Poor Scholars Friday Links


Each week, we at Poor Scholars try to bring you the best articles we can that capture the current zeitgeist while also mixing in some 90s nostalgia — and random shit. Being that we are all actually poor scholars, most of us have other obligations, mainly other jobs, that we must attend to in order to do things like pay our rent or buy groceries (it’s bullshit, I know). We are saddled with the nuisance of being productive, working members of society which at times can shift our focus away from writing for Poor Scholars. No longer will we let this atrocity stand.

We are back with another edition of Poor Scholars’ Friday Links. This week we’ve got an eclectic mix of shit from around the web. Some of the shit is brand new and some of the links are older, but still new to us. Some of the links even involve a petition to the White House and R Kelly.

– You know that you would totally sign this petition. The guy who started it is a genius, “Ignition” should be our new national anthem.

– It has been insinuated on more than one occasion that I am a big fan of conspiracy theories and basically anything that involves aliens. Naturally, when Russell Crowe posted a video earlier this week claiming it was footage of a UFO, I was more than a bit delighted.

– Many people I know, myself included, were thrilled to hear the news that Nine Inch Nails were reuniting for a tour this year because well, it’s fucking great news. However this also led to what can only be described as either an abomination or a crime against humanity: A NIN/Carly Rae Jepsen mash-up. Listen at your own risk and know you have been warned; your head might explode from listening to the song.

– Look, someone made a golden replica of Lionel Messi’s left foot.

– Anytime you can combine Game of Thrones and sports, it is a win in my book.

– In what must have been one of the most compelling moments you will see all year on television, Mark McGrath and Coolio swapped wives on Celebrity Wife Swap. Coolio’s girlfriend later dumped him after living with Mark McGrath, no longer wanting to live in a gangsta’s paradise. In slightly related news ABC executives think it’s 1997.

– I am an aficionado of all things Mountain Dew, which is why I was shocked that I had never heard about this story from last year involving a new flavor and the hilarity that ensued from a contest designed to “dub the dew.”

– Are You Watching the Wire?

– Soccer icon, Alexi Lalas, finally released a follow-up to his now legendary 90s album Ginger. It is only one song and it is comprised entirely of tweets that have been sent to him, but nonetheless it is fantastic.

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