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Signs You're Coming Down with a CASE OF THE CAPS

By Valerie BurnSeptember 26, 2014
In and around the SparNnotes offices, we do A LOT OF YELLING. There's actual yelling (WHY ARE HACKERS LEAKING NUDE PHOTOS OF PERFECTLY NICE CELEBRITIES) and happy yelling (I GOT TICKETS TO SEE TAYLOR SWIFT, BYE HATERS) and life yelling (MOM STOP TEXTING ME PHOTOS... More  →
Signs You're Coming Down with a CASE OF THE CAPS

Why Is "Treat 'Em Mean, Keep 'Em Keen" a Thing?

By Valerie BurnSeptember 26, 2014
"Treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen." You've probably heard of or experienced some version of this phenomenon, which is the idea people are interested in/stay interested in partners that are, well, mean. According to really relevant and totally reliable source Wiktionary, the phrase means, "A... More  →
Why Is

Real or Fake? The Body Wash Edition

By Andrew TavinSeptember 25, 2014
There are about a million billion (this is a very exact and scientific number) different kinds of body wash—and in our experience, some of the scent names are pretty ridiculous. Do you think you can tell real body wash scents from ones we made up?... More  →
Real or Fake? The Body Wash Edition

What In Zeus?! Does Lightning Ever Strike Twice? (And How To Avoid Being Struck In General)

By Andrew TavinSeptember 25, 2014
Hello and welcome once again to What In Zeus?! Yes, it is time for us to look at the world around us and separate the truth from the FILTHY, FILTHY LIES! Today's topic is whether lightning actually ever strikes twice, and also tips for avoiding... More  →
What In Zeus?! Does Lightning Ever Strike Twice? (And How To Avoid Being Struck In General)

From Katniss' Cowl to Gwen Stacey's Coats, These Are The Hottest Winter Looks on Film!

By KathSeptember 25, 2014
If it's going to be miserable and cold outside, you may as well look fabulous while trooping around in the slush. These characters do just that, upping their outfit game despite the abysmally low temps. Click through to check out awesome cold weather fashion from some of our More  →
From Katniss' Cowl to Gwen Stacey's Coats, These Are The Hottest Winter Looks on Film!

The Worst Sex Ed on TV

By ziggykelsmanSeptember 25, 2014
What does TV have to teach us about the "no pants dance"? For starters, we heard "no pants dance" on TV.  And after a bit more research, it became pretty clear that TV is peddling some pretty bleak sex ed tips. Let's have a look!  More  →
The Worst Sex Ed on TV

The BEST Pickup Lines to Use in AP Lit Class

By Andrew TavinSeptember 25, 2014
Is there any class more romantic than AP literature? There are so many romantic tales! Romeo and Juliet! Wuthering Heights! Moby Dick! Will he ever get over his bashfulness and just ask that whale out already? Anyway, given how much romance is being discussed, there's bound to... More  →
The BEST Pickup Lines to Use in AP Lit Class

What is a Woman Worth?

By TanTanTheLadiesManSeptember 25, 2014
I guess I just don’t get it.  We boast about how we have a progressing society, about how we are gaining civil rights for all and have zero tolerance for discrimination and bigotry.  We tweet, post, blog, like, and share anything that fights for equality... More  →

Epically Corny Jokes About Literature

By Andrew TavinSeptember 24, 2014
On Tuesday, we did the world a gigantic favor, and gave you enough terrible high school jokes to keep you groaning for weeks. And because our generosity knows no bounds, we're back today with another gift unto humanity: awful jokes about literature! Because... More  →
Epically Corny Jokes About Literature