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Cute Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerJune 1, 2010
Okay, after last week's side-splitting results, it's clear you've mastered the art of makin' one-liners out of puppies and kittens. So we've decided to give the fluffy felines a break for a bit and assign you something a little more challenging: HUGGING TODDLERS. Just... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Blogging Six Flags: Magic Mountain

By Adam BuchalterJune 1, 2010
As soon as you enter the Six Flags: Magic Mountain parking lot, you are transported from Valencia, California into a brand new world. It’s kind of like entering Narnia in C.S. Lewis’s classic book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, only there... More  →
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Open Thread for June 1st

By Chelsea DaggerJune 1, 2010
What better way to kick off this magical, momentously sweaty month than with a picture of a balloon named Eggberto? This photograph was sent to us by muffinsarejustbetter, who clearly has too much time on her hands—and that's just how it should be... More  →
Open Thread for June 1st

Open Thread for May 31

By Chelsea DaggerMay 31, 2010
We want this puppy SOOOO bad. Come on, falineaz, can't we have him? Pretty please? On a less soppy note, the Sparkitors will be taking the day off to buy overpriced air-conditioning units, eat lots of cupcakes, and practice spelling "tridiminished rhombi-icosa-dodecahedron." We will... More  →
Open Thread for May 31

Open Thread for May 30

By Miss MarmMay 30, 2010
We think it's kind of grossicles to dress animals up in little costumes. Grossicles in a really, really cute way. Don't make us post pictures of sad dogs in ladybug hats! Send morally unimpeachable pics to contribute@sparknotes.com!... More  →
Open Thread for May 30

Open Thread for May 29

By EmmaMay 29, 2010
This dog is named Tux. He has the cutest back-of-the-neck we've ever seen. Thanks for the pic, Faeriesparkler! We want your adorable pics for open threads. Send them to contribute@sparknotes.com, if you please. ... More  →
Open Thread for May 29

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterMay 29, 2010

What's it like to get a Friday Award? ellielikespie knows, and she blogged her Friday Award to get you PUMPED for

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The Friday Awards

If Famous Writers Signed Your Yearbook

By kat_rosenfieldMay 28, 2010
If you've received your yearbook, you've probably spent the past several days doing the Yearbook Dance—running around, thrusting it into the hands of friends and acquaintances, and making sure that everyone leaves an indelible mark to commemorate your time together as lab partners/homeroom comrades/BFFS-turned-mortal-enemies. It's... More  →
If Famous Writers Signed Your Yearbook

Animated Throw-Down

By Kathryn_WilliamsMay 28, 2010
We've foreseen the ultimate Ultimate Fighting Championship of our lifetime (Harry v. Edward). We've imagined the smack-downs between some of our favorite literary characters. Now we take the cage match back to the drawing board (literally), Itchy and... More  →
Animated Throw-Down

Obsessed with Obsessions

By ContributorMay 28, 2010
We're honored to have made siinger227's list of obsessions! —Sparknotes editors We all have quirky obsessions that are downright strange to others, but perfectly normal—if not vital—to us. I pride myself on the endless number of obsessions I've  collected over my... More  →
Obsessed with Obsessions