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Auntie SparkNotes: All in the Family

By kat_rosenfieldJune 15, 2010
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, Is it wrong to want to be close to my family? It seems like I am consistently closed off from my dad's side of the family. We go there probably every few months, but every time I get the same lecture from my... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: All in the Family

Literary Sequels, as Pitched by Hollywood

By Jon_SkindzierJune 15, 2010
What if Hollywood were responsible for creating sequels to famous books? For one, the sequels would be in movie form. Second, we suspect Hollywood would make the plots as empty as possible, and spruce things up with a popular actor or talking dog. The resulting movies would... More  →
Literary Sequels, as Pitched by Hollywood

A Guys' Guide to Mastering The Movie Date

By Pete CroattoJune 15, 2010
Tarantula farms, crabmeat salad factories, and historically significant cemeteries all fall into the “bad locations for dates” category. Fortunately, there’s still one place for you and your dream girl to seek refuge: the movie theater! But making a cinema love connection can be tricky, and... More  →
A Guys' Guide to Mastering The Movie Date

Open Thread for June 15

By Chelsea DaggerJune 15, 2010
This image, sent by hanini_panini, proves yet again that Sparklers are the smartest people on EARTH. Plus, it's just so darn timely: Bringin' Sexy Back happens to be the name of the epically epic Quizinator post published yesterday. So... More  →
Open Thread for June 15

Na-Na Why Don’t You Get a Job?

By Ashley SpencerJune 14, 2010
You’ve barely been on summer break for five seconds, and your father is already all over you. “Why don’t you get a job?” he asks you as you lie in bed daydreaming about cheeseburgers and Megan Fox. “What are you going to do today?” he... More  →
Na-Na Why Don’t You Get a Job?

What Are These Things in Your Refrigerator?

By Robert IsenbergJune 14, 2010
Exhibit A: Bowl with Fingerprints, Covered in Tin Foil On the one hand, it might be your mom's. Which means it could be anything. It might even be fresh and edible. But you seem to remember it being that fried chicken from KFC, which you couldn't... More  →
What Are These Things in Your Refrigerator?

That's Right, I Live in Australia

By ContributorJune 14, 2010
Before reading this post by another_alex, we were totally convinced that the entire population of Australia lived in trees and said "cobber" ALL THE TIME. Now, we know better.— Sparkitors I've lived in seven different places, been to nine different countries, and... More  →
That's Right, I Live in Australia

We're Bringin' Sexy Back—and It's Called The QUIZINATOR

By Chelsea DaggerJune 14, 2010
Is there anything hotter than a brand new SparkLife quiz? Yes. Loads of things. But most of those things aren't free, or attainable, or legal. This quiz, on the other hand, IS free (though you're strongly encouraged to send generous monetary donations to... More  →
We're Bringin' Sexy Back—and It's Called The QUIZINATOR

Life According to Ginger: Earning Money to Go to School to Earn Money (Part 1)

By ContributorJune 14, 2010
Before Ginger heads off to college, she's hustling for book money. We remember the feeling, Ginge. —Sparkitors I work two jobs in the summer, one of which is in a deli in a grocery store. I get paid minimum wage to cut meat, cut cheese, and... More  →
Life According to Ginger: Earning Money to Go to School to Earn Money (Part 1)