Unimpressive Poll by 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Names Arch "Least Impressive" Landmark
|Suck it, The Alamo.|
Let's put that another way: A miniscule proportion of our nation's grown-ups recently concluded on the phone that the Arch is not as impressive as The Alamo, Mount Rushmore, The Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls.
Uh, this is the "Least Impressive Poll" we've ever seen (and we've seen a few).
First of all, they're vague on methodology. Was this question open-ended, or was it multiple choice? Because the Space Needle in Seattle should've been a choice. We saw it two days ago. It sucks. So does Stone Mountain in Georgia (which we've never visited, but we've seen pictures, and let us spare you the Google search: It's a big rock with Confederate guys on it, whom you may remember as the losers of the Civil War).
|The Alamo doesn't even have a basement.|
For the record, the Gateway Arch is 630 feet high. That's "impressively" taller than its competitors The Alamo (33.6 feet), the Mount Rushmore heads (60 feet) AND Niagara Falls (167 feet).
True, The Arch is not bigger in scope than the Grand Canyon. But you know what's under the Grand Canyon? More rock. You know what's under The Arch? An awesome museum.
You know what's under The Alamo? Nothing: It doesn't even have a basement.
I mean, come on.