Week Around the Ists

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Week Around the Ists

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  • Chicagoist snapped up some stunning images and a severe summer storm.
  • LAist is still on the health beat. After following the regional city ban on new fast food restaurants, the county is proposing calorie counts on fast food menus.
  • DCist caught an awkward but funny typo in the Associated Press story about conservative columnist Robert Novak's retirement after having been diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor.
  • Phillyist was the first online news outlet to report on a new sports-oriented film festival, which will beheld in Philadelphia. Also in Philadelphia? Barack Obama's pick for VP.
  • Gothamist got a new marquee football player in the market as Brett Favre agreed to join the New York Jets.
  • Seattlest was ever-obsessed with the ongoing political drama surrounding how to solve local mass-transit and traffic woes. So, it was no surprise so much discussion ensued when they commented on the possibility of crazy-high bus fares.
  • Bostonist drank a lot.
  • Torontoist was on the case when ads with little more than blue "er"s showed up across the country. They pegged the culprit as one of the country's big telecoms, and, when the second phase of the mystery ads were revealed, were simultaneously vindicated and disappointed.
  • Londonist dared to utter the 'R' Word.
  • Austinist reported on a sanity-estranged man who broke into a local store, rolled around naked in the bushes, and screamed "butt slide" the entire time.
  • Shanghaiist was enthralled by the opening of the Beijing Olympics.
  • SFist mediated Yelp reviewers' online attack of a local bar, which sparked after a bartender allegedly threw a drinking glass at patrons.
  • Last Updated 11 August 2008