53 Brentwood Blog

Monday, June 30, 2003


Mike in Seattle, without Boris, Giulio in Bordeaux, without Boris too. At least there is one thing in common. I was in Bordeaux in the weekend, for a workshop on MRI and novel imaging techniques... It was actually the first time for me in France.

Sunday, June 29, 2003

I am all alone in Sarah's house in Seattle. Even Boris isn't here.

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated but for our qualities.

Bernard Berenson


Sunday, June 22, 2003

A Marine deployed to Afghanistan received a letter from his girlfriend in which she explained that she had slept with two guys while he had been gone and she wanted to break up AND she wants pictures of herself back.
So the Marine does what any squared-away Marine would
do. He went around to his buddies and collected all
the unwanted photos of women he could find. He then
mailed about 25 pictures to his girlfriend with the
following note "I don't remember which one you are,
please remove your picture and send the rest back

Saturday, June 21, 2003

New Zealand farmers are being asked to cough up $4.9 million a year to help reduce greenhouse effects caused by flatulence of their millions of sheep and cattle.

Last year New Zealand signed the Kyoto Protocol on global warming and agreed to reduce production of greenhouse gases which are suspected of being a major cause of climate change.

The government plans to introduce a tax to help pay for research into livestock emissions of methane and nitrous oxide, which account for more than half of the country's greenhouse gases.


Friday, June 20, 2003

… And down by the brimming river
I heard a lover sing
Under an arch of the railway.
“Love has no ending.
I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you
Till China and Africa meet,
And the river jumps over the mountain
And the salmon sing in the street,
I’ll love you till the ocean
Is folded and hung up to dry
And the seven stars go squawking
Like geese about the sky.
The years shall run like rabbits,
For in my arms I hold
The Flower of the Ages,
And the first love of the world.”

From ‘As I walked out one evening’ W.A. Auden.

Tuesday, June 17, 2003


'' A 28-year-old Boeing 727 has been missing since it took off from the Luanda airport on May 25 ."

Monday, June 16, 2003

Some photos...


Tuesday, June 10, 2003

I'm pretty sure that either in the fridge or in the basement of 53 Brentwood there are quite some biological and chemical weapons... at least they were there when I left. About those in Iraq, I have no proof that they exist.

Anyway, our friend MIKE is starting the BIG TRIP tomorrow, away from the BIG DIG and the 53 Brentwood biological and chemical weapons !!!

Have a great trip, don't forget to refill the tank once in a while, otherwise you might get stuck in the middle of Nowhere, which is between Nowhere and Somewhere, south of Anywhere, east of Everywhere!

Monday, June 09, 2003

Well there wouldn't be a need to ask any questions at all, if all 3 were interested.

We already have enough biological and chemical weapons in stock in the basement. So Martha and Saddam are out.

Sunday, June 08, 2003

... If you have to interview Saddam, Osama and Martha, to choose the next housemate, which questions would you ask? And which one would you choose as a housemate?

Thursday, June 05, 2003

Oh yeah. Sasha and Alex are moving out as they just bought a condo.

Anyone want to move back in?

Or do you know anyone who wants to live in the squalor that is 53?

July 1st.

Hum... so there is a place somewhere on earth where Saddam, Osama, Elvis and Jeff's gray socks are all living together.
But wait a second... something is missing... yes, a woman!
Now that Martha has quit her job, she might join them...

Wednesday, June 04, 2003

Elvis, the Hero of America, is currently hunting down both Osama and Saddam. With his sidekick Cornbeef on Rye he plans to sniff out the Evil of America and eat it. Thus proving once again that Elvis is King.

Where are the weapons of mass destruction?

Has anyone seen my gray socks?

Tuesday, June 03, 2003

Where is Saddam?

Where is Osama Bin Laden?

And what about Elvis ?

Monday, June 02, 2003

The weather report.

Wonderful weather these days in the Low Lands: sunny, clear sky, hot and crispy.