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One of my colleagues says he gets up at 4am every day. He is a sikh, and apparently he praised for a a few hours every morning. I try to resist pointing and giggling, in a largely unsuccessful attempt to pretend respect for a person's religion.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 27 October 2002 17:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

you do not get up early = you are the great satan.

jess (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 27 October 2002 17:06 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

so, earth is populated only by satans, some ordinary, some great. actually, you may be right

ron (ron), Sunday, 27 October 2002 17:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The only thing I don't like is that it gets dark so early!

The inevitable downside -- and since I really can't stand short days and long winter nights, megaSIGH over it. It's one big reason I'm where I am, honestly.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 27 October 2002 17:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm just glad to be one of the great satans. That's much better.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 27 October 2002 17:19 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

sleep until 10:30 AM today! because it was really 9:30! i'd rather be a well-rested satan than anything at all sleep-deprived.

Maria (Maria), Sunday, 27 October 2002 17:27 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

we went ON daylight savings at the start of october which was interesting for me 'cause it actually meant i got to get up later, sort of. my son wakes at 5-6am, so im used to that but with daylight savings it was 7am woohoo i even felt like we had slept in! haha.

donna (donna), Sunday, 27 October 2002 19:31 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'd always thought that being the great satan would be less rubbish than this.

Rebecca (reb), Sunday, 27 October 2002 19:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

It usually takes me a couple of weeks not to think about the lost hour turning the clock back. It's 2:40 pm according to the clock on the computer, but its 3:40 pm in my mind.

brg30 (brg30), Sunday, 27 October 2002 19:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

luckily i had left the microwave clock set at the old time for the past six months. now it is correct again yipee skip

ron (ron), Sunday, 27 October 2002 19:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I hate having my sleep patterns disrupted twice a year. stick to summer time all year round say I.

DV (dirtyvicar), Sunday, 27 October 2002 23:54 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

We lost an hour here. Its okay except it happens the day after my birthday- hence i feel rushed, nay pushed (and hungover) into the new 'age' .short changed.

jeska, Monday, 28 October 2002 03:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Farmers get enough from government subsidizing and they need to mess with our time too.

A Nairn (moretap), Monday, 28 October 2002 03:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Daylight savings really sucked last night, because I stayed up till midnight so I could call my friend in Indiana, but instead of being 7am like it usually is there when I call, it was only 6am. My friend said that she though it was Satan calling.

rainy (rainy), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 02:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

which pretty much proves Mr Harvell's theory completely.

rainy (rainy), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 02:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink


Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 02:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I've fixed the server. Northern hemisphere dwellers who hadn't changed there settings yet shouldn't have to. Everyone else though.

Graham (graham), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 18:49 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

really confused about what time it is

harbl, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

The hour goes forward in the autumn and back in the spring - it's easy to remember with the rhyme "Fall Forward, Spring Back".

James Mitchell, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

u evil

StanM, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

fucking DLS means I have to cycle home in the pitch black.

Jarlrmai, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

i know how it works but is it 7:16 or 8:16. my phone + computer seem to have gone forward and ilx went back.

harbl, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

no this says it's next week!

harbl, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

ok my phone and computer didn't do anything because it's not daylight savings time yet. ilx did it a week early?

harbl, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

We went from BST to GMT last night, here in Britishland.

Yo! GOP Raps (suzy), Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh. i see what the problem was. my ilx prefs time zone was "Cuba"

harbl, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:26 (eight years ago) Permalink


ken "save-a-finn" c (ken c), Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:55 (eight years ago) Permalink


BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 25 October 2009 14:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

DST adds an hour to everyone's halloween partying

cutty, Sunday, 25 October 2009 15:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

living through another cuba

velko, Sunday, 25 October 2009 15:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

rip Fidel

lihaperäpukamat (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 25 October 2009 15:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh hello it's time saving time in longdong

warmsherry, Sunday, 25 October 2009 15:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

RIP one hour

all-beef patty hearst (donna rouge), Sunday, 14 March 2010 06:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

hate it so much

mookieproof, Sunday, 14 March 2010 06:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

Balls to this

First and Last and Safeways ™ (jjjusten), Sunday, 14 March 2010 06:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

ftge imo

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Sunday, 14 March 2010 07:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol shit THAT'S what just happened to that hour.

Computer clock reset itself.

hills like white people (Hurting 2), Sunday, 14 March 2010 07:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

more like gaylight savings

itchy rainbolt (clotpoll), Sunday, 14 March 2010 07:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

there's been a thread on why it's not Daylight SavingS, right?

Not the real Village People, Sunday, 14 March 2010 08:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

daylight saving$

shite new answers (cutty), Sunday, 14 March 2010 13:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

feeling bad for the housekeepers at hotels worldwide who on this morning in addition to their typical turn-down procedures must also manually adjust every single alarm clock

iiiijjjj, Sunday, 14 March 2010 13:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

i hate this it's like the day is half gone already!!!!!!!!!

harbl, Sunday, 14 March 2010 13:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

every farmer needs to be punched in the face rite now

david foster ballaz (m bison), Sunday, 14 March 2010 13:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

While I love the later sunsets and all, waking up this morning at 5:30 for work was a bit of a drag...

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 14 March 2010 13:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

xp except the ones in arizona and hawaii you mean

iiiijjjj, Sunday, 14 March 2010 13:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

feeling bad for the housekeepers at hotels worldwide who on this morning in addition to their typical turn-down procedures must also manually adjust every single alarm clock

at least they only have to go one hour forward instead of 11/23

mookieproof, Sunday, 14 March 2010 15:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

it is bullshit

akm, Sunday, 14 March 2010 15:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

My extreme laziness has finally paid off and not changing any of the clocks in my apt the last time this happened means that I didn't have to do shit this time around.

t(o_o)t (ENBB), Sunday, 14 March 2010 15:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

wow, The Wikipedia features so many interesting and potentially untrue facts about this fascist lie of a proletariat yoke

A 2008 study found that although male suicide rates rise in the weeks after the spring transition, the relationship weakened greatly after adjusting for season.[75] A 2008 Swedish study found that heart attacks were significantly more common the first three weekdays after the spring transition, and significantly less common the first weekday after the autumn transition.[76] The government of Kazakhstan cited health complications due to clock shifts as a reason for abolishing DST in 2005.[77]

In the mid-1980s, Clorox (parent of Kingsford Charcoal) and 7-Eleven provided the primary funding for the Daylight Saving Time Coalition behind the 1987 extension to U.S. DST, and both Idaho senators voted for it based on the premise that during DST fast-food restaurants sell more French fries, which are made from Idaho potatoes;[3] in 2005, the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association and the National Association of Convenience Stores successfully lobbied for the 2007 extension to U.S. DST.[72]

Daylight saving has caused controversy since it began.[1] Winston Churchill argued that it enlarges "the opportunities for the pursuit of health and happiness among the millions of people who live in this country".[86] Robertson Davies, however, detected "the bony, blue-fingered hand of Puritanism, eager to push people into bed earlier, and get them up earlier, to make them healthy, wealthy and wise in spite of themselves",[87] and wags have dubbed it "Daylight Slaving Time".[88]

oh you melodramatic wags

iiiijjjj, Sunday, 14 March 2010 16:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

The Wag Party

How to Make an American Quit (Abbott), Sunday, 14 March 2010 19:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

i can't figure out which one is normal. all i want to do is sleep all the time so i just treat each transition as i am entering a new period of hell.

assawoman bay (harbl), Sunday, 12 March 2017 01:54 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Standard now somehow exists for less than 50% of the year in most places, so I don't even know what's standard about it anymore.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 12 March 2017 02:17 (eleven months ago) Permalink

time classic

j., Sunday, 12 March 2017 02:35 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Time zones approximate 15° orange slices of the globe. Under normal, non-DLS time, if you're at 0°, 15°, 30°, 45°, 60° (etc) longitude, at the center of each abstract time zone, the sun is most directly overhead at local noon.

DLS shifts an hour from morning to the evening, and was lobbied for by ice cream vendors and the like who benefited from more hours of post-labor sunlit leisure.

Sanpaku, Sunday, 12 March 2017 02:36 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Beginning tomorrow, this sign in Indiana will be wrong again for the next eight months.

pplains, Sunday, 12 March 2017 03:32 (eleven months ago) Permalink

all i want to do is sleep all the time


mookieproof, Sunday, 12 March 2017 03:35 (eleven months ago) Permalink

harbl mookie and I move to establish the independent nation of Sleepistan where daylight savings is BANNED

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 12 March 2017 03:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

there has been some talk of colonizing the faroes

the summer light would be okay there

mookieproof, Sunday, 12 March 2017 04:06 (eleven months ago) Permalink

the law should be that civil twilight should never start before 5:30 pm (in Chicago at least) and if Trump could make that happen, then he has my vote in 2020

I hate 4:15 sunset (and on full darkness at 3:00 pm on cloudy days)

Je55e, Sunday, 12 March 2017 04:09 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i've got some uncivil twilight for u

mookieproof, Sunday, 12 March 2017 04:19 (eleven months ago) Permalink

when do you like your daylight?

Je55e, Sunday, 12 March 2017 04:41 (eleven months ago) Permalink

between 10 and 4 will do, thanks

back in the day i used to play pickup basketball after work, for which daylight is useful, but now let us plunge this planet in eternal darkness imo

mookieproof, Sunday, 12 March 2017 04:49 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I hear you. I've been averse to the concept of craving daylight. I used to think it was a sign of being a simp.

Je55e, Sunday, 12 March 2017 05:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

harbl mookie and I move to establish the independent nation of Sleepistan where daylight savings is BANNED


pplains, Sunday, 12 March 2017 05:06 (eleven months ago) Permalink

all daylight savings means to me is that soon it will never not be 100 degrees for like, 6 months or some shit and i hate it

― Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, March 11, 2017 6:36 PM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I'm the opposite: the pain of the loss of an hour is offset by the coming of 4 blessed months when it won't be below 0°C in the daytime, for the most part.

hardcore dilettante, Sunday, 12 March 2017 05:42 (eleven months ago) Permalink

granted: not many are 9-5 anymore.

Just us normals who refuse to do anything else. (it's in the Bible)

begone, sleepies

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 March 2017 06:36 (eleven months ago) Permalink

man fuck this daylight savings CRIME

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 12 March 2017 14:25 (eleven months ago) Permalink


dst is banned in arizona's arizona...

F♯ A♯ (∞), Sunday, 12 March 2017 17:13 (eleven months ago) Permalink

What does the resumption of standard time mean to me? The bar opens an hour earlier.

calstars, Sunday, 12 March 2017 17:53 (eleven months ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

hello darkness my old friend

mookieproof, Sunday, 5 November 2017 02:17 (three months ago) Permalink


Bazooka Jobim (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 5 November 2017 02:47 (three months ago) Permalink

Damn everything. Wake me up in 127 days.

Jeff, Sunday, 5 November 2017 02:49 (three months ago) Permalink

i like getting up in the non-dark

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 5 November 2017 02:57 (three months ago) Permalink

And for us, it used to not be so much of a problem back when we fell back in mid-October. But for the last week, I've been waking up the kids while the streetlights outside are still turned on.

Between that, 80º weather and World Series that don't finish until November, I've been feeling pretty discombobulated already. Lord knows how I'll feel tomorrow.

pplains, Sunday, 5 November 2017 03:17 (three months ago) Permalink

But also keep in mind that tonight will be magical for one reason.

The Central Time Zone will fall back at 2 a.m. In other words, the clock will go from 0159 to 0100.

Since the Mountain Time Zone won't fall back until 2 a.m., it will also be 0100 in those areas. So the contiguous states will really only have three time zones for 59 minutes.

Which also means that the time in portions of Oregon (a state on the West Coast) and portions of Florida (a state on the East Coast) will be the same.

pplains, Sunday, 5 November 2017 03:26 (three months ago) Permalink

Seeing how DST is now seven months of the year, I think it should be called Standard Time. We could rename current Standard Time to something like Darkness Redistribution Time.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 5 November 2017 03:32 (three months ago) Permalink

it’s the mooost wonderful tiiiiime of the yeeeeeear

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 5 November 2017 04:34 (three months ago) Permalink

Totally selfish, I know, but I don't care what time the sun comes up because I work from home, but I hate it getting pitch black outside at 5pm because that only leaves the weekend for me to do shit in my yard. Fuck s standard time.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 5 November 2017 04:48 (three months ago) Permalink

I appreciate more light in the morning, being an early riser, but then it goes away quickly anyway. Annoying.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 5 November 2017 15:12 (three months ago) Permalink

forgot to set the alarm clock in the bedroom back, now have an unplanned extra hour to kill before we go out & about this morning lol oops

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 5 November 2017 15:18 (three months ago) Permalink

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