Graduation Season

May 27, 2007 at 8:38 pm | Posted in employment, Matthew Hurst, summer | 2 Comments

An ice cream sundae from cicero's in webster groves, missouriLike it or not it’s that time of year again, signifying the usual change in atmospheric conditions at this confluence of rivers:

  •  The daily parade of hot rods, rat rods, and show cars down highway 61 (ie S Lindbergh) in south county
  • An uptick in sales for Ted Drews, Silky Freeze, (insert favorite frozen custard house here)
  • A corresponding increase in sobriety checkpoints on holiday weekends also meant to capture underage drinkers alongside the usual suspects
  • Terminal outages at the bridal registry machines due to overages of applications to process (see also: “baby making madness”)
  • The marked drought of availble non-skilled service-sector labor pools, occupied by the young faces of young’uns and int’erns.  (add to that newly graduating professionals seeking to join the work force for the first time)

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“Yes I think it can be very easily done”…

May 21, 2007 at 9:28 am | Posted in meta, staff | Comments Off on “Yes I think it can be very easily done”…

Ask people around St. Louis what Highway 61 means, and you’ll get a few different ideas (if not just puzzled looks):

1.)  Depending on the part of town, some people in St. Louis will coreectly identify a local stretch of US Route 61 on what could be any number of highways and interstates (you’ll really have to check the signs), including Lemay Ferry, Lindbergh/Kirkwood, and a large thrust of highway 40/I-64.  consult google maps for further such misadventures.

2.) A certain tradition of college graduates and students will immediately refer to the popular Bob Dylan record “Highway 61 Revisited“, which has seemingly been passed from generation to generation of students.  This seminal work of the influencial musician was also his most popular, and thusly still popular in circles all around town.

3.)  Just like you’ll get if you ask someone in St Louis for any directions, they’ll offer directions to the route even if they don’t have the least clue where to go…(seriously, try this)

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