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Blowing Up the Holidays

By Dan_BergsteinNovember 30, 2009
The turkey has been eaten, the parade has ended, and the Thanksgiving tree has been taken down and put away in storage until next year. Now, it's on to Christmas. Over the past five years, one of the most popular forms of holiday decorations has been... More  →
Blowing Up the Holidays

ZOMG! Bad Hair Day

By ContributorNovember 28, 2009
We love Sparkler got_paint's sense of humor and hair advice (despite the absence of a Bumpits mention). —SparkNotes editors Ladies and gents, there is nothing I hate more than a bad hair day. It can ruin what could possibly have been the... More  →
ZOMG! Bad Hair Day

Revolutionary Songs

By ContributorNovember 27, 2009
We think Sparkler rebel_of_nowhere's playlist would be perfect for some kind of charitable bake sale. Sure, some grandmas might faint, but the most people will get in the mood for social change (and cookies!). —SparkNotes editors I believe music is the ultimate medium... More  →
Revolutionary Songs

Thanksgiving Video Roundup

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 26, 2009
Thanksgiving just doesn't feel right without a turkey...or a collection of funny, semi-relevant, weirdly macabre video clips from the annals of YouTube. So here at SparkNotes, we're celebrating the holiday with a collection of our favorites. They're perfect for a quick viewing after you've passed... More  →
Thanksgiving Video Roundup

YouTube Series that Will Get You Hooked

By ContributorNovember 26, 2009
Sparkler deliiciious_hobo has prepared a Thanksgiving Day treat: a bunch of fresh, fun YouTube series to watch! In addition to all of these suggestions, she recommended even more links that you might get grounded for watching, so we didn't include them here. Great... More  →
YouTube Series that Will Get You Hooked

Surviving Thanksgiving: Make It Through the Meal

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 26, 2009
Turkey Day is upon us! And by now, you should be safely ensconced in the bosom of your family. (Heh. We said "bosom.") But before you swoon with relief and head for the pie, know this: You still have to make it through dinner. Worried? Don't... More  →
Surviving Thanksgiving: Make It Through the Meal

Surviving Turkey Day Travel: De PLANE!

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 25, 2009
This is the final boarding call! Time to check your bags, put your seat back and tray table in their upright positions, and get ready to spend several hours hurtling through the air inside a pressurized metal tube full of irritable Thanksgiving-bound travelers! What, that... More  →
Surviving Turkey Day Travel: De PLANE!

The Six Word Story

By Dan_BergsteinNovember 25, 2009
When it comes to literary gimmicks, the six word story is one of our favorites. The concept of telling a story in just six words is attributed to Ernest Hemingway, who wrote the following micro-tale: For sale: baby shoes, never worn. It hits you right in the... More  →
The Six Word Story

The Most Unusual Holidays

By ContributorNovember 25, 2009
What better way to steal Thanksgiving's thunder than to get excited about other holidays—holidays we didn't even know existed until now? Thanks, BellaSwan1, for doing your research and coming up with this list of days we can't wait to celebrate. You... More  →
The Most Unusual Holidays

Sparklers, Unite!

By ContributorNovember 25, 2009
What are your editors thankful for this Thanksgiving? All of the amazing, talented, funny, thoughtful, wonderful Sparklers out there who make our jobs so much fun. The following post, by peaceonearth24 and villianous_mwaha, shows just how awesome you guys are, and... More  →
Sparklers, Unite!