scottidog @ Apr 25 2004, 01:01 AM wrote: So it's 100 ft by 133 ft (and a little more.) Could you really watch The Simson's from 30 blocks away? A mile is approx 10 blocks so it would be 3 miles away.
The Lincoln Memorial is 100 feet tall. From the Capitol Building, it's 1.9 miles away, somewhere around 25 blocks, depending on what you count as a block. So for argument's sake, let's say this is the situation in the song. On a clear day, you can see the Lincoln Memorial from the Capitol, but it's kind of tiny so watching it would be tough.
Another problem would be the sound. Sound travels about a mile per second, so, in this case, you'd be hearing things about 2 seconds after they happened. Then again, he just said he could watch the Simpsons, not necessarily hear it as well.
So to answer the question, yes you could watch it from 30 blocks away, but you probably wouldn't have any idea what was going on.