Some days, the internet makes me think so many impossible thoughts that I just can’t stand it any more. And some days, the internet gives me something so happy-making that I’m just positive my eyes and heart will burst, and I want to squeeze the internet with ALL THE SQUEEZES. This is one of those days.
In honor of our Riot Read, I give you these amazing videos inspired by our dear F. Scott.
I don’t know who Will Thwaite is, or if he’s even legal, but I want to find him and make out with him for “These eggs are scrambled / You’re full of lies. / Oh, these love triangles / Under T.J.’s eyes.”
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“How much do I hate being rich? Zero.” ‘Nuff said, kid.
[youtube width=”640″ height=”380″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tVc_nHW8bA[/youtube]
God bless the English teachers who are offering extra credit for this shit. “My name is Jay Gatsby, and I’m reppin’ West Egg.” Hells yeah.
Quoting one of my favorite lines in all of literature, Jonathan Mann takes a quieter approach and sings, “Her voice is full of money / You can’t repeat the past. / She used to understand me / In Louisville she moved fast.”
“The prettiest people do the ugliest things.” Indeed.
These dudes and their awesomely weird screechy-growly parody prove that no cultural icon is safe from the pop culture tidal wave known as Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.”