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Naming My Laptop

By ContributorDecember 20, 2010
When it comes time for us to name our future kids, we're definitely going to refer to RabidWrackspurt's list of options.—Sparkitors One day, as I was slow-roasting a Sarlacc over... More  →
Naming My Laptop

Confessions of a Cheerleader

By ContributorDecember 20, 2010
confessionsofaclosetwriter is about to let us in on some big-time cheerleading secrets—we say, BRING IT ON! (See what we did there?)—Sparkitors At one time or another, you have probably wanted to be a cheerleader—or, you’ve wanted to... More  →
Confessions of a Cheerleader

Life According to Ginger: A Statistical Analysis of Finals Week

By ContributorDecember 20, 2010
This is how my first semester ends. Not with a bang, but with a whimper (literally—I was crying by the end). These past couple of weeks, the workload has steadily been building up, and pretty much everything blew up in my face during finals week.... More  →
Life According to Ginger: A Statistical Analysis of Finals Week

How NOT to React When Your Friend Comes Out

By ContributorDecember 20, 2010
nanometre is exactly the type of friend we'd like to have: funny, supportive, and full of great advice!—Sparkitors Recently, a friend of mine opened up to me about the fact that he is gay. This was my reaction: Me: AAAA!!!!!!... More  →
How NOT to React When Your Friend Comes Out

Playlist of the Day

By Jennifer GrudzieckiDecember 20, 2010
Today's playlist is all Indie Winter Songs by beks405 "Cold December" by Matt Costa "It's Cold Outside" by The Choir "I Was a Kaleidoscope" by Death Cab for Cutie "Hands in Pockets" by Laura Gibson "Winter" by The Dodos "Mount Wroclai"... More  →
Playlist of the Day

Cute Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerDecember 20, 2010
We took one look at this photo, with its anonymous hindquarters, its well-placed Honda, and its, er, orthodontically-challenged horse, and we thought to ourselves, "THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE THIS SCENE." But apparently, we were wrong; luckothegaelic has plenty of... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Intern's Pick of the Day

By Jennifer GrudzieckiDecember 20, 2010
Today's pick is called the Lame Site List and it (coincidentally) is a list of some of those lame web sites out there. "Why?" I hear you asking. Three reasons: 1) Everyone likes to waste time on the internet. I'm just trying to make your time wasting... More  →
Intern's Pick of the Day

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