Week Around the Ists
Image by Lauri Apple/Chicagoist
- Chicagoist was in such a tizzy over the arrest of their Governor, Rod Blagojevich, – looking at the federal complaint, examining fellow arrestee John Harris, enjoying artists’ interpretations, and comparing him to a Lego man – that they almost didn’t notice that Mayor Daley wasn’t bothering to have the streets plowed.
- Seattlest had visions of monkey smugglers and frozen custard dancing in their heads, and lots of shopping locally left to do before the holidays.
- Shanghaiist was surprised to hear that the US may not have a pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo in 2010.
- Bostonist explored the dirty side of the holidays, catching a burlesque show called The Slutcracker and watching the annual Santa Speedo Run.
- LAist snapped up shots at the UCLA Undie Run, a semi-annual event featuring drunk college students wearing next to nothing.
- DCist noted this year’s stinky Ginkgo fruit epidemic in Washington, and pondered whether they smell more like vomit, dog poo, or uhhh, something else.
- Torontoist got all meta and announced that the site would be shutting down at the end of the month, but not before doing many, many awesome and amazing things.
- Austinist explained why it isn’t worth the effort to get angry over homophobic rapper Trick Trick, and was surprised that a local school teacher threw a fit when a student tried to hand out free copies of Linux in class.
- Londonist watched an ingeniously condensed record of a walk across the entire breadth of the city and its suburbs, which was almost enough to build up sufficiently large appetite to conquer an epic Christmas sandwich.
- Gothamist visited Sesame Street and brought back a special message from Elmo.
- SFist saw so many choice companies negatively affected by the recession, so they asked readers which businesses they would like to see collapse in 2009.