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Around the World with the -ists
As the world holds its breath, teetering precariously on the cusp of the Super Bowl (well, at least in America), the wheels of the -ists keep on turning.
Austinist was in a musical frame of mind as they listened to the new Shins album, updated the SXSW band listings and got called "punk rock" for their efforts by MTV. And an ice storm swept through the area.
Chicagoist visited a restaurant that somebody said is the best in all of the land and jumped into the debate over whether their train systems is the "L" or the "El." Oh yeah, their football team is going to the Superbowl, hopefully without some classless fans.
Gothamist was feeling cultural as they debated Robert Moses, wondered who is splashing street art, and claimed "been there, done that" over a story bout bloggers hanging out with each other. And who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!
Houstonist wondered about the person who bought a chunk of ice on eBay for $26 and a proposal that came and went on the banning of racial slurs. They also ain't saying if she's a golddigger but there are apparently a lot in Houston.
Phillyist was in a cranky mood as they vented on people with bad grammar, hipsters, and everyone in general. But you know what puts them in a good mood? The extended title sequence of the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air".
Seattlest had big things on the mind as they wrote about the trial of a Canadian serial killer, a school that banned an Inconvenient Truth, the death of a local paper, and the lameness of a local used car salesman.
SFist found themselves in the middle of several big debates--that of paper vs. plastic, cars vs. bikes, and the Mayor's spokesperson vs. sock puppets. In less troublesome posts, they let the world know all about Ghost Riding (check out the awesome video too).
Shanghaiist was doing some traveling as they considered traveling the countryside in ways both frugal and expensive. And while traveling, they discovered some fancy new ticket machines and a Starbucks in the Forbidden City.
Post by Jon Shurkin of SFist