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Auntie SparkNotes: Rock-Climbing and Miming

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 8, 2010
Dear Auntie Sparknotes: The reason I'm writing is because I have a parent issue. You see, I'm a good behaved kid most of the time. I don't go to parties, I don't drink, I don't smoke, I play video games only during vacations and I tend... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Rock-Climbing and Miming

My Crush Isn't Very Famous

By ContributorMarch 8, 2010
From anime characters to cartoons to dead people, Sparklers have a crush on pretty much everyone. everestgirl has a thing for not-so-famous celebs. We can't blame her—they're easier to stalk. —SparkNotes editors If you're anything like me, you've spent many late night hours gossiping... More  →
My Crush Isn't Very Famous

How to Defuse A Rumor Bomb

By Kathryn_WilliamsMarch 8, 2010
Have you seen The Hurt Locker? It's only like the Best Picture of 2009. It's about a team of U.S. soldiers in Iraq whose job it is to defuse IEDs (improvised explosive devices). It's some crazy shift, y'all. A great movie. And if... More  →
How to Defuse A Rumor Bomb

Open Thread for March 8

By Emily WinterMarch 8, 2010
Sparklers: If you ever live in New York, and you're riding on the subway, and you see a pleasant-looking 20-something carrying a huge purse that must have water bottle inside because water is gushing out all over the train car floor, and you can just... More  →
Open Thread for March 8

Open Thread for March 7

By EmmaMarch 7, 2010
Everyone's saying mean things about Rush Limbaugh's apartment, which he's selling for $13.95 million. We get that he has terrible taste, but... We love the murals. It's a secret, shameful love, like the kind we feel for Kraft singles, Tool Academy,... More  →
Open Thread for March 7

Open Thread for March 6

By EmmaMarch 6, 2010
Your loyal SparkLife editor is in Hollywood! Hollywood, Florida, that is. My major goals for the weekend: * Swim in the heated pool * Watch "The Last Unicorn" * Drink a piña colada It's good to aim high! You know what they say: shoot for the moon, and even... More  →
Open Thread for March 6

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterMarch 5, 2010
Oh, hello. Can you feel the SparkLove from peaceonearth34, who made this awesome sauce drawing? (We hope you don't mind, peace, but we typed out the words because they were little tough to read.*) Yes, we're feeling the love today, but we're... More  →
The Friday Awards

In All Seriousness…

By ContributorMarch 5, 2010
BlondeIsSmarter wrote a post that even the brunette, un-bookish, and goofy can get down with. —SparkNotes editors I have been described as having “the personality of a crotchety 80-year-old who keeps the ball when it rolls into her lawn.” I disagree; I feel that my... More  →
In All Seriousness…

How Not to Get Caught Off Guard in a Language Class

By ContributorMarch 5, 2010
Fantastic observations, ivayyy. We couldn't agree with these tips more. —SparkNotes editors Five minutes into class, and you’re already counting down the minutes until lunch: 85, 84 and a half, 84… Señora Mendez suddenly barks out your name, asking you to explain why the indicative... More  →
How Not to Get Caught Off Guard in a Language Class

Snowball Fighting 101

By ContributorMarch 5, 2010
Dan Bergstein inspired BellaSwan1 to write this post. Dan inspired us, too, and we've all changed our names to "Ban Dergstein." —SparkNotes editors Similar to a good old-fashioned water balloon fight in the summer, a good old-fashioned snowball fight is inevitable this snowy... More  →
Snowball Fighting 101