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Open Thread for July 8

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 8, 2010
We love ourselves a good literary pet name, and this one is ACES: meet Elena28's hilarious African grey congo parrot, Hawthorne.  As she explains: He's named for Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter.  Why?  Because he has a scarlet tail, of... More  →
Open Thread for July 8

Why Are Those Young Women Taking Photos of Their Shoe Circle?

By Dan_BergsteinJuly 7, 2010
If you see a group of young women huddled around, chances are they're taking a photo of their shoes all pointed inward to make a sort of star pattern, like this. You’ve seen these photos. They have become as common as guys More  →
Why Are Those Young Women Taking Photos of Their Shoe Circle?

Blogging Wuthering Heights: Part 5

By ContributorJuly 7, 2010
Need to catch up on previous posts in Coffinmaker's hilarious recap of Wuthering Heights? Click here!— Sparkitors Chapter V Last week, I was hugging my copy of Wuthering Heights out of sheer gladness... More  →
Blogging Wuthering Heights: Part 5

Sick In the Summer

By Ashley SpencerJuly 7, 2010
It really sucks to be sick in the summer. While everyone else is swimming and drinking giant sweating glasses of lemonade, you’re stuck inside attached to a heated blanket despite the fact that it’s 90 degree out, and you’re begging your mom to buy you... More  →
Sick In the Summer

Auntie SparkNotes: Parental Pressure, Doctoral Drama

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 7, 2010
Med school? We can hardly even put on a Band-Aid without fainting. —Sparkitors Dear Auntie, My junior year has now come to a close, meaning that my senior year is just around the corner. Senior year means college and figuring what to do with your life. My... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Parental Pressure, Doctoral Drama

My Crush is a Harry Potter Character

By ContributorJuly 7, 2010
Thank you for the e-cookies, synchrogirl117. They were DE-licious.— Sparkitors Hello there, fellow Sparklers.  As you may remember, in the very first QUIZINATOR, one of the questions asked, "Which of the following has NOT been published as a part of the... More  →
My Crush is a Harry Potter Character

Five Nagging Questions about Eclipse

By Rachel KorowitzJuly 7, 2010
Eclipse! Woooo! Bella! Edward! Jacob! Charlie! Um...other people who are less important! And now that I've seen it, I'm left with a few nagging questions. Sparklers, hear my cry! Help me understand! Show me the Cullen way! Question #1: Is Jacob supposed to be a close-talker?... More  →
Five Nagging Questions about Eclipse

Extremely Cheap Summer Vacations

By Jon_SkindzierJuly 7, 2010
Summer starts to feel a lot less summery as soon as you find out your all friends are jetting off to Ibiza while you're stuck in your one-horse town. But wait! Regardless of how few horses your town has, you can cobble together your own... More  →
Extremely Cheap Summer Vacations

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 7, 2010
There's nothing we like better than mean, gossipy girls. Admit it: they're just the BEST. They're so...mean! And gossipy! Are you with us? Of course you're not. BECAUSE WE'RE BEING FACETIOUS, SPARKLERS. And we are only facetious when we are in an EXCELLENT mood, which... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

How To Kiss: Dan Raises His Sarcasm Hand

By Dan_BergsteinJuly 7, 2010
This post is only for the guys. So if you’re not a guy, please stop reading, or else you’ll find out about our "cool dude" kissing tricks. Men, this is how you kiss a woman. 1. The signals A girl will let you know if she wants to... More  →
How To Kiss: Dan Raises His Sarcasm Hand