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The week in -ists
We're flashing a sad peace out to their editor Carolyn Kellogg with one hand and bumping knuckles with our new head typist L.A. blogger king Tony Pierce with the other.
Where do ist editors go when they hang up the 'editorial we'? They take on MySpace, apparently. At least Ben Brown does. Austinist reminds of the just rewards of less savory careers this week and then they witness the Arctic Monkeys and We Are Scientists and don't hate.
Take one H2 with no license plates parked in a handicapped spot. Add one blogger armed with a phonecam and an internet connection. Stir. is discovered by Torontoist this week and thecity's new subway cars go under the microscope.
Best educated and wealthiest city in the country? D.C.? Seriously? DCist ducks an old-fashioned clinic bomb this week and traffic cameras may be racial-profileing.
These things take forever to skip around the globe. Roofies go from the U.S. to Europe to Australia and finally to China. The Da Vinci Code won't be making it to the mainland, though. Shanghaiist also has a post on Google's rocky relationship with China.
The World Cup, while not being played in Philly this year, will certainly be recognized there. Phillyist also comments on the movement of bowels and the Federal Marriage Amendment.
When stealing copper wiring and removing the insulation it's important to remember not to burn down the surrounding city block. Hurts resale value. Also, when looking for cheap rent it's important to remember that you should have signed a lease in 1965. Be sure to check out Gothamist's approaching burger party.
Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, Bruce Lee, Seattlest; all walked the halls of the same high school in Seattle and went on to...various things. The World Cup gets live-blogged from a few different bars and a megachurch megablog is found.
Pabst Blue Ribbon, nectar of the hipsters, is moving it's headquarters to Chicago. Well, Woodridge, actually. Chicagoist invites readers to send in pictures of their summertime drunken activities and then celebrates its second birthday.
The Dixie Chicks are popular around the world. Except for in the United States. Specifically Texas. Also unpopular in Texas: Ken Lay. And Houstonist recounts this guy rising from the dead the week of 6/6/06.
Everything you know about Miami is right, at least for this week, complete with porn parties and cops stalking the streets in drag. And Miamist reports that they could stand to crack a history book in between all the porn and drag.
If you wear your baseball hat backwards some people are going to think you're a jerk. 'Some people' now includes this bar in San Francisco that won't even serve you because of it. SFist also reports on a subtle attempt to remove Craigslist from the face of the earth and interviews Voxtrot.
Images courtesy of (sequentially) pantasaurus, David Topping, and putthatdown .
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