Guest post by David Garber
I have fun with numbers… sometimes they’re shocking, other times they’re very amusing. I’m not good with them, I just enjoy them. So, with that in mind, here’s a few you might want to use at your next social gathering.
0. The grizzly bear is the official state animal of California but no grizzly bears have been seen there since 1922. Maybe it’s time for a new state animal — The elusive Darryl Issa cretin is my suggestion.
48. That’s the percentage of all Americans who are currently considered to be “low income” or are living in poverty. Remove Mitt Romney and the Koch brothers from the calculations and the number is substantially higher.
600. That’s average number of cans of soda each American consumes in a year. Only 22% of those aluminum cans are recycled. What’s the matter with you people? Cans don’t grow on trees!
2.4. That’s how many times more the average person in the US spends on health care than in the UK. It’s evident that the difference must be in dental preventative hygiene.
3. Montana has three times as many cows as it does people. That might explain why politics in that state is “udderly” ridiculous.
66. No, not Route 66 — Today, 66% of all Americans are considered to be overweight. Remove Chris Christie and Rush Limbaugh from the equation and it’s down to 47%. Still to high.
25. That’s the percent of all U.S. employees with Internet access who visit pornography websites while they are at work. So next time you go to the office, look around and see who’s smiling — and who’s perspiring.
52. That’s the percentage of children living in Cleveland that are below the poverty level. I guess we should ask Betty White why her show’s called Hot in Cleveland. Doesn’t sound like things are so hot to me.
167,000. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, that’s the number of Americans who have more than $200,000 of student loan debt. But don’t worry. The Republicans are trying to pass a bill to double interest rates on student loans. If they’re successful, the average student will be paid off just in time for social security.
16.5 — There are 19 million new cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States every single year. With our US population of 320 million, we’ll all have one of those diseases in 16.5 years.
Okay, hope you had fun with numbers like I did.
For the past 25 years, David Garber has been serving as the show runner and or writer on some of television’s biggest hits… Saved By The Bell, Power Rangers, 227, Bill Cosby Show and many other network series. His writing and producing have also netted David two very prestigious awards:the PRISM AWARD and the TV CRITICS AWARD – TV SPECIAL OF THE YEAR. Currently he’s authoring a short story series called “A Few Minutes With…”