TV shows are everywhere now. How do you know what to watch?
Years ago, things were a bit easier. You had three major networks. NBC, ABC, and CBS. The most watched show in human history was not the last episode of Seinfeld or MASH, it was the moon landing in 1969. It is said that the moon landing had a 93% share, meaning, 93% of Americans who were watching TV that night were watching this historic event (Credit: AJ Jacobs broke this down recently on James Altucher’s podcast). The Super Bowl is, basically, the most watched television event of recent decades, and it consistently runs a 48% share, just to add some perspective.
AJ Jacobs points adds an interesting twist to this analysis. If 93% of all American’s were watching the moon landing–what were the other 7% of the population watching? Back in 1969, there were only two other channels to watch. The other 7% watched The Three Stooges. True story. While mankind was making one giant leap, 7% of us decided to watch Larry, Moe, & Curly.
The point is, there are quite a few idiots out there, possibly 7% of the population. And just so we’re clear, watching The Three Stooges doesn’t makes you an idiot–but if you ignored the moon landing and opted for the Stooges, you at least qualify.
It should come as no surprise that the legal profession contains quite a few Seven Percenters. Unfortunately, some of these folks are wasting your hard earned tax payer dollars by prosecuting cases with no evidence. Let’s take a look at some questionable trial practices, as found in the case of Baker v. State, 959 So.2d 1250 (Fla. 2d DCA 2007).
First, a few true cliches. There is no such thing as normal. And, you never know what goes on behind closed doors. Continue Reading