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Open Thread for June 30

By Emily WinterJune 30, 2010
Laifelle says... I have a photo that you might like for the Open Thread. This is my puppy Rafe when he was two months old. He was tiny, like seven inches long. Sometimes when we'd pick him up he'd make this funny noise. It... More  →
Open Thread for June 30

Things Action Heroes Never Seem to Worry About

By Robert IsenbergJune 29, 2010
Lights! Camera! EXPLOSIONS! Summer is open season for action movies, the time of year when we're blessed with endless fireballs, shootouts, chase scenes, and fistfights. The A Team falls out of the sky! The Expendibles get stuck in a Central American rainforest! The Airbenders... bend air! But... More  →
Things Action Heroes Never Seem to Worry About

Summer Sparku

By Kathryn_WilliamsJune 29, 2010
It's almost July, which means we haven't used our brains in approximately 683 hours, 46 minutes, and 84 seconds. Our noodles are getting a little, well, flabby. So we've decided to put ourselves on a strict diet of crossword puzzles and House and... More  →
Summer Sparku

Committee of Cool: Jason Derulo

By Chelsea DaggerJune 29, 2010
Last week, we all fell a little bit in love: first with the fabulously over-the-top Adam Lambert (Those boots! That hair! Those seizure-inducing strobe lights!) and second with the king of snack-food, the Cheez-It. This week, we're going to up the infatuation factor... More  →
Committee of Cool: Jason Derulo

Life According to Ginger: A Major Accomplishment

By ContributorJune 29, 2010
Today, I feel accomplished, like I have finally done something worthwhile. My life may yet have meaning. You ask why? No? I'll tell you anyway. I just registered for my first-year tutorial class. THREE DAYS BEFORE THE DEADLINE. This is—no exaggeration—probably a record for me.... More  →
Life According to Ginger: A Major Accomplishment

A Day in the Life of an 8th Grader at a Laptop School

By ContributorJune 29, 2010
School-sanctioned Skyping?! Not bad, iloverhinos! —Sparkitors You might see my school as your average K-8 small, private school in Texas until you sit through one of our classes. Every 5th-8th grader has a laptop that s/he uses to take notes, do video projects, use... More  →
A Day in the Life of an 8th Grader at a Laptop School

Grudging Admissions: Five Things About Twilight That Don't Totally Suck

By kat_rosenfieldJune 29, 2010
When it comes to choosing sides in the ongoing superiority contest between Harry Potter and Twilight, it's no secret that your SparkNotes editors' allegiance lies at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and not in the soaking wet, wolf-and-vamp-infested forests of Forks, WA. But because... More  →
Grudging Admissions: Five Things About Twilight That Don't Totally Suck

Take Your Mind off Summer Stress

By ContributorJune 29, 2010
We can't get enough of funny summer stress-busters—#12 is our favorite! Thanks, 1grobanite!— Sparkitors It's summer, and all of sudden it seems that your best-laid plans (days on the lake, coffee dates with friends, popsicle-eating contests) are colliding with... More  →
Take Your Mind off Summer Stress

Auntie SparkNotes: Fuming Over Flirty Friends

By kat_rosenfieldJune 29, 2010
By this letter-writer's definition, we are MAJOR skanks. (We flip our hair like it's made of pancakes. Did that joke work?) —Sparkitors Hey Auntie, I have this gorgeous friend who I am really close too, and I don't know how to tell her that she's a skank.... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Fuming Over Flirty Friends

The Hit List: Parliament and Funkadelic

By ContributorJune 29, 2010
Talking to girls, our imminent extinction, Metro Station's lameness—is there anything MaxVZ can't cover? That was a rhetorical question.— Sparkitors I’m not gonna waste time telling you about indie bands or today's biggest hits, and I don't really care how you feel about that.... More  →
The Hit List: Parliament and Funkadelic