Wednesday, February 23, 2005


Karen had just graduated from cool school. They gave her a cool diploma saying she was cool and a pair of sunglasses, also cool. She had mastered written coolness: cool, kewl, and kool, knew how to emphasize as in keeeeewl, kewwwwl, and especially keeewwwlll. She'd picked up an idiom: "It's cool." She recognized the opposite: uncool. Her music professors taught her the coolio beats of rap, hiphop and blues. Her tutors agreed she had a cool body. After the ceremony her brother and sister, class of last year, came to pick her up and take her to the coolest club in town where Karen was hit on by a hot looking guy who taught her all about rad.

Story #169

6 comments:

The Mushroom said...

This entire family has a coke habit. Or they were greatly influenced by the late great Intimidator, Dale Earnhardt, who always kept his shades on like a cowboy does his hat.

She may have mastered cool and is about to expand her curriculum with rad, but can she say "do you want fries with that?" convincingly...?

Saheli said...

Bravo. I like how the blinding white shirt matches the blinding white teeth which match the blinding blonde hair and the glare off the sunglasses.

cesar de oliveira said...

cool!

Amy said...

How does the lei fit into her cool world view? It seems to me it knocks the coolness factor down a few pegs. Or is a a special subset of cool--Hawaiian cool?

Indeterminacy said...

In the Hawaiian vernacular you'd probably just say she was 'Olu'olu. According to the online dictionaries it also says: "Poetic references to coolness may signify comfort, happiness, and sexual passion."

roachz said...

Shouldn't there be hot school as well, where everyone is so hot they scorch pavements as they glide by, and boil ponds and lakes even as they ride by on their hot motorcycles.

(I'll be hiding in a bush somewhere, picking fish)