This post is from last year 2014 – just before the SuperBowl.
So I turn on a major cable news station this AM and I see and hear someone giving a report about how many SuperBowl parties there will be this coming Sunday. It’s Brittany Umar from TheStreet.com and she says
“According to the National Retail Federation nearly 40 Million parties will be taking place this Sunday…and who’s spending the most? It’s 25 to 34 year olds…”
40 Million eh? Hmmm. It took awhile but I eventually found my Slide Rule… Let’s ignore the 100 or so Superbowl parties in Europe, the 7 in Asia, and the 50 or so in South America. There aren’t any parties in Africa due to starvation, contaminated water resulting in vomiting and explosive diarrhea, and civil wars where the combatants dress up in women’s gowns and the younger conscripts are still too young to have learned to ride a bike. No parties in Australia either (due to confusion about what constitutes “football.”). There is exactly 1 party in Antarctica.
Anyway, the population of the U.S. is about 320 Million so the math is pretty simple…
Every 8th person in the U.S. is throwing a Superbowl party and that includes women, children, and shutins!
NOT ATTENDING A PARTY MIND YOU, BUT **THROWING** A PARTY!!! Did you get that number? It’s 1 out of every 8 is THROWING a party. Now it doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to figure out that either attendance is EXTREMELY low or virtually everyone in the USA is going to attend a SuperBowl Party.
I had no idea.
Doesn’t anybody “desk-check” what goes on the teleprompter? Does the talking head brain totally disengage between the time it sees the words and the time it speaks the words?
And yet most people think they can do just fine talking on the phone while driving a car. I know I can; that’s why I don’t carry insurance. That and the fact I spend so much money each month on my iPhone and cell-plan that I can’t afford it.
Bink – from gfmusic 1985