Mash-Up Round-Up: No Jesus at Our Kitchen Table
The week of August 30 was: The Great Seat Recline Debate; discovering where Frank Sinatra found god; and loving this kid and his grandma. Don’t smoke with Miley Cyrus! Happy long weekend, all. We’re going to try and sleep off our sleep drunkenness.
Mash-Ups in the News:
I Refuse to Say ‘Christ’ at the Dinner Table
What’s a Jewish girl to do when her Catholic in-laws say Grace before dinner? Co-founder Rebecca doles out advice in this week’s Forward about keeping an open heart and making new rituals based in traditions.
via Jewish Daily Forward
Craving Parsi Food? We Weren’t Either, Until We Read This
Mash-Up India! Some stories and recipes about the influence of Persians in Mumbai.
Hello Kitty is Not a Cat
It has been revealed that she is a permanent third grader from outside of London. Our response: Nope. She’s a cat in a dress.
via LA Times
Three Quarters of Whites Don’t Have Any Non-White Friends
Co-founder Amy just now learned that she is so many people’s Token Asian Friend. We still have work to do Mash-Ups! Get cracking.
via Washington Post
Zara Offers Striped Star of David Shirt
Zara is selling a striped shirt with a yellow fabric Jewish star on it. Um, how did not one person at Zara say, “Hey, that reminds me of the Holocaust.”
via Times of Israel
Body Beautiful: South Korean Female Bodybuilders
A story about Korean women that’s NOT about plastic surgery!
via BBC h/t Full Disclosure
Panda May Have Faked Pregnancy for Snacks
We are not mad at this panda who realized that she would get treats if she pretended to have all the symptoms of pregnancy.
Arranging Your Own Marriage In America
Long Read: A Russian woman who made matches for Russian girls came to America in search of her own match…a Persian doctor in California.
via LA Times
Second Languages Around the World
We love a good language map. Maybe we should learn Tatar?