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Open Thread for August 26

By Jennifer GrudzieckiAugust 26, 2011
Here is a picture of InsaneRunningKid's desk toy collection. We are very jealous, and if you read her caption, you will be too: In the top left corner we have my stuffed monkey, Pigfarts, guarded closely by Anakin Skywalker, Han Solo, and a sumo... More  →
Open Thread for August 26

My Little Pony Meets Dr. Horrible

By Jennifer GrudzieckiAugust 25, 2011
Because I know you all have been dying to watch some epic My Little Pony battles, here is a video of adorable animated rainbow ponies trying to kill each other (sent in by liveloveanimals)! And for those of you who don't... More  →
My Little Pony Meets Dr. Horrible

Blogging Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Part 1

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 25, 2011
Chapter One: The Riddle House Better Title: Cover Your Eyes, Children This is it. This is the turning point of the series. The first three books are piles of stupid compared to what follows. No more will the books be silly whodunit Blue's Clues mysteries. Instead, the... More  →
Blogging Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Part 1

Ask a Teacher: At What Age Are Students the Jerkiest?

By Miss MahoneyAugust 25, 2011
Q: At what age are students the jerkiest? A: My first year of teaching, I taught eighth grade. It was the worst year of my life. By now, I have taught every grade in high school, and I can say undoubtedly that teenagers are the lowest forms... More  →
Ask a Teacher: At What Age Are Students the Jerkiest?

Auntie SparkNotes: When Reading Hurts

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 25, 2011
Dear Auntie, As part of the tortures of high school, my particular school has decided to require summer reading, and work to go with it. However, it has a very hard test, therefore I can't just look up summaries online. The book we have to read is... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: When Reading Hurts

A Lesson in Disney Awesomeness

By Jennifer GrudzieckiAugust 25, 2011
First of all, undercover_ninja_turtle, I love your username. Also, I LOVE your taste in music—who can resist excellent Disney songs? "I'll Make a Man Out of You" is one of the best songs to listen to while working out (trust me),... More  →
A Lesson in Disney Awesomeness

Hogwarts Superlatives: The Final Cut

By ContributorAugust 25, 2011
Forget the Oscars; dac213 passes final judgement on the best-of-the-best from the all-star Potter cast.—Sparkitors Since I awarded Avatar: The Last Airbender superlatives, I clearly had to do the same for Hogwarts (BTW, “Hogwarts” does not come up as misspelled;... More  →
Hogwarts Superlatives: The Final Cut

Petticoats and Leopard Print? Yes, Please!

By ApneetAugust 25, 2011
I'm back this week with a second installment of what I found on Staten Island, or as I jokingly call it, "Treasure Island." Also, today is National Secondhand Wardrobe Day!! Take it as an opportunity to buy secondhand if you never have before. I'm also... More  →
Petticoats and Leopard Print? Yes, Please!

Doctor Who Gets Better All the Time

By ContributorAugust 25, 2011
TheaterAddict is back, and she's slowly succumbing to the power of the Who. –Sparkitors This week I watched episodes 5 and 6 of the Christopher Eccleston Doctor Who series. I wasn't a big fan of episode 5; it’s tedious and doesn’t make much sense. There... More  →
Doctor Who Gets Better All the Time

The 6 Coolest Ways to Greet Old Friends on the First Day of School

By Megan PrietzelAugust 25, 2011
The best part about showing up for your long, arduous, horrifying first day of school is seeing all your old pals and buddies. These be yo' peeps! Old school friends are often the only reason you’re able to sit through classes, whether they’re making jokes... More  →
The 6 Coolest Ways to Greet Old Friends on the First Day of School