53 Brentwood Blog

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Too fast

Steven Wright:

I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.

Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.

Friday, April 29, 2011

"Con el pase que le di a Maradona, si no hacía gol era para matarlo"

60 metri divorati in 10'', sei avversari, portiere compreso, superati in dribbling.
Maradona all'Inghilterra il 22 giugno '86 nei quarti del Mondiale.
Un capolavoro banalizzato - si fa per dire - da Hector Enrique, l'uomo che diede la palla al Pibe:

«Con il passaggio che gli ho fatto non poteva sbagliare».

Domenico Calcagno
29 aprile 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

87 min: ALL THAT NONSENSE WAS WORTH SITTING THROUGH!!! Real Madrid 0-2 Barcelona. What a goal this is. Messi picks up the ball at speed in the middle of the Real half. He slaloms down the centre of the field, evading challenges by five separate white shirts, before entering the box. He's drifting to the right of goal, but no matter: he draws Casillas and dinks deliciously past the advancing keeper on the left and sends the ball bouncing into the bottom-left corner. That was pure genius, absolutely majestic, a goal for the ages. That it's come at the end of this shambles of a game is something of a saver for football's reputation.

Scott Murray
Wednesday 27 April 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

walk a mountain

Sunday, April 24, 9:18 AM

Phoenix — Doctors say Rep. Gabrielle Giffords can walk a little and is even trying to improve her gait.

She longs to leave the rehab center, repeating “I miss Tucson.” When that day comes, Giffords told Poteet she plans to “walk a mountain.”

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Ciao G, se non ti dispiace ti aggiungo al mio network. Se ti dispiace non ti aggiungo, e ti capisco pure.

a presto

- C M

This is the country we should have been

What a difference that Spanish wind makes. This is the country we should have been. In precisely the same way JFK should have ducked, vegetarians forcing you to eat their oomsk at supper should be more apologetic, Olivia Williams should have been my wife, Amy Winehouse should be given a seventh chance, Concorde should still be flying, Steely Dan and not the Stones should have "won" the 70s, every car should have the style of a Reliant Scimitar, Fernet Branca should stay forever in the bottle. Britain should have been nearer the Med.

Lots of people came to Brighton yesterday. At an educated guess – I spoke to many Americans in the sunshine – it was probably like 146.5 billion. There was a perfect and an unfogged atmosphere. Many friendships, much fun. The beach was as clogged as those documentaries you see about crabs. Crabs clogging beaches. But I really can't stress it enough – there was an utter forgetitude about phones, messages, phoney urgencies. This happens in cold clamped clenched Britain, where we have to make ourselves alive by e-connecting. When we actually do connect, there's no need.

Euan Ferguson
The Observer, Sunday 10 April 2011

Rileggendo la nuova edizione del libro Impunity (impunità) dell’economista inglese Charles Young colpiscono di nuovo le statistiche impressionanti della pessima prestazione dell’economia italiana durante l’era berlusconiana. Scrive Young: “Dei 120 paesi nel mondo con popolazioni con più di 4 milioni di abitanti solo lo Zimbabwe e l’Italia hanno le economie più piccole nel 2009 che nel 2001. Nei paesi avanzati, nessuno si avvicina alla perdita del 6% del PIL pro capite che l’Italia ha subìto in questo periodo. Il paese più vicino è la Francia, dove il PIL è solamente 4% più alto nel 2009 rispetto al 2001. È raro che un paese cada talmente tanto indietro in cosi pochi anni come l’Italia ha fatto sotto i governi Berlusconi/Lega”.