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The fascinating, the important, and the bizarre from our friends on the interweb.

 The sinkhole in West of North of NoPa.

Sinkhole Threatens To Swallow Inner Richmond Street: We're confused. What neighborhood is Inner Richmond? We've never heard of that. Oh, do you mean West of North of NoPa? Now we totally know where you mean. [H/t: SFist]  

BART to Start Banning Peeing and Pooping Criminals From its Trains Today: First they came for the BART poopers, and I did not speak out, because I was not a BART pooper. [H/t: SF Weekly]

How Joy & Revelry is Changing the Online Furniture Marketplace: Meanwhile, we'll be getting our furniture the way we always have—dumpster diving and stealing from our neighbor's apartments after they die. [H/t: 7x7

Word/Play at the Booksmith: At 7 PM tonight at the Booksmith, local writers Isaac Fitzgerald, Phil Cousineau and Pireeni Sundaralingham will be facing off Colin Winnette, Esther Inglis-Arkell and Jenni Holm in what organizer are calling, "the finest literary faceoff drinking game game show." $15 gets you pizza, beer, and admission. [H/t: Uppercasing

Michael Pollan: Oppressor of women or hopeless romantic?: Dana Woldlow takes aim at Emily Matchar's essay on Slate titled "Is Michael Pollan a Sexist Pig?"—which itself took aim at Michael Pollan's new book, Cooked. Got that all straight? Great, please explain it to us, because we're hopelessly lost.  [H/t: Beyond Chron]

Huge New Rooftop Bar Designed By Kelly Wearstler Coming to Mid-Market: Thank goodness for that Mid-Market tax break. How else would our fine City get the rooftop bars it so desperately needs? [H/t: Grubstreet]

Williams-Sonoma coughs up $987,500 fine: Just for the record—if you blow up a San Bruno neighborhood, you might force you to fix your pipelines, but it probably won't actually fine you anything as punishment. But if your wooden hammocks break too often outdoors, you're facing almost a million dollars in punitive fines. [H/t: SF Business Times

 

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