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French Stereotypes: Mythbusters Edition

By ContributorMay 9, 2011
LadyM takes a break from playin' the accordian and rockin' a beret to give you the low-down on French stereotypes.—Sparkitors Every country has its stereotypes. Canadians are polite (true, by the way). We love hockey (also true, mostly). We live in igloos and... More  →
French Stereotypes: Mythbusters Edition

You Know You're From Metro-Detroit When...

By ContributorMay 9, 2011
melian24, we think Detroit sounds like secret club, with special clothes and words and all... —Sparkitors It has come to my attention that the beautiful state of Michigan, and especially the area around the great city of Detroit referred to as Metro-Detroit, has... More  →
You Know You're From Metro-Detroit When...

Open Thread for May 9

By Chelsea DaggerMay 9, 2011
heyitscamille's little pup is SO CUTE we could spit all over our own shoes. We don't know his name, but we do know he's a "malti-poo." DROOL. We've already got plans to kidnap him during the night.... More  →
Open Thread for May 9

How Did You Choose Your Classes?

By ContributorMay 6, 2011
I’ve come to the conclusion that choosing your classes for next year is hard when you don’t know what you want to major in. That’s not strictly true.  I’ll major in Art History if I can’t think of anything better—I still adore the subject, and recently... More  →
How Did You Choose Your Classes?

Unsung YouTube Stars

By ContributorMay 6, 2011
Maddy65 gives cred to the lesser-known heroes of the interwebz!—Sparkitors There are so many talented people out there that fail to get as much recognition as they deserve, right? I mean, c’mon, the traditional banana rainbow scarves jumping dance... More  →
Unsung YouTube Stars

Ask Jono: Figuring Out Mixed Signal Guy

By Jon_SkindzierMay 6, 2011
(Subject line: You are brave young dragon. But mine is the stronger gung-fu) Dear Jono, I hope you enjoyed the subject line. It is probably the most entertaining thing about this email. Anywho, I have a question! There's this guy (I bet >99% of emails you receive... More  →
Ask Jono: Figuring Out Mixed Signal Guy

You Know You're a Military Kid When...

By ContributorMay 6, 2011
hermionerules5 is here to tell us what it's like to move around every couple of years ...and it doesn't sound that bad! —Sparkitors While reading past "You Know You're a...When" posts, I noticed there was no article about life as... More  →
You Know You're a Military Kid When...

You Know You're From San Jose When...

By ContributorMay 6, 2011
Erica:), we suspect you work for the San Jose board of tourism. And we think you deserve a promotion! –Sparkitors Though not everyone knows it, this city is in one of the largest centers of technology in the world—Silicon Valley! This means that my... More  →
You Know You're From San Jose When...

In Defense of Fan Fiction

By ContributorMay 6, 2011
It's no secret that Dan Bergstein ain't an aficionado of fan fiction, but Duckster's_Rave has a few arguments that might change his mind!—Sparkitors A few weeks ago, if anyone told me that I’d be more than a little angry at the... More  →
In Defense of Fan Fiction

Flirting Online, with Mixed Results

By ContributorMay 5, 2011
Lunar Circus drew this picture, people. He is truly a renaissance unicorn! —Sparkitors Sparklers, something fantastical has happened. Something both marvelous and terrible. Every year, on the anniversary of LaserBeam’s first hoofing (kind of like a bar mitzvah for unicorns), the two... More  →
Flirting Online, with Mixed Results