Chart of the Day: TV Watching vs. Giving Drivers the Finger


I was looking through my copy of Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone yesterday, which is a veritable cornucopia of chartistry. This is one of my favorites, showing TV watching correlated with both “working on a community project” and “giving the finger to another driver.”

Make of it what you will.


Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.