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Old February 18th, 2010, 04:14 PM   #1

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Title says it all.

My vote: Alcibiades. Ass-kicker, womaniser, politician and general rogue. The Han Solo of Ancient Greece.
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Definition of Cool.
fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept; "he's a cool dude"
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I guess it depends on your personal definition of cool. I vote George Savile, Marquis of Halifax.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 05:24 PM   #4

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Definition of Cool.
fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept; "he's a cool dude"
My submission as well. He is the King of Rock and the King of Cool.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 05:48 PM   #5

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I guess it depends on your personal definition of cool.
Why yes, yes it does. Unless you have an objective system, of course...?
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Garibaldi is up there...pretty much an adventurer.
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Why yes, yes it does. Unless you have an objective system, of course...?

I suppose first we would have to come up with a collective definition of cool

create a list of criteria, and see who most closely matches that list?
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For coolest, Lawrence Oates is a good candidate, figuratively for being a brave fellow and literally for freezing to death!

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For coolest, Lawrence Oates is a good candidate, figuratively for being a brave fellow and literally for freezing to death!

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ahahaha, aren't we clever.
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