Thursday, January 11, 2018, 8:00am

5TtRT: Raw water, brands on Instagram, ‘Fire and Fury,’ the DoJ, & ‘Black Lightning’

Bobby Heenan

“The money’s the same, whether you earn it or scam it.” – Bobby Heenan

We’re 11 days into the year, and I’m already pretty close to whipping 2017’s “books read” count. To be fair I’m accomplishing this by re-reading Mercedes Lackey’s popcorn Valdemar books, but eh, reading is reading and they’re fun. I need to find some good non-fiction books, though. Suggestions?

5 Things to Read Today (1/11/18)

Men’s Health: This Pricey ‘Raw Water’ Is a Total Scam—$64 Gets You Tap Water from Oregon
“You’ve probably heard the buzz about ‘raw water,’ the hottest new drink in Silicon Valley. It promises benefits like ‘natural probiotics’ and ‘beauty minerals’ like silica – and as we just discovered, it’s a total rip-off.”

The Atlantic: The Strange Brands in Your Instagram Feed
“It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not fancy but fine. And I’d been looking for one just that color, so when the ad touting the coat popped up and the price was in the double-digits, I figured: hey, a deal!”

Politifact: A fact-checker’s guide to Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House’
“Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House’ portrays an infighting senior team at each other’s throats, and a president too narcissistic and distracted to be capable of governing. Is it accurate? Many details are simply wrong. Whether the larger narrative is true is a different question.”

Talking Points Memo: Former Prosecutors Sound Alarm Bells Over Politicization Of Justice
“Since Donald Trump first stirred crowds on the 2016 campaign trail with calls to “lock up” Hillary Clinton, legal observers have been warning about the dangers of politicizing the U.S. justice system.”

The Young Folks: Black Lightning: 5 Reasons to be Excited
“Taking the timeslot immediately following The Flash on Tuesday nights, here are five reasons to be excited for (and really why you should be watching and supporting) Black Lightning…”

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