In this episode:
- A company in California is selling Oregon water to people in LA and SF for almost $9 per gallon…say whaaat?
- A man in Hawaii has THE WORST day at work,
- And the remake of the classic “Ben-Hur” film ends up being 45 minutes too long.
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Oregon water is the best
When people in central Oregon’s Madras, Culver and Metolius turn on their taps, untreated spring water flows forth. It costs them less than a penny per gallon. A company in California buys that same water and sells it in big glass jugs for up to $8.60 a gallon around Los Angeles and San Francisco. The jugs are flying off the shelves. — Oregon Live
When you have a really bad day at work…
An employee who accidentally sent a missile alert to residents in Hawaii has been reassigned to other duties, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency said on Monday. The agency has received death threats after the unnamed employee sent out the false alert on Saturday, triggering widespread panic across the state. — USAT
What We’re Streaming
Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption. — IMDb
Directed by: James Mangold
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan’s attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces. — IMDb
The Latest in Streaming
The “Silver Fox” outside the silver screen
George Clooney’s upcoming series adaptation of “Catch-22” will stream exclusively on Hulu. Clooney will direct, executive produce and star in “Catch-22”; it will be his first role as a TV series regular since he left NBC’s “ER” in 1999. The six-episode limited series, from Paramount Television, is based on the iconic 1961 satirical novel by Joseph Heller, set in Italy during World War II. – The Hollywood Reporter
Disney vs. Redbox
Redbox has accused Disney of abusing copyright law to bolster its forthcoming streaming service. Disney has filed a lawsuit against Redbox over the distribution of “download codes” at the company’s many rental and sales kiosks. – Variety
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