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What We Were Reading While We Should Have Been Working (exist) - 45

Scott Lucas | August 5, 2013 | Story

BART Strike Averted For Now: This is the first time that we have ever been happy to hear that a politician has appointed a committee. [H/t: SFGate]

Gays To Dump Stoli Down City Hall Sewer on Tuesday: Instead of dumping it down the sewer, you could always send those bottle of Stoli to our office. [H/t: SFist]

Tree Removal Has Opponents Crying "Plant Fascism": First, they came for the eucalyptus, and I did not speak out, because I was not a eucalyptus. [H/t: SFist]

Pink is the New Punk: We are pretty sure that 7x7 is trying to punk us with this story. Or pink us, we guess? [7x7]

Ouya Apologizes, Issue $13.37 Per Customer Rebate: Do you know how many awesome games you can get on the Ouya for $13.37? No? Us neither. We still play Mario Kart on our N64. [The Verge]

Why San Francisco May Be the New Silicon Valley: Your data-driven long read of the day. [H/t: Atlantic Cities]

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