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Rage-Stoppers for Grammar Junkies

By kat_rosenfieldApril 26, 2010
As unapologetic grammar junkies, your SparkNotes editors tend to get a serious case of the stabbies when we see people doing atrocious things to the English language—things like misplacing apostrophes, mixing up "there," "they're," and "their," and making unintentionally hilarious yet cringe-inducing remarks like, "This ... More  →
Rage-Stoppers for Grammar Junkies

Auntie SparkNotes: Down With Slimeball McPeepants

By kat_rosenfieldApril 26, 2010
High school isn't the best time of your life; it's the worst. This letter proves it. —SparkNotes editors Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I'm a junior in high school and as far back as I can remember people have made fun of me for being overweight. I'm a smart ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Down With Slimeball McPeepants

Auntie SparkNotes: The Imaginary Perfect Boyfriend

By kat_rosenfieldApril 23, 2010
Sometimes your Sparkitors need Auntie's advice just as much as the letter-writer. This is one of those times! —SparkNotes editors Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I currently have a boyfriend. And he isn't exactly the ideal boyfriend.. His attractiveness is lacking and he is incredibly shy around me. I ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Imaginary Perfect Boyfriend

Auntie SparkNotes: An Ex Is an Ex Is an Ex

By kat_rosenfieldApril 22, 2010
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I like this guy who had a long on-again-off-again relationship with a girl I shall nickname GoldieLegs Monroe. GoldieLegs and Awesome Guy have been broken up for about a year now, and she has dated other guys since they broke up. But every ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: An Ex Is an Ex Is an Ex

Auntie SparkNotes: Nice Guys Finish Last

By kat_rosenfieldApril 21, 2010
Auntie, So, (of course) there's this girl. We've been hanging out a good bit this past year, going to movies, lunch, chatting in the halls, etc. However, the majority of the year, she's been dating someone else. With each failed relationship, I try to slide myself ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Nice Guys Finish Last

The Five Types of Prom Pictures

By kat_rosenfieldApril 20, 2010
In the illustrious canon of prom night activities, nothing is quite so important as the taking of traditional photos—a time-honored practice that dates back to approximately 44 B.C., when Julius Caesar put on a formal toga, hopped in a stretch chariot, and posed with his ... More  →
The Five Types of Prom Pictures

Auntie SparkNotes: Taking a Dump on Human Decency

By kat_rosenfieldApril 20, 2010
Is revenge a dish best served right around prom time? Auntie tells us how to handle people who rudely rejected our prom invites. Hi Auntie Sparknotes, So I followed your guide and asked one of my friends to prom as just friends a few days ago. The ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Taking a Dump on Human Decency

Before There Was YouTube, There Were Lobster Magnets

By kat_rosenfieldApril 19, 2010
In the realm of internet time-sucking devices, there are few things more powerful than YouTube. We're willing to bet that you've experienced it firsthand. One minute you're giggling at cat videos, singing along to the musical bizarre-itude of the Trololo guy, and watching "Downfall" parodies ... More  →
Before There Was YouTube, There Were Lobster Magnets

Auntie SparkNotes: Go Ask Alice

By kat_rosenfieldApril 19, 2010
Well Auntie, I have a question. Basically I am a good kid. I get good grades, I help my parents out, I have a job. But I guess I'm not one of those kids who is a good kid by "not smoking, not drinking, not doing ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Go Ask Alice

Movies You Might Have Missed: Fearless Females

By kat_rosenfieldApril 16, 2010
Before you were potty trained—or even born—Hollywood made some good movies. Movies You Might Have Missed is a recurring feature in which your SparkNotes editors recommend a few watchable films from the 1990s, or before, or (occasionally) after. If (like us) you've been following the career ... More  →
Movies You Might Have Missed: Fearless Females