What can I say? Stephen King is probably my very favorite author. I've spent many a night, pouring over one of his novels. Some are so good, they give me shivers. Others, not so much. But every one of them has a piece of Uncle Steve inside.
When I was reading EW this week, Stephen's editorial on all things Cool made me laugh! He really knows his stuff sometimes. "Cool and the Gang" is a must read article, so do! Stephen King is cool....just ask him! "You can find definitions in various slang dictionaries, but the meaning of cool is beyond definition. And, as I said, beyond modification. It just is, man."
Right now, I have my Ipod on, and the first song that came up in my shuffle is White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane. Now THAT'S cool!
I also just got a copy of The Melancholy Fate of Capt. Lewis by Michael Pritchett from Early Reviewers at LibraryThing. New, FREE books to review are cool!
Tony Soprano was the epitome of cool. I mean, come on. I find myself wildly attracted to the danger of him, and I'm certainly not alone. How else do you explain James Gandolfini as a sex symbol? Enough said.
Paul Newman, in Cool Hand Luke. Just as the name indicates, he was cool!! Anyone who could eat 50 hard-boiled eggs in an hour without dying has to be cool! Besides, he has baby blues to die for!
Sarah Michelle Gellar, as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was cool. She was a bad-ass when she needed to be, but there was also a soft-side to her. That is cool. And if you've never seen her in Cruel Intentions, you should watch it. She's so cool, she's frosty!
Book blogs are cool. I love reading them. I love writing them. And I love making friends through them. It's about time that books aren't seen as nerdy.
According to Uncle Steve "cool is not a way of life; it's a state of being" and I totally agree. So, I'm asking you, dear readers....what do you think is cool?