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Week Around the Ists
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- LAist wined and dined on some of the city's best international food. The Korean BBQ truck had the edge of a street taco and the Imagawa-Yaki Japanese pastries were fulfilling.
- Seattlest turned investigative reporter for a story on a major transit funding giveback and then ate some clam chowder and gourmet popcorn.
- Bostonist pondered the Missed Connections implications of removing seats from one of our major subway lines and listed the things that Harvard could have bought with the $8 billion its endowment has lost this year.
- Phillyist's resident sexperts discussed who to take to your office Christmas party when you have multiple options.
- Torontoist discovered a Young Jeezy parody video with substantially more Toronto transit system pride.
- Gothamist was amazed when Giants star linebacker Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg. Mayor Bloomberg was especially harsh, when finding out the hospital covered up shooting, and Jon Stewart was harsh when finding out Burress had put the gun in the waistband of his...sweatpants.
- Chicagoist exploded over the Obama Birth Certificate controversy, planned to stick it to Macy's for charity, and marked the 50th anniversary of a tragic school fire that killed 95.
- Londonist pondered the playlist of Condoleezza's private piano concert for the Queen - contrary to popular rumors, they did not rock out together on the chorus of Smells Like Teen Spirit.
- Shanghaiist was intrigued to learn about Obama's half-brother Mark Ndesandjo's life in Shenzhen, China.
- DCist reported on the dismal turnout at the Obama birth certificate protest outside the Supreme Court.
- SFist saw the Central Subway plan take one step closer toward becoming a reality, and witnessed somebody take one step to far after a failed suicide attempt, and stepped up to go window shopping in Union Square for its readers.
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