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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...

'Things Fall Apart' Like You've Never Seen It

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 03.05.2014 | Comedy

"No matter how much of a badass thug you are, killing your own son is WHACK." That's just a piece of Sparky Sweets, PhD's plot summary on Chinua Ac...

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...

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 ...

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...

Mo' Money, Mo Problems, Pip

Posted 07.23.2013 | Comedy

On this week's episode of Thug Notes, Sparky Sweets, PhD takes on Charles Dickens' classic novel Great Expectations. Sweets recounts the story of Pip ...

'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...