All week long Deadspin will be celebrating the phenomenon of American Spring Break. There's much to come, but for now, please watch this educational video put together by hairypalmed intern David Matthews, documenting the effects of water on cotton apparel.

What else is in store? Pat Jordan, of course, who this very morning sent 25 pages over the mojo wire. We'll also have a guide to tapping a keg, lots and lots of thematically appropriate hookup failures, and a behind-the-scenes look at that famous piece of cinéma vérité, MTV's Spring Break. And we'll have you, gentle readers. Send us your Spring Break stories, your photos, your arrest reports, the letter you received from the clinic one month after South Padre — anything you have, we'll take. E-mail us at tips@deadspin.com, subject "Spring Break." Our favorite submissions will get a free copy of the Harper's Magazine anthology we excerpted earlier today, Rules of the Game.

Enjoy!