53 Brentwood Blog

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

Turkey for everyone!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Naomi, Feet and Pasta

Naomi Campbell wins Foot in Mouth award

The British supermodel, Naomi Campbell, has won Plain English Campaign's annual Foot in Mouth award for the following comment which she reportedly made in June.

"I love England, especially the food. There's nothing I like more than a lovely bowl of pasta."


Friday, December 01, 2006


Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to homeā€”so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person: the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, remarks at presentation of booklet on human rights, In Your Hands, to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, United Nations, New York, March 27, 1958. http://www.bartleby.com/