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Don't Put Your Butt Where Your Mouth Is: The Art of Making a Funny Bet

By Dan_BergsteinMarch 4, 2010
Bet: By the end of this article, you will say, “Eww.” If you don’t say it, we will give you a cyber-high-five and 16 points. If you do say it, then we win, and you need to drink orange juice mixed with toothpaste, out of... More  →
Don't Put Your Butt Where Your Mouth Is: The Art of Making a Funny Bet

A Sparkler's Best Guess

By ContributorMarch 4, 2010
You may say lalasunshine's test-taking tactics are a little bonkers, but we say they're better than cheating! —SparkNotes editors It has happened to even the best of us: You are going through a multiple choice test, fine and dandy, when all of a sudden,... More  →
A Sparkler's Best Guess

Decoding Body Language

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 4, 2010
As if life weren't unfair enough already, it turns out that your dumb unhelpful body is constantly broadcasting how you feel about stuff, entirely without your permission. You can say you're totally interested as your friend rambles on about the hottest fictional alien races, but... More  →
Decoding Body Language

The Auntie SparkNotes Guide to Prom, Part 3: The Ask, Purely Platonic

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 4, 2010
Welcome to the next installment of the definitive SparkNotes guide to PROM! By now, you should have selected a potential date and started formulating a plan for asking him or her to the big event—and Auntie is here to help, with Part 3: Asking a... More  →
The Auntie SparkNotes Guide to Prom, Part 3: The Ask, Purely Platonic

The Best (and Weirdest) Stuff On the Web for Five Bucks or Less

By Katie_RolnickMarch 4, 2010
If your wallet looks anything like ours did in high school, then you've got some room to spare. Between gas for your car, Slurpees, and emergency french fry supplies, it seems you're almost always down to your last Lincoln. Well, guess what! In... More  →
The Best (and Weirdest) Stuff On the Web for Five Bucks or Less

Open Thread for March 4

By Emily WinterMarch 4, 2010
We don't wanna brag or anything, but WE'RE GOING TO AN ADVANCED SCREENING OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND THIS AFTERNOON!!!!!! HOOOOOOOORAY!!!!!!!!!!! Ehem. Sorry, us SparkNotes eds are a little excited. Anyway, here's a cute octopus! We didn't know these inky creatures could be cute, but neomaxizoomdwbi has... More  →
Open Thread for March 4

Stock Characters on the City Bus

By Robert IsenbergMarch 3, 2010
People have to get around, and not all of us have cars (especially those of us who live in a city). For people-watchers, public transport is a blessing in disguise. And no matter where you go, there are some stock characters you might run into—on the... More  →
Stock Characters on the City Bus

Where Are They Now? Literary Character Edition

By ContributorMarch 3, 2010
This über-clever post combines our favorite literature and those addicting Vh1 shows. Nice work, LadyLeafdawn! —SparkNotes editors We hear stories about fictional characters all the time. The characters capture our interest as we turn the pages or sit glued to the television screen, completely... More  →
Where Are They Now? Literary Character Edition

Auntie SparkNotes: The Quiet American Werewolf in Lab Goggles

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 3, 2010
Dear Auntie Sparknotes: My science table sits four people. Three of us chit and chat most of the time, laugh and carry on and it's all fun and games. We help each other (okay the smart ones do the work and the dumb one *cough*me*cough* tries... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Quiet American Werewolf in Lab Goggles

A Sparkly Pep Talk

By ContributorMarch 3, 2010
Sparkler nonamejoetoaster reminds us that we can all use a little pick-me-up now and then, especially when our friends, parents, and SO are all being dumbheads at the same time. —SparkNotes editors Here's my list of ways to feel better about yourself: 1. Stop caring... More  →
A Sparkly Pep Talk