Welcome to my blog. I write about fitting in, sticking out, and missing the motherland as a serial foreigner.

September 5th, outsourced

Baywatch, Gaza style.

Could Mr. Darcy afford a stately home today? I've always wondered. [HT Dave]

This is so bizarre: a British man and his Saudi wife were attacked by members of the religious police. And there's video.

I'm sure most of you don't need a reason, but here is why you shouldn't click on any of those stolen nude photos. It's not a scandal, it's a crime. Also: "[I]t strikes me as deeply ironic that we will vehemently protest at a free Facebook messenger app because we're outraged at reports that it can access our phone's numbers, and yet turn around and excuse the serving up of women's bodies for our own pleasure. " [HT Ashi]

Americans tasting exotic Asian delicacies. Watch it and then watch it again. I've had natto before, by the way. It is pretty gross. [HT Jen]

17 British accents, illustrated by movie quotes. [HT Jeremy]

In this week's FLAMES. ON THE SIDE OF MY FACE category, we have "Only responsibility can stop rape." And that responsibility is the woman's, the author says.

In related news, this college student will carry around her dorm mattress until her alleged rapist is punished.

Moving on: all the comments on every recipe blog. "I didn’t have buttermilk, so I just poured baking soda into a container of raspberry yogurt. It tasted terrible." [HT Andrew]

This is almost too good to share. In 1971, the Mormon magazine The Ensign published an article about how to sew lingerie. Sadly, the illustrations do not accompany the online archived version, which does, however, include the word "peignoir." What a gem! [HT Anna]

Finally, what was the worst year in history? Discuss. [HT Anna]

American Mormon Abroad (The Exponent)

Cast removed, and a mystery