reason when you go to a restaurant and they have a kale salad on the menu, you automatically accept that it’s a cool spot."


Iggy Pop Still Cool

"Am I still cool? Or is that over now?" -Iggy Pop, to Rolling Stone, on the occasion of his being inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. It's a good question. (But, really. Come on. Forever forever forever forever…)