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Out of the Silent Planet

By ContributorJuly 25, 2011
Book #48: Out of the Silent Planet (The Space Trilogy, Book #1) Author: C.S. Lewis Reason for Reading: Two Words: Summer. Reading. At my school, summer reading consists of two books: one required and one free choice. Now, free choice is a bit of an oxymoron,... More  →
 Out of the Silent Planet

10 Ways to Annoy Your History Teacher

By ContributorJuly 25, 2011
We love this simple list from dac213, though we feel terrible for her teacher. —Sparkitors I spent the year in a history class with three of the most annoying boys in my grade. If I learned anything from them, it's how to get on... More  →
10 Ways to Annoy Your History Teacher

The Five Types of Chat Room Users

By ContributorJuly 25, 2011
jtjuvenile is an expert on interwebz socializing; we could all learn a lot from this girl.—Sparkitors After visiting several different anonymous chat rooms, I have collected sufficient evidence to state that 3/4 of the people online suffer from the... More  →
The Five Types of Chat Room Users

Auntie SparkNotes: Future You Can Handle Everything

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 25, 2011
Dear Auntie, I'm going to be a senior in high school this year. I'm an overachiever, and I always work my butt off to ace every class. I know I'll end up attending a local university, seeing as my dream school is out of my reach... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Future You Can Handle Everything

ACNE: The Finale (There Will Be Actual Fireworks)

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 25, 2011
Okay, so there won't be actual fireworks. Actual fireworks are illegal and incredibly dangerous, especially when your sweat happens to be flammable (it's like I perspire kerosene, really). But there WILL be figurative fireworks, which are almost as fun, and not nearly as frightening to... More  →
ACNE: The Finale (There Will Be Actual Fireworks)

The Five Different Types of Adults

By Jennifer GrudzieckiJuly 25, 2011
If there's one type of humanoid that teenagers don't understand, it's adults. How do you act around adults when each one seems to have different expectations? What should you say to those grumpy, caffeine-addicted creatures? There's only one way to tell: sort them into categories! 1.... More  →
The Five Different Types of Adults

New Summer Fitness Series!

By ContributorJuly 25, 2011
That sound you just heard was azn4life33 crushing your last anti-exercise excuse with a dumbbell. Welcome to this new, motivating series! –Sparkitors Ah summer! A time for beaches, breezes, hot dogs, and shirtless fat guys. And apparently, really weird, short romances. Chances are,... More  →
New Summer Fitness Series!

Open Thread for July 25

By SparkLifeJuly 25, 2011
This pic, submitted by HappyMadPuzzler, both terrifies and delights us (sort of like that guy on the subway who uses his teeth to play his guitar). Apparently Happy's been having some problems with everyone's least favorite interwebz monster; all we have... More  →
Open Thread for July 25

Open Thread for July 24

By SparkLifeJuly 24, 2011
It is one hundred and seven degrees in New York City, and our butts just melted into our espadrilles.But that's okay! We're going to stare at this snowy picture while smearing ice cream all over ourselves and humming "Walking in a Winter Wonderland." That... More  →
Open Thread for July 24

Open Thread for July 23

By SparkLifeJuly 23, 2011
jtjuvenile says, "When I'm not on the hunt for pretty boys, I draw. ...Yes, I have a sad life." Sister please. Hunting for pretty boys and drawing is, like, our favorite life ever! Send your pretty drawings to contribute@sparknotes.com!... More  →
Open Thread for July 23