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Open Thread for March 11

By Emily WinterMarch 11, 2010
ZOMG ZOMG I forgot to publish the open thread. Sparklers, please don't kill me. Miss Marm, please don't kill me. Look at this puppy instead! It's called Scout! And it's from a mystery Sparkler! Hooray! ... More  →
Open Thread for March 11

Weird Lyrics Your Parents Sang

By Kathryn_WilliamsMarch 10, 2010
"Owl City? Is that an exhibit at the zoo? MGMT? The studio with the lion? Panic! At the Disco? Ruuuuuunn!!!" Yep, it's safe to say your parents don't understand today's music. Well, rest assured that their parents didn't get their music, either. And revisiting some of... More  →
Weird Lyrics Your Parents Sang

Easter Candy Is Better Than Halloween Candy

By Dan_BergsteinMarch 10, 2010
We’re sick of fighting about this. Some people believe that Halloween candy is superior to Easter candy in taste, theme, and variety. Those people are wrong. Why? We’re so glad you asked. 1. Easter candy is bigger. If you go trick-or-treating, the best you can hope for... More  →
Easter Candy Is Better Than Halloween Candy

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterMarch 10, 2010
One of these cupcakes will be a hero. Others may not survive. The following YouTube vid isn't just another Awesome Thing adventure. It's a love story, a rite of passage, and a disaster movie. It's the YouTube cupcake experience of the season, and it's brought to you... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

Revenge of the Gingers

By ContributorMarch 10, 2010
In many places, especially the UK, redheads with freckles (aka gingers) are shunned and teased. "No more!" says Sparkler scary_owl, and we agree. —SparkNotes editors Fact: Gingers are an awkward and alienated group of people. Myth: Gingers are aliens and therefore don’t have souls. Another... More  →
Revenge of the Gingers

Incredibly Strange High School Sports

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 10, 2010
High school sports are usually a mixed bag: You want to pile on respectable activities to trick colleges into accepting you despite the egregious thing you did with cooking grease in the teachers' lounge, but then you look at the available sports, and they're all... More  →
Incredibly Strange High School Sports

Auntie SparkNotes: Stupid-Face McGee

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 10, 2010
Sorry if our headline was a leeeeeetle bit mean yesterday. Auntie had written a nicer one, but we changed it, because we're kind of jerky. —SparkNotes editors Hey Auntie, please try to help me out if you can! So I am having unbelievably ridiculous ex-boyfriend... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Stupid-Face McGee

10 Ways to Cure Invisibility Syndrome

By ContributorMarch 10, 2010
MistySilvermace? Is that you? We can't seeeeeee yooooouuuuu. Just kidding. —SparkNotes editors Many kids struggle to be noticed during middle/high school. With all the cliques running around campus, it's hard to know where you fit in. People wonder every day about who will notice... More  →
10 Ways to Cure Invisibility Syndrome

The Do's and Don’ts of Talking to Your Friends’ Parents

By Ashley SpencerMarch 10, 2010
Talking with your friend’s parents can be awkward, especially if your friend is a newly acquired addition to your collection of peeps. Of course, you want your friends’ parents to like you. You want to charm them with your wit, and exude niceness so... More  →
The Do's and Don’ts of Talking to Your Friends’ Parents

Owl City: Amazing or Horrible?

By ContributorMarch 10, 2010
Considering all the Sparkler chat about whether Owl City is or isn't awesome, we commend Hali_10 for this very smart, relevant post! —SparkNotes editors If you’ve turned on your radio, strolled through the grocery store, or strutted your stuff in the mall lately, chances... More  →
Owl City: Amazing or Horrible?