munchies.vice.com – Two years ago, InfoWars founder Alex Jones had a now-infamous meltdown over an alleged ‘gay bomb’ that was being unleashed on the American population. “What do you think tap water is? It’s a gay bomb, bay” he shouted, eyes bulging. “I DON’T LIKE THEM PUTTING CHEMICALS IN THE WATER THAT TURN THE FREAKING FROGS GAY! DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT?”
No, not particularly, Alex. But what seemed crazy coming from a furious, desk-punching conspiracy theory pundit is apparently a completely acceptable argument when it’s being promoted by a walking man bun in Silicon Valley.
According to a must-read New York Times report, a hot new trend in some parts of California is ‘raw water,’ as in water that hasn’t been filtered, treated, or sterilized in any way. It’s bottled directly from natural water sources, which raw water adopters say gives the water a better “mouth feel,” makes it (inexplicably) more hydrating, and allows the quote-unquote natural probiotics found in water to flourish. Scientists are less encouraging, suggesting that the only thing you’ll get from raw water is diarrhea. (And loose stools are the best case here).
Yea this is one of those trends where all I can say is ….”What the entire fuck?!” and simply shake my head and move on.