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Auntie SparkNotes: A Double Shot of Evil

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 28, 2010
Because Auntie woke up today feeling EXTRA SUPER ENERGETIC and drank like FIVE (FIVE!) POTS OF COFFEE, today's column contains two (TWO!) questions. And they're both about eeeeeeeeevil. First up: You know how people are always complaining about that evil girl friend who goes after their... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: A Double Shot of Evil

What Your Burrito Says About You

By Sean BombadilJuly 28, 2010
The food scientists here at SparkLife have done extensive, extremely unreliable research to answer one of the most important questions of all time: what, exactly, does your burrito say about you? Read on for our decidedly inconclusive findings, and prepare to have your world ROCKED. 1. Rice and... More  →
What Your Burrito Says About You

Open Thread for July 28

By Emily WinterJuly 28, 2010
Duuuuuude, today's awesome open thread art is so indie rock. It looks like it should be the album cover for a band called Michael and the Ceras (Make the LadyTigers Swoon with Awkwardsauce). The fantastic artist, JustAPoorBoyInaANatatorium, says... Foxes are awesome. Jackelopes are awesome. Put... More  →
Open Thread for July 28

How to Survive Junior High

By ContributorJuly 27, 2010
We love this post by embracethecheese, but we didn't know there were any 6th grade Sparklers out there! Are you there, you beautiful munchkins? Speak up in the comments! —Sparkitors As the new school year approaches, the very youngest Sparklers will face the Tremendous... More  →
How to Survive Junior High

Bad Dinner Table Conversation Topics

By Jon_SkindzierJuly 27, 2010
One of life's most uncomfortable sounds—falling somewhere between Chalkboard Fingernails and The Chittering Noise Insects Make In Movies—is the Dinner Silence. Whether you're at a nice restaurant or your girlfriend's parents' dining room, the longer you sit there surrounded by clinky silverware and awkward, polite coughs,... More  →
Bad Dinner Table Conversation Topics

Blogging a Gun Threat at School

By ContributorJuly 27, 2010
MrsRJLupin lives in the UK. Could this account for her cool-as-cucumber attitude during an (ultimately false) gun alarm at school? —Sparkitors 1:25 pm: I go to my creative writing class and get into the computer lab across the hallway to type my work... More  →
Blogging a Gun Threat at School

Committee of Cool: Nicki Minaj

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 27, 2010
Two INCREDIBLE events occurred last week, Sparklers: Firstly, Chelsea Dagger WAS NOT THE LAST TO LEAVE THE CHAT. For her undeniable courage, wit, and resourcefulness in the face of great adversity, she hereby awards herself 300 points (which means Gryffindor wins the House Cup, duh). Secondly, one... More  →
Committee of Cool: Nicki Minaj

Common Misconceptions About Deaf People

By ContributorJuly 27, 2010
Thanks so much for this incredible article, Staresinspace!—Sparkitors Hi, it's me again! You probably remember me from the Day in the Life of a Deaf Student post. In the comments, I noticed a lot of questions about deafness in general, so... More  →
Common Misconceptions About Deaf People

How to Be Awesome: The Basics

By ContributorJuly 27, 2010
Welcome to jgrudzy's LOL-worthy new column, How To Be Awesome, which is 5 percent grounded in reality and 95 percent absurd. Sparklers, think twice before trying this stuff at home! —Sparkitors Face it: You want to be awesome. Who doesn't? Today I'll be giving... More  →
How to Be Awesome: The Basics

A Very Potter Listicle

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 27, 2010
Thanks to you, Sparklers, your SparkNotes editors spent all of last week in a state of gleeful anticipation over the arrival of "A Very Potter Sequel," the long-awaited followup to the smash hit "A Very Potter Musical." Unfortunately, thanks to an S.O.... More  →
A Very Potter Listicle