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Open Thread for March 16

By Emily WinterMarch 16, 2010
This fresh water stingray is named Hoover, and belongs to Sparkler Dominio77. A pet stingray?!?!? Scary! Doms, does Hoover let you feel his velvety soft underside, or tickle your scalp by playfully sucking up some of your hair, or... you know what? We think... More  →
Open Thread for March 16

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterMarch 15, 2010
Sparklers, meet Lucky. Lucky belonged to skysquirrel417, who says he was her best friend from 1st grade until he passed away recently. Doesn't Lucky look so peaceful staring out the window of skysquirrel417's car? We love this pic because it was taken of Lucky's... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Open Thread for March 15

By Emily WinterMarch 15, 2010
"Beware the ides of March," a soothsayer warned Caesar, according to Shakespeare. Apparently, the ides of March (aka March 15) are still terrifying, because people have been tweeting about it all morning. Even more terrifying is that your editors used to think the line... More  →
Open Thread for March 15

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterMarch 12, 2010
Welcome back to The Friday Awards. This is a very special week. You see, we've been getting e-mails from Sparklers who want to nominate other Sparklers for awards, and that got us thinking about just how much award-wielding power we actually have. Even though we... More  →
The Friday Awards

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