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Open Thread for April 2

By Emily WinterApril 2, 2010
We stayed up toooooo late last night, and are so jealous of these lazy cats, Lucy (left) and George. This cute pic came from a mystery contributor. Fess up in the comments, Sparkler!!!*** ***UPDATE: These cats belong to Trini94. Mystery solved. Thanks, Trini!!!... More  →
Open Thread for April 2

The 5 Top Jokes NOT to Pull on April Fool’s Day

By ContributorApril 1, 2010
We found this post from JoanTheBeaver in our inbox. Just in time... —SparkNotes editors The beginning of April has always brought many interesting pranks, from harmless practical jokes to the smashing of laptops and beyond. April Fool’s is a fun holiday, but there should... More  →
The 5 Top Jokes NOT to Pull on April Fool’s Day

Blogging Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Part 18

By Dan_BergsteinApril 1, 2010
Chapter Eighteen: Dumbledore's Army Better Title: The Hogwarts Secret Emergency Bathroom Harry, Hermione, and Ron are busy in Charms class trying to silence various animals with magic. I guess this would be like you and me taking algebra. And just like algebra students, these kids probably whine,... More  →
Blogging Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Part 18

Breaking News: New York Prom Canceled Over Ginger Kerfuffle

By kat_rosenfieldApril 1, 2010
Today, high school students in the upstate New York town of West Dephumia heard a surprising announcement from their school administration: This year's prom, scheduled to take place on May 31st, has been canceled. Citing a desire to minimize "distractions" at the annual... More  →
Breaking News: New York Prom Canceled Over Ginger Kerfuffle

Gym Class Around the World

By Katie_RolnickApril 1, 2010
We're all for physical fitness. After all, being out of breath after climbing (two) stairs isn't cool. But we're NOT in favor of gym class. Changing clothes at school, sweating at school, trying not to fall on your face while "playing" (a.k.a. "avoiding the") volleyball... More  →
Gym Class Around the World

An Exciting History of Great Discoveries!

By Jon_SkindzierApril 1, 2010
Sure, you think you know some stuff about history's great inventions, what with your "history classes" and your "sometimes winning at Trivial Pursuit." But did you know that history is misleading, and that Trivial Pursuit was invented as a complicated tax-evasion scheme by Al Capone?... More  →
An Exciting History of Great Discoveries!

Awesome Thing of the Week: Prank Edition

By Emily WinterApril 1, 2010
Sparkler shanghainyc114 had the brillz idea to April Fool-ify this week's Awesome Thing by sending us a funny prank vid. What do you think, Sparklers? Love it? Hate it? Don't believe it's legit? Tell us all about your feelings by ranking the vid... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week: Prank Edition

Open Thread for March 32

By Emily WinterApril 1, 2010
You might think this is just some marker on Sparkler Ipebble's arm, but it's actually a real tattoo. Did you believe us? Yeah, yeah, that was weak, but it was only the first joke of the day. We're just getting warmed up...... More  →
Open Thread for March 32

Confused Substitute Teacher Summarizes Classic Literature

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 31, 2010
Stop us if you've heard this one: You get to English class one morning to find a tired-looking stranger fumbling around behind the teacher's desk. His tie is somehow on backwards, and he clearly has a headache from trying to learn as much English Literature... More  →
Confused Substitute Teacher Summarizes Classic Literature

A Day in the Life of a Private Islamic School Girl

By ContributorMarch 31, 2010
Sparkler soul_less gets an hour and fifteen minutes for lunch?!? WHAT?!??!?! —SparkNotes editors When I read the previous Day in the Life posts, I was shocked to see so many different people with different religions and cultures coming from all over the world to... More  →
A Day in the Life of a Private Islamic School Girl