Hello, my dear Sparklers! Lots to talk about today. But first, I’d like to address some comments about the bias in my previous columns. Um, note I said “column.” That means that I can put my opinions in if I want. And I
Fill in a word for each of the below, then soak up the commencement wisdom of your graduation speech!
1. Inanimate object
2. Inanimate object
3. Olympic event
5. Main course
15. Something terrible
17. Piece of equipment
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If you're anything like us—and we know you are (our spies are everywhere)—the last time you sunk your chompers into the pillowy crust of a red velvet cupcake the first thing that barrel-rolled into your braingoo was, "This is ok, but I just know my... More →
I originally picked up Leviathan for a base and shallow reason: it has an amazing map.
You can tell a lot about a science fiction/fantasy book by its map. The map is an artifact of the world into which you're about to submerge, and... More →
I remember the first time I saw Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet (or Romeo + Juliet as it was billed). I hated it. Actually, I think that’s understating my reaction. I loathed it. I was studying acting at the time, and I thought I knew... More →
My history teacher, Mr. Mead, is crazy. Here is a just a little of the nuttiness that takes place in his Modern World History Honors class.
1. All who enter get thunder clapped. If you are not in this class, congrats, you will get... More →
Everyone knows visiting Hungary is at the top of your bucket list. Don't deny it—we know it's true. But before you run off to the Land of the Rubik’s Cube, you should probably adopt a Hungarian-esque name. Just follow the directions below, and you’ll have... More →
And no one is really sure what happens there, either—as far as I can figure, it's just an excuse for famous people to get gussied up and prance around the French Riviera, eating croissants made of gold and wearing million-dollar pants. While I do some investigative researc More →