Week Around the Ists
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- DCist was shocked when a Metro train car derailed, slamming into another waiting train, killing nine people and injuring dozens others. An investigation continues, but cracked rails have been found.
- Gothamist has now seen it all: An SUV driver, who allegedly assaulted a cyclist, apparently claimed the cyclist caused damage to his SUV—you know, because the cyclist slapped the vehicle since it was illegally in a bike lane, about to hit cyclist.
- Torontoist, on the eve of Pride, took a detailed look at adoption by same-sex couples in their city.
- Phillyist welcomed foster cats into their lives.
- Shanghaiist saw China go Transformers crazy. First everyone decked out their cars with Bumblebee stripes, then farmers began employing Transformer-bots as security guards and then some ornery internerds had to get upset about Shanghai's portrayal in the movie - apparently it was too "dingy"?
- Bostonist discovered a bathroom tile with the face of criminal mastermind "Clark Rockefeller."
- LAist learned there is no easier way to draw ire than to assert that Transformers 2 is "significantly, significantly worse" than its predecessor, and that if you must go see it, you should "fart loudly and repeatedly in the theater so that everyone's good time is ruined."
- Chicagoist took a peek at a new book from Numero Group, featuring some amazing pictures of the city's South Side soul nightclub scene.
- Seattlest interviewed monologist Mike Daisey and his director Jean-Michele Gregory about Seattle, New York, and Seattle vs. New York.
- Londonist suggested some top tips for queuing for Wimbledon and details of outdoor screenings for those that can't be bothered.
- SFist cheered on the trannies when the annual Transgender March kicked off Gay Pride weekend.