We will be adding to this collection over the coming year. Wanna be featured? Send us your Old School Cool submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. If it feels right, we’ll put it up. And, tell us how you feel in the comments. We promise to respond to everyone.
This man is a hero. #VaccinesWork Source
Since we're on the trend of movies that were meaningful to my childhood, Star Wars was the last movie I saw with my Dad at the Fairview Drive In Theater (Boise, ID) in the summer of 1977. Talk about magical.
Still brings tears to my eyes just to think about it. Has it already been long enough that these two heroes qualify as old school cool? I say yes.
With all this Brexit craziness, just a reminder, the Brits have survived worse.
Best Comment: "500 bucks, a pair of tennis shoes, a sweater, and some crude puppets. It don’t take much to change tens of thousands of lives, if not more."
I know they’re just reading the articles. Source
The Douglas Hotel (Vancouver)
Best Comment: “You don’t check in at this hotel, you log in.”
Surfing was a sport in ancient Polynesia that was first observed by Europeans during Captain Cook’s voyage to Hawaii in 1788.
Best Comment: “I love that he's got that post-surf chilled out vibe going on. Likes he's reflecting and maybe mind-surfing a set wave.”
One of the greatest marketing visuals ever created, IMHO. The image is art and you can even buy the framed print on Amazon.
Best comment on Reddit: “Back when big-budget advertising meant the full creative force of an office full of cocaine and anxiety was concentrated into a single iconic image rather spread blandly across than 1000 bloggers vloggers and influencers.”
The video didn’t age quite as well but it still brought back the 80’s feels.
"I’m telling you, fellas — you’re gonna want that cowbell on the track."
In 1966, Bobbi Gibb was denied entry into the Boston Marathon - the race director said women were “physiologically unable to run marathon distances”. So, she wore a hoodie, borrowed her brother’s gym shorts, and finished ahead of two-thirds of the male finishers. This is a certified badass right here. Old School Cool.
You won't believe me... This picture of Keith Richards was taken over 47 years ago. Source
We will probably open and close with Keanu. His laid-back style is as cool as it gets, and his philosopher wisdom borders on the mythical. Here he is with Sandra Bullock in 1994. Keanu is so cool, the're writing articles about the history of his coolness.
I don’t really care how old the picture is… This cool guy is carving an awesome wood table, with nothing but some glass and the sun. Could have been a hundred years ago. It’s totally cool.
PS. We “find” lots of stuff on the Interwebs and (if possible) we promise to recognize or link to the original – or at least the original, as we found it.