Daylight Stupid Time

This is my bi-annual reminder that tonight in the U.S. we move our clocks forward by an hour and my reminder that it’s stupid. I’ve been posting this since 2006 and will continue to do so until we do away with Daylight Savings Time.


When I’m elected President, or Sexiest Man Alive, whichever comes first, I’m going to pass a law getting rid of Daylight Savings Time. I don’t know if other countries do this. I do know that not all the U.S. states abide by it. Daylight Savings Time was created about 100 years ago to give farmers more daylight in which to do their work in the fields. Call me crazy, but why the hell didn’t someone just suggest that the lazy ass farmers drag themselves out of a bed a little earlier each day? Because those cud chewing, overall wearing, udder jerking lay-abouts can’t be bothered to set their alarm clocks we’re all stuck changing time?

I don’t know if anyone else noticed, but about 6 or 7 years ago the U.S. Congress, in another colossal waste of their time and our tax dollars, extended daylight savings time by a few weeks on either end. First off, why isn’t it called daylight spending time since we are using more daylight in the summer months? Secondly, at this point the farmers (except the creepy Amish ones) all have electricity and alarm clocks, which may not have been the case 100 years ago. I can get away with saying that about the Amish because my demographic data shows that for some reason I have very low readership among the Amish. I guess they just don’t get me. Reportedly the reason Congress did this is to save energy. How will changing our clocks twice a year save energy? Don’t we set our thermostats and use heat based on the outdoor temperature, not how light out it is? I’d like to save the energy I expend changing my clocks! I’d like Congress to tell me when I get that back. Congress has again proven to be the biggest collection of morons outside of…well…I guess I can’t think of a bigger collection. Why doesn’t Congress set their alarm clocks an hour earlier so they can get up early and get more of this important work done?


B.T. dubs, if we set our clocks back an hour now but we turn them ahead in the Spring, over the course of a year what difference does it make? If we learned anthying from Marty McFly it was that we shouldn’t muck about with time. Also, according to statistics  the day after we change our clocks there are more workplace injuries, car accidents, and for the day, a 10% rise in heart attacks.

I for one am not going to go for this stupid daylight savings time thing anymore. I don’t work at a farm or for Congress, so I told my boss that for 6 months I’ll be to work an hour early or late, however it works out. When I’m elected President, or Sexiest Man Alive, whichever comes first, this is going to change.

For those of you that voted in my profile pic poll yesterday, as you can see, the first picture won. Since I’m not thrilled with it, I think I’ll change my picture monthly just for fun.  If you’d like to support my bid for President or Sexiest Man Alive, please hit the Facebook, Twitter or re-blog share button below, but hurry because you have an hour less to do it in this weekend. Or is it an hour more? Have a great weekend! ~Phil

30 responses to “Daylight Stupid Time

  1. Daylight saving is a funny thing. In my home state of Queensland, we don’t have it, due to the public not being fussed. One farmer said it used to upset his cows, another said it made her curtains fade faster. Other states on the east coast do, and so there is always issues when you realize that you go to call someone interstate and they are an hour ahead of you. Great for New Years eve though.

  2. I’m definitely voting for you (although for which category, I’m not quite sure.) And that baby is just the cutest thing ever.

  3. I agree, get rid of the time change….if screws me up every time…haha

  4. I would vote to get rid of Eastern Standard Time – not Daylight Saving. Every fall I’m grumpy when the clocks ‘fall back’ again.

  5. Oh it is that time of year
    To turn the clocks ahead I fear
    And to it all my mind would fog
    If not for your reminder blog

  6. We have the same issues with daylight saving hours here in the UK, Phil. However, we don’t put our clocks forward until the early hours of the last Sunday in March, and they go back in the early hours of the last Sunday in October. Over here most people complain about it in October because it gets dark an hour earlier, and our government say they will look into getting rid of it altogether. But it never happens.
    However, in March hardly anyone says anything because we get the lighter evenings.
    In my opinion time should not be played around with and should be left as it is. If I get elected as the Prime minister of the UK in May, I’ll see to it that daylight saving hours are abolished and will have a word with Mr Obama for you. 🙂

  7. I agree, but can the sexiest man alive to that? Could he change laws and such? Would he even have that power? Lol! Let me know when that vote goes through! ~Elle

  8. Reblogged this on Finding Myself Through Writing and commented:
    It’s something we all must live with until Phil is elected president or sexiest man! ~Elle

  9. Brother Phil, Be ye known that a number of the brothers enjoy thee as a humorist. Thee would be creepy if you had chosen the bearded photo. Thee would then be mistaken for one of we.

  10. Interesting post. . . I’d always heard that town people were the ones wanted daylight savings time. 🙂

  11. Oops–I missed a word in that sentence. . . I should have written. I’d always heard that town people were the ones who wanted daylight savings time.

  12. Hi Phil,

    Thanks for giving me my laugh for the day. This after spending an hour trying to change one of my Mom’s clocks. It’s a digital clock, so one might think how hard can it be to change the time? Well, you have to have a degree in computer science to figure this thing out. I finally gave up and told Mom to buy a new clock. 🙂


  13. I’m still laughing about you having very low Amish readership! My LOUD Mom likes funny t-shirts. One of her favorite shirts has an Amish farmer with raised fist and says “Fight the Power.”

  14. Thanks for making me laugh, Phil!

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