Photo by Bill Greyskull.
Elsewhere in the Ist-a-verse:
- Seattlest pondered this year’s Sasquatch lineup, watched Top Chef’s Mike Voltaggio get a little turned around late at night on our fair streets, and got all mushy about the adorable ocelot kitten born at our local zoo. And for the record, we’re just as baffled as the rest of you about Yelp naming Tacoma its most romantic city.
- Shanghaiist saw how Groupon blew up $3 million and its China dreams with a 30-second Super Bowl ad, then found out which ad agency was responsible for the catastrophic commercials which were withdrawn in a matter of days.
- Chicagoist was in “wayback machine” mode this week with photo essays from a 1971 UIC health care project in a neighborhood that was eventually razed to expand the Medical District. Art Shay shared his favorite photographs he’s taken over the years of former Presidents. In the here and now, Chicagoist also found that the city is taking permanent measures to ensure foot traffic between the Red and Blue Line subways has to go through the Block 37 pedway. And they wondered if Groupon would sell the shark they jumped with their not funny (and offensive to many) Super Bowl ads.
- Gothamist pointed out that not wearing a bicycle helmet is not illegal…so why did a cop ticket an army veteran? Oh, and is $270 too steep as a fine for a bicyclist running a red light?
- DCist wondered whether Rep. Allen West (R-FL) was serious about his proposal to make the District of Columbia an income tax-free zone (he wasn’t), explored the fine line between maintaining the rights of photographers and shaming creeps, and asked its readers whether they preferred to travel via bus or train.
- SFist had a message for midwesterners buried in the snow.
- LAist readers pondered the karma of a man who was stabbed to death by a rooster.
- The week at Bostonist began with a train and a truck. The T rolled out a new “green” train. We’re getting more. The Red Sox rolled their gear to spring training on Truck Day. The truck initiated a powerful sports week. Dustin Pedroia infused us with optimism regarding the Red Sox by declaring he’s fit for 2011. He brought his verbal game, too. The TD Garden almost passed for the old Garden this week, too, as traditional rivals battled each other: BC and BU needed overtime to settle their opening round Beanpot game; Ray Allen broke the NBA’s three-point record in a loss to the Lakers; the Bruins and Canadiens brawled their way to an 8-6 Black and Gold win as old time hockey took over for a night.