So many links today. The internet was awesome this week.
If you don't want to start worrying about waking up during surgery, maybe don't read this article.
"He made it clear that the only way to protect myself from the ever-present danger of men was by conducting and dressing myself with impeccable modesty, by making myself as invisible as possible."
Polar bear vs. camera guy. !!!!! [HT Jeremy]
Those of you who work in academia will be thrilled to know that "At the end of the day, people in [academia] can leave their work behind, and their hours tend to be the traditional nine to five." Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. [HT Jeremy, and see also this related article]
Is the Gerard Depardieu thing a news item in America? We are hearing about it so much over here. Here is an interesting point of view. [HT Jeremy]
Yeah, the members of the world's only all-male, Arabic, Emirati barbershop quartet go to my school.
Having previously noticed Tom Cruise's distinctive running style, I really enjoyed this video. [HT Eric D. Snider]
Downton Abbey as dogs and cats. Just cuz.
The 2012 National Geographic photo contest winners! Photo #2 is my favorite.
I watched this video a couple of years ago but now that I've taught a bunch of Saudi kids I find it even more hilarious. There are so many things it gets so right! [HT Liz]
The word nerd in me just about fell over from the awesomeness of this article about foreign words for which English has no equivalent. Touché, Japanese, with your arigata meiwaku.
It snowed in the Middle East, did you hear?