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Open Thread April 9

By Emily WinterApril 9, 2010
We love this graphic Sparkler blacktophat (or, as we keep accidentally saying in our heads, "back to phat"). How did you make those cute sparkles, tophat? ... More  →
Open Thread April 9

How Will You Decorate the Free Room?

By Ashley SpencerApril 8, 2010
So your sister will finally, finally leave for college soon, and you’re counting down the days. Not only will the house be free of her stench, but there will be fewer lame chick flicks on the DVD racks, and her art supplies will finally be... More  →
How Will You Decorate the Free Room?

Blogging Eclipse: Part 20

By Dan_BergsteinApril 8, 2010
Chapter Twenty: Compromise Better Title: Bella the Beggar Sex. See how I wrote that word? It's an easy word to type. Sex. There, I did it again. Sex, sex, sex, sex, sex. Heck, I can even do it with my eyes closed. Sdx. Well, you get the... More  →
Blogging Eclipse: Part 20

5 Reasons Not to Use Your School Bathroom

By ContributorApril 8, 2010
Sparkler oliveoil5047 can hold it ALL DAY?! We are amazed...and jealous. —SparkNotes editors We've all had that "I've got to go" feeling at school. Some of us go right before we leave for school, and immediately when we get home, but let's face it,... More  →
5 Reasons Not to Use Your School Bathroom

Why is That Guy Drinking an Entire Jug of Iced Tea?

By Dan_BergsteinApril 8, 2010
Visit any college campus or park when it’s warm outside and you will spot a guy drinking from a big ole jug of iced tea. If he’s not actually drinking from it, he will carry it around like an athlete with a trophy, or a... More  →
Why is That Guy Drinking an Entire Jug of Iced Tea?

Alternative Fairy Tale Morals

By Robert IsenbergApril 8, 2010
Every child loves fairy tales. Since the days of Aesop, they have taught us lessons about human nature, like how patience is important and strangers are creepy. But is this the only way to look at folk stories? Is the obvious moral also the only moral?... More  →
Alternative Fairy Tale Morals

It's Char-aoke Time!

By Kathryn_WilliamsApril 8, 2010
Earlier this week we explored some scentsational possibilities for your favorite literary characters' fictional fragrances. So now we know how they'd smell. But, more importantly, what songs would they sing if we got them into a karaoke bar? Winston Smith, 1984. "More  →
It's Char-aoke Time!

Auntie SparkNotes: You Miserable, Lucky Son of a...

By kat_rosenfieldApril 8, 2010
Dear Auntie, My good friend A is having a hard time keeping up with her homework due to family issues. And frankly, so am I. But the difference is that A's father gave her an extension on her assignments. So, I was, I admit, complaining about... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: You Miserable, Lucky Son of a...

A Homebound Spring Breaker's Guide: Best of the Web

By kat_rosenfieldApril 8, 2010
It's here, Sparklers: the final installment of our guide to a fantabulous homebound spring break. (Why has it taken us two weeks to publish one week's worth of tips? Because that's how we roll. Don't be fresh.) By this time, you've heard all our advice on... More  →
A Homebound Spring Breaker's Guide: Best of the Web

Better Breakup Methods

By ContributorApril 8, 2010
We'd like to first scold purpleeggplant4 for being evil, then give her a thumbs up for being hilarious. —SparkNotes editors Since the dawn of civilization, boys and girls across the world have been breaking up with their boyfriends/girlfriends. Most breakups end in tears, massive... More  →
Better Breakup Methods