Each year in May we read stories about the approach of "Tax Freedom Day," the day when the average American has earned enough to pay their income taxes and can start working for himself.
This year, the average American will watch 1760+ hours of TV, which is about 5 hours per day, or about 74 24-hour periods. That makes March 15 "TV Freedom Day." Yes, 2 1/2 months in front of the tube! Another 4 months spent sleeping, and people can wake up from the TV and the bed in the second half of the year and start doing other stuff—like interacting with other humans!
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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