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Open Thread for April 25

By EmmaApril 25, 2010
There's something about robots that melts our hearts. They're so innocent, so literal, so cute with their blank expressions and their need to be loved. And when they're robot pins named Tony, made by ItsRainingJellybeans from a recycled Converse shoebox, well, our hearts... More  →
Open Thread for April 25

Open Thread for April 24

By EmmaApril 24, 2010
Good morning! Have you brushed your hair yet? We haven't, and we look just like Roxanne a.k.a Roxy, uh_oh_oreoz's Yorkiepoo. ...but not nearly as cute.... More  →
Open Thread for April 24

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterApril 23, 2010
We wanted to save this photo from ItsRainingJellybeans for an open thread, but it made us sooooo happy that we figured we HAD to use it for the happiest occasion of all: FRIDAY! ItsRainingJellybeans says that no butterflies were harmed in the making of... More  →
The Friday Awards

The SparkNotes Yearbook Awards: Inside the Judges' Office, Part 1

By Emily WinterApril 23, 2010
If you missed all the hoopla Wednesday (yes, we said "hoopla"), here's what's going on with The SparkNotes Yearbook Awards: the Sparkitors narrowed down scads of nominations to just three noms per category. The winner of each of the six categories will get two season... More  →
The SparkNotes Yearbook Awards: Inside the Judges' Office, Part 1

Open Thread for April 23

By Emily WinterApril 23, 2010
Do you guys remember way back in 2009 when us eds were sad because we couldn't find a pic of Finn from Glee in his green vest? Probably not. But one Sparkler did remember, and she snapped this pic... More  →
Open Thread for April 23

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterApril 22, 2010
LOL LOL LOL. This video reminds us of the Shel Silverstein poem "Sick," and is brought to you by Sparkler 1grobanite. WARNING: THERE IS MENTION OF PMS. (Just thought we'd letcha know, since you did NOT like watching a cupcake... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

Open Thread for April 22

By Emily WinterApril 22, 2010
Happy Earth Day, Sparklers!!! Our first Earth Day activity is to recycle... a photo that we previously used somewhere in SparkNotes history. We found it on our server. Isn't it adorable? Don't the puppy eyes just shout, "PLEASE REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT!!!"??? ... More  →
Open Thread for April 22

Announcing the Finalists in the 2nd Annual SparkNotes Yearbook Awards!

By EmmaApril 21, 2010
We're so excited we feel kinda queasy. THE YEARBOOK AWARD FINALISTS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED! ...and VOTING STARTS TODAY! Sorry to shout, but we're really into this. We got, like, a skillion nominations. Most of them were so good. And some of them made us laugh so hard... More  →
Announcing the Finalists in the 2nd Annual SparkNotes Yearbook Awards!

Open Thread for April 21

By Emily WinterApril 21, 2010
sweetiepie94, we love the way you "S." :) And speaking of "S"...last night's Glee (we promise, no plot spoilers) was all about... "Smushing." You know... "mixing"?! You know!!! S-E-X!!! This editor watched the whole episode thinking, "I really, really hope no Sparkler is watching this with his/her parents. Because... More  →
Open Thread for April 21

Open Thread for April 20

By Emily WinterApril 20, 2010
We get so many pics of puppies and kittens, and then...this? We love it for its originality and pure randomness. The Sparkler who took this picture, Aditrs, says: Hey Sparkitors! The office chair I use to sit on when I go on my desktop... More  →
Open Thread for April 20