Cool Hunting

Disappointed to see this thread isn't about keeping cool while trying to pick up women.
 
I'd like to hear more euphemisms. Some become so ingrained they are no longer euphemisms but accepted descriptors.

Young folks around here use having a choof or a cone.

Others perhaps older. Waccy baccy, tea, pot, hooch, blast, joint, spliff, dooby, dope, weed, bong,
 
I was in high school when "True Romance" came out and we used the term "Floyd" in honor of Brad Pitt's stoner character in that film. "Wanna go hang with Floyd?" "Man, you were so Floyded out last night", etc...
 
I was in high school when "True Romance" came out and we used the term "Floyd" in honor of Brad Pitt's stoner character in that film. "Wanna go hang with Floyd?" "Man, you were so Floyded out last night", etc...

Ha ha. Him and Drexel, what a great movie that has aged very well.
 
I race identify with Greenland natives, so we're practically related.
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Dammit, way off topic already.
So cool hunting is going out and spotting the budding trends, right? Generally that means finding starving artists, squalid urban youth, and mental patients and noting what they are wearing, I think.
If anyone is doing this, they are doing poorly. As Fran Lebowitz recently noted, youth style is stale and derivative when it should be shocking and original.
 
If anyone is doing this, they are doing poorly. As Fran Lebowitz recently noted, youth style is stale and derivative when it should be shocking and original.

Stop dissing on normcore, dude!

Seriously, though, when there's a long-established website called "The Cool Hunter", which has almost 500 000 followers in Instagram, you know that "cool hunting" has jumped the shark.

What's even worse is that when you go to the website for the first time, you get a pop-up message that says something like, "Being in the know makes you more interesting. Sign up for e-mail updates now!"

I remember reading an article some years back about how large corporations would send out spotters to public places to find youth who were effectively "cool hunters" - the ones who were ahead of the pack, who were style leaders, who would influence others in their groups - and that they'd offer them things that weren't publicly available so as to gauge interest in various products. I guess that Instagram probably serves that purpose nowadays - find out who has lots of followers on Instagram and let them promote your new products for you.
 
So cool hunting is going out and spotting the budding trends, right? Generally that means finding starving artists, squalid urban youth, and mental patients and noting what they are wearing, I think.
If anyone is doing this, they are doing poorly. As Fran Lebowitz recently noted, youth style is stale and derivative when it should be shocking and original.

This is well summarized in the recent long beard on white guys thing. Some marketing douchebag spotted that. Oh, the whole beaded bracelet with suit thing.

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Anyone seen the Jeff Goldblum apartments.com commercial? Beaded bracelet w/ suit (and turtleneck, for that matter).
 

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