Monday, 6 November 2006

Weird borrowings

Anyone who’s been to SLU knows that our illustrious president is obsessed with gateways and archways (along with statues)... our campus is littered with metal arches spanning pedestrian walkways, even whole streets (I think we have four spanning Grand Boulevard alone).

So it was pretty jarring to see a photo of two of our arches—the pair on either side of Grand at the crosswalk where Pine Blvd used to run back in the olden days, lightly Photoshopped to read “State University”—in the corner of last week’s episode (the one with Hugh Laurie and Borat) of Saturday Night Live during Weekend Update. Should’ve gotten a photo of it, alas.


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How far back do your olden days in St. Louis go….September?

[Permalink] 2. Alfie Sumrall wrote @ Tue, 7 Nov 2006, 6:27 am CST:

I was thinking the exact same thing. :)


I couldn’t think of a better description of it offhand. I suppose “crosswalk between Lindell and Laclede” would have worked.

Maybe I was going for the Southern direction-giving thing. For example, everyone who visits Oxford’s now going to be lost because the Three-Way four-way isn’t even a four-way anymore now that they stuck in a traffic signal.

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