Sunday, April 1, 2007

In the Shadow of the Stadium


Now don't go thinking my city is all grace and beauty. Just two blocks south of the stadium is this purveyor of one of the main nutrition groups for some of my countrymen (and women), the others being the the category that includes the Hardee's 2/3-Lb. Double Bacon Cheese Thickburger (1300 calories, 40g of saturated fat, 205mg of cholesterol and 2110mg of sodium - click down the list at the right side of the linked page) and Krispy Kreme Donuts (who wont even list nutritional information on their web site - you have to call them. And probably give the password.), wrapping up with the group that features Busch Bavarian Beer (made by the sponsors of the stadium), Captain Morgan Spiced Rum (who orders you to drink responsibly), etc. etc. Well, the stuff they sell to eat inside the stadium isn't any better. (Look! Look! There's a Hardee's in there! Thickburgers!)

This rant was not brought to you by the American College of Cardiology, but it could have been. I apologize for any offense. Back to baseball in tomorrow's post.

3 comments:

Dsole said...

can you see the Gateway arch from any point in your city?
I've post some arches today too ;)

Strangetastes said...

Hi, dsole. No, not from everywhere. The Arch is about 210m high, much shorter than, say, the Eiffel Tower. You can't see that from everywhere in Paris. There is a bridge over the Interstate (motorway) near where I live with an unobstructed view to the city center about 20km away. You can just see the Arch on the horizon.

I'll have a look at your new posts. Check out my son's new Chicago DCPB when you have a chance. He is a witty young man.

Meg in Nelson said...

What dsole said: the arch is omnipresent!