Nation of Hideous Slobs

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02/24/2009 12:00 PM |

The average American now watches 151 hours of TV a month, or five hours of TV a day (between TVs, computers and cellphones), according to Nielsen and the intern the Los Angeles Times seems to have assigned to write up their findings.

I watch much less than five hours of television a day. You do, too, I bet. Just remember: five hours a day is the average. That means that for every one of us catching up with our one show a few Netflix streams at a time, there is a morbidly obese South Carolina woman sitting in front of her TV from when she wakes up in the morning to when she falls asleep on her couch at night, while her adult children come over to change her kitty liver and soak her feet. (This math may be a bit fuzzy.)

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