Daylight Stupid Time

This is my bi-annual reminder that this weekend in the U.S. we move our clocks back by an hour and my reminder that it’s stupid. I’ve been posting this every Fall and Spring 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 7 or 8 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 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

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

20 responses to “Daylight Stupid Time

  1. You’re right to be miffed. We have it in the UK and it is still absurd and obsolete as Prince Charles. We call ours British Summer Time and Greenwich Mean Time. I never understood why the time was mean. Was it shorter seconds making you run to catch the bus more or was it hidden so it jumped out and told you you’d missed the start of the West Wing and also the clock on the video was screwed? We need English Let’s Have Tea Time and we will all be happy.

    • That’s funny. You should write a post about it. A few weeks ago Steve Says who is in Scotland, wrote a post about what to do with the extra hour. I’m going to re-blog that tomorrow.

  2. I cannot believe this is still a thing either. First, it means that it will be dark both before and after I start working, a fact that never ceases to put me in a bad mood. Then I have to deal with at least a week of the kid’s adjusting to the new time which means a different bedtime and meal times that no longer line up with their tummy clocks. It is a miserable experience. So miserable in fact that I am forced to wonder if the only reason we have kept the practice is a conspiracy by big pharma to ensure we remain in need of pain relievers, sleep aids, and extra sugar coated treats (which provide the gateway to diabetic meds and mood suppressors).

  3. It’s STUPID every year and every year I agree on how STUPID it is. Maybe it’d be better to arrange everything else an hour later and not jack up the people?!? There’s health to consider with people! I always feel like trash for at least three days whether we’re falling back or springing forward.
    This morning I had to take the girls into rehearsal at 7:45 and it was all the way dark and and while it’d be nice if it wasn’t, it’d be better if they moved start times and scheduled it for 8:45. Just sayin.

  4. I love this annual rant because I’ve been making these points myself to anyone who will listen (which is surprisingly few) And Phil I would totally vote for you for president. Hell, I might write you in this year…

  5. Commiserations, the same has just happened in the UK.

  6. I thought we maintained daylight savings time so children don’t Ave to go to school in the dark. I suppose we could change our entire adult schedule to let kids sleep later and go to school during day light. The kids would like it.

  7. I would look forward to an extra hour of sleep, but I won’t get one. My kiddos will wake up at 5:30 in the morning instead of 6:30. Yea!!!

  8. You’ve got my vote! 🙂

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