How To Convince The World That You’re Cooler Than You Are

Being cool is one of those ephemeral pursuits that can take upwards of a lifetime. Instead of actually being cool though, you can just convince everyone around you that you’re cool. It’s like those really elaborate cons they run on that USA show Burn Notice (yeah, I've never seen it either). If you keep enough of the details believable, people will just automatically assume that you’re one cool ass dude. As always, I've done pretty much all of the work for you. Here’s exactly how you can convince the world that you’re cooler than you are.

  • Joshua Michael Carson

    Drinking Mexican coke makes you cool? I’ve been cool longer than I thought.

    • Joshua Michael Carson

      And being apathetic? This seems pretty easy.

      • Joshua Michael Carson

        I’m one cool mofo and I didn’t even know it.

        • Joshua Michael Carson

          Is replying to your comment cool?

          • Joshua Michael Carson

            It fucking is now.

    • mvcvbro

      Especially if it compliments the torta you just bought off the food truck.

  • Guest

    Hong Kong, Tokyo, London etc. who hasn´t been those places at this point? Kinda basic.

    If you non-struggle you go to locations non-accessible by commercial aviation such as Mustique in the winter-time and remote places in Nepal in the winter. Remember, the dopest places on earth doesn´t have Wi-Fi.

    • Scottie Pippen

      Dennis Rodman went to North Korea and that guy is cool as FUCK.

    • jon

      WRONG. If it doesn’t have Wi-Fi I can’t prove how cool it is by Instagramming it.

  • Alex Bond

    jon moy likes brand new a lot. A LOT. i think he mentions them every time he mentions a band. or music. i’m not a hater, just an observation.

  • Class A Rando

    Kinda redundant article if you axe me. This site is exclusively about how to trick people into thinking you’re cool. I just assumed everyone here knew that looking like an interesting person was way easier than being one.

  • JohnAdams

    More like “how to be a poser”. Then again you know what they say… fake it till you make it!

  • Lfalagne

    It’s Marina Abramovic…

  • Ashton

    What sunglasses is the dude smoking the cigarette wearing?

    • Insert Cool Name

      Never reveal your sources… Didn’t you take anything from this article?

      • Ashton

        you’re pretty cool.

    • LeftLafontaine

      Persol 714’s. The guy is Steve McQueen

    • Shelly, Faery Queen

      How the fuck can you read a Four Pins article and not know one of the gods of style?

  • DERP!

    Who the fuck gets into gardening to be cool? Fuck outa hurrrr

    • filthy frank

      Weed maybe? Lol

  • DERP!

    Heroin is the new hip drug? You’re obviously not cool, still on that pot head bull crap!

  • filthy frank

    Interesting article…atleast I know now how to tell well certain people are full of shit….I was actually expecting something like “be subtle” but I guess that’s not cool enough

  • The Atlas

    Dude. I was actually so surprised at how much I enjoyed the shit out of this article. Especially coming from your boy, Moy. Good work.

  • Tom

    Hahaha, Brand New? The fuck. Go get a job at hot topic Jon Moy. You can chill with your like-minded’s in Taking Back Sunday t-shirts.

  • DT

    The only thing worse than this college kid pander piece is the mouth breathers that actually got setting out of it. Trash as always, Four Pins.

    • Lawrence


  • OMC

    I was on all this shit 15 years ago.

  • Eduardo di Focile

    lame article. everything’s lame.

  • Jesse Dzombak

    Most things on this list won’t lead you to be cool. They’ll lead you to become a mindless hipster that I (and thousands like me) will want very badly to punch squarely in the face.

  • dan brown