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Open Thread for February 23

By Emily WinterFebruary 23, 2010
Meet Bear. Bear belongs to Sparkler MarauderPrincess, and this is a pic of him when he was just a wee pup. He's about the size of a peanut (more like a puppy-sized mound of peanuts, but still), which makes his name so so... More  →
Open Thread for February 23

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterFebruary 22, 2010
What's cuter than being cute? Ice cuuuuuute! It's too bad that this doe got caught in a blizzard, but we've heard deer are down with the snow. (Unlike your editors, who've been known to shriek if one single snowflake lands anywhere that's not the top... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

How (Not) to Get a Post Published on SparkLife

By ContributorFebruary 22, 2010
MaggieGirl2013 thinks we can be bought! For the record, we do not accept bribes (unless they come in the form of cheese). —SparkNotes editors Ah, SparkLife: the place where nerds like me come to worship, pray, and live. One day, you read something Dan Bergstein... More  →
How (Not) to Get a Post Published on SparkLife

Open Thread for February 22

By Emily WinterFebruary 22, 2010
Does anyone else have a case of The Mondays? We could use another day to lie on the couch and watch 30 Rock, Oscar noms, and the amazing US hockey team. (Wow, we were really glued to the TV this weekend.) On second... More  →
Open Thread for February 22

Open Thread for February 21

By EmmaFebruary 21, 2010
We love the Olympics. But we have a major problem with them: not NEARLY enough Johnny Weir. Okay, so his event is over. Does that mean he has to disappear from our lives? Can't he comment on the ice dancing, or weigh in with fashion tips... More  →
Open Thread for February 21

Open Thread for February 20

By EmmaFebruary 20, 2010
We don't post articles on Saturday or Sunday, because we are very busy: * Watching Super Nanny on our laptops * Getting pedicures * Sleeping until 3 p.m. (not kidding) * Eating bagels, lox, fries, spicy tomato-based drinks, and maybe half an order of pancakes * Going to the gym *... More  →
Open Thread for February 20

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterFebruary 19, 2010
Chin up, sad sacks! We don't want to make you cry because of the commenting explosion! The commenting explosion is a good problem; we'd rather have zillions of enthusiastic writers and readers than two dumbheads with nothing to say except, "my butt itches... More  →
The Friday Awards

The New Commenting Rules

By Emily WinterFebruary 19, 2010
The recent explosion of comments made us editors realize a few things: * If SparkLife were an actual room, it would be the size of a high school gym. A high school gym with 4,723,938 teenagers packed inside. * Can you smell that? That's the smell of... More  →
The New Commenting Rules

Open Thread for February 19

By EmmaFebruary 19, 2010
This is home9310's dog, Lillie, wearing her Snuggie. There's really nothing to add, is there? This level of cuteness speaks for itself. Commence the Friday open thread!!!!!... More  →
Open Thread for February 19

Open Thread for February 18

By EmmaFebruary 18, 2010
I couldn't stop hacking up a lung at 4 a.m., so I took some Nyquil cough syrup. BIG MISTAKE. I'm like a shaky zombie this morning. What's the emoticon for dead-eyed Sparkitor? X-( ? Announcements, Pleas, Questions, and Snuggies * gummybeararmygeneral, I'm an ex-ballet dancer!!!!... More  →
Open Thread for February 18