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Classic Poetry: Can You Hit On People With It?

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 29, 2009
For as long as we've been good enough with language to make poetry out of it, we've been using that poetry to hit on each other. For every landmark work about wars and tragedy, there's one about pretty ladies. And often the ones about wars... More  →
Classic Poetry: Can You Hit On People With It?

How to Be Friends with an Obsessed Fan

By Dan_BergsteinOctober 29, 2009
We live in an age of fandom. People cling to their favorite things to the point where they become an obsession. As you read this very sentence, the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees are battling it out in the World Series, and crazed... More  →
How to Be Friends with an Obsessed Fan

Blogging Lord of the Flies, Chapter 2: Fire on the Mountain

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 28, 2009
Jon is blogging Lord of the Flies! Did you miss the first installment? Here it is. Chapter 2 begins with Ralph holding a meeting back on the beach, shortly after the non-piglet-killing expedition to the mountain. Surrounded by the now mostly-dressed children, Ralph reveals... More  →
Blogging Lord of the Flies, Chapter 2: Fire on the Mountain

The Debate Guide for Winners

By ContributorOctober 28, 2009
Sparkler Smokey778 obviously has tons of experience destroying opponents in debates while bringing audiences to laughter-induced tears. We're not sure if we have a future president or the next host of The Daily Show on our hands, but either way, we like it.... More  →
The Debate Guide for Winners

Are You Chaotically Disorganized?

By Katie_RolnickOctober 28, 2009
Last week, we celebrated the art of organization with (if we may say so ourselves) a meticulously organized post. And while many of you found a spot among the ranks of the organized, others wondered if they were in the wrong place altogether.... More  →
Are You Chaotically Disorganized?

Silliest Reasons Not to Get Vaccinated for the Swine Flu

By Kathryn_WilliamsOctober 28, 2009
Aaaand we're back! As you know, the piggy flu tore through the SparkLife virtual offices last week like a hurricane through a mobile park, felling at least two of our own and potentially more. After huddling like subhuman lumps in our... More  →
Silliest Reasons Not to Get Vaccinated for the Swine Flu

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterOctober 28, 2009
Us SparkNotes editors have decided: We officially love Halloween—and being in the spotlight. This week's Awesome Thing is extra special for Miss Marm, The Auntie SparkNotes Relationship Blob, Bella, Jacob, and moi. Bewildered? Wondering, "What do Miss Marm and Bella Swan have in common?" Mwahahahaha! The (SparkNotes)... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

“Hi! My Name Is ______, and I Am a Procrastinator”

By ContributorOctober 28, 2009
You Sparklers must up to your hipster bangs in tests, exams, and presentations, because procrastinating on schoolwork has been a big theme lately. What we like about this post by SongByrd94 is that it offers different advice than previous Sparkler posts... More  →
“Hi! My Name Is ______, and I Am a Procrastinator”

What Your SparkNotes Nickname Says About You

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 28, 2009
You’ve all heard the phrase “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” In fact, you probably stumbled across it while trying to stab your eyes out with a highlighter during your English-class-enforced reading of Romeo and Juliet. But if names don’t matter,... More  →
What Your SparkNotes Nickname Says About You

Can You Crawl Into Your Own Bellybutton? We've Got a Sport for You.

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 28, 2009
Are you a little leery of competitive sports? We know how you feel. One time, in eighth grade, this big-headed kid named Walter Winkletoes tackled us during a game of no-touch football and knocked out one of our teeth. We haven't put on a pinny... More  →
Can You Crawl Into Your Own Bellybutton? We've Got a Sport for You.