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164. Rock a Walking Boot

Posted in style on August 14, 2012 by Allen

Remember how cool it was back in grade 3 when you broke your foot?  You’d get a rad cast that everybody could sign and draw pictures on. Sure, you’d get super itchy, you couldn’t do anything fun, and you had to shower with a garbage bag tied over your leg, but you always had a seat on the bus and you’d get crazy attention from girls.

Welcome to leg cast 2.0: The Mighty Walking Boot!!  You still get all kinds of sympathy but now your pimp walk is justified. They come in a fashionable range of colors, from microwave white to cyborg black

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162. Create a Playlist for Every New City You Visit

Posted in style on March 18, 2012 by Allen

Every city has it’s own unique rhythm and personality. Accordingly, before you visit, you should prepare a playlist that both compliments and enhances the visiting experience.

This is not to say that you should wander around with your headphones on the whole time, drowning out the city sounds.  Give yourself a day or two to soak in the local soundscape and become familiar with the traffic patterns. Once you’ve gotten a taste, it’s time to turn on your ipod and realize that you are in a movie, you are the hero, and this is your soundtrack.

PS: On a recent trip to London I spent a lot of time listening to the Miike Snow Album (Deluxe Edition). It was pretty rad.

158. Slide Down Bannisters

Posted in style on October 16, 2011 by Allen

Going up the stairs is a chore but going down can be an adventure.  When choosing the best method to get down to the main floor, ask yourself these three questions:  Is it the fastest route?  Is it the most fun?  Is it the most dangerous?  If your answer is “yes” to all three of these questions, you know you’re doing the right thing.

Nothing screams youthful and carefree quite as succinctly as sliding down your mansion’s staircase bannister.  It’s like parkour for millionaires.

153. Nap Outside

Posted in style on August 8, 2011 by Allen

This is what hobos, backpackers and poolside celebrities have in common.

Napping outside is awesome because: The air you breath is fuller, the smells you take in are lusher, and the sounds that swirl around your ears are crazier and more varied than anything you can find inside.  All this leads to crazier dreams, ergo, a more satisfying sleeping experience.

Napping outside is cool because: By allowing yourself to loose consciousness outside, you are effectively declaring to strangers passing by that, “Hey, I know you’re NOT going to rob me,” you are stating to your friends that, “Hey, I’m certain that you guys AREN’T going to draw anything weird on my face or put shaving cream in my hand,” and you are affirming to the sun that, “Hey, I know damn well that you WON’T change positions and burn me while I sleep!”  It is the ultimate expression confidence and trust, and that’s pretty cool.

152. Smell Faintly of Suntan Lotion

Posted in style on July 25, 2011 by Allen

If I walk past you and I catch a whiff of suntan lotion, I will automatically assume the following:

You had the day off.  You’ve spent most of it outside.  You were probably at the beach.  You were surrounded all day by beautiful people frolicking in their bathing suits while gazing out towards a picturesque ocean horizon.  At some point, a bikini model (or fireman, depending on your preference) probably came up to you and asked if you’d join their volleyball team for the tournament that afternoon, they needed a fifth.  Inspired by their new player, your volleyball team thundered all the way to the final against the evil Lifeguards.  Everyone at the beach came over to watch and cheer as you gloriously dug, set and spiked your way to victory!!!  Giddy on the high of triumph, the bikini model/fireman asked if “Maybe you want to hang out some time?”.  You calmly said, “I’ll see what I can do.”

Suntan lotion: It’s the scent that tells the story.

150. Bust a Lean

Posted in style with tags , on July 1, 2011 by Allen

Whether it’s up against a graffitied wall, a lamp poll or a hitching post, nothing says “just hanging out” like a good lean.

A well executed lean is the coolster’s way of telling the world that, “Hey, I spend most of my day doing cool things with other cool people but, if it’s alright with everyone, I’m just going to take a break right now”.  The quintessential expression of standing casual.

149. Arrive by Helicopter

Posted in style with tags , on June 16, 2011 by Allen

Imagine this:  The Villa party is in full swing.  Three people have already wound up in the pool in their clothes.  Suddenly the DJ’s set is drowned out by the rhythmical “thumpa, thumpa, thumpa” of an approaching whirlybird, the crowd turns to watch it touch down in the open field next to the guest house and the snake-skin boot wearing passenger steps out of the cockpit and onto the lawn.  Ladies and gentlemen, this is how you make an entrance.

No longer just for cocaine barons and paramedics, the helicopter truly is the most badass way to arrive at places, having narrowly beat out arriving by hovercraft or by elephant convoy in this year’s poll.

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