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The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterMay 15, 2009
Formerly known as Comments We Lurve/Love/Really, Really Like but are Afraid to Commit to, our Friday feature is now THE FRIDAY AWARDS. Why? Because awards are shiny and pretty and make me feel better about myself. Because we've expanded our scope to cover... More  →

The Rise of the Failure Video

By Chris_DikenMay 14, 2009
Dude you gotta check out this insane video cuz it's totally insane! We've all received emails and IMs with some variation of the above sentiment, always paired with a link that we're not sure we should click lest a parent come into the room at the... More  →

Can We Get an Upgrade?

By kat_rosenfieldMay 13, 2009
Ah, technology. You have given us so much. Without the advancements you've provided, the world would be a cold, inhospitable place—a place in which people are required to speak to each other face-to-face, ride horses to school, and, worst of all, flush their toilets by... More  →

First Comment!!!!! And Other Cool Firsts

By Kathryn_WilliamsMay 13, 2009
So we've noticed some people reeeeeeally, reeeeeeally like to be the first to comment on a blog post. We know where they're coming from. There's just something about being the first to make your mark that reminds us of the rush we got when we... More  →

Awkward Moment? Keyboard Cat to the Rescue!

By Joe_LynchMay 13, 2009
Recently the Interweb solved one of humanity’s oldest problems: How do you recover after saying or doing something stupid? For centuries, people have struggled with this—do you laugh it off? Do you blush and run away? Do you shrug it off like a cool mamajama... More  →

SparkLife Hearts Senior Class Cougars

By Emily WinterMay 13, 2009
Here at SparkNotes, we're so entranced by the series Senior Class Cougars that we're going to post one episode each Wednesday! (Of course, you can get the whole series at once on youtube, but where's the suspense in that?!) Why do we love Senior Class... More  →

The Duck Flies at Midnight (TOP SECRET SPARKLIFE PROJECT!!!)

By Emily WinterMay 12, 2009
Hey Sparklers, wanna be famous? Us SparkNotes editors are working on a super duper top secret project called "the-duck-flies-at-midnight-BACK-TO-SCHOOL-HILARITY" and we want YOUR voice to be part of it. And by "voice" we don't mean "write stuff," we mean, literally, your voice. Your pipes don't have... More  →

What Would You Write a Twook About?

By Kathryn_WilliamsMay 11, 2009
An author and former writer for the New Yorker is getting attention for chronicling his hiring and firing from the magazine exclusively in tweets. So far, he's up to 1399. Is this a twook (Twittered book) in the making? In addition to the fact... More  →

Comments We Really, Really Like

By Emily WinterMay 8, 2009
But, ohhhh yikes, smumpy, gurblurgle, *deep breath*, we're just not ready to drop the L Bomb yet, okay? What does "love" really mean, anyway? What if we both have different definitions for the word and you totally get the wrong idea? We promise, there's no... More  →

Let's Type About Sex

By Chris_DikenMay 8, 2009
There are lots of ways to learn about sex. You can wait for your parents to mortify you with “the talk.” You can study the subject in health class, where you’re forced to watch movies such as Your Body During Adolescence. Another option... More  →