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Open Thread for May 24

By Chelsea DaggerMay 24, 2010
Even without context, it's obvious that GiraffeWithCookies' dog is adorable. But the best thing about this puffy pooch? Her name. It's "Chelsea." Add a "Dagger" to that tag, and this editor's got herself a mascot. BAM.... More  →
Open Thread for May 24

Open Thread for May 23

By EmmaMay 23, 2010
Here is a cute lime green tree frog potterlover19 found in her backyard. Nice shot, potterlover! Got a picture of something amazing/adorable/weird/fluffy/made of marshmallows? Send it to contribute@sparknotes.com for potential publication in an open thread!... More  →
Open Thread for May 23

Open Thread for May 22

By EmmaMay 22, 2010
This handsome pup is named Seamus. He belonged to kcdancer07, and he was lost a year ago today, when he was three years old. Today's open thread is in memory of Seamus!... More  →
Open Thread for May 22

The Worst Graduation Speech in the World

By Ashley SpencerMay 21, 2010
"Hello Principal Diamond, faculty, teachers, students, parents, grandparents, my girlfriend Sara who is in college, my cousin Sarah who is not my girlfriend and has an H in her name, our school janitor Boris, and also, to my favorite part of our school, hello vending... More  →
The Worst Graduation Speech in the World

Noncommittal Yearbook Signatures

By Robert IsenbergMay 21, 2010
"Have a great summer!" Have four other words ever said so little? If you write this in someone's yearbook, it's a safe bet that you are not now and never will be actual friends. Looking for more original notes for people you barely know? Something polite, but... More  →
Noncommittal Yearbook Signatures

Auntie SparkNotes: Is It OK to Want a Breast Reduction?

By kat_rosenfieldMay 21, 2010
Some girls want bigger ones; other girls want smaller ones. ...Burgers. Bigger and smaller burgers. What did YOU think we meant? —Sparkitors Hi Auntie, I'm thinking about breast reduction. I just don't know what to do! I'm quite large and it is constantly uncomfortable. For instance: ~I have back... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Is It OK to Want a Breast Reduction?

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterMay 21, 2010
Happy Friday, Sparklers! As you know, The Friday Awards are all about celebrating your comments, because you're hilarious, thoughtful, smart, and brimming with win. One of the best parts of this ed's week is giving out Friday Awards, and that's big-time thanks to help from our... More  →
The Friday Awards

What It's Like to Live In...Karachi, Pakistan

By ContributorMay 21, 2010
We think Arubal lives in a fascinating place...and we're jealous that someone picks up her dirty laundry. —Sparkitors Hi! As you can see from the title, I'm from Pakistan (Karachi, to be exact). I don't think I need to tell... More  →
What It's Like to Live In...Karachi, Pakistan

Inappropriate Laughter: How to Get a Grip on Your Guffaws

By ChrisFauxRealMay 21, 2010
It’s happened to all of us: that inexplicable urge to laugh at the most inopportune time. If you’ve ever nearly vomited after trying to suppress your uncontrollable chuckles in the middle of a silent theater or classroom, you’re not alone: these spurts of unprovoked giggling are... More  →
Inappropriate Laughter: How to Get a Grip on Your Guffaws

A Day in the Life of a Japanese Junior High School Student

By ContributorMay 21, 2010
Think your day is hard? Try walking (miles!) to school in YogiBear_Bubba's shoes. —Sparknotes editors Living in Japan is like one big rat race. Sure, we are one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, but that comes at a price. That... More  →
A Day in the Life of a Japanese Junior High School Student