Week Around the Ists
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- LAist spoke to the Department of D.I.Y., a renegade group of do gooders who are postering the city with bicycle safety messages.
- Torontoist scoped out a big, illegal, flashing McDonald's ad parked on the property of a local museum, for some reason.
- Shanghaiist snuck into international pavilion grounds of the World Expo 2010 site and walked around for hours, documenting in pictures the entire damn thing—no small feat since the area it sits on covers about 2 square miles.
- Londonist chronicled their city's decent into madness, as weird, giant mushrooms sprang up in the east and a motorist blamed a passing UFO for a traffic offense.
- Bostonist wondered about the need for female-focused beer brewing organizations.
- SFist smugly kicked off Giants season by poking gentle fun at Justin Bieber, a noted Dodgers fan.
- Chicagoist followed the fun when a website connected to local Republicans posted an entry that included a photo of a topless woman.
- Gothamist heard people wonder if the "bad old days" of NYC crime were back after an Easter night riot with brawls and shootings in Times Square—even Mayor Bloomberg called it a "wilding."
- Phillyist chatted with ESPN radio's Mike and Mike about their new book, Philly cheesesteaks, and the wings at Hooters.
- DCist thought Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's decision to leave the word 'slavery' out of his Confederate History Month" proclamation was a big mistake. McDonnell quickly apologized and amended the language to include it.