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Awesome Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterFebruary 17, 2010
We could write haikus upon limericks about this week's Awesome Thing, but we think the Sparkler who submitted it, themarebear, described it best: "This guy has to be a ninja. He is way too awesome to be a normal person. A normal person this... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

Open Thread for February 17

By Emily WinterFebruary 17, 2010
Did you know rebel_of_nowhere's dog is afraid of peanut butter? Or that ragster96 hates junior year? Or that my left hand and probably my face are completely covered in blue ink?!?!??! Noooooooooo! How did this happen? I must go investigate. (I... More  →
Open Thread for February 17

Introducing Open Threads

By Emily WinterFebruary 16, 2010
We've noticed you Sparklers have a problem: you want to chat on SparkLife, but you don't have a centralized place to do it. We understand. And we think it's gotta be pretty friggin' annoying for you guys when you're chatting away in one post, only to... More  →
Introducing Open Threads

Cell Phone Obituaries

By Robert IsenbergFebruary 16, 2010
We hope the following rest in peace... or pieces: Motorola Brute: Though only two months old when it met its end, the Brute led an eventful life: Made 2 a.m. call to ex-boyfriend to "work things out," called AAA when Dad's Prius broke down,... More  →
Cell Phone Obituaries

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterFebruary 15, 2010
This week, we continue with our series of Cute Animals that Might Eat You. Hooray! We loved this pic because... a) The size of that lion's mouth is incredible. b) We want to take a nap in that snuggly mane. c) THERE IS A BUTTERFLY ON ITS NOSE!!!!!!! WHAT!!!!!... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterFebruary 12, 2010
Will you be our Valentine? Yes, you! You with the fingers. And...and...the hair. Gosh I love your hair. It makes me think of old movies and the smell of stage makeup. In a good way. You are really something else. So will you? You know, be our... More  →
The Friday Awards

The Best Facebook Groups

By ContributorFebruary 12, 2010
We've seen a lot of Facebook posts here on SparkNotes, and rebel_of_nowhere's definitely stood out. We love how specific and original this post is. Great job, rebel! —SparkNotes editors Facebook is the greatest procrastination tool since SparkLife. Whether you’re alarmed by the fact that... More  →
The Best Facebook Groups

Happy Anniversary, Dan!

By EmmaFebruary 12, 2010
A year ago this week, Dan Bergstein (aka Lt. Lasermind) started writing for SparkNotes. In our hearts, we're throwing him a ticker tape parade and buying him a mountain of jetpacks, crossbows, pancakes, fireworks, and tiny mechanical horses. In our cash-strapped real lives, though, all... More  →
Happy Anniversary, Dan!

We Miss Talented Famous People

By Kia WoodFebruary 11, 2010
Remember when talented was a prerequisite for fame? People had to develop a skill, and then work hard at that skill, and then with time and effort and fate they sometimes actually became famous. Then reality TV happened. It started out slow, first with a curious... More  →
We Miss Talented Famous People

Are You Having Trouble Logging In/Commenting?

By EmmaFebruary 11, 2010
Hi, Sparklers! We've been having some tech problems over the past few days, and we're a little mystified (maybe snow got into the servers?). If you are having trouble logging in, 1. We're so sorry 2. Would you do us a huge favor and email comments@sparknotes.com? You... More  →
Are You Having Trouble Logging In/Commenting?