--I COULD WATCH THE STARS COLLIDE AND NEVER BE SATISFIED
…I watched the election results eagerly. It’s pretty clear we have different political and ideological beliefs, but I still find it disturbing to see our nation painted either red or blue, as if we’re either one hue or another, as if we’re just a color. It seems symbolic, if not idiotic. It smacks of divide, like The Civil War yet reduces us all down to simpletons.There were over 1 billion political ads that ran.
$6 billion dollars were spent on the campaigns.
And now it’s all over and after having felt a little anticlimactic.
…Here are some things I learned this week:
-Kobe Bryant will make $27,849,000 this year, not including endorsements
-Two-thirds of all American adults are overweight or obese
-Former President we would most enjoy a burger with:Clinton -22%
-If you saw a family struggling to cross illegally from Mexico to the US, what do you think you'd do?41% -Report them
30% -Look the other way
18% -Help them
-How often do you wash your hands after using a public restroom?70% -Always
-Full-time workers' typical weekday (hours: minutes):9:12 -Work
2:54 -Leisure, sports
:54 -Household work
-What would you give up to have your child's education paid for?54% -Cable TV
42% -All my vacation days
27% -My cellphone
22% -Visits to the dentist
-Number of electronic cigarette sales in the US2008 -50,000
2011 -2.5 Million
2012 -3.5 Million