What We Were Reading While We Should Have Been Working (exist) - 49

Scott Lucas | August 9, 2013 | Lifestyle Story City Life

Lost Marmot Rescued: According to animal experts, he needs to be returned to the Sierra Nevadas as soon as possible, so he can start preparing for hibernation season. In other news, when we die, we want to come back as a marmot. [H/t: SFGate]

Group Argues That Apps Not Effective For Teaching Babies: But without apps, how else could we teach Baby Wilhelmina to grow up to be a Fruit Ninja or an Angry Bird? [H/t: SFGate]

The Chron Does Not Like the Cronut: Get with the program, folks. Hating on the cronut is so four days ago. [H/t: SFist]

Seven Sweet Wines to Savor: We won't agree with any list that does not include Dr. Steve Brule's Sweet Berry Wine. [H/t: 7x7]

City of Richmond Considers Seizing Foreclosed Homes From Banks: The Bay Guardian is all for it, but we have to wonder about the logistics of city ownership of homes. That being said, it certainly is an intriguing idea. [H/t: SF Bay Guardian]

Zucks's New BFF is Paul Ryan: What's better than a Facebook like? How about $350,000 in spending on pro-Ryan ads. [H/t: Valleywag]

Poop Art Show Hits Town: "Animal feces [...] were "carefully hand-picked from local farms" in the San Francisco Bay Area and plopped onto canvases." [H/t: Atlantic Cities]

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