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What We Were Reading While We Should Have Been Working (exist) - 55

Caleb Pershan | August 19, 2013 | Lifestyle Story City Life

Whale Stranded on Stinson Beach Dies: A veterinary team was unable to save the 25-to 30-foot-long leviathan that beached this morning. Looks like Kirk and crew will have to find another whale to save the future. [H/t: SFGate]

Silicon Folly: How To Make an "Extreme" Sailboat Race Dull and Deadly: In other maritime news, the ultimate takedown of the America's Cup has just been penned. Comments section FTW: "boats should have, say, 10 cannonballs a piece." [H/t: Gawker]

Paul McCartney May Play Candlestick Before It Gets Demolished: If Outside Lands was any indication, it would be a great last hurrah for Candlestick. Also, picturing this conversation between Mayor Lee and McCartney is pretty enjoyable. [H/t: SFist]

In Silicon Valley, Age Can Be a Curse: Which is why Zuck keeps an enchanted portrait of himself locked away in Facebook HQ. [H/t: SFgate]

Study reveals the alcohol brands most likely to land you in the hospital: Without pointing out the problems with this study, we think Paolo Lucchesi doth protest too much: Is he a Steel Reserve fan? [H/t: Inside Scoop]

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