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July 28, 2013 9:48 AM   Subscribe

Dan Bergstein, Sparknotes blogger (and best known for blogging about the Twilight series), has posted some YouTube instructional videos on How to Knit a Scarf, How to Make a Pumpkin Pie, and How to Wrap a Present. Please note that Dan does not actually know how to do any of these things, and that if you do have these skills viewing these videos might be slightly traumatizing.
posted by orange swan (11 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
At least he didn't call them "You're doing it wrong."
posted by jfuller at 10:25 AM on July 28, 2013


This did nothing for me until he pulled out the stapler. Gold, pure gold.
posted by arcticseal at 10:34 AM on July 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm going to sue this evil bastard for revealing the secrets of my extra-special xmas gift wrapping techniques.
posted by nevercalm at 10:37 AM on July 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Sometimes I watch makeup application tutorial videos. I want to see him do one of those. On himself.
posted by matildaben at 10:43 AM on July 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


The best part of the present video is the terrible camera angle so all you see is Dan from the chin up.

I was lukewarm on the idea until this line: 'You don't have to measure anything, cause nobody's expecting much of you.' accompanied by a shifty look.

These are great!
posted by winna at 11:16 AM on July 28, 2013


If you don't want to make a scarf, you can just make a...

snake blanket.
posted by ShutterBun at 11:19 AM on July 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


1) As an anal-retentive gift wrapper, I enjoyed the gift wrapping one.

2) I had no idea that Sparknotes was anything other than the Cliffs Notes Of The Present. So huh.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic at 1:42 PM on July 28, 2013


> 'You don't have to measure anything, cause nobody's expecting much of you.' accompanied by a shifty look.

On Julia Child's cooking show Julia once knocked a raw chicken she was cutting up off the cutting board and onto the floor. She leaned down, picked it up, rinsed it off under the faucet, and continued where she left off. Meanwhile she looked straight into the camera and said "Remember, you're alone in that kitchen."

Nothing shifty about Julia.
posted by jfuller at 2:21 PM on July 28, 2013 [10 favorites]


Haunted Eggs

"I don't know what a haunted egg will be, but I had an idea of how to make one, and it probably won't work."
posted by rifflesby at 2:51 PM on July 28, 2013


Now that's a great way to add some elegance to a Subway giftcard!
posted by inertia at 4:46 PM on July 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Man, whatever happened to SparkNotes? I used it all the time in high school, and the discussion boards were full of decent discussion. But now the boards and directories are gone and literary analysis seems like an afterthought compared to the 24/7 lifestyle and teen entertainment blog over on "SparkLife." Like the web needed another one of those.
posted by Rhaomi at 5:27 PM on July 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


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