of Cool

Dean Furukawa
24, college student

Jerolyn Harada
25, pharmacy technician

Julia Takahashi
20, college student

"Alien vs. Predator" --
Who's going to win?

"I would say the Predator because they're smarter than the Alien. I think they've got better weapons (and) better technology."

"The Predator, because he's ugly and scary. He can hide and you can't see him!"

"I'm not sure. I think I only watched 'Predator.' I guess the Predator?"

Is criticism of Waikiki's new
"Buddha Bar" valid?

"Yeah, I think it is, because it's their religion. If I was following that religion, I don't think I'd want someplace being named that, especially if there is no religious value to it."

"Not really. If they're just using it as an Asian motif, I don't think it's anything against them. Unless they're degrading them in some way, but I don't think they are."

"Not really. It's just a name, so I don't think they're doing it in reference to Buddhism or anything like that. I don't see anything (wrong)."

Who's the hottest musical artist right now,
in terms of both looks and sound?

"I'll say Beyoncé. Since she left Destiny's Child, she's just blown up. She's everywhere, and pretty much every song she puts out is a hit."

"Usher. I don't think he's very good-looking, but he's cut. I like 'Burn,' and one of his earlier songs."

"Well, I'm going to blink-182 today, so I guess I'll say them. They're OK."

Barometer of Cool appears on Saturdays, compiled by Jason Genegabus.

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