How cool are you?
Are you calm in a fire? Chilled in a tornado? Relaxed in a tsunami?
As a movie buff, I find myself constantly incensed by the lack of silver screen realism in tense situations — the bad-to-the-bone dude unshaken by the high stakes of grim death.
But — as reported by NBC 5 — in St. Louis, one man has proven me wrong: it actually can be realistic.
Early Wednesday morning, a middle-aged marauder with a very scary rifle invaded Behrmann’s Tavern, demanding everyone’s money and valuables.
People got down, and I don’t mean disco.
Everybody danced to the tune of fear, except one cool cucumber who wasn’t going to let himself be a victim of crime.
A guy at the end of the bar seemed almost oblivious to the heavily-armed robbery. I say “almost” because the intruder tried to take his phone. And he wouldn’t let him have it. The robber finally gave up.
Then the phenomenal Fonz lit a cigarette — like Dennis Hopper in True Romance.
Eventually, the thief came back around for a second attempt at seizing Mr. Cool’s goods. Again, he refused.
Perhaps inspired by his fellow barfly’s bodacious buzz, one patron got off the floor, took a stool, and fired up a cigarette himself.
You’ve gotta see the video.
You may be cool; but are you this cool?
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