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Thug Notes Got A Little Giggly This Week

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.20.2014 | Comedy

When you think of "The Grapes Of Wrath," laughter probably isn't the first thing to come to mind. But in the latest episode of "Thug Notes," there was...

'That Means Oedipus Been Boning His Mama... HIS MAMA'

Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy

Thug Notes goes into Freudian territory this week with a look at "Oedipus The King." In his analysis, Sparky Sweets, PhD asks us all, is it better to ...

Thug Notes Talks 'Lolita': 'I Hope You Like R. Kelly'

Posted 01.28.2014 | Comedy

"Man, this nasty, y'all." And so, Sparky Sweets, PhD sums up what happens between Humbert Humbert and his forbidden love Lolita... but Sweets doesn...

Thug Notes' On 'Romeo & Juliet': 'Teenagers, Man... DAMN'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

For his first Thug Notes of 2014, Sparky Sweets, PhD has tackled William Shakespeare's immortal tale of star-crossed lovers, "Romeo & Juliet." Watc...

Arthur Miller's 'Big F*** You To 1950s McCarthyism'

Posted 11.19.2013 | Comedy

Thug Notes isn't playing around this week, so neither will we. Watch Sparky Sweets, PhD explain "The Crucible" above and marvel all over again at A...

You Never Understood 'Macbeth' Until Now

Posted 11.12.2013 | Comedy

This week, Sparky Sweets, PhD brings his unique insight to bear on the Scottish play. What are we to make of all that blood, murder and general to...

Happy Halloween, B*tches!

Posted 10.29.2013 | Comedy

Thug Notes gets all haunted this week with a thorough analysis of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." As ever, our hero Sparky Sweets, PhD gets down to ...

Thug Notes Shows Us That 17th Century Salem Was Whack

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.26.2013 | Comedy

There's simply no denying it: Thug Notes is the absolute best "spoonful of sugar" to help the literature go down you can watch online. In this late...

'Sh*t Gettin' Real Up In The Kingdom Of Ithaca'

Posted 10.15.2013 | Comedy

This week, Sparky Sweets, PhD tackles Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey" and, as always, his interpretation is incomparable. What can we learn from O...

Going Ham With Animal Farm

Posted 10.01.2013 | Comedy

On this week's segment of Thug Notes, Sparky Sweets, PhD delves into the world of George Orwell's Animal Farm. As Sweets explains, this is much mo...

Thug Notes Throws Down On Another Classic

Posted 09.24.2013 | Comedy

In this week's episode of "Thug Notes," Sparky Sweets, PhD analyzes Beowulf, the story of a prideful man-beast who sometimes acts chill, but sometimes...

Thug Notes Gets Real With 'Of Mice and Men'

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Comedy

In this continuing, and surprisingly sophisticated, critical examination of classic literature with Sparky Sweets, PhD, Thug Notes gets your laugh and...

Thug Notes: The Hobbit

Posted 08.20.2013 | Comedy

On this week of Thug Notes, Sparky Sweets PhD discusses J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit." Sweets deliberates the tale of the Bilbo and Gandalf trying to ...

We Gettin' Regal With Hamlet

Posted 08.13.2013 | Comedy

This week on Thug Notes, Sparky Sweets, PhD discusses Shakespeare's "Hamlet," A.K.A. that time things got whack in the Kingdom of Elsinore. Analyzi...

Thug Notes: Jane Eyre

Posted 08.06.2013 | Comedy

On this week's Thug Notes, Sparky Sweets, PhD., covers Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. He evaluates Jane's story of going from hustling as a governess t...

Holden Caulfield: The Loneliest Playa In Literature

Posted 07.31.2013 | Comedy

On this week's episode of Thug Notes, Sparky Sweets, PhD discusses J.D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye, analyzing the story of Holden Caulfield, th...

'Happy Ending For All Them White Girls!'

Posted 07.09.2013 | Comedy

Thug Notes keeps it classy this week, illuminating the irony at work in Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice. Sure, it may have a "happy ending for all t...

Thug Notes Will Make You Fall In Love With Literature Again

Posted 06.25.2013 | Comedy

First there was Crime and Punishment, then there was The Great Gatsby. Now Sparky Sweets, PhD is bringing his considerable insight and love of literat...

'The Great Gatsby' Be Straight Trippin'

Posted 06.11.2013 | Comedy

Sparky Sweets, PhD is back with more literary analysis, this time of the F. Scott Fitzgerald – and Baz Luhrmann – classic The Great Gatsby. If...

'Thug Notes' Explains Classic Literature, Son

Posted 06.04.2013 | Comedy

Move over, Cliff, there's a new Notes-master in town. If you've found the great works of literature to be too confusing or daunting to fully absor...