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Open Thread for June 12

By EmmaJune 12, 2010
sexy_pineapples is a 16-year-old, half-Swedish, half-Australian Sparkler who lives in rural China. She emailed us an explanation of this amazing photo: "Contrary to what you are probably thinking now, this is not actually KFC!! It is in fact, ladies and gentlemen, some... More  →
Open Thread for June 12

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterJune 11, 2010
The Sparkitors are boogerbrains, did you know that?! Especially this Sparkitor, who eats fail sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and holidays. So how do we counterbalance all this human error when it comes to The Friday Awards? Chu! GIVE YOU THE POWER TO DECIDE!!! Yeppers, it's... More  →
The Friday Awards

Hanging Out with Jazzy: Jane Austen Power Couples

By ContributorJune 11, 2010
Jazzy, aka villanous_mwaha, is back, and she's got love on the brain. Also, SPOILER ALERT: Erm, yeah, there will be Jane Austen book plot spoilers. —Sparkitors Jane Austen is one of the most influential and respected romance writers ever to exist. Obviously, she's best... More  →
Hanging Out with Jazzy: Jane Austen Power Couples

Introducing Two New Video SparkNotes!

By Emily WinterJune 11, 2010
Hey, you summery pajamaheads! Remember school? And studying and stuff? And how much you hated it?! We don't care! Just because you're no longer held hostage in stinky classrooms full of morons and people who stress you out doesn't mean we're suddenly not excited to show off... More  →
Introducing Two New Video SparkNotes!

Dating Through the Ages

By ContributorJune 11, 2010
scary_owl, this is hilarious! —Sparkitors Back in the olden days, when all of our parents were born, kids were getting married left and right, sometimes as early as eight or nine. Yep, things were crazy in the past. Here are... More  →
Dating Through the Ages

Blogging Wuthering Heights: Part 1

By ContributorJune 11, 2010
Coffinmaker is blogging Bella's favorite book. Will he love it? Let's find out! —Sparkitors To my utmost delight, I will be writing a weekly column wherein I shall relate my experience reading the ancient hallmark of Victorian literature, Wuthering Heights. This discourse,... More  →
Blogging Wuthering Heights: Part 1

8 Reasons to Buy a Floor Scooter

By Dan_BergsteinJune 11, 2010
After taking an informal poll on Facebook, I've learned that many of you have experienced the fun of scooter relay races in gym class. These races aren't done on traditional scooters, but on these. Think of a pizza box crossed with a... More  →
8 Reasons to Buy a Floor Scooter

A Guy’s Guide To Girls

By ContributorJune 11, 2010
Editing this post by MaxVZ made us snort LOL and smile for 20 minutes. —Sparkitors In my short time on SparkNotes, I’ve noticed that the site’s membership definitely skews toward female. I see a lot of articles and advice columns and whatnot about flirting... More  →
A Guy’s Guide To Girls

7 Ways to Make Guys Dump You

By ContributorJune 11, 2010
We'll take a number 7 with a side of fries. Thanks for more great advice, jtjuvenile. —Sparkitors You don’t like him. You have tried to hint gently, to slowly ease him toward the truth about how you feel. But it’s not working. He still... More  →
7 Ways to Make Guys Dump You

Sleeping Positions on Planes

By Robert IsenbergJune 11, 2010
Long drives are tough, but long flights are just cruel. The limited leg room. The way the seat tilts back not... quite... far... enough. And every time you're about to nod off, there's the flight attendant with a microwaved side of beef and some soggy... More  →
Sleeping Positions on Planes