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'Thug Notes' Takes On 'The Hunger Games'

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.26.2014 | Comedy

For a while, we thought YouTube channel Wirecrack (formerly Thug Notes) provided summaries for classic works of literature only. But we were delightfu...

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...

Zelda Explains It All

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 04.28.2014 | Comedy

The makers of "Thug Notes" have decided to make learning even more fun in their new series. In "8-Bit Philosophy" we see our favorite classic vide...

'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...

'Dante's Inferno' Is Way Funnier Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Comedy

While it may be the most famous portion of Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy," chances are you weren't laughing too hard if you happened to ever read "...

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...

Thug Notes Goes 'Straight Prime-Evil On Yo A**'

Posted 11.05.2013 | Comedy

This week, Thug Notes looks deep into the Heart Of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad... and as it turns out, it's pretty bleak indeed. If you never read t...

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...

Damn, This Book Is Gangsta

Posted 09.03.2013 | Comedy

If you haven't been referring to legendary author Ray Bradbury as "Ray Ray" all your life, now is the perfect time to start. In the latest episode...

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...

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 ...

Lord Of The Flies, Thug Style

Posted 07.16.2013 | Comedy

Sparky Sweets, PhD, has another round of "Thug Notes," his answer to SparkNotes. This time, he analyzes William Golding's Lord of the Flies. When a...

'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...

Time For An Orwellian Booty Call, Son

Posted 07.02.2013 | Comedy

After analyzing such classics as The Great Gatsby and To Kill A Mockingbird, Thug Notes, and Sparky Sweets, PhD, is back with a breakdown of George Or...