Week Around the Ists

By Londonist Last edited 118 months ago
Week Around the Ists


  • Torontoist announced the winners of their birthday cupcake contest, made to honor their city's 175th birthday and chosen based on whoever best encapsulated the city in cupcake form.
  • LAist has been keeping a close watch on local legend Nadya Suleman, aka OctoMom, and has this hilarious video of her giving birth.

  • Bostonist got political with (or, rather, against) Ann Coulter and Fred Phelps.

  • Gothamist was amazed that someone was in jail for 28 hours for using a subway station's emergency exit. It was more satisfying to see Bernard Madoff go to jail, though.

  • Phillyist examined the case of an Eagles employee who was canned over a Facebook status message.

  • Londonist got its hands dirty cleaning up the Thames.

  • Chicagoist shared photos and a video of the University of Chicago community's outstanding counter-protest to a rally by the infamous Westboro Baptist Church.

  • Seattlest took aim at its drawbridge-raising, commute-corking pleasure-boaters, who somehow don't inspire the outrage of, say, Critical Mass.

  • SFist came across a local Trekkie upset about the scale of buildings in futuristic San Francisco in J.J. Abrams's Star Trek.

  • Last Updated 15 March 2009