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Week Around the Ists
- SFist was sent back to the halcyon days of childhood after Lombard Street was transformed into a Candy Land game board.
- Gothamist was amazed that former Giants star Plaxico Burress pleaded guilty and will face 2 years in prison for charges related to the November incident where he brought an illegal gun into a Manhattan nightclub and accidentally shot himself because the gun was falling down his pants.
- Toronto was unexpectedly besieged by tornadoes, but marveled at the strange beauty of their aftermath.
- Shanghaiist found a pretty disturbing ad from Sichuan--apparently you can get half off the cost of an abortion if you bring your student ID.
- Chicagoist stumbled upon this glorious manifesto - railing against Mayor Daley, his controversial parking meter deal, and the city's high taxes, among other things - posted the storefront window of a small business.
- LAist found out that not everyone in LA digs the food truck craze, when some restaurants banded together to get the cops to tow the trucks off their block.
- Londonist questioned whether it was appropriate for the heir to the throne to object to architectural plans without even having seen them.
- Phillyist went 90s.
- Seattlest was glued to the TV this week, watching local dance group Massive Monkeys and local chefs Ashley Merriman and Robin Levinthal.