53 Brentwood Blog

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

More or less
It's just a change in me
Something in my liberty
Oh, my, my
Coming and going
I watch you look at me
Watch my fever growing
I know just where I am

But how many corners do I have to turn?
How many times do I have to learn
All the love I have is in my mind?


Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Rosa Parks, 1913-2005

Civil Rights Icon Dies at 92

Parks's refusal to surrender a bus seat to a white man launched the modern civil rights movement and inspired generations of activists...
Patricia Sullivan
Washington Post

"People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in."

The bus driver said he would have her arrested, and she replied, "You may do that." He called the police and waited. Some riders got off, but not everyone, and Parks recalled that it was very quiet. When the police arrived, she asked one, "Why do you all push us around?" She said he replied, "I don't know, but the law is the law, and you're under arrest."

Saturday, October 22, 2005

No-right-turn dog

The ironing board phobia you could live with; and barking at the vacuum cleaner is what you might expect from any dog. But Sandy, a three-year-old Shetland sheepdog, has a more sinister idiosyncrasy: she won't turn right. At best, she sits down and won't budge; at worst, she runs away.
This is a problem for her owners, Barbara and Danny Willcock, of Manchester. They would like to take Sandy for a stroll to nearby Heaton Park. But that would involve a right turn. So they have to turn left and walk for three miles to reach the park. Sometimes they go by car. But Sandy is not keen on vehicles so they have to lift her and deposit her on the back seat.
Troubled by the dog's phobias, the couple have decided to consult a canine psychiatrist. They have had problems with Sandy ever since they found her at an animal rescue shelter.

David Ward
Saturday October 22, 2005
The Guardian

Thursday, October 20, 2005


'I think that it's right that it's taking place in Baghdad, just as it was right that [the trial of the Nazis] took place in Nuremberg. If you take it abroad, the Iraqis would never believe it.

In Nuremberg, the Americans were incredibly apparent, whereas here the Iraqis are in charge and you can see an Iraqi judge. In Nuremberg, you would not have seen any German soldiers or German police, it was basically an American trial.

The main problem with the trial is that the trial itself is not of the Iraqis' choice, just as the war has not been the Iraqis' choice.'

Gitta Sereny, Hungarian writer, was an observer at the Nuremberg trials.
The Guardian.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

- 'Hallo, how you doing?' - 'Pretty well, and you?'

From Harper's Index for August 2005:

Percentage of the world’s cell phone users who say they have interrupted sex to answer a call : 14.

Friday, October 14, 2005

And then we still get spam

I will be making comments usable by us only until Blogger comes up with an anti-spam system.

Well done, M.
And I'm glad you survived the 'deadly gas leak'.
The only 'deadly gas leaks' I experienced in 53 Brentwood were those when, in the morning, I passed by the door of the bathrooms.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Comment changes

I was getting sick of having to delete all of the spam comments that we have been getting so I changed our comment policy. Now only registered users of Blogger can write comments. It is the only way to get rid of the spam.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


Nothing prevents us from being pure, sober and just.

Marcus Aurelius

Wednesday, October 05, 2005


Originally uploaded by giulio13.

Sunday, October 02, 2005


Now I get complaints from all over the world (including Norway) for posting pictures of me. So here a few pictures of CACTUS PEARS, aka Prickly Pears, Indian Figs. There are plenty of them where I come from, I took these pictures last month.

For more complaints please write me an email to gambarota@gmail.com.


Originally uploaded by giulio_.


Originally uploaded by giulio_.