writin' and whatnot

The average American will watch about twelve and a half years of television.

This isn't some passive judgement about television. As a matter of fact I'm not one to believe all television is a waste of time. I'm just stating an interesting fact. Twelve and a half years. (The number is based on four hours a day for a 75 year life. Of course, there are several variables.)

Not sure what else I could do with those twelve years, but the number's definitely got me thinking.