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Open Thread for December 20

By Chelsea DaggerDecember 20, 2010
It's -45 degrees here in New York (that may have been a slight exaggeration, but you can't prove anything), and apparently, travelwriter21 is feeling the chill as well: I went outside this morning and realized something...... More  →
Open Thread for December 20

Open Thread for December 19

By EmmaDecember 19, 2010
This amazingly beautiful photo makes us think of snacks. Why? Because hello!'s email starts like this:

Dear Sparkitators (I hope i spelled it right),

You didn't, but Sparkitators sounds like tater tots (just go with it), so we heartily approve!

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Open Thread for December 19

Open Thread for December 18

By EmmaDecember 18, 2010
Anggik's latest masterpiece cheered us up...at first. But then we noticed that postscript. "P.S. Be GOOD SANTA'S COMING." And we remembered accidentally-on-purpose stealing our friend's favorite pants and never "remembering" to give them back. Will Santa still give us... More  →
Open Thread for December 18

Life According to Ginger: Demystifying the Bro

By ContributorDecember 17, 2010
Recently, I wrote an article on the hipster. This week, I’ll take a look at its lesser-known antithesis, the Bro. You can probably tell where the bros got their name—they really like to call each other bro. Fun fact: many bros belong to fraternities,... More  →
Life According to Ginger: Demystifying the Bro

How to Wish Your Frenemy a Happy New Year

By Rachel KorowitzDecember 17, 2010
It's the countdown to midnight, the ball is mid-drop, and out of the corner of your eye, you spot...your best frenemy. Yeesh. New Year's Eve is supposed to be all happy and celebratory, but it's hard to kick off 2011 on a good note when... More  →
How to Wish Your Frenemy a Happy New Year

Dressin' Up the Holidays

By Ashley SpencerDecember 17, 2010
Holiday parties are upon us, and you need to find the perfect dress so you can impress your family with your grownup look and make your friends envy you on New Year's Eve. Whether you plan on partying with your friends or saying PEACE ... More  →
Dressin' Up the Holidays

Grandma Gifts: An Illustrated Tale of Terror

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 17, 2010
Ah, Christmas. It is, as the song goes, the most wonderful time of the year—full of family fun, delicious foods, heartwarming music, and increasingly-desperate attempts to catch Santa Claus in a bear trap and interrogate him as to the whereabouts of that X-Box we asked... More  →
Grandma Gifts: An Illustrated Tale of Terror

The Cuteness Equation

By ContributorDecember 17, 2010
11ksande just developed a mathematical equation that's going to CHANGE. YOUR. LIFE. (That may have been a bit of an overstatement.)—Sparkitors Apparently, I do not understand the conventional connotation of the word "cute." I came to this... More  →
The Cuteness Equation

8 Reasons to Wear a Bicycle Helmet

By ContributorDecember 17, 2010
T_Pierce is the Patton Oswalt of public-service announcements. –Sparkitors I live on a college campus, which is chockfull of students on bikes, and before that I came from a cyclist-friendly city. Though I always wear a helmet when I ride my bike, lately I've... More  →
8 Reasons to Wear a Bicycle Helmet

Blogging Wuthering Heights: Part THE END

By ContributorDecember 17, 2010
Coffinmaker did it! He blogged the whole dang book! Connnnnngratulations! —Sparkitors You know how the very first chapter of the book started in the year 1801? That was when Lockwood came to Wuthering Heights to get curious about Heathcliff, hear a long story from... More  →
Blogging Wuthering Heights: Part THE END