Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Cool = Rich
I have been keeping my eye on all of the "cool hunting" websites for the last few years and I have noticed a trend. All of the items that they consider "cool" are especially expensive. Now I know a lot of the items that I report about are expensive, at least for me, but they are also Limited Ed., so it makes sense that they would be expensive. I remember back when I was young and hip, the cool kids weren't always the rich kids. A lot of the cool kids were actually the rebellious kids from the wrong side of the tracks who wore Army surplus jackets and combat boots. Apparently, that is no longer "cool". Nowadays, you have to get yourself a $160 V:Room t-shirt (a $160 t-shirt?! What?!) or a $390 Kidrobot 23 Shell jacket to be "cool". You have to travel around the world and stay in the most opulent hotel rooms and eat at the fanciest restaurants. Well, I can't afford any of that stuff, I'm poor, so I guess that makes me un-cool. Well, screw that! I think you can be just as cool without being rich. In fact, you can be more cool, 'cause you're from the streets, and that is where style originates! So I am putting out a challenge to all of the "cool hunters" out there to bring us information on products, services, vacations, restaurants, etc. that your normal, everyday joe/jane can afford. I will continue to bring you the best in Limited Ed., hand-made, rare, one-of-a-kind, custom items, but I will also be on the lookout for stuff on the cheap for those of you out there not making six figures. And that's my public service announcement for the day. Thank you.