Throwback Thursday! Daylight Stupid Time

This is my bi-annual reminder that this weekend 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 ahead an hour now but we turn them back in the Fall, 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

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

25 responses to “Throwback Thursday! Daylight Stupid Time

  1. I’m with you. We have it in the UK and it’s an absolute pain! You should definitely run for President and give Trump something to worry about ..

  2. I agree with getting rid of it completely, but just one comment… Have you actually met any Amish farmers? The ones I know aren’t creepy 🙂

  3. Marty McFly has prepared me for this weekend! Ugh.. I hate Spring Forward. I am ALL about some Fall Back though…

  4. Grrr.. I hate it too. I always feel jet lagged for like a week. Which is ridiculous for a stinking hour!

  5. You can type it all out twice a year and I will still LOVE every post about how STUPID time change is! I always feel like crap for a few days after, and all those medical statistics only add to my anxiety. It’s awful, it’s stupid and it’s DANGEROUS!

    PS: As a Midwesterner, I wish you’d go visit some Amish. Here, we yearn for and drive an hour to get their products — furniture, quilts, window boxes, cheese, bread, jam…

    • Joey, I may be in upstate New York, but there are plenty of Amish where I am. Remember directly but New York is Pennsylvania where all of the Amish. Many of them have migrated up into areas of my state so I see them quite frequently. I have an Amish at Amish gazebo at my summer cottage.

      • OH! I don’t know why, Phil, but I thought you were out west. (Perhaps from hotel times…?) Yes, yes, then you know. Sorry it ruffles my Hoosier feathers 😛
        Upstate NY hm? Lovely!

    • I skip the Amish food though because I don’t believe the FDA is inspecting their facilities.

  6. Stupid is as stupid does. Who the hell wants to save daylight anyway?

  7. I’m so with you on this. It’s just a massive Puritanical conspiracy to make everyone wake up even earlier.

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