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Awesome Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerFebruary 9, 2011
Surprisingly, you guys weren't as averse to sociopathic llamas as we thought you would be; last week's clip scored a 7.61, which ain't too shabby for a video in which some guy's hands get eaten by a talking animal. We're hoping... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

Open Thread for February 9

By Emily WinterFebruary 9, 2011
nycomic56 says... This is a groundhog (or a woodchuck, I don’t know the difference). In case you didn’t notice, its adorable. We say, we're nature-less New Yorkers. That looks like a... turtle? Octopus? Grizzly bear? Yeah, a grizzly bear to us.... More  →
Open Thread for February 9

Choose Your Sparkler Post Badge: Round 1L

By Jennifer GrudzieckiFebruary 8, 2011
Wow, Sparklers—the last round was so close we had to TRIPLE COUNT. Want to know why it was so close? Because it was A TIE! That's right: both Badge #42 and Badge #43 are going to Round 2! Congratulations to you, and to the other... More  →
Choose Your Sparkler Post Badge: Round 1L

The Best Inspirational Web Sites

By ContributorFebruary 8, 2011
DrakeObsessor has the perfect cure for your bad-day blues.—Sparkitors Have you ever had one of those days where it’s raining, your AP World teacher gave a pop quiz, and you missed the bus home?  You have?  Well,... More  →
The Best Inspirational Web Sites

Intern's Pick of the Day

By Jennifer GrudzieckiFebruary 8, 2011
The gummy bear torture chamber. The Gummy Bear Torture Chamber. The GUMMY BEAR TORTURE CHAMBER. Seriously, it just sounds epic. Anyway, watch this, and learn how to use chemistry to make a gummy bear explode. Awesome. Send in your favorite videos to contribute@sparknotes.com! (Extra awesome points if... More  →
Intern's Pick of the Day

Open Thread for February 8

By Chelsea DaggerFebruary 8, 2011
Dragons DO exist! No, seriously. Just check out this pic and this email, sent by the awesomely-named iwearfiestapants: These school holidays I was sent to "reconnect" with my aunt and cousins in their smallish town that 2 hours away from the beach. I was... More  →
Open Thread for February 8

Intern's Pick of the Day

By Jennifer GrudzieckiFebruary 7, 2011
Today's pick is just plain adorable—who wouldn't want to watch a dog take a bath in slow ... More  →
Intern's Pick of the Day

Cute Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerFebruary 7, 2011
Judging by the shades alone, this pup is about 48% cooler than Chelsea Dagger on her coolest day. Further proof? Just read T. Pierce's email; her furry friend deserves mad props. This is my dog Tips. She was abandoned on the side of the road when... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Open Thread for February 7

By Chelsea DaggerFebruary 7, 2011
From the looks of this invite, Uh_Oh_Oreoz is planning the most epic slumber part EVER. We'll bring the Cheez-its!... More  →
Open Thread for February 7

Open Thread for February 6

By EmmaFebruary 6, 2011
Princesscat_A asks, What's better than one grumpy cat?? Two grumpy cats!!! We can't argue with that logic. If you want to see your cute pets or shoes or bangs on an open thread, send a pic to contribute@sparknotes.com!... More  →
Open Thread for February 6