Week Around the Ists
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- Gothamist watched the State Senate reject gay marraige legislation supported by the Governor and State Assembly. The small silver lining was State Senator Diane Savino's impassioned speech -- "We have nothing to fear from love and commitment."
- Londonist reported on a nude cyclist terrorising the city, and urged readers to create their own tartans for London. Perhaps the latter could dress the former.
- DCist was ecstatic to watch the D.C. Council make a historic, 11-2 vote in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia, but was heartbroken to learn that the National Zoo's young panda, Tai Shan, will soon be deported to China.
- Chicagoist discovered the fun one local politician -- State Rep. John Fritchey -- was having with his Facebook page and social media in general.
- Seattlest followed the manhunt that ensued after a convicted felon (who had been pardoned by 2012 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee when Huckabee was governor of Arkansas) shot and killed four police officers.
- Torontoist found it somewhat conspicuous when billboard companies, protesting a pending tax on billboards—some of the money from which will go towards increased enforcement of the city's sign bylaw—protested the tax by means of illegal billboards.
- Shanghaiist tried to set Daniel Gross of Slate straight when he said he couldn't find chocolate in China. Unfortunately, it seems our advice fell on deaf ears.
- Bostonist rounded up Christmas shopping options, which we hope will include special mittens for polydactyl kittens.
- LAist heard it through the web-vine that a group of cyclists taking part in a Critical Mass ride were tackled and knocked off their bikes by 2 LAPD officers.
- SFist cheered when Google and Gov. Schwarzenegger unveiled a tool to help battle climate change, but jeered after reading a hit piece on pit bulls.
- Phillyist got a lesson on the inappropriate from author Daniel Nester.