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Happy 40th, Sesame Street!

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 20, 2009
Did you watch Sesame Street when you were a kid? Of course you did! And here's the awesome thing: So did we. Sesame Street is clearly the greatest children's show ever. With a classic-characters-meet-pop-celebrities approach that helps keep things fresh and fun, the show has achieved an... More  →
Happy 40th, Sesame Street!

Types of Typists

By Katie_RolnickNovember 20, 2009
Whether you're putting together a five-page research paper, updating your personal diary, or just instant messaging, your typing style can be as revealing as your taste in clothes. Are you a speed demon? Are you slow and methodical? Do you obsess over accuracy,... More  →
Types of Typists

Chris Listens: Going Gray, Mega Secrets, and the Burning Desire for Bumpits

By Chris_DikenNovember 20, 2009
Yes, Sparklers, today is the day you have all been waiting for. After countless countdowns, plot-spoiling blog posts, and rumors about on-set love affairs, the cinematic event of the 21st century is finally upon us: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans comes... More  →
Chris Listens: Going Gray, Mega Secrets, and the Burning Desire for Bumpits

Babysitters Club

By Kathryn_WilliamsNovember 20, 2009
A few months ago, we explored the topic of summer jobs. But what about the other nine months of the year? Speaking of nine months, what about babies? Speaking of babies, what about the age-old teen career of babysitting? (And who came up... More  →
Babysitters Club

What the....

By Kathryn_WilliamsNovember 20, 2009
To illustrate our posts, we use images from the bizarre and maddening site known as Shutterstock. Some of these pictures are so strange that when we editors stumble upon them, we email them to each other with subject lines such as "?!??!!!!!!!!!" "What... More  →
What the....

Best of Yesterday

By ContributorNovember 20, 2009
We think Sparkler rebel_of_nowhere should consider changing her username to rebel_of_now. :) —SparkNotes editors Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that things aren’t quite what they used to be? Pluto’s not a planet, Tinkerbell has her own movie, Michael... More  →
Best of Yesterday

Not (Just) Your Grandma's Comedy

By ContributorNovember 20, 2009
Mystery: solved. We finally know where Sparkler safetylast_23's nickname came from! —SparkNotes editors After years of spouting useless Humphrey Bogart trivia (he got his scar and lisp in WWI), scoffing at new movies (Paranormal Activity? Puh-lease!), and enduring constant sighs from my parents and... More  →
Not (Just) Your Grandma's Comedy

Share Your Driving Experience

By AndrewNovember 20, 2009
Back when we were bright-eyes and eager teens, we at SparkNotes had to go through all the joys and frustrations that come with getting your first driver’s license. Here are our stories: I actually enjoyed driver’s ed; my instructor was laid back, and she appreciated when,... More  →
Share Your Driving Experience

Train Travel Trips

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 20, 2009
Earlier this week, we provided you with a few handy tips for keeping yourself sane and entertained on your family's Turkey Day road trip. We hope you'll use and enjoy them all when you're safely ensconced in the backseat, as the family minivan trundles... More  →
Train Travel Trips

Blogging Eclipse: Part 3

By Dan_BergsteinNovember 19, 2009
Chapter Three: Motives Better Title: Jacob Black's Guide To Gettin' It Done Jacob "The Thunder" Black rides again! And when he makes his triumphant return, not only does he mock Edward, but he parks his motorcycle on the school's sidewalk. Why? Because this warrior plays by his... More  →
Blogging Eclipse: Part 3