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Week Around the Ists
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Phillyist looked ahead to a possible World Series win, and was quite pleased to see that at least one player was doing everything possible to earn it.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the istaverse...
- We reported on the recorded phone call in which a staffer for gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown used some "salty language" in referring to rival Meg Whitman as a "whore."
- SFist also looked ahead to an imminent World Series win after the Giants clinched the NL West.
- Seattlest pondered why a local man offered Weezer $10 million to break up when there are so many other bands far more deserving of such a proposal.
- Bostonist is all about comings and goings: Obama's coming to Massachusetts to campaign, the Patriots continue to explain Randy Moss' surprise exit, and comedian Jim Gaffigan talks about his return to Boston.
- Shanghaiist watched and debated the merits of a documentary on the cat meat industry. Sure, kittens are cute, but does that mean they deserve to be saved more than pigs and sheep?
- DCist spent the week discussing pedestrian issues: whether that was a fatal hit and run in Dupont Circle, a tragic accident in the suburbs involving a young child in a stroller or just the fact that a lot of kids aren't walking to school these days.
- Chicagoist and its readers debated the naming of an industrial area of the city's West side as the most dangerous neighborhood in the country, while elsewhere an actual crime was perpetrated on a beloved puppet bike.
- Gothamist was stunned when two men were arrested for beating a gay man at the Stonewall Inn, the bar where the modern gay rights movement was born. The suspects claim they are not homophobic (one says his sister if a "full blown lesbian) while the victim says, "We must be better than these bullies."
- Londonist secured a minor footnote in the annals of geo-aware phone apps by staging the UK's first ever Foursquare Super Swarm.
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