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Open Thread for November 2

By Chelsea DaggerNovember 2, 2010
NightOwlGirl14 sent us this fabulous pic and the folowing caption: I was bored last weekend, and there were all these acorns all over the place. Then, I had an idea. Fifteen minutes later, I was all done! And then I was bored again. We've got... More  →

Pick-up Styles of the Literary and Famous

By Melissa AlbertNovember 1, 2010
Ever wondered how Edgar Allan Poe would've asked you to the school dance, were he not too busy marrying his cousin and dying mysteriously decades before you were born? We all know how Stephenie Meyer would do it (she'd boil a bunny rabbit and present... More  →

A Video Message to Sparklers

By Emily WinterNovember 1, 2010
If there's one thing we love around here, it's creatively geeking out about literature. We've tweeted Shakespeare, seen Facebook updates from Moby Dick characters, and now... WE RAP THE SCARLET LETTER. And be "we," we mean...erm...well, Sparklers, there's someone we want to introduce... More  →
A Video Message to Sparklers

Cute Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerNovember 1, 2010
This is a pic of Raoul's pup Molly—and we think she looks just like an adorable little Ewok. Well, sort of. It's kind of a stretch. JUST USE YOUR IMAGINATION. You sure used it last week when you sent... More  →

Auntie SparkNotes: Dumping 101

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 1, 2010
We once dumped a guy by throwing a 7-layer cake at his face. True story. (Actually, it's totally, totally false.)—Sparkitors Dear Auntie, Last month, I got asked out by my crush, and I was on cloud nine. As time passed, however, I realized that he was not... More  →

Percy Jackson Vs. Harry Potter

By ContributorNovember 1, 2010
In her last post, friendlydragonette pitted Star Wars against Lord of the Rings. This time around, it's the Boy Wizard against the Lightning Thief—who ya gonna choose?—Sparkitors Do you remember last time? Well, that was nothing compared to this.... More  →

How to be Awesome: Don’t Be a Loser Edition

By ContributorNovember 1, 2010
sksk3 took a page from The Book of jgrudzy, and contributed this guest edition to her regular How to Be Awesome column. —Sparkitors 1. Don't act awesome. Rule numero uno. Acting like you’re the hottest thing since sliced bread will only make you look... More  →
How to be Awesome: Don’t Be a Loser Edition

The CORRECT Way To Eat An Oreo

By ContributorNovember 1, 2010

flyergirl13 is a one of the greatest philosophical minds of our time. Socrates ain't got nothin' on her.—Sparkitors

Today's specimen is a micro-organism so small that you can only fit approximately twelve in one hand at once (yes, I have tried this). It

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How to Spend Money Like Nobody's Business

By ContributorNovember 1, 2010
Your tips are good, lia.lovegood, but you could also just buy this bridge we’ve been meaning to get off our hands. It’s really pretty, and it’s in Brooklyn. –Sparkitors I'm not the best at managing my finances. Even spelling the word “finances”... More  →
How to Spend Money Like Nobody's Business

Blogging My Boy Diet

By ContributorNovember 1, 2010
Stay strong, Talie! You never know when a Broadway-obsessed Mankler is just around the next corner… Sparkitors My story began my junior year of high school. *cue flashback music* I was absolutely crazy—to the point of stalker and beyond—about a guy with flaming red hair.... More  →
Blogging My Boy Diet