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01 February 2009 | By: Londonist

Week Around the Ists

Week Around the Ists

Photo by Julie Palmer-Hoffman

  • Londonist ladies rediscovered some long-dormant teenage hormones,

    jettisoning their under-garments at a boy-band from yesteryear.

  • Phillyist took a personal look at this year's Super Bowl—even though it will be Pennsylvania's other team playing.

  • Gothamist observed the economic downfall in three acts: bankers are eating at McDonald's, bankers' significant others hate their laid off, poor depressed partners, and President Obama decried Wall Street bonuses.

  • Bostonist refuted the growing trend of pet acupuncture, and announced a new photo editor.

  • Shanghaiist was held spellbound by old pictures of Shanghai from 1985.

  • Torontoist uncovered the story behind a group of rogue cyclists who covered the city's transit system with bike-friendly stickers (and sent out a fake press release claiming those stickers' legitimacy).

  • SFist looked back on how San Francisco got its name.

  • Chicagoist bid farewell to now-ex-governor Rod Blagojevich.

  • LAist found out this week what Paul McCartney, The Cure, Morrissey, The Killers, Amy Winehouse, Franz Ferdinand, My Bloody Valentine and more than 100 other bands have in common.

  • DCist saw President Obama mocks D.C.'s reaction to winter weather.

  • Seattlest is really hoping this human sacrifice thing doesn't catch on.

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