Ever had a perception of something that turned out to be completely false, and the reality is just flat out dissapointing???? I had one of those the other day...
APPARENTLY the arch in st louis DOESN'T go over the river!!! WHO KNEW? I'm sure everyone right now reading this is like "umm..Jeremy..we all knew, you're an idiot." Umm..well...NO ONE TOLD ME!!! I had the idea that the arch spanned the width of the Mississippi. And just recently I was thinking about why its not called the "gateway to the south" because, after all, the river does run south. but while i was talking to a CERTAIN SOMEONE, i was informed that not only is it the "gateway to the west," it doesn't actually go over the river. WELL, obviously I was quite dissapointed. Now i just see it as some stupid THING thats in the middle of the city and can HARDLY be called art. WELL, i'm also disgusted that its symbolizes our westward expansion. It just joins the ranks of mount rushmore as a big structure that reminds everyone (ok, not everyone...) of the destruction of the poor, poor, native americans. (recently i've been realizing these things that they never really tell us in school, or just choose to touch very lightly on. its a conspiricy!)
So anyways, i just wanted to voice my DISGUST at was has finally come to light...at least to me. I mean cmon, with the money they spent on that thing they coulda built the cardinals a brand new stadium!!!! or at least sign albert pujols to a new contract.