Sunday, July 29, 2012

50 Shades of Arabic

So for the last few days I've been back in the Middle East, so no access to any kink (or porn, for that matter). So after flying for about 19 hours (excluding a four hour layover in Amsterdam) I land in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. I exit the plane, heading out into the terminal to go to passport control, and pass by the newsstand. And what do I see? Copies of all the 50 Shades books--in English and Arabic! I wanted to snap a pic of this but my desire to get the hell out of the airport and to the hotel was greater than providing multimedia for my blog. 

I find it ironic that in a culture that won't allow me access to author my own blog because of "adult content" they can sell this trashy "hausfrau kink" on their own soil--and in their native language to boot!

I'll say an overstatement sure to irritate some, but it's always the most religious that are the biggest hypocrites. 


  1. Hypocrisy and religion often go hand-in-hand.
    Fanaticism of any type invites hypocrisy. I've seen staunch atheists who top the hypocrisy charts, too. :)

  2. What's "Holy Shit" in Arabic? I bet that translator knows better than anyone!

  3. How dare you not provide the readers of your blog with that picture!

    1. Yeah--imagine my moment of I get to the air conditioned hotel and get a shower and a late night dinner or do I grab that photo of the Arabic "50 Shades" cover? Imagine how hard that was for me, Lea...

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    1. Thanks for commenting and welcome to the blog, Renee Rose!

  5. That is so strange... lol. I wonder how they translated "He's my very own Christian Grey flavor popsicle" haha.