outside the idiot box

A new Nielsen report tells us that there are more televisions than people in the United States.  Over 330 million TVs, they say.  It’s hard to escape them now – I’m supposed to watch TV while at the dentist, at the bar at City Pub, and while waiting for my car to have a smog check.  And those TVs probably don’t even get counted in the Nielsen report, which estimated 2.86 sets per “TV household”, of which there are 115 million, according to them.  They probably don’t count the dentist office as a household.  And it definitely doesn’t count all of the TVs in outer space.  Our neighbors within 20 light years of Earth are just getting Seinfeld now.

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