ARRRRGGGHHH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!!!

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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

DEMONS.

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! http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/clockchange.html?n=179

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

haha

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

lmao

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

It's like the Whig Party but all your political points are in the form of horrible puns.

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

I told a friend to meet me for brunch today at 11 am, and of course, he calls 45 minutes ago to tell me he didn't reprogram his alarm clock. Ugh.

The Magnificent Colin Firth (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 15 March 2010 00:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

arsebiscuits dark mornings again

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 15 March 2010 11:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

messin' with the clock

not_goodwin, Monday, 15 March 2010 11:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

Now we all have one more hour in our Daylight Savings Account. Maybe when we die, we'll get to spend them!

Aimless, Monday, 15 March 2010 18:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

arsebiscuits dark mornings again

The one thing I hate.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 15 March 2010 18:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Arsebiscuits truly are the worst things about daylight savings, can't wait to avoid them when I move to Arizona.

How to Make an American Quit (Abbott), Monday, 15 March 2010 18:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

Is that what the have as their license plat motto?

"Live free from Arsebiscuits"

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 15 March 2010 18:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

dark mornings > > > > dark evenings

Mr. Que, Monday, 15 March 2010 18:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

In principle yes, but my first DST morning and the pleasure I derived from it was grounded in the fact that my flight home last night was late, too late for the last bus and the taxi queue was long and cabs few. Ended up with less than five hours sleep last night and the alarm woke me up to dark grey misery.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 15 March 2010 18:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

sounds like a taxi problem, not a DST problem

Mr. Que, Monday, 15 March 2010 18:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

More of a pittsburgh problem. In general DST means awake to see the sunrise for the next month or so and my living room has east facing windows which makes me happy.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 15 March 2010 18:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

I took advantage of DST a coupla years ago to sleep in and show up for work an hour late & real faux-apologetic, knowing that my supervisor would be amused at my boneheadedness (and that I'd work late to make up for it)! It worked jsut like I planned, but it's not something I'd dare repeat.

Half lies and gorilla dust (Myonga Vön Bontee), Monday, 15 March 2010 18:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

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

Tempe?

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

man fuck this daylight savings CRIME

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

vegemite

dst is banned in arizona

but...it's arizona...

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

seven months pass...

hello darkness my old friend

mookieproof, Sunday, 5 November 2017 02:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Otm

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

Damn everything. Wake me up in 127 days.

Jeff, Sunday, 5 November 2017 02:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i like getting up in the non-dark

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

it’s the mooost wonderful tiiiiime of the yeeeeeear

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 5 November 2017 04:34 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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