Week Around the Ists

By Londonist Last edited 109 months ago
Week Around the Ists

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Photograph of an LA Tea Bag protest by Tom Andrews for LAist

  • LAist discovered that little kids on spring break enjoy spending their time teabagging.
  • Chicagoist was far more enamored with the amateur strip contest So You Think You Can Strip - semifinals and finals - than they were with the local tea-bagging.
  • Seattlest went on a mini listening tour this week, talking with Dr. Dog's Zach Miller, a visiting Cats cast member, and local jazz composer/comic-book enthusiast Andrew Boscardin.
  • SFist was dismayed with the litter left over at Dolores Park after the city's annual "Hunky Jesus" contest (held on Easter, natch).
  • Austinist noted enforcement of a noise ordinance has killed live music at a popular restaurant—and the bookings of over 80 performers.
  • Londonist became rather over-excited at the prospect of Oxford Circus turning Japanese.
  • Bostonist interviewed Amanda Palmer about her upcoming high school musical.
  • Shanghaiist warned people against buying puppies from street sellers with horror stories about pets getting dipped into vats of dye to make them a more "lucrative" color.
  • Phillyist joined their city in saying a sad goodbye to Harry the K.
  • Torontoist's head exploded after discovering a colossally stupid transit shelter ad that depicted a radio about to commit suicide by jumping onto subway tracks—an ad created behind the transit system's back by a radio station that is, if you can believe it, owned by the same company responsible for maintaining those same transit shelters' ads.
  • Gothamist was amused when Woody Allen's lawsuit against American Apparel (the clothing retailer used his image in an ad) and other accusations led American Apparel to demand nude pictures of his former lover's daughter-turned-wife.
  • Last Updated 20 April 2009