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Darth_Mauve
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This is a game I'm playing with my son. Try to think of the Coolest Thing Ever.

Best so far:

Robotic Ninja Dinosaur Pirates with big freaking flame throwers.

Top that.

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Robot Ninja DRAGON Pirates don't need flamethrowers.
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Yeah, but I think the movie "How To Raise A Dragon" dropped dragons down a few notches of coolness for those over 11 years of age.
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"Robotic Ninja Dinosaur Pirates with big freaking flame throwers." with a pet monkey.
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Calvinball?
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Sharks with freakin lasers on their heads.
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quote:
Yeah, but I think the movie "How To Raise A Dragon" dropped dragons down a few notches of coolness for those over 11 years of age.
Um, speak for yourself there mister.
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quote:
Originally posted by August:
Calvinball?

Calvinball! Greatest game ever.
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No, no, no. Calvinball's just great.

Ultimate Frisbee is the greatest game ever invented by man.

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quote:

Robotic Ninja Dinosaur Pirates with big freaking flame throwers.

Anything trying *that* hard to be cool likely isn't.
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Wil Wheaton-Betty White buddy cop movie in space.

Or Jack Black and Jack White figuring out how man-birth babies just so we can have the discussion of "is the baby black or white" and have no referance to race.

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The sound of a soda can being opened durring a picninc on a warm, breezy, summer day.

Watching the snow fall gently onto the dark green of the forrest just outside your cabin's window.

Opening the mailbox to discover a letter from an old friend.

Laying down at the end of the day to discover that for once, you've accomplished everything you wanted to that day.

Hobbes [Smile]

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An invisible hydrogen fueled jet propelled monkey navigated amphibian spaceship with unlimited reverse-photon beams... that can make women's clothes fall off.
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quote:
Originally posted by Week-Dead Possum:
An invisible hydrogen fueled jet propelled monkey navigated amphibian spaceship with unlimited reverse-photon beams... that can make women's clothes fall off.

That last part could be either the coolest thing ever or the scariest thing ever. I suppose it all depends on who's clothes are falling off and who's around to witness it.
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An infinite improbability drive.

Because it could make any and all of these things improbably pop into and out of reality at random intervals depending upon their unlikeliness.

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quote:
Originally posted by Hobbes:
Opening the mailbox to discover a letter from an old friend.

What the hell's a mailbox?
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Me.

Bam. Endgame.

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quote:
Originally posted by Darth_Mauve:
This is a game I'm playing with my son. Try to think of the Coolest Thing Ever.

Best so far:

Robotic Ninja Dinosaur Pirates with big freaking flame throwers.

Top that.

Sounds like you should be reading Axe Cop to your son. Maybe a little violent. But Wexter is right up his alley.
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quote:
Originally posted by mr_porteiro_head:
quote:

Robotic Ninja Dinosaur Pirates with big freaking flame throwers.

Anything trying *that* hard to be cool likely isn't.
It's rare I agree with you potter head, but he's playing the game with his kid so stop being a d*ck.
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0 K

*ba* *dum* *ching*

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Leatherback turtles laying their eggs on the beach under a full moon.
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This is kind of like the game I play with my son: The Grossest Thing Ever. I won't list the current chart toppers.
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Sasha: Kickball is the new Map (state achievement)test.

OK. That's cool.

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My Black Berry [Wink]
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quote:
Originally posted by PSI Teleport:
This is kind of like the game I play with my son: The Grossest Thing Ever. I won't list the current chart toppers.

damn. uh, for me, it would be ... REDACTED

most awesome thing: lightning?

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quote:
Leatherback turtles laying their eggs on the beach under a full moon.
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The sound of a soda can being opened durring a picninc on a warm, breezy, summer day.

Watching the snow fall gently onto the dark green of the forrest just outside your cabin's window.

Opening the mailbox to discover a letter from an old friend.

Laying down at the end of the day to discover that for once, you've accomplished everything you wanted to that day.

I believe in the context of this game, these would fall under the category of sappiest thing ever.
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Alcon
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Actually, I believe the coolest thing ever would be the Rhodium atom referenced in this wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_zero#Very_low_temperatures
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I think this is the coolest thing ever, and has been for many years now.
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That reminds my of Sasha's suggestion--A Wookie Dragon.
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quote:
Originally posted by Alcon:
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Leatherback turtles laying their eggs on the beach under a full moon.
I believe in the context of this game, these would fall under the category of sappiest thing ever.
Turtles the size of tanks crawling out of the ocean all around you is not sappy.
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Yes, but for the context of the game, description is key.

Leatherback turtles laying their eggs on the beach under a full moon.

That's sappy.

Turtles the size of tanks laying their eggs on the beach under a full moon.

Okay, less sappy.

Turtles the size of tanks swarming out of the ocean to spawn a new hoard in the depth of night.

Getting cooler. See?

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My perspective on what constitutes "cooler" has been immutably altered by experiences like watching tank size leatherback turtles laying their eggs in the full moon light on a deserted beach.

If ten year old boys don't agree, let them try it and see.

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Wow. It's like watching someone do a Hadouken on a bunny rabbit [Wink]
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Having ten year old boys trying to lay their eggs in the full moon light on a deserted beach is not cool. Its sick and wrong.

Oh, you mean have them watch the tank sized leatherback turtles....

never mind.

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I'd argue that the coolest thing ever is sex. Now, I'm aware that this wouldn't win an argument with a ten-year-old boy, nor should it be presented. But considering that boys tend to drop (or postpone) playing with Legos and tanks and barbecue bombs and bottle rockets for girls when they hit high school is pretty compelling evidence.
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Too generic. See I could trump your "just sex" with specifics involving who, how, where, and with what major kitchen appliance, but this is a family forum so we'll skip that line of awesomeness.
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The coolest thing ever?

Chuck Norris of course.

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Bah
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This seems strangely apropos of this thread.
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As does this.
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Hate me if you will, but I know you will speaking like them for a while.
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quote:
Originally posted by Darth_Mauve:
Too generic. See I could trump your "just sex" with specifics involving who, how, where, and with what major kitchen appliance, but this is a family forum so we'll skip that line of awesomeness.

But, see, it's the sex that adds coolness to the major kitchen appliance, not then other way around.

Anyway, yeah. Skipping specifics.

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Speaking of things that add awesome to other things:

Lightning Chainsaw

Caption reads "Anyone can add a chainsaw to make something awesome, but it takes a great man to add awesome to a chainsaw."

What's REALLY funny (speaking of sex making things more awesome, specifically) is that the full version of that picture looks like this (NSFW). Which leaves us with the interesting question: which is more awesome, Lightning Chainsaws or Lightning Chainsaws + Sexy Naked Demon chicks. (It is my opinion that the sexy naked demon chick actually distracts from the Lightning Chainsaw's awesomeness rather than complimenting it).

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quote:
Originally posted by Mucus:
Bah

That was pretty awesome, but I think Mel Gibson's Maverick could beat Chow Yun Fat's God of Gamblers. Well he'd win in the long run, he'd get walked all over at first, but that's why he's so awesome.
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Alien vs. Pooh.

I win the thread.

[Cool]

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No, no, all of you have forgotten to add "with a light saber" to your answers. Everyone knows that anything is cooler with a sword, and a lazer sword trumps all!
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Um, I beg to differ. Lightning Chainsaw most definitely trumps lazer sword.
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Although I confess that perhaps I could have added "Robot ninja dinasaur" TO the Lightning Chainsaw. I think that might have detracted from the Lightning Chainsaw rather than added to it though.
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quote:
Originally posted by Raymond Arnold:
Um, I beg to differ.

I'll have to disagree as well. Adding more and more light sabres did not make Episode II cooler. [Wink]
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Yeah, the thing you really have to remember is that coolness has a diminishing return. Slapping a variety of awesome things together does not an awesome thing make. If you're combining things, you need to make sure they have synergy.
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