Daylight Stupid Time!

This is my bi-annual reminder that tonight in the United States we move our clocks forward by an hour and my reminder to you 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 all other countries do this. I do know that not all the U.S. states abide by it. Daylight Savings Time was created about 120 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 ten 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 120 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 anythying 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 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


22 responses to “Daylight Stupid Time!

  1. i was just thinking along these lines this morning

  2. I’m with you completely on this! Can you believe our brilliant former governor tried to pass a referendum for PERMANENT DST?
    I dropped FB but Twittered you. Have a good day!

  3. The Amish. Thank you for finally giving me someone to blame for this ridiculous idea…

  4. Just commenting in because I used the same exact title for my post today. LOL!!

  5. Right??? I have this one enormously heavy decorative clock way up high on a wall (I have to drag out a ladder to change the hands on it) and I am going to send a photo of it with the inaccurate time to every Farmer and say “see what you did?!” Additionally I will contact the Amish and ask why they don’t get you.

    • LOL, thanks for reaching out to the Amish for me. I too have a big clock high up where I need a ladder to get to it. Last year it fell and broke, but instead of just letting it go, I replaced it and ensured my biannual climb for several more years

  6. We have the same thing over here (UK) but ours doesn’t exactly match up with yours. The clocks go back in October bye bye daylight and hello driving to and from work in the pitch bloody dark I feel like a badger for months on end never seeing the light of day except on a weekend if I’m lucky! Our clocks go forward in March this year it’s the very last Sunday in March. Everyone complains. Parents hate it because it knocks their bedtime routines off for kids. Workers are just tired! What really annoys me is that for many people who work nightshift they don’t get the extra hour when the clocks change so it’s a con.

  7. “Spring Forward, Fall Back” except in my home state Arizona. It’s sheer non-sense this DST business. Congress get your act together and get rid of it.
    Naked Johnny

  8. We have to do this lunacy in Canada too–I hate it but apparently it was because of
    American TV schedules rather than farming–all these people screaming “Did I miss Jeopardy??!!” Also, I would totally vote for you for either position–you would excel at both:-)

  9. Haha you crack us up. dad thinks your a riot. Had to chuckle a bit myself. Jeopardy. . .!! Naked Johnny and Naked Deryck (Dad)

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