Week Around The Ists
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- Gothamist found out you can get a summons for eating a doughnut in the park. Oh, and a Congressman is really into social media—and sending explicit photos of his genitals to Twitter followers/Facebook fans.
- Chicagoist was aghast at the recent spate of group assaults downtown that the media was incorrectly calling "flash mobs." New Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy's response was swift and decisive, but the Illinois State Rifle Association took the news to promote its agenda. Chicago is also getting its first protected bike lanes, while police staged a crackdown on cyclists making moving violations while riding.
- Shanghaiist saw North Korea release its own "Global Happiness Index", putting China in first place and America dead last. And the DPRK? 98 out of 100 happiness points!
- Seattlest experienced an overtly political week, first expressing our displeasure at the decision made by Space Needle representatives not to fly the LGBT rainbow flag during Pride weekend. Then, as we watched the inevitable repercussions of Governor Gregoire’s actions to weaken the legality of medical marijuana dispensaries, we turned on the spotlight on a conservative gubernatorial candidate and those who seek to fund them for their own ends.
- Austinist listened to the hilarious voicemail a cellphone-using patron of the Alamo Drafthouse left the movie theater.
- DCist had so much political insanity to cover last week, its staff was actually considering tossing back a few of these 48-ounce cocktails.
- Bostonist learned a few things this week. Such as: Seeing David Ortiz lead a suddenly unstoppable Red Sox team in a sweep of the New York Yankees still feels good; Michael Capuano once lived with Anthony Weiner. Some alleged robbers stole donuts instead of money.
- SFist finally got Russell Crowe's opinion on circumcision.
- We prepared for the mid-July 53-hour closure of the 405 freeway with a transit pun contest. Car-mageddon, anyone