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What We Were Reading While We Should Have Been Working (exist) - 51

Ellen Cushing | August 13, 2013 | Lifestyle Story City Life

An Interview with Craigslist's Notorious Google Glass Hater: Notable quotable: "It’s just a stupid toy for people who have too much money and who apparently want to skyrocket to the 'America’s Most Muggable' list." [H/t: SFist]

Postcards of San Francisco From the 40s and 50s: Fewer cars, cuter outfits, zero Google Glass. [H/t: SFGate]

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Is a Political Manifesto, Not Just a Tech Trick: By far the smartest thing we've read on the subject thus far. [H/t: Daily Intel]

Cronut Mania: It will never, ever end, apparently. Someday, we will look back on the naive, halcyon days before the cronut bubble burst and everyone realized it's just a marginally fluffier and more expensive donut, for fuck's sake, but for now, say hello to SF's newest creatively named fetish-object pastry knockoff, Fillmore Bakery's kronut. [H/t: Eater]

Alleged Drunken Driver Smashes into Mission District Parklet and Fire Hydrant: "The ruined parklet was two years in the making and cost ... at least $16,000"; the car also "miraculously miss[ed] a sleeping homeless man." Nicely done, humanity! [H/t: Examiner]

People Pray at Tree Outside St. Johns Cathedral in Fresno, California, Say Tree Weeps God's Tears: Kevin Roose describes this as "Best headline/subhead combo of the year," and we literally could not agree more. [H/t: WPTV]

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