Don’t Forget – Set your clocks forward one hour tonight. Or at 2:00am tomorrow.
Here we go, on another quest to see how many billions we can flush down the commode due to biorhythm upset for working people!
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I get around DST by adjusting my bedtime. I keep my bedroom clock on standard time. In the winter I go to bed at 8 and in the summer I go to bed at 9. This way my biorhythm never gets mess up. Just like the cows.
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Already done but I wanted to forget about it as long as I could. LOL I have trouble sleeping sometimes anyway and this doesn’t help. I will say I’m looking forward to the extra hours of daylight though.
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Eh…what “extra hours of daylight”?
It’s still the same number of ‘hours of daylight’, they just have been assigned an artificial time stamp on them.
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What good would it do most people to have it get light at 4 AM in the summer)? That’s what we’d have without daylight savings time.
This may cause problems for radical Islamic Terrorist Bombers. If they get it wrong their bombs will detonate an hour early.
Just like these knuckleheads:
This is one of the three things that always confuse me. Stalactites and stalagmites, Spring back and Fall forward, and women.
Mope, the mnemonic for Stalactites and Stalagmites is easy: Stalactites STICK TIGHT to the ceiling of caves, whereas Stalagmites LAG lazily on the floor.
Daylight savings time is easy too: just remember that it’s GOVERNMENT PROPAGANDA, designed to be as inconvenient as possible.
But as for understanding women, sorry… even MY WIFE doesn’t understand women… and she IS one! (LOL)
or, just C for ceiling and G for ground (the center letter)
For the “tites” and “mites”, I just go with the alphabet. “T” is the 20th letter, “M” the 13th. “T” is higher than “M”, so “tites” are higher than “mites”.
I had a rather colorful geology professor who taught me how to remember: when the tights go down, the mites go up.
Slinking away now.
Rebel Mope, Stalactites hold TIGHT, Stalagmites, MIGHT reach the ceiling (what is what I was told by Guide in Carlsbad Cavern.) You Spring FORWARD, and Fall BACK. Women (of which I am one), anything goes!
We are all getting old, it’s Saturday night and we are home on our computers!
so are the young folks…they are skyping, gaming, emailing, watching videos, and watching porn instead of dating on Sat night…and ordering delivery pizza to the abode….all on their computers without anyone there with them.
I’ll just print that out and duct tape it to my forehead for future reference.
One more way to remember is stalacTites are at the top. The other is the other. On the bottom.
Just like women, only different.
(Did I just say that out loud?)
good luck with that women thing…the rest are easy
Boo!!! I hate losing my hour!!! =)
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This too is not in the Constitution. These people make be sick!
I did it before dinner. Microwave, check. Oven, check. Coffee pot, check. Alarm clock, check. Watches, check. Regular clock, check. Being a night owl I hate daylight savings time. I never feel like I have enough night.
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It’s a shame that the CIA couldn’t do something useful like reset those for us.
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I talked to the things but they didn’t answer me so I didn’t have to aim my S&W 38 at them.
My friend justfacts, move up here to Canada, and I–a fellow night owl–can assure you that you’ll have PLENTY of night… at least six months out of the year!
I will say the summers can get pretty rough, though.(LOL)
I’m a night owl too, but I will admit I love the longer daylight when driving home from work. When we fall back later, I’ll be chasing the sun home again before it’s dark. On the flip side it’ll be dark when I head to work and that gets a boo from me. Maybe it’s time we stop this and Make Time Great Again! 😎😉
I guess both times have their pros and cons. Adjust I must, adjust I will.
I agree with you Fe. It takes me months to acclimate to daylight savings time.
Several decades ago Kingsford Charcoal lobbied for increasing the start and end of the DST day — sell more product.
Exactly Fe. This time changing is idiotic. I’ve heard it was for farmers to get an extra hour of sunlight
How about this, just get your ass out of bed an hour earlier?
Changing time is ridiculous
I’m from the government…..
And I’m here to help you,…….lose sleep.
I hate Daylight Savings Time.
It doesn’t ‘save’ a damn thing!
I wish they would just leave it alone.
It is just another govt intrusion into our lives.
If it wasn’t for that extra hour in the evening, then the summer would not be so hot.
It is that extra hour of sunlight that is warming the atmosphere….
Arizona is calling for you. (they don’t do the clock switcher thing down there)
wheatietoo, I agree with you, too ;–)
Move to Arizona……..we don’t do Daylight Saving Time out here
One less hour of work for President Trump. And he can fit a lot into an hour.
Trying to find a bright side to look at … Maybe we can consider setting the clocks ahead to be something like jet lag without having to go through the TSA.
Yes, spring ahead; love it.
Thanks for the reminder anyway.
Thanks for the heads up, SD!
This is one of the many reasons I love Arizona. We don’t have this ridiculous thing, and keep shooting down every effort to impose it.
Sorry for the rest of you, though. Weird, random, and completely standardized.
We didn’t have it until Mitch Daniels instituted it about 10 years ago. He was a great governor, but every fall and spring I want to go up to Purdue (where he is now the president) and slap him silly.
I agree, one of the great things about Arizona! We may have McCain/Flake – but we do not have to touch our clocks! LOL
I would change my clock if it would get rid of McCain, if I lived there.
ME TOO — like every hour if needed
But is daylight savings time shariah compliant? Maybe we could ask the Muslim Brother’s gal Anne.
Daylight saving time is generally blamed on farmers. I farm. What difference does a clock make on a farm? You try to work with the daylight. I can assure you ALL farmers hate the time switch.
the chickens do not have a clock….rooster hits the vocal when HE says it is time.
Blamed on farmers? That is nuts. The only people who “benefit” from it are city dwellers with commutes.
We farm. It was NOT done to benefit farmers. Daylight savings time is just plain stupid.
I do not change my watch. I’m on Zulu 365 days of the year. The only thing that changes in my world is the times that other people do things.
it actually has nothing to do with the farmers…it was implemented in WWI so as to save oil for lamps….no clue why we still do it…unless it’s to see how gullible the entire populace is
I seem to be “clocked out” so to speak. Did I do/ something that was a no-no?
Living in WA State, I am happy to “spring ahead.” I would like to remain there and never “fall back.” However, having lived in other states it would be questionable. The atomic clocks reset themselves and as my collection of them grow I won’t have to mess with that part.
Our great State Legislatures, attempted to pass a bill keeping Wa on standard time. Was in the news earlier this week it “failed in committee.” Any wonder this State has “issues,” when this is a major priority for them..?
I wish that also, however my husband keeps his watch on standard time year round. At winter equinox we have only 7 hours of daylight and the reverse at summer equinox. Having lived as a child in the midwest, there isn’t the substantial change in the amount of daylight throughout the year that we have here. We also have more twilight here.
It’s the Vernal Equinox ( March 20/21) ) and the Autumnal Equinox ( Autumn September 20/21)) which have equal hours of daylight and darkness.The Winter Solstice ( December 20/21) ,most darkness, least daylight and the Summer Solstice ( June20/21) most daylight, least darkness are quite different from the two equinox that naturally occur in the northern hemisphere.
And,…………the closer you live to the equator the less differential there is in daylight/darkness. The further away you are from the equator the more dramatic the amount of light and dark.
See? I also wish that the DST WAS the standard time. I live in AZ but it gets dark so early in the summer. I grew up further north, so I am used to “longer summer days” but here the sun comes up 4-5am and sets at 7:30pm IN THE SUMMER! (This is because during the summer, we match PST) I so wish we could jump ahead and STAY there! This would mean that, in the winter, it’d get dark around 4:30pm instead of 5:30pm but regardless, it’s dark when I drive home, and then at least the sun would come up earlier as well! Sigh…
I think that we should move it a half hour, splitting the difference, then leave it alone forever.
Love that there are almost 50 comments about daylight savings time on CTH!!!
a well respected and revered doctor once told me it takes approx 24 hours for the body to recover for every hour of time change.
Daylight Shopping Time, what a crock ! Far better to just follow the sun. Make it so.
It would certainly mess up train and plane schedules….
Not sure it would – schedules could still be whatever was sensible. The amount of day-night an event experienced would be different. Or, have a twice yearly schedule shift – Daylight Schedule Translation (joke). But I like best universal local greenwich time. Same clock setting everywhere. 1200 hrs in London is mid day, and 1200 hours in mid Pacific is night etc. So simple. It puts the emphasis back on natural events and differences rather than arbitrary tary coordinatizing systems and grids which can’t really be learned since the approach is backwards.
For those who want to know Why?
Germany First Country to Use DST
Germany became the first country to introduce DST when clocks were turned ahead 1 hour on April 30, 1916. The rationale was to minimize the use of artificial lighting in order to save fuel for the war effort during World War I.
The idea was quickly followed by the United Kingdom and many other countries, including France. Many countries reverted back to standard time after World War I, and it wasn’t until the next World War that DST made its return in most of Europe.
DST in the United States
In the US, “Fast Time” as it was called then, was first introduced in 1918 when President Woodrow Wilson signed it into law to support the war effort during World War I. The initiative was sparked by Robert Garland, a Pittsburgh industrialist who had encountered the idea in the UK. Today he is often called the “Father of Daylight Saving”.
Only seven months, later the seasonal time change was repealed. However, some cities, including Pittsburgh, Boston, and New York, continued to use it until President Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted year-round DST in the United States in 1942.
I just realized how great it is to change my clocks. Other than my phone and computer every one of them is manual. From my alarm clock to my thermostat for the furnace.
Someone is getting rich off daylight savings time. Otherwise we wouldn’t do this to ourselves every six months
What’s a clock?
This article contains some graphics showing the difference between current DST and without it across the country. I despise DST. I’m not a morning person to begin with and it takes days for me to adjust.
No wonder I feel tired.
Maybe they have a saying about digital clocks. What a pain to reset especially in the automotive industry. They could have just as easily have included a very simple button to push, once for daylight savings time and again for “normal” time rather than making us remember how to perform finger calisthenics every 6 months.
My brother-in-law gave up trying to make the change in his car. Then, two weeks before the change, he happened to bring it in for servicing and the idiot tech “corrected” the setting but his work lasted only for the two weeks. Once again, my brother-in-law had to put up with the incorrect time for another 6 months.
— Mike (@MKANTONIO1) March 11, 2017
— Mike (@MKANTONIO1) March 11, 2017
Tonight we cut off one end of a string and tie it to the other end thereby making it longer.
The same gvt perpetrating this fraud is in charge of my healthcare and damned near everything in my life.
i’m in Arizona too. We have to keep up with our children’s time changes in all the places they live, not our own. if you’ve ever lived in Arizona, you know that we already have more sunshine than we know what to do with. We certainly don’t need to be saving any of it.
Seriously considering moving back to the Virgin Islands where they don’t do this stupid time change. They do LOTS of other stupid things but time change isn’t among them.
Lost an hour AND it snowed last night…wah…moved to South Carolina to avoid the snow…
I love DST. I like it being lighter later in the evenings. I can work in my garden later or whatever i want to do. I am tired the first day but after that I am fine. I hate it when it changes back in the fall and it gets dark by 4:30 pm.
as mentioned here somewhere, the extra hour of sunlight causes the atmosphere to heat up and that is why summers are so hot…
Yes! Let’s keep the DST year round! (and make AZ jump forward once and stay there!)
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