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Advice on Transcending Cool

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It has been stated elsewhere, quite truthfully I hasten to admit, that Mor Ephrem trancsends cool.  If anyone, especially Mor, has advice on how this can be accomplished, please post in this thread.
 

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I would be intersted too.  Is it a state of being?  Or merely transcending temperature?  A physical or spiritual state?  I must know!
 

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I can't tell you how to transcend cool, I can only live as I do and model it for you.  It is for each person to try and emulate me, but whether or not they have the capacity to transcend cool depends on how they were created. 

For starters, though, I will observe that "cool" is spelled "cool", not "ceol", "crcl", etc.  :p
 

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Mor Ephrem said:
I can't tell you how to transcend cool, I can only live as I do and model it for you.  It is for each person to try and emulate me, but whether or not they have the capacity to transcend cool depends on how they were created. 

For starters, though, I will observe that "cool" is spelled "cool", not "ceol", "crcl", etc.  :p
You are a model?  A male model??  Now....cool is rapidly being approached.  But you have yet to enlighten us on what it is about how you live your live that enables you to transcend cool.  Please, Mor....
 

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Mor Ephrem said:
I can't tell you how to transcend cool, I can only live as I do and model it for you.  It is for each person to try and emulate me, but whether or not they have the capacity to transcend cool depends on how they were created. 

For starters, though, I will observe that "cool" is spelled "cool", not "ceol", "crcl", etc.  :p
Being vague is cool.
 

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hecma925 said:
Mor Ephrem said:
I can't tell you how to transcend cool, I can only live as I do and model it for you.  It is for each person to try and emulate me, but whether or not they have the capacity to transcend cool depends on how they were created.  

For starters, though, I will observe that "cool" is spelled "cool", not "ceol", "crcl", etc.  :p
Being vague is cool.
So....one can transcend cool by not being vague??  Or is it by being so incredibly vague that clarity is imminent?
 

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J Michael said:
hecma925 said:
Mor Ephrem said:
I can't tell you how to transcend cool, I can only live as I do and model it for you.  It is for each person to try and emulate me, but whether or not they have the capacity to transcend cool depends on how they were created.  

For starters, though, I will observe that "cool" is spelled "cool", not "ceol", "crcl", etc.  :p
Being vague is cool.
So....one can transcend cool by not being vague??  Or is it by being so incredibly vague that clarity is imminent?
Yes. ;) :laugh:
 

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hecma925 said:
J Michael said:
hecma925 said:
Mor Ephrem said:
I can't tell you how to transcend cool, I can only live as I do and model it for you.  It is for each person to try and emulate me, but whether or not they have the capacity to transcend cool depends on how they were created.  

For starters, though, I will observe that "cool" is spelled "cool", not "ceol", "crcl", etc.  :p
Being vague is cool.
So....one can transcend cool by not being vague??  Or is it by being so incredibly vague that clarity is imminent?
Yes. ;) :laugh:
Wow!  Cool!*















*As I've posted elsewhere, "cool is overrated". ;)
 

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Papist said:
What if real cool is like an asymptote?
A wut? ??? ???  I had to look that up  :mad: :mad:.  I hate it when you use words I have to look up   :'( :eek:.  Especially when even when I look them up the explanation/definition is waaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy over my head. :'( :'( :'(





EDIT:  I just went back and looked that up again.  My head exploded and now my monitor and keyboard are a huge mess.  Thanks, Papist. ::)
 

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J Michael said:
Papist said:
What if real cool is like an asymptote?
A wut? ??? ???  I had to look that up  :mad: :mad:.  I hate it when you use words I have to look up   :'( :eek:.  Especially when even when I look them up the explanation/definition is waaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy over my head. :'( :'( :'(
Sorry about that. :(  Here is a picture of an asymptote. It's a line that the graph of a function approaches but never actually reaches. Thus, real cool might be something some one approaches but never actually reaches. It was a dumb post, so sorry about that. But I'm sure it won't be the last dumb post I produce.  :D

The dotted lines below are asymptotes.
 

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Papist said:
J Michael said:
Papist said:
What if real cool is like an asymptote?
A wut? ??? ???  I had to look that up  :mad: :mad:.  I hate it when you use words I have to look up   :'( :eek:.  Especially when even when I look them up the explanation/definition is waaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy over my head. :'( :'( :'(
Sorry about that. :(  Here is a picture of an asymptote. It's a line that the graph of a function approaches but never actually reaches. Thus, real cool might be something some one approaches but never actually reaches. It was a dumb post, so sorry about that. But I'm sure it won't be the last dumb post I produce.  :D

The dotted lines below are asymptotes.
Yeah.  Already saw the darned picture.  My head just re-exploded.  Thanks again, Papist. ::) ;D ;D
 

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He wouldn't be sitting on a rock either.  No, he would be in the snow.
 

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Pshaw. Cool is immanent, not transcendent.
 

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Arachne said:
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Pshaw. Cool is immanent, not transcendent.
So everyone is Kewl?
Now that would be strange----everyone with the same name and the name is Kewl. ;D
It works for Singh. Rawr. ;)
But...wait...NOT everyone is called "Singh" and it's not a first name.  Unless of course, one is named Singh Singh, which just happens to rhyme quite nicely with the name of a prison in New York. 
 

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J Michael said:
2nd EDIT:  What?  Wait...what are you doing to me??
He's messing with your miiiiiiiind...
 

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J Michael said:
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J Michael said:
2nd EDIT:  What?  Wait...what are you doing to me??
He's messing with your miiiiiiiind...
Thank you for confirming that there is still something left to mess with, however minute. ;D ;D
Of course there is. Otherwise, he would be playing with himself, and we can't have that.
 

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Arachne said:
J Michael said:
Arachne said:
J Michael said:
2nd EDIT:  What?  Wait...what are you doing to me??
He's messing with your miiiiiiiind...
Thank you for confirming that there is still something left to mess with, however minute. ;D ;D
Of course there is. Otherwise, he would be playing with himself, and we can't have that.
Aren't there threads about that elsewhere on this board?
 

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Papist said:
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You seem to have done it.  Congratulations, my good man!

EDIT:  Okay, I take it back, based on your edit.  How terribly disappointing  :( :(.

2nd EDIT:  What?  Wait...what are you doing to me??
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Can't fool me no more! I'm on to your trickeration. ;D ;D
 
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