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The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterMay 14, 2010
Last week, this ed scrambled for birthday attention by asking you guys which female, teen character from a novel was born on May 8. And someone got it right. The answer was the incredible Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games. The first... More  →
The Friday Awards

Open Thread for May 14

By Emily WinterMay 14, 2010
Now that's a pup of a different color! Speaking of The Wizard of Oz, did you know that there was no hair dye for horses back in 1939, so the producers of the movie wanted to paint the horses of Oz different colors? Surprisingly,... More  →
Open Thread for May 14

Open Thread for May 13

By Emily WinterMay 13, 2010
Here's another pic from ItsRainingJellyBeans. She says this swallow tried to dive bomb her head, and succeeded. Does that mean you have a bird-sized dent in your skull, beans? Now that's an open thread pic we'd like to see... Send proof of... More  →
Open Thread for May 13

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerMay 12, 2010
You Sparklers are insatiable. Not even a cannon that shoots high-speed cupcakes at screaming people in Haz-Mat suits can satisfy your hunger for awesomeness. You rated last week's video a mere 5.60 on the Scale of Awesomness, despite (or because of)... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

Open Thread for May 12

By Emily WinterMay 12, 2010
Sparklers, meet Thunder. ItsRainingJellyBeans's dad named this spunky-looking goat after the AC/DC song "Thunderstruck," which is pretty bad asphalt if you ask us. Send pics of your pets, collections, big toe, pillow fort, favorite pair of shoes or anything else to contribute@sparknotes.com for... More  →
Open Thread for May 12

Open Thread for May 11

By Chelsea DaggerMay 11, 2010
It appears there is trouble in paradise: Sparkler syncrho has throw down the gauntlet after yesterday's fencing-themed open thread, sending this photograph along with the following message: Ahem. I would like to challenge wishyouwereme101 to a best-sport-in-the-world contest.  THis is... More  →
Open Thread for May 11

Cute Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerMay 10, 2010
These days, it seems edible hedgehogs are even more popular than babies (and definitely more popular than Justin Bieber). But are they more popular than squishy dogs with big bug eyes? You tell us, Sparklers. Last week's comments had us cracking up and wishing... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Open Thread for May 10

By Chelsea DaggerMay 10, 2010
Sparkler wishyouwereme101 sent us this rad photo of her fencing trophy. Why? Allow her to explain: I'm promoting fencing (aka as the best sport in the entire world and... More  →
Open Thread for May 10

Open Thread for May 9

By Emily WinterMay 9, 2010
It's MOTHER'S DAY, people!!! Don't forget to say something nice to your mom, even if she's being a brat. If you want to be sneaky, draw your mom a picture of you giving her a really big present, so that you don't actually have to give... More  →
Open Thread for May 9

Open Thread for May 8

By Emily WinterMay 8, 2010
Who wants a Friday Award? Sparklers, this ed shares a birthday with an uh-mazing character from an uhhhh-mazing novel. Even though the character is just a teenager, this ed totally idolizes her; she's sassy, scrappy, brave, and... we can't give any more hints. It'll be too... More  →
Open Thread for May 8