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(STLToday)   What do the St. Louis arch and Subby's '76 Vega have in common?   (stltoday.com) divider line 114
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2010-08-22 09:45:21 PM  
Did Bob Barker give the St. Louis arch away on the first episode of The Price is Right?
 
2010-08-22 11:42:15 PM  
Both fit up his ass after he lubes it up?
 
2010-08-22 11:49:40 PM  
What are, "Things in which NittLion78 has boned his mom"?
 
2010-08-22 11:56:28 PM  
in other news, exposed structures will show signs of rust and decay.

what's next, a story about the Golden Gate Bridge needing repairs and requiring maintenance?
 
2010-08-23 12:34:42 AM  
NittLion78: What are, "Things in which NittLion78 has boned his mom"?

Wow. I hope I'm reading this waaaaaay wrong.
 
2010-08-23 12:35:51 AM  
What are two things that have never been in my kitchen?
 
2010-08-23 12:36:24 AM  
They're both old symbols of a better-forgotten past?


btw, the Golden Gate is maintained better than just about any other bridge on the planet. Rust, you know.
 
2010-08-23 12:37:17 AM  
NittLion78: What are, "Things in which NittLion78 has boned his mom"?

Dude, I don't know how you MEANT for that to sound, but....
 
2010-08-23 12:37:42 AM  
A badly-designed inline-four that set back the fuel-efficient car in America for years?
 
2010-08-23 12:37:57 AM  
I went up top of that thing over 15 years ago and it looked rickety then. The interior paint looked like a basement in an old apartment building that had had 50 coats of paint slapped on over the years. Good luck.
 
2010-08-23 12:38:07 AM  
They are both covered in herp scabs, smell of Wino piss, and have dead hookers and hidden in them??

Or is it the number of cigarette butts underfoot?
 
2010-08-23 12:38:42 AM  
The arch is a symbol of St. Louis. They should let it rust and collapse like the rest of the city.
 
2010-08-23 12:39:05 AM  
They should have covered it in stainless steel...
 
2010-08-23 12:39:37 AM  
They're easy to wrap around a telephone pole?
 
2010-08-23 12:40:13 AM  
NittLion78: What are, "Things in which NittLion78 has boned his mom"?

Is that how you made your wife-sister?
 
2010-08-23 12:42:23 AM  

NittLion78 2010-08-22 11:49:40 PM
What are, "Things in which NittLion78 has boned his mom"?


I laughed out loud, and hope you meant "Things in which NittLion78 has boned subby's mom."
 
2010-08-23 12:44:58 AM  
aluminum heads?
 
2010-08-23 12:46:20 AM  
Tragedy of Hurstwood: NittLion78 2010-08-22 11:49:40 PM
What are, "Things in which NittLion78 has boned his mom"?

I laughed out loud, and hope you meant "Things in which NittLion78 has boned subby's mom."


Dont judge him. Or his instained mother
 
2010-08-23 12:46:47 AM  
Tragedy of Hurstwood: I laughed out loud, and hope you meant "Things in which NittLion78 has boned subby's mom."

You know, I typed that out at first, and it seemed redundant, so I simplified it.

Now I think I should just go with it.
 
2010-08-23 12:48:00 AM  
NittLion78: You know, I typed that out at first, and it seemed redundant, so I simplified it. Now I think I should just go with it.

There's always more room on one's bucket-list.
 
2010-08-23 12:48:36 AM  
Drivin the Vega through the arch reminds me of sex with subby's mom?
 
2010-08-23 12:49:42 AM  
I didn't know you could repo something as big as the arch

/learn something new every day
 
2010-08-23 12:50:32 AM  
You look funny to be seen in both, and neither is going anywhere very soon
 
2010-08-23 12:53:04 AM  
neither will get you laid?
 
2010-08-23 12:53:07 AM  
Rusting gateway arch.

Fitting symbol for Obamamerica.
 
2010-08-23 12:53:11 AM  
BTW, I'm about a thousand miles away from St. Louis, maybe someone can clear up why the article mentions rebuilding the arch in 2015, but says that funding for the repair will not compete with funding for the new arch...

They gonna rebuild it, or not? I'm assuming they won't repair it just to tear it down in less than 5 years...
 
2010-08-23 12:55:10 AM  
NYZooMan: Rusting gateway arch.

Article says it's been rusting for decades. It could be a fitting symbol for the American Conservative movement.
 
2010-08-23 12:58:40 AM  
Rust never sleeps.

/Hey hey, my my.
 
2010-08-23 01:01:26 AM  
"A badly-designed inline-four that set back the fuel-efficient car in America for years?"

If only they had sleeved the cylinders...or used an iron block.
 
2010-08-23 01:02:32 AM  
Subby's mom has conceived in both?
 
2010-08-23 01:04:09 AM  
Well St. Louis does deserve to belong in the Rust Belt.
 
2010-08-23 01:06:44 AM  
It's a small miracle if you can fit five people in one?

/seriously
//do not take the elevator to the top if you're claustrophobic whatsoever
 
2010-08-23 01:08:45 AM  
I farked subby's mom in both?
 
2010-08-23 01:09:03 AM  
I'll play subby...

1) They are both ugly.
2) Both rusted out, and serve no purpose.
3) Except for their eventual collapse, are completely immobile.
 
2010-08-23 01:09:12 AM  
I'll say this; that the arch looks magical at sunset. Every few minutes, the panels on it seem to change colors in subtle patterns. You could just sit there and watch it until the sun is completely down, very beautiful, and such a classic, simple, elegant form. You really have no idea until you've seen it in person.

It is a very important landmark structure and of course money should be spent to maintain it.
 
2010-08-23 01:09:30 AM  
They're going to build a crappier one and call it the St. Louis Monza?
 
2010-08-23 01:10:44 AM  
Well, if it goes the way of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge we'll still have the Vandalia Travelodge;
Link (new window)

/aisle seat
 
2010-08-23 01:11:16 AM  
TFA says they refused to let the paper look further at the document citing "national security."

Once again, the terrorists have won.
 
2010-08-23 01:11:17 AM  
UsikFark: They should have covered it in stainless steel...

You didn't RTFA closely....outside is covered in stainless. Inside is mild steel. (and btw, stainless is not actually stainless - it does corrode - albeit at a very reduced rate due to the chromium content.

But yes, the insides are the problem, as water gets in at every conceivable little hole.
 
2010-08-23 01:11:22 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Meh. "Life After People" gave it 250 years before it falls down.
 
2010-08-23 01:12:24 AM  
Any Pie Left: I'll say this; that the arch looks magical at sunset. Every few minutes, the panels on it seem to change colors in subtle patterns. You could just sit there and watch it until the sun is completely down, very beautiful, and such a classic, simple, elegant form. You really have no idea until you've seen it in person on LSD.

It is a very important landmark structure and of course money should be spent to maintain it.


/just adding the part you left out. carry on.
 
2010-08-23 01:12:32 AM  
Soft Corinthian leather?
 
2010-08-23 01:15:33 AM  
I find it funny the most prominent landmark in StL is a dedication to people who decided to leave.
 
2010-08-23 01:17:13 AM  
i33.tinypic.com
 
2010-08-23 01:18:00 AM  
UsikFark: BTW, I'm about a thousand miles away from St. Louis, maybe someone can clear up why the article mentions rebuilding the arch in 2015, but says that funding for the repair will not compete with funding for the new arch...

They gonna rebuild it, or not? I'm assuming they won't repair it just to tear it down in less than 5 years...


They are redoing the Arch park, I believe, not the actual arch.
 
2010-08-23 01:19:18 AM  
In 1980, Kenneth Swyers tried to parachute onto the Gateway Arch. He had planned to subsequently jump off and land on the ground. Instead, he slid all the way down one leg to his death. The pilot, Richard Skurat, had his pilot certificate suspended for 90 days.

Awesome.
 
jvl
2010-08-23 01:32:42 AM  
If it's old and busted at 45 years of age, maybe we should just tear it down before it becomes a permanent and historic symbol. There will never be enough tax money to keep up all our National Parks, so if we could trim the list by one, why the hell not?
 
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2010-08-23 01:39:31 AM  
TheOtherOne79: I find it funny the most prominent landmark in StL is a dedication to people who decided to leave.

www.slu.edu

/says you stole his bit
 
2010-08-23 02:01:32 AM  
I once heard the Vega described as "planned obsolescence". I saw one fall apart and could see the point.
 
2010-08-23 02:06:21 AM  
i1.ytimg.com

Sure... I'll just check with the guys down at the, uh, Engineering Lab. They got us working in shifts! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
 
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