Imagine the effect on President Obama if the full force of Hurricane Irene, due to pass Washington D.C. on Sunday at Category 2, were to topple the weakened structure. Forget double digit unemployment or a terrorist attack, nothing could destroy a presidency faster than watching the nation's towering symbol of virility collapse into flaccid rubble.
|Under construction ca. 1860.|
The work got bogged down in politics. Different groups wanted their own stones included in the build. A temperance society added a stone dedicated to opposing alcohol. Pope IX contributed a stone which outraged the
Funding dried up. Then there was a little Civil War. Construction didn't resume until 1879. After removing the shitty
Few people liked the structure. The original architect had planned for a fancy colonnade at the base. Without it, he said, the monument would just look like a giant stalk of asparagus. It was so unpopular that just 800 people attended the dedication ceremony in 1885.
Word of the Day: The feminine equivalent of phallus is yoni, the Sanskrit word for vagina.
|Hoover Dam is the nation's biggest yonic symbol.|