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Open Thread for May 23

By EmmaMay 23, 2010
Here is a cute lime green tree frog potterlover19 found in her backyard. Nice shot, potterlover! Got a picture of something amazing/adorable/weird/fluffy/made of marshmallows? Send it to contribute@sparknotes.com for potential publication in an open thread!... More  →
Open Thread for May 23

Open Thread for May 22

By EmmaMay 22, 2010
This handsome pup is named Seamus. He belonged to kcdancer07, and he was lost a year ago today, when he was three years old. Today's open thread is in memory of Seamus!... More  →
Open Thread for May 22

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterMay 21, 2010
Happy Friday, Sparklers! As you know, The Friday Awards are all about celebrating your comments, because you're hilarious, thoughtful, smart, and brimming with win. One of the best parts of this ed's week is giving out Friday Awards, and that's big-time thanks to help from our... More  →
The Friday Awards

Open Thread for May 22

By Emily WinterMay 21, 2010
Here's a happy pic from NerdAppeal to start your weekend off with a smile!... More  →
Open Thread for May 22

Open Thread for May 20

By Emily WinterMay 20, 2010
Guess what we learned last night? It's super illegalsauce to put your foot up on a New York City subway car, even if no one else is around, even if the spot is already gross and dirty with egg goo, even if you've unsuccessfully been trying... More  →
Open Thread for May 20

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerMay 19, 2010
And......WE'RE BACK. Last week's Awesome Thing was finally deemed to be worthy of its name, and you rated it a massive 8.89 on the indomitable Scale of Awesomeness. You've repaired our egos, restored Awesomeness to its rightful place on the Awesome... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

Open Thread for May 19

By Emily WinterMay 19, 2010
COWS! Note: Listen to this song as you appreciate NerdAppeal's photograph. Replace every "pow" with "cow," and pretend you are one of them. It's really fun.... More  →
Open Thread for May 19

The SparkNotes Scoop: Sweat, Spelunking, and Sparkitor Back Stories

By Chelsea DaggerMay 18, 2010
Ok, we lied. There won’t be any spelunking in this post. We just like saying the word, and we really dig that part in Batman Begins where Morgan Freeman stares at Christian Bale all like, "I KNOW you're not really using this magic, steel-enforced, polyurethane... More  →
The SparkNotes Scoop: Sweat, Spelunking, and Sparkitor Back Stories

Announcing the WINNERS* of the 2nd Annual SparkNotes Yearbook Awards!

By SparkLifeMay 18, 2010
Did you have a hard time picking your favorite yearbook awards finalists? We did. We hate choosing. We can't even decide what to have for lunch, much less which six smart, funny, amazing Sparklers deserve $500 and season passes to Six Flags. So today, we're... More  →

Open Thread for May 18

By Chelsea DaggerMay 18, 2010
I SCREAM. YOU SCREAM. WE ALL SCREAM. FOR ICE CREAM. Soccercam007 sent us this photo of the “Lumberjack” dessert from her favorite ice cream parlor. It’s got 5 scoops of deliciousness: snowflake, chocolate... More  →
Open Thread for May 18