LAist has so much fun this week! They go to E3, where they overhear the timeless remark “Man, this is where nerdy girls get laid.” Is that a promise? They also give us this week’s best CDs and make us realize that LA is the best place to use Zillow.
Ah, Houstonist. They’re biking to work, that is, if they can figure out how to get there. That’s right, Mapquest says “Houston had the largest percentage of respondents saying they got lost in their hometown.” Let’s hope they don’t go so far astray that they end up menaced by alligators! We fantasize that the shorts-wearing Houston Dynamos take a wrong turn and end up at our house, but that’s a whole other post. And as much as we want all of you to read Houstonist, do not read this story about a dog mistakenly euthanized by the HSPCA. It’s just too sad.
Londonist slightly less than eagerly anticipates the June 7 release of the new Guns N’ Roses album. Hey, at least Axl didn’t get arrested at Heathrow like DMX did. DMX is in good company, as other London-area arrestees include a drunk Smurf. And, in what is probably our favorite news item of the week, The BBC mistakenly interview a cab driver when they meant to interview the editor of a popular website. Speaking as the editor of a popular website, we’re looking forward to the day when cab drivers get mistaken for us.
It’s a rough week for Phillyist. They’re starting to lose faith in the Phillies! Or maybe they’re just in a crappy mood because of their high taxes and crummy EMS. And if that’s not bad enough, Philly’s snack institution Tastycake might leave the area. Oh, yeah, and a local woman ripped her husband’s scrotum off. Poor Phillyist, go give them some love!
SFist comes out swinging, as the city plays host to Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, and Jonathan Richmond in a benefit for the West Memphis Three. Of course, any good karma the Bay Area built up with that event was squandered when they booed the Canadian national anthem at a recent San Jose Sharks game. And if that’s not skanky enough, someone rigged the World’s Ugliest Dog contest! Oh, well, before they go to hell they’ll have some Beard Papa cream puffs to snack on, so all is not lost.
Austinist is so clever! They get us the Austin City Limits Festival lineup well before it’s released, making us feel cool by association. They review Russian comedian Eugene Mirman’s new release, who is not your father’s Yakov Smirnoff. When they’re not reviewing CDs, they’re reporting on our nation’s review of the president and how that might affect your wacky summer road trip. Or your wacky road movie, which you could submit to the SXSWclick mobile media festival. Another place to avoid on your road trip: Eldorado, Texas. No, the “Yearning For Zion” ranch is NOT a spa, it’s a crazy cult compound. Y’all come back now, ya hear? One person we know will never be welcome at the YFZ ranch is Austinist interviewee Suzan-Lori Parks, of Topdog/Underdog fame. Speaking of top dogs, how about Austin’s own