Here's something for you to do if your bored and want to know the situation of American's now days. Its a quick flash game that is very informative and interesting to know. The "game" is to see if you can survive a month of living with a minimum wage job. It throws curve balls at you from time to time with small minimal costs to large sums of money. Anyways the exercise is very good and informative you really should check it out.
Here's the site : PlaySpent