Me on Wednesday: Oh man! I’m going to be so productive this weekend! I’m going to work on all of my side projects!
Me on Saturday: Screw side projects! Lets re-watch all of Breaking Bad!
Do you ever wonder how much time you’ve spent watching TV shows? It’s probably a lot. But how much?
Two week’s worth? A month?
This tool crunches the numbers for you. Punch in a show you’ve watched, then how many seasons you’ve seen. It’ll tell you how much of your life each show gobbled up — and, more painfully, it’ll add up the total time across all your shows.
Have you seen every episode of Friends? That’s 5 days.
Sat through Lost twice? That’s another 3 days each.
Mad about the last thirty minutes of How I Met Your Mother? That’s okay — you spent 4 days of your life getting there, after all.
Don’t get me wrong: I love me a good TV show. I’ve watched all of the aforementioned shows in entirety at least once, and generally have a random episode of some show or another playing in the background while I work. But damn, does it add up quick.
As John Lennon is often (falsely?) quoted: “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted.”
But he also, you know, started the freaking Beatles. No one on the planet can accuse you of wasting time after that.
Screw it. I’m going outside to build a shed or something.