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We Have a Serious Problem

February 24, 2009

According to the Nielsen Co.’s “Three Screen Report” for the fourth quarter of 2008, the average American—average, mind you—watches 151 hours of TV a month, or about five hours a day.

Think about that for a minute: More then one fifth of an average American’s day is taken up by sitting and watching a screen. Thirty percent sleep, 35 percent work, 20 percent TV—leaving just 15 percent of one’s time free for actual human interaction.

That’s the worst thing I’ve ever heard. I’m very glad that I basically don’t ever watch TV, and so am totally outside of that particular statistic. Lately I’ve been watching, like, one episode of The Simpsons on DVD before I go to bed, and that’s virtually all I ever watch.

Take heart! Turn them off!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Joe permalink
    February 24, 2009 3:03 pm

    Sweet Jeebus.

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