Thursday, July 30, 2009

New York Times, taking a nap?

I was on the New York Times website just a short while ago when I saw this on the front page.
Now, I don't know how news website works, but I'd figure that the important things should be getting center stage (not that napping isn't important).*
The Pew Research Center Social and Demographic Trends survey of daily activities found that people who were unemployed were more likely to nap during the week than on weekends and that those with jobs were only slightly more likely to nap on weekends.
Well, there you have it. If you have a job, most likely you'll be napping on the weekends. If not, the week is yours for the taking.
But many people, and experts, praise the benefits of a siesta or a power snooze. Confessed nappers include Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Thomas Edison and Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.
I'm a napper too, but I never thought such a big deal about it as to fabricate a news story about it. Perhaps I'm making a big deal out of nothing, but if they're using this for the center news on their website, I'm expecting a news story about people who drink coffee in the morning.
[EDIT: Corrected a few typos.]*


  1. Also, this just in. A new study finds that people who eat food are 100% more likely to take a shit than those who don't. Confessed shitters are Pol Pot, Niel Armstrong and every human ever.

  2. Car bomb explodes in Majorca, Front page? - nah, take a nap. Good to see news priorities.