Throwback Saturday? Daylight Stupid Time

I hate Daylight Savings Time and since 2006 when I first wrote it, I have vowed to post this every time we change our clocks:

Daylight Stupid Time

This is my bi-annual reminder that this weekend in the U.S. we move our clocks ahead 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 back an hour now but we turn them ahead 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

24 responses to “Throwback Saturday? Daylight Stupid Time

  1. I am going to tell my boss also I will be working an hour earlier or later for the next six months or soπŸ˜‚

  2. Daylight Savings exists for the sole purpose of annoying humanity by messing with sleep cycles and turning us all into disgruntled zombies. Grrr.

  3. Currently, my dogs get up at 6:30. Tomorrow it will be 7:30. So what am I supposed to do? Tell them because of Govt regs that now have to get up an hour earlier? I don’t think so.

  4. Daylight Stupid Time. That’s a winner of a label and I’m loving it!

  5. Udder jerking lay-abouts. Udder jerking lay-abouts. I just, I just can’t stop laughing.

  6. Perhaps a change of name would help. Here it’s called British Summer Time. We don’t change until the end of the month, though. I’m sure it makes sense to someone.

  7. I’m voting for you for president Phil. I hate the time changes. And agree they ate STUPID! If they are going to do it despite our feelings about it I think they should spring ahead during our workday on Monday instead of robbing us our weekend sleep. That would take a tiny bit if my resentment away.

  8. Wow, I posted that exact Princess Bride meme on Facebook today. For that, I received endless stiff comments about how the Spring time change is preferable for the extra sunlight.

    It’s all I could do not to point out that we’ll be seeing increasing sunlight because the earth is closer to the sun, not just because we’re waking up an hour earlier.

    Or that researchers have found that DST doesn’t save significant energy. It does cause an increase in heart attacks, traffic accidents, and prison sentencing (not good fodder for a comedy article).

    I wanted to point this out, but realized it would be a mistake because, frankly, people who wake up earlier are better people. Better morals. More productive. If you haven’t already grasped the importance of pretending to love pointless discomfort, then I don’t know how to help you.

    • LOL! Did you say all that on Facebook too?

      • No, I kept my responses in the “well I’m glad you’re happy” vein. I figured only people who haven’t been brainwashed into thinking society did them a favor by making them wake up earlier would get the sarcasm. Everyone else is too busy feeling sinless πŸ™‚

  9. I never could see the point of DST
    …and, to date, still can’t.

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