Londonist, celebrating their third birthday, watched as their city turned a little more American. The Miami Dolphins and New York Giants were in town, with some very big cheerleaders. US-style litigation hit the headlines, as Elvis and the Beatles fought it out in court. The London skyline will soon be supersized, and talk of hotdogs caused a storm of criticism. Hell, London is even funding the US presidential elections. Londonist turned to the church for sanctuary, but got stuck in a belfry and covered in pigeon shit.

SFist watched local politics get even cattier. At the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, a meeting between Senator Carole Migden and candidate Mark Leno, and their hotheaded supporters, got a bit bumpy. Meanwhile at City Hall, President of the Board of Supervisors Aaron Peskin tried to bump off the Environmental Department for personal reasons. This weekend SFist saw a death-match collision between "Thriller" dancers, trying to break some sort of world record, and antiwar/peace protesters, trying to bring our troops home via a staged die-in, or something like that. We developed a crush on a mayoral candidate, while incumbent Mayor Gavin Newsom revoked an honorable proclamation for Snoop Dogg and Exotic Erotic Ball founder, Perry Mann. And the Golden Gate Bridge won't see intrusive advertising, or its much-needed revenue, anytime soon.