Lightning over St. Louis and the Gateway Arch

A mega-compilation of lightning over the Gateway Arch and St. Louis skyline.





Lighting up the Arch

We’ve been having afternoon storms roll through every afternoon the last few days.  This was captured yesterday.


Thanks Dawn B




The Beatles in St. Louis – 48 years ago today

On this date in 1966 a crowd of 23,143 braved the rain to see the Beatles at Busch Stadium. They took the stage at 8:30 pm, having played a show in Cincinnati that afternoon. The Del-Rays from Mascoutah, Illinois, Bobby Hebb, the Ronettes and the Cyrkle also played. The Beatles appeared third to take […]


Sh!t St. Louisans Say

I know many readers will not understand this but the locals will get it.





A different view of Ferguson MO

In light of all the bad publicity the mixed -race community of Ferguson MO has received the last few days, here’s a different view of the St. Louis suburb that you don’t see on the news.





Robert Wadlow – The Alton Giant

On this date (July 19) in 1940 Robert Wadlow, the tallest man in recorded history, was laid to rest in Upper Alton Cemetery. Alton is just across the river and north of the St. Louis area.  The “Gentle Giant” was buried in a coffin specially built by the Grand Traverse Casket Company. It was […]


Just call me Speedy

I’ve notice better internet speeds lately so I did a speed test for my internet service.  I’ve attached three earlier tests for comparison.


March 2011  (DSL)

January 2013  (Cable Internet)

January 2014   (Cable Internet)


July 2014   (Cable Internet)  Charter Spectrum Internet

The results are interesting and confusing.  In January of 2013 […]


St. Louis Cops Go After Scorchers

1904 In response to complaints from citizens about the “automobile menace,” the St. Louis Police Department became one of the first in the nation to use automobiles to go after the “scorchers,” as speeders were known at the time.

The car was a high speed “St. Louis” Model made by George Preston Dorris […]


Here Is St. Louis – Summer Edition

A small taste of summer in St. Louis.

Here is St. Louis from Grain Inc. on Vimeo.

Places visited: Bogart’s Smoke House, Carlos’ Hot Dogs, Cathedral Basilica, Cherokee Street Bikes, City Garden, City Museum, City of St. Louis, Climb So Ill, Drumline of St. Louis, Drummer Terry Wicks, Firecracker Press, Fire Dept. Ice Cream, […]


The weather is here… Wish you were beautiful

… or something like that.  I have no idea what we did to deserve this but I’m not gonna ask around because I don’t want to know.  It’s been in the mid to upper 90’s for the last week or so.  The 4th  of July is notoriously hot and usually stormy in St. […]

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