Of course, what’s Cool is a state of mind and fucking subjective. It’s like what’s good music or “Isn’t she sexy?” Beauty, sexiness and Cool is in the eye and radio-ed in through the mind- of the Beholder and whatever the hell beholders hold in their addled heads.
As for our Lists, what’s “Cool” in Hong Kong and in the world keep coming in though none have really bitten us where it matters. None have really made us think of the names and things on lists and go “Whoa! That’s cool!” Now, Justin Timberlake, he’s got the right idea. It’s cool. Way cool.
Someone told us they think Hong Kong taxi fares are “cool”. Maybe as they must be the lowest in the world and where, in many parts of the world, grabbing a taxi Is a luxury
However, did you try BEGGING for one to take you anywhere during the last typhoon?
For an extra $500, they would have taken you to the moon.
So as we still wait for the coolest Cool List, here is our current tabulation of what’s Cool in Hong Kong and around the world from the “votes” and comments we have received.
Remember, send us your Top 5 Cool List of who or what’s Cool in Hong Kong and elsewhere in the world to firstname.lastname@example.org and we have a- what else?- cool gift for you.
Having said this, we have no idea as to what’s Cool in Hong Kong.
Uncool, yes, Cool, not really. It’s tough.
THE FAST TRACK HONG KONG TOP TEN COOL LIST
1] HONG KONG POLITICIANS.
They are so uncool and corrupt, they are cool.
2] ILLEGAL STRUCTURES
Forget about being, “Asia’s World City.” We have suddenly become “Asia’s World Illegal Structure” which is kinda cool ‘cos it’s so bad, it’s good. It’s like most of our politicians and property tycoons.
3] THE OLD HONG KONG.
True, this is disappearing fast- like trees, greenery, fresh air, lakes and our Fragrant Harbour which is looking more and more like a kiddie’s swimming pool.
For holding the Guinness Book of World Records for the highest population density in the world and for the feisty shop keepers at the Ladies Market. Only in Mongkok are you guaranteed to get a great deal on a pair of counterfeit Beats by Drew headphones and narrowly avoid H1N1 from the recently closed ‘wet market’ that’s around the corner.
5] EDISON CHEN
The Chinese girls love him. The guys, er, not so much.
With great big balls come some great looking chicks and Red’s “coolness” has been earned.
However, as the above picture shows, he still needs a pair of jeans that fit.
For getting us from A to B in a timely fashion, minus the frequent delays, and all the while surrounded by burping, farting and trainloads of body odor which can straighten out my public hair.
7] THE CUTE WAYS HONG KONG GIRLS POSE FOR PHOTOGRAPHS
AND ONE MORE TO ACCENTUATE THE WAY LEGS ARE USED IN POSING.
(THE GIRL ON THE FAR LEFT REALLY NEEDS TO GO TO THE LOO)
Edison Chen is everywhere- most of the time with his CLOT Clothing line and his own posse of pussy clots. He honestly believes he’s Pharrell Williams.
That takes big balls.
9] MORE PHONES THAN PEOPLE
10] HONG KONG GIRLS
The video says it all
THE FAST TRACK WORLD TOP TEN COOL LIST
[NOT THE DUDES ABOVE]
1] PEACE, LOVE AND HARMONY
2] IT’S STILL ABOUT GIVING PEACE A CHANCE
3] Pharrell Williams
Everyone who had him on their lists said the same thing: “The coolest and most handsome guy on the planet.” Smart, too. Way smart when it comes to his clothing lines. And “everyone nose” that.
4] BEYONCE AND JAY-Z
The next First Lady and Prez of the USA.
5a] will I am
We have NO idea why he’s “cool”.
5b] JOHN LENNON
Cooler than cool forever.
6] JOHN AND YOKO
7] STEVE JOBS
Gone but never forgotten
8] JAMES DEAN
Every “cool” Actor in the world would not be cool if not for him.
9] JOHNNY DEPP
Apparently, they’re making a comeback and are cool.