Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Thursday, November 23, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Before I moved to America, I thought I knew everything there was to know about the country, having grown up on American films. But it turns out that real life is not always like the movies! Which might explain the multitude of things I didn't know about American-style Halloween. Here are five such things.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Sunday, October 08, 2017
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
On a recent tour of south-west Ohio, I was fortunate enough to visit one of the crown jewels in the state's must-see attractions: the National Museum of the United States Air Force. With over 350 aircraft and missiles on display, it is one of the world's largest museums of its kind in the world, and well worth the visit.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Recently, one of my earliest videos—10 Americanisms I've Picked Up Since Moving to the US—passed 50,000 views! To celebrate, I've produced a sequel (or possibly a reboot) revealing 10 more. So why not take a break from your summer holiday (or is that vacation?) and discover however America is changing my vocabulary.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Welcome to Volume #10 of Ask A Brit, a weekly Sunday feature in which I answer your questions! Post a question in the comments section of this video (or any of my videos) using the hashtag #AskABrit for a chance to be featured in Volume #11 next Sunday. This week, I cover my views on mosquitoes, British holidays, mosquitoes, whiskey and more...
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Monday, June 12, 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Welcome to Volume #5 of Ask A Brit, a weekly Sunday feature in which I answer your questions on air! Post a question in the comments section of this video (or any of my videos) using the hashtag #AskaBrit for a chance to be featured in Volume #6 next Sunday. This week, I cover non-alcoholic drinks, bad British accents, and plans for our upcoming trips.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
Welcome to Volume 3 of Ask A Brit, a new weekly Sunday feature in which I answer your questions on air! Post a question in the comments section of this video (or any of my videos) using the hashtag #AskABrit for a chance to be featured in Volume 4 this coming Sunday, May 21. This week, I cover American stereotypes, misconceptions, and whether or not I've been to a tank museum.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Apparently, there are people who don’t get excited when their home-town NFL, NBA, MLB or NHL franchise take to the field, court, diamond, or ice…unbelievable, right? How can you not get excited about tapping in to the fellowship of fans supporting your local team? Well, America has made that quite easy, actually.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
I have a mixed record when it comes to learning the rules of American sports. On the one hand, Basketball is relatively straightforward; whereas American Football (or just football) seems to go to great pains to be as convoluted as humanly possible. Here is my take on the big three sports of the United States of America.
Monday, May 01, 2017
Let me preface this article by making one thing absolutely clear: I am not an internet dating guru. I cannot boast an hono(u)rs degree from the University of Tinder. My experience of the dating scene consists of four awkward incidents, in which absinthe was quaffed and thumbs were twiddled. Simply put, I am a mediocre resource. However...
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Recently, I've been getting hundreds of suggestions of places I should absolutely visit on my travels across America. Thanks for those! Looking down the list, it occurred to me that an overwhelming majority of your suggestions included National Parks. I really shouldn't be surprised; as a non-American growing up in England, the country's National Parks have always been a source of wonder to yours truly.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Something a little different in this video. It seems there's hardly a day goes by when my American friends, family, and neighbo(u)rs don't ask me the meaning of a British slang word or two. So here's a song I wrote that will guide you through the entire alphabet (almost). I hope you enjoy it! If you fancy singing along (recommended), the lyrics are listed beneath the video:
Thursday, April 13, 2017
I just returned to the Midwest after a month of traveling through Australia and Hawaii. Think koalas, kangaroos, wombats, mountains, beaches and sunshine and you’ve basically summed up my entire journey. However, the most peculiar thing occurred to me when I returned home – I only met one other American traveler during the entire 30 days I was gone.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Recently, Laurence got the chance to sit down with Australian YouTuber, the Chicago Aussie, to talk about their respective lives as members of the old British Commonwealth living in the United States.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Quite possibly the funniest man who ever lived, John Cleese, famously said that an Englishman would rather be told he’s a bad lover than that he’s not funny. Some of my fellow countrymen might share my indignity of, at some point in time, having it suggested that we’re equally inept in both disciplines. But setting sex aside for a moment – which is a phrase I never thought I’d write! – lets focus on the topic of humour (that is too the correct spelling!).
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Recently, Jack from Chicago Aussie and Laurence had what he has affectionately called 'bro time' at Millennium Park. It apparently made for a decent "arvo", as they say. We hope you enjoy it; if you'd like to see Lost in the Pond do some more collaborations with fellow expats or even Chicago locals be sure to comment on the video and let us know. In the meantime, happy (virtual) travels!
Friday, March 31, 2017
Join me as I offer a retrospective look-back on my time in the different states and cities I've already been to. In this episode, I will recount the rather dramatic tale of my first visit to the United States, when my family took a holiday to Florida.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
As many of you know, I recently set myself the ridiculously optimistic goal of visiting and documenting all fifty states by the end of the decade. I have almost everything I need for the journey: trains, a camera, this book, my wife, blind ambition. The only thing I don’t have... is money. Perhaps you can help.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
This begins a video series in which I, Laurence Brown, offer a retrospective look-back on my time in the different states and cities I've already been to. In this episode, join me as I remember the Big Apple herself, New York, New York.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
It's quickly becoming the worst-kept secret on YouTube: Laurence Brown really wants to visit all 50 of these United States. And so, in the interest of laying all my cards on the table, this is the video - among many more to come - that will hold me accountable. Will you join me on this long, arduous, and utterly naive journey?
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Now that I've lived in the USA for more than eight years, it probably shouldn't come as any surprise to anyone that I actually rather enjoy living here. Sure, we live against an uncertain political backdrop and Twizzlers are still a thing; but I'm not here to focus on the negatives. And that's because America still has a boat-load still to offer. Sometimes, I think we all need a quick reminder of that. Here are 6 Reasons I Actually Love Living in the USA.
Monday, March 06, 2017
Flying, frequent flying, like taking a flight every few weeks as I tend to do for work, is a strange phenomenon for most English people. England is small—fitting into America’s largest state, Alaska, more than 10 times—so flying from one end of the country to the other isn’t commonplace. In America we do it all the time, particularly out west.
Sunday, March 05, 2017
It’s not every evening I get to perform Google searches for “women’s hair accessories”—usually just Saturday evenings when the wife is out. But this past weekend, I had genuine, research-based motivation for doing so: it occurred to me that there is an oddly high number of hair terminological differences between Britain and America.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Don't get me wrong: living in America has been an indescribably fruitful experience. From the dazzling mountains of Colorado to the cityscape of Chicago, the United States is a profoundly beautiful place and I feel lucky for every single day of my residence here. Well, almost every day; I once had gastroenteritis. That wasn't pleasant.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
In the latest installment of Lost in the Pond's "Finding America" series, the wife and I take a visit to America's Dairyland, known more commonly as Wisconsin. Watch the video below, as we navigate our way around Milwaukee, stopping off at Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory and getting a taste of some good old Wisconsin cheese.