Week Around the Ists

By Londonist Last edited 113 months ago
Week Around the Ists

Guy sitting on cross
Image credit: AP Photo/Richard Vogel

  • LAist saw how messy things can get when a naked suicidal man climbed atop a large cross and spent a few hours up there, hanging out and, well, pooping.
  • Chicagoist talked to the mastermind behind Circus Cats.

  • Londonist wondered if the entire city was really "aghast" over President Obama's supposed "snub" of Gordon Brown.

  • Torontoist wrote about a curious new method of film promotion: filling full-page newspaper ads with YouTube comments made on a film's trailer.

  • DCist reported on McGruff the Crime Dog getting clocked.

  • Bostonist had a geeky week that included both National Grammar Day and Square Root Day.

  • Shanghaiist looked at the plight of China's xiaojies (prostitutes), who are many times more likely than the rest of the population to become homicide victims (40% of all murder victims in Beijing last year were xiaojies) and whose killings almost always remain unsolved.

  • Gothamist asked mayoral hopeful Reverend Billy (of the Church of Stop Shopping) what he would do to stop Wal-Mart from entering NYC and he said, "I will take that company to the LAKE OF HELLFIRE!"

  • SFist cheered after a local pizzeria reclaimed one-star Yelp reviews.

  • Seattlest wondered where all the green jobs for the Evergreen State are hiding, 'cause they're not on job boards.

  • Last Updated 08 March 2009