Productivity = Zero

Charlie Sheen Ice Bucket Challenge causes productivity to evaporate

Charlie Sheen kills productivity as millions waste time watching him dump money on his headWe briefly mentioned charities and the moronic ice bucket challenge last week. But here’s an extra bonus that puts things into perspective.

Forget the challenge, forget the charity for a second. Irrelevant to this story. What this story is about is Charlie Sheen’s Ice Bucket Video – and how that single-handedly created a perfect example of what is WRONG with society here in America (and abroad).

When we wrote this story – approximately 17 million people watched one individual human being dump a bucket of money on his head, and talk about other “celebrities” you will never know personally. Your life would remain exactly as it was if you didn’t watch it. But what happened collectively was that millions of people did NOTHING. Nothing productive at least.

With all the problems running rampant in this country perhaps time should be put to better use (like thinking or reading?)

What is 17 million minutes?

Want to know what 17 million minutes is? The equivalent of:

  • ONE FULL DAY of work for the entire Google Corporation!
  • ONE WEEK of protection from 7,000 neighborhood watch volunteers.
  • ONE YEAR of output from a medium manufacturing company with 140 employees.
  • 10 YEARS of tidying up from a small housecleaning company with 14 employees.
  • 70 YEARS worth of repairs from an independent electrician (and his daily helper).

So in the end – his meager “donation” was far outweighed by the amount of time he essentially stole from the productivity of this nation.

But what is productivity anyway? You got to “ReTweet” how noble it was that Charlie Sheen donated money instead of snorting it up his nose. Big pat on the back for y’all!

2 Responses

  1. handlemanstabone says:

    I didn’t watch the video, but I spent AT LEAST one minute reading this. Thanks 411! Stellar reporting! Productivity achieved!

    • hoboken411 says:

      Ah, that is where the concept of understanding comes in. You see, minutes, hours, weeks, months and even years spent truly educating yourself – and possibly making yourself a better person – actually have true end results. Seeing Charlie Sheen offered none of that, despite what you can concoct as a “benefit.”

      Sure the same amount of time can be “wasted” in reading “eye-opening” pieces such as this – but that is not comparing apples to apples.

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