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Open Thread for March 14

By EmmaMarch 12, 2010
This is rachel1408's dog, in a portrait snapped after a hike. The dog's name? Cutie Pie. When you guys send us pictures like this, we forward them around to each other in emails with subject lines like "THE SPARKLERS ARE TRYING TO KILL US WITH... More  →
Open Thread for March 14

Open Thread for March 13

By EmmaMarch 12, 2010
Thanks for this snuggly Sea World pic, Mrs.NickJonas!! This is exactly what we look like when we wake up from our three-hour post-brunch nap. Sparklers, send your cute pictures to contribute@sparknotes.com!... More  →
Open Thread for March 13

Open Thread for March 12

By Emily WinterMarch 12, 2010
YESSSS! It's Friday again! Today we're featuring some original artwork from faeriesparkler. The obvious inspiration was Mr. Berg-face, but we see some Auntie SparkNotes in here, too. LOL-worthy work, faeriesparkler!... More  →
Open Thread for March 12

Open Thread for March 11

By Emily WinterMarch 11, 2010
ZOMG ZOMG I forgot to publish the open thread. Sparklers, please don't kill me. Miss Marm, please don't kill me. Look at this puppy instead! It's called Scout! And it's from a mystery Sparkler! Hooray! ... More  →
Open Thread for March 11

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterMarch 10, 2010
One of these cupcakes will be a hero. Others may not survive. The following YouTube vid isn't just another Awesome Thing adventure. It's a love story, a rite of passage, and a disaster movie. It's the YouTube cupcake experience of the season, and it's brought to you... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

Open Thread for March 10

By Emily WinterMarch 10, 2010
The day before this editor moved to New York from the Midwest, she bought her first pair of Chuck Taylors. They were pea green, laceless, low top, and pristine. Years later, she still has them—they're filthy, full of holes, and falling apart. But because of... More  →
Open Thread for March 10

Open Thread for March 9

By Emily WinterMarch 9, 2010
Would a gummybeararmygeneral wear ballet shoes to battle? We think so. That's random thought No. 1 for today's open thread. Take it away, Sparklers!... More  →
Open Thread for March 9

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterMarch 8, 2010
This week in Cute Thing news: Did you know eating rabbits is trendy? We've been reading a lot about rabbit-gobbling, and we'd like to say something about it. THIS: Sparkler kaira78 sent us that video, and we think it represents our stance... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Panic! At the Computer

By ContributorMarch 8, 2010
LadySunshine3 knows all too well that computer meltdowns are THE WORST! —SparkNotes editors If you're like me, your computer is your life. To a true Sparkler, the worst thing that could ever happen is watching your computer die right before you can comment on... More  →
Panic! At the Computer

Open Thread for March 8

By Emily WinterMarch 8, 2010
Sparklers: If you ever live in New York, and you're riding on the subway, and you see a pleasant-looking 20-something carrying a huge purse that must have water bottle inside because water is gushing out all over the train car floor, and you can just... More  →
Open Thread for March 8