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What It's Like to Live in... a Flood Zone

By Kathryn_WilliamsMay 14, 2010
If you watched the news for the split second the national media covered the torrential rainfall and flooding in Tennessee a couple weekends ago, you know the Volunteer State is no longer landlocked. I hail from Richmond, Virginia, so... More  →
What It's Like to Live in... a Flood Zone

Open Thread for May 14

By Emily WinterMay 14, 2010
Now that's a pup of a different color! Speaking of The Wizard of Oz, did you know that there was no hair dye for horses back in 1939, so the producers of the movie wanted to paint the horses of Oz different colors? Surprisingly,... More  →
Open Thread for May 14

The Hit List: Taylor Swift

By ContributorMay 13, 2010
We're so excited about the avalanche of Sparkler music reviews that we received that we decided to post a second one for you to enjoy. Sure, Taylor Swift isn't quite as avant-garde as Phoenix, but Sparkler purpleeggplant4 loves her music just the same.... More  →
The Hit List: Taylor Swift

You Know You're From Canada When...

By ContributorMay 13, 2010
You know you're from Canada when you write a disclaimer apologizing for your blog post. Take it away, mochalatte7362! —SparkNotes editors Disclaimer: In no way are the statements below supposed to be viewed as rude insults to other countries (namely the good... More  →
You Know You're From Canada When...

The Hit List: Phoenix

By ContributorMay 13, 2010
Sparkler are941 was one of the very first people to respond to our call for music reviews—she must type at the speed of light! Her reward? We're using her article to kick-start our Sparkler Music Review series! We're ECSTATIC about all... More  →
The Hit List: Phoenix

Bully Avoidance 101

By Jon_SkindzierMay 13, 2010
The world contains an unfortunate number of jerks. Some of them are definitely in your high school. But there's an upside to being around people who love to terrorize you—one we just thought up—and it's that learning to tolerate bullying without losing your mind and... More  →
Bully Avoidance 101

Dreadful Movie Posters: Human Centipede

By Kathryn_WilliamsMay 13, 2010
In this latest installment of Dreadful Movie Posters, we examine the ad for Human Centipede. The first time we stumbled upon this movie poster, we tinkled in our pants a little—in the good way. But had we known what the movie was... More  →
Dreadful Movie Posters: Human Centipede

How to Ask Someone Out Via Voicemail

By Dan_BergsteinMay 13, 2010
You have a problem, and your grandpa can't help you. Sure, he can tell you how to fix a car with rope, or what to do if the drugstore won’t accept your expired coupons (hint: You need to lie and cry). But asking for date... More  →
How to Ask Someone Out Via Voicemail

We Will Not Discuss the [CENSORED] Blanket

By Dan_BergsteinMay 13, 2010
Nope. We’re not going to talk about the Better Marriage Blanket. We’re not going to link to the ad that’s circulating around the internet. We’re not going to tell you how you can order one, or even describe what this goofy blanket actually does. And... More  →
We Will Not Discuss the [CENSORED] Blanket

20 Ways to Annoy People

By ContributorMay 13, 2010
Shyell and Now_what have the knowledge and skill to become the two most irritating people on earth. What will they do with such unprecedented power? We don't really care. But we do want you to call us... More  →
20 Ways to Annoy People