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Week Around the Ists
- Londonist watched their mayor get into an argument with some local bikers and established how much of the UK would be in trouble if the Gulf of Mexico oil slick were somehow centered on London.
- Chicagoist watched in amusement as former governor Rod Blagojevich interrupted a kickball game on the eve of his federal corruption trial which kicked off on Thursday.
- Gothamist wondered if this woman is too sexy to work at Citibank—she claims her bosses fired her because she distracted her male colleagues. Some male customers admitted to going out of their way to do their business at her branch.
- Phillyist reported on a local theatre company whose ad was declined by the local newspaper's official website, owing perhaps to its controversial subject matter.
- Torontoist started getting ready for the forthcoming G20 summit their city is hosting by collecting fake rumors about it.
- LAist checked out the new Happy Hour at a swank bar and didn't like the whole experience...but the Chef/owner and his wife liked the review even less, and lashed out at the reviewer.
- Shanghaiist examined the phenomenon of McRefugees - people who, due to high rents and low pays, use 24-hour fast food restaurants as cheap motels.
- Houstonist prepared for this weekend's Free Press Summer Fest and solved all your problems for tracking World Cup action.
- SFist wondered why someone would mow down four cyclists during a hit and run rampage.