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Open Thread for July 31!

By SparkLifeJuly 31, 2014
TOMORROW IS AUGUST! Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com to be featured on an OT! While we do love a good free huggin' sloth, we love your OT submissions even more. And that's saying something. EMAIL US! <3... More  →
Open Thread for July 31!

Auntie SparkNotes: Why Don't I Have a Superpower?

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 30, 2014
Dear Auntie, To put it bluntly, I'm sick and tired of being a "no one" or an "anyone". I want to be a "someone". I'm also totally lost because of this. Ever since middle school, I've resented the fact that I'm not known for anything. I don't... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Why Don't I Have a Superpower?

15 Ways to Deal If You Don't Like Having Your Picture Taken

By Jason SaenzJuly 30, 2014
Do you suffer from "fotografizophobia?" If more than two of these symptoms apply, you might: You suffer from the "photo sweats" You are highly susceptible to flash-flinching Your eyes are open in less than 10% of family photos You have never... More  →
15 Ways to Deal If You Don't Like Having Your Picture Taken

An Art Critic Reviews NASA's Photos Of The Day

By Abbey ClarkeJuly 30, 2014
So yeah, we have a super legit art critic in today to help guide you through the maze that is beauty and truth (via NASA’s photos of the day). Go appreciate some art or whatever. *lights cigarette, casting mystic shadows on the graffitied wall* More  →
An Art Critic Reviews NASA's Photos Of The Day

Writer Wars Winner: "A Shot in the Dark" by Furnunculus!

By reidfaylorJuly 30, 2014
Congratulations to Furnunculus for winning this week's Writer Wars! Last week I asked writers for stories packed with so much action that I’d have problems breathing, and oh, how they delivered. Read the story above, and witness a world overrun with the dead returned to More  →
Writer Wars Winner:

Ten Novels That Made Us Chortle in the First Line

By Abbey ClarkeJuly 30, 2014
You only get one shot at making your reader piss their pants laughing as they pick up your book, and these authors all NAILED IT...The first line of John Green’s heart-rending novel perfectly sets the tone for the entire story: weighty, intelligent, and dripping with the w More  →
Ten Novels That Made Us Chortle in the First Line
11 Cover Songs That Are 1000 Times More Depressing Than the Original

11 Cover Songs That Are 1000 Times More Depressing Than the Original

By Josh SorokachJuly 30, 2014
Cover songs remain the once and future king of musical surprises because they fill two essential requirements for optical melodic enjoyment: Everyone already know the words! The popularity of "Livin' on a Prayer" or "Single Ladies"More  →

The Best New Handshakes You'll Want to Try Immediately

By Andrew TavinJuly 30, 2014
So a little blog called Time is all a flutter about a new study that shows that fist bumping spreads 90% less germs than handshakes. In case you need a refresher on percentages, that's a lot less germs. Fist bumps are about as good... More  →
The Best New Handshakes You'll Want to Try Immediately

The Pale Person Summer Manifesto!

By Andrew TavinJuly 30, 2014
Greetings! Is it sunny out? It is? Good, because this is for everyone stuck inside because they're afraid of peeling. Yes, we're talking to you pale skinned people. Those people who go to the beach and come back looking like a lobster. Those people who... More  →
The Pale Person Summer Manifesto!

Open Thread for July 30!

By SparkLifeJuly 30, 2014
“The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can..." ~J.R.R. Tolkien Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com to be featured on an OT! ... More  →
Open Thread for July 30!