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Urban Dictionary Words of the Week: 2014 Edition

urbandictionaryBY TROY PHILLIPS

We’re looking at a little more than a week since the re-launch of Poor Scholars, and that seems like the right time to bring back one of my favorite recurring segments: Urban Dictionary Words of the Week.

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Trailer Time: Non-Stop

liam neeson non-stopBY TROY PHILLIPS

YouTube is an evil place.

Get hooked on a topic, say parrots with inappropriate vocabularies, and you can get lost in ornithological cursing rants for hours on end. It’s amazing, the things that the internet will supersede.

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Urban Dictionary Words of the Week

urbandictionaryBY TROY PHILLIPS

You’d better believe it’s back. Here I present to you the first haul from the pristine (and allergy inducing) month of May.

In related news, WordPress has released a new feature that links my words as I write them to similar content from blogs across the world. I would predict that the ‘Related Content’ bar is probably going become join the ranks of useful features that I fail to employ, but for now it stands as a shiny new toy and loyal supporter, to boot. How does this relate to the column? What am I talking about?

I’ve given the system this entire intro’s worth of content to produce viable suggestions for “Urban Dictionary Words of the Week”, and to my mild surprise there are none. That is, none that truly embody the fun-loving spirit that is my weekly rundown of captivating words. So if you’re looking for an improved compilation, feel free to browse the web to your heart’s content. Just do yourself a favor and bookmark this page so that you can make a swift return. Cue maniacal laugh and this week’s words.

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Big Screen to Small Screen: Shutter Island

shutter_islandBY TROY PHILLIPS

Sometimes its fun to envision what your favorite movie would look like if it were produced for television. Television audiences crave the more detailed and drawn-out storytelling measures of the small screen, so at Poor Scholars we decided to take movies we enjoyed and pitch them as television shows. Of course, these would never actually happen — nor would we probably want to see network execs butcher our favorite movies — but it is fun to think about. This week, Poor Scholars’ Troy Phillips imagines Shutter Island as a television series.

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Spring Film Slate Movie Exchange

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Over the course of a week, Troy Phillips and new Poor Scholars staffer Ryan Fleig exchanged a few emails about the number of highly acclaimed releases set to hit the big screen this over the next month and a half.  Among topics discussed were the makings of a classic sports movie, The Great Gatsby and which films are can’t miss in theaters. 
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Reaction from all corners: Chicago Bears draft grades

longbearsBY TROY PHILLIPS

The process of evaluating draft picks is, admittedly, a very empty ordeal. Teams, fans, reporters and all other types of evaluators masquerade around acting as if there are a defined set of rules for drafting players, a list of thou shalt, thou shalt nots inscribed across the walls of Radio City Music Hall for all to observe.

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An unbiased look at the beginnings of Arrested Development

ADBY TROY PHILLIPS

Arrested Development has one of the most ravenous cult followings of any television show to ever air, but there were also many people who didn’t properly give the critically acclaimed comedy a chance as it got the ax after three seasons on Fox due to low ratings. Now with the return of Arrested Development’s new season exclusively to Netflix streaming on May 26th, the excitement is mounting for the return of the Bluth family. Over the next month, Poor Scholars will be unleashing plenty of Arrested Development-related content but since Poor Scholars’ own Troy Phillips was born in the ’90s and far too young to watch Arrested Development during its initial run — and knew little to nothing about the show other than our other staff members’ rave reviews —  we assigned him the task of giving his unbiased opinion on the first three episodes of the series using a traffic lighting grading system that he created. 

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Pay Up, EA Sports

Madden 13BY TROY PHILLIPS

Here at Poor Scholars, we are always looking for ways to scrounge up some pocket change to improve our lowly financial status. As it turns out, the constantly criticized Electronic Arts (EA) is offering to cut most of us a decent sized check along with anyone else who has purchased a copy of Madden, NCAA Football, or Arena Football since 2005.

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Urban Dictionary Words of the Week

urbandictionaryBY TROY PHILLIPS

When not doing his YouTuber of the Week segment, Poor Scholars’ Troy Phillips sorts through the creative, the weird and the disturbing to find his favorite words of the week from Urban Dictionary.  After making repeated use of the “random” button to sort through potential candidates, here are Troy’s discoveries for this week.

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