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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

Auntie SparkNotes: I Don't Want to Be Your Casual Sort-of-Friend Anymore

By kat_rosenfieldMay 13, 2010
Today, Auntie tackles a letter from a girl with a mysterious aversion. Take it away, Auntie! —SparkNotes editors Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I have a friend in my civics class. She's nice and all, but I don't really want to be her friend anymore. Just that I've noticed... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Don't Want to Be Your Casual Sort-of-Friend Anymore

Open Thread for May 13

By Emily WinterMay 13, 2010
Here's another pic from ItsRainingJellyBeans. She says this swallow tried to dive bomb her head, and succeeded. Does that mean you have a bird-sized dent in your skull, beans? Now that's an open thread pic we'd like to see... Send proof of... More  →
Open Thread for May 13

A Sparkler's Favorite Book Series

By ContributorMay 12, 2010
straight_edge_society does a great job of being informative without giving too much away. Fab post, ses! —SparkNotes editors One of my favorite pastimes is reading, and trust me, I have done A LOT of reading. This post is exactly what it sounds like: a... More  →
A Sparkler's Favorite Book Series

A Day in the Life of a Pearls-and-Argyle Prep School Student

By ContributorMay 12, 2010
We think booklover6795 has a pretty. Amazing. Life. —SparkNotes editors I've read a lot of "A Day in the Life" posts, and have been surprised at how many different types of schools there are. I  was sure I would see... More  →
A Day in the Life of a Pearls-and-Argyle Prep School Student