ARRRRGGGHHH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!!!

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wow, The Wikipedia features so many interesting and potentially untrue facts about this fascist lie of a proletariat yoke

A 2008 study found that although male suicide rates rise in the weeks after the spring transition, the relationship weakened greatly after adjusting for season.[75] A 2008 Swedish study found that heart attacks were significantly more common the first three weekdays after the spring transition, and significantly less common the first weekday after the autumn transition.[76] The government of Kazakhstan cited health complications due to clock shifts as a reason for abolishing DST in 2005.[77]

In the mid-1980s, Clorox (parent of Kingsford Charcoal) and 7-Eleven provided the primary funding for the Daylight Saving Time Coalition behind the 1987 extension to U.S. DST, and both Idaho senators voted for it based on the premise that during DST fast-food restaurants sell more French fries, which are made from Idaho potatoes;[3] in 2005, the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association and the National Association of Convenience Stores successfully lobbied for the 2007 extension to U.S. DST.[72]

Daylight saving has caused controversy since it began.[1] Winston Churchill argued that it enlarges "the opportunities for the pursuit of health and happiness among the millions of people who live in this country".[86] Robertson Davies, however, detected "the bony, blue-fingered hand of Puritanism, eager to push people into bed earlier, and get them up earlier, to make them healthy, wealthy and wise in spite of themselves",[87] and wags have dubbed it "Daylight Slaving Time".[88]

oh you melodramatic wags

iiiijjjj, Sunday, 14 March 2010 16:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

The Wag Party

How to Make an American Quit (Abbott), Sunday, 14 March 2010 19:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's like the Whig Party but all your political points are in the form of horrible puns.

How to Make an American Quit (Abbott), Sunday, 14 March 2010 19:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

I told a friend to meet me for brunch today at 11 am, and of course, he calls 45 minutes ago to tell me he didn't reprogram his alarm clock. Ugh.

The Magnificent Colin Firth (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 15 March 2010 00:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

arsebiscuits dark mornings again

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 15 March 2010 11:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

messin' with the clock

not_goodwin, Monday, 15 March 2010 11:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

Now we all have one more hour in our Daylight Savings Account. Maybe when we die, we'll get to spend them!

Aimless, Monday, 15 March 2010 18:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

arsebiscuits dark mornings again

The one thing I hate.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 15 March 2010 18:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Arsebiscuits truly are the worst things about daylight savings, can't wait to avoid them when I move to Arizona.

How to Make an American Quit (Abbott), Monday, 15 March 2010 18:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

Is that what the have as their license plat motto?

"Live free from Arsebiscuits"

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 15 March 2010 18:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

dark mornings > > > > dark evenings

Mr. Que, Monday, 15 March 2010 18:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

In principle yes, but my first DST morning and the pleasure I derived from it was grounded in the fact that my flight home last night was late, too late for the last bus and the taxi queue was long and cabs few. Ended up with less than five hours sleep last night and the alarm woke me up to dark grey misery.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 15 March 2010 18:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

sounds like a taxi problem, not a DST problem

Mr. Que, Monday, 15 March 2010 18:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

More of a pittsburgh problem. In general DST means awake to see the sunrise for the next month or so and my living room has east facing windows which makes me happy.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 15 March 2010 18:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

I took advantage of DST a coupla years ago to sleep in and show up for work an hour late & real faux-apologetic, knowing that my supervisor would be amused at my boneheadedness (and that I'd work late to make up for it)! It worked jsut like I planned, but it's not something I'd dare repeat.

Half lies and gorilla dust (Myonga Vön Bontee), Monday, 15 March 2010 18:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

i didn't even notice until seeing this thread just now. who cares

am0n, Monday, 15 March 2010 18:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

f this

iatee, Sunday, 13 March 2011 06:48 (six years ago) Permalink

oh is this tonight?

fuck this

sleeve, Sunday, 13 March 2011 06:49 (six years ago) Permalink

this seems appropriate. also GRRR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J1NHzQ1sgc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

VegemiteGrrl, Sunday, 13 March 2011 07:04 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh weird, DST isnt ending here for another month almost.

one time, something happy craz (Trayce), Sunday, 13 March 2011 07:07 (six years ago) Permalink

Which now i think on it seems odd because I'm sure it *used* to end on the march long weekend - which is today - so I dunno.

one time, something happy craz (Trayce), Sunday, 13 March 2011 07:08 (six years ago) Permalink

I honestly have no idea what people's qualms are about losing one hour of sleep. It's light out later!

EDB, Sunday, 13 March 2011 15:06 (six years ago) Permalink

I get up at 6 AM, now my body is going to think I am getting up at 5 AM for about the next week. It was really unpleasant last year, first time I was on this new schedule. Since there is no reason for this time change that I can fathom, I tend to resent it.

Also, it may be light later, but it WAS light on my way to work and now it will be dark for another month.

sleeve, Sunday, 13 March 2011 17:03 (six years ago) Permalink

dst is the best tho, id much rather have light in the evening

ice cr?m, Sunday, 13 March 2011 17:04 (six years ago) Permalink

starts too early, too cold

Fuck bein' hard, Dr Morbz is complicated (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 13 March 2011 17:20 (six years ago) Permalink

this does suck

Nguyễn Phúc Bích (Eisbaer), Sunday, 13 March 2011 17:53 (six years ago) Permalink

ONE OR THE OTHER.

Pleasant Plains, Sunday, 13 March 2011 18:14 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah that would be fine with me!

sleeve, Sunday, 13 March 2011 18:16 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah there should be dst all the time imo, something abt energy usage or kids walking to school in the dark or some shit is why we have the split iirc

ice cr?m, Sunday, 13 March 2011 18:18 (six years ago) Permalink

dst is the best tho, id much rather have light in the evening

― ice cr?m, Sunday, March 13, 2011 1:04 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

ENBB, Sunday, 13 March 2011 18:19 (six years ago) Permalink

Urgh. I thought I'd split the difference by going to bed half an hour earlier than usual (or half an hour later by summer time), got my 8 hours, don't remember any trouble sleeping... so why do I feel like a zombie with a fuck-off headache today? Would not have booked a driving lesson for 10:30am if I'd remembered at time of booking that clocks would change last night.

(PS I love having nice long, light evenings so summer time is fine by me really but the change is a jolt)

(sorry for stealing a USian daylight savings time thread for my Britisher Summer Time chatter)

dimension hatris (a passing spacecadet), Sunday, 27 March 2011 13:35 (six years ago) Permalink

just another sunday, boring as ever

Romford Spring (DG), Sunday, 27 March 2011 13:42 (six years ago) Permalink

Forgot about this and woke up this morning thinking "it's 9:30" then realising "bugger, it's 10:30". Rest of the day seems to have fallen apart into the standard timewasting YouTube watching and videogames playing.

did you notice "you spin me round" was playing in the background? (snoball), Sunday, 27 March 2011 16:29 (six years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

SAME TIME ZONE.

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JUST WHEN I HAD REACHED A POINT ON MY MORNING COMMUTE WHERE THE SUN WASN'T IN MY FACE ANYMORE, SOMEONE HIT THE RESET BUTTON AND I HAVE TO START THE LEVEL ALL OVER AGAIN.

pplains, Saturday, 10 March 2012 15:24 (five years ago) Permalink

(The fact that those two cities are in the same time zone doesn't really have anything to do with DST. BUT FUCK AN EIGHT A.M. SUNRISE!)

pplains, Saturday, 10 March 2012 15:25 (five years ago) Permalink

i swear we've been through (i think) 3 changovers now i and i swear to fucking god it's always been at a time where we've had a couple of weeks that are just going AWESOME in terms of lil' anabelle taking great 2 hour naps and being on this totally set schedule and sleeping great etc etc

then OH HAY LET'S ARBITRARILY MOVE THE CLOCK AROUND 1 HOUR TO FUCK EVERYTHING UP FOR NO REASON

a little tiny crunk person (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 12 March 2012 16:39 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't know why the hour change forward fucks me up so much but god, every year it's like I am death on two legs for a week.
And I don't even get fucked up by jetlag that much flying between Aus and US, so I don't know why DST is such a thing for me.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 12 March 2012 17:07 (five years ago) Permalink

ARGH

oh boy tomorrow I get up at 5 AM body time!

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Monday, 12 March 2012 17:46 (five years ago) Permalink

I tell you all a little secret that I unfortunately learned this year.

Get really sick on Saturday night, run a high fever all day Sunday, be forced to call into work on Monday, and voila DST doldrums are cured.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need more saltines and Sprite.

pplains, Monday, 12 March 2012 21:30 (five years ago) Permalink

that's a high price to pay

...

SOLD

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 12 March 2012 21:41 (five years ago) Permalink

half of our clocks set themselves somehow and the others don't. I looked hard at one clock that was set to 11 am Eastern Time and pretty much passed out again.

pplains, Monday, 12 March 2012 23:42 (five years ago) Permalink

internet link http://time.is/

caek, Monday, 12 March 2012 23:45 (five years ago) Permalink

It's one hour, stop complaining people! I honestly never heard anyone really bitch about this more than in a passing comment until reading ILX yesterday. I completely fail to see how extra post work daylight doesn't totally negate losing one hour of sleep. It was light until almost seven - so awesome!

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 00:04 (five years ago) Permalink

man it was 75 degrees and sunny out when i left work at 6. i ain't hating on that.

the gets dark earlier shit though can still get fucked.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 00:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Wasn't it great?!

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 00:14 (five years ago) Permalink

i almost wept. i wouldnt have been the only person weeping at my bus stop either. butvi wouls have been the only weeping person without a cardboard sign with sharpied bible verses on it.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 00:22 (five years ago) Permalink

because sleep is awesome, that's why

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 03:54 (five years ago) Permalink

New research shows that springing ahead for daylight saving time may do more to our bodies than a triple shot of espresso can fix.

When we set our clocks forward for daylight savings, some researchers say the disruption in circadian rhythms and minor sleep deprivation is enough to trigger some people to have a heart attack.

my sleep schedule is always fucked up anyway, so it doesn't really matter to me. i am v. much against the principle of losing hours of sleep, tho

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 03:58 (five years ago) Permalink

let me have my IA this week, ENBB sleep is my friend, I'm in mourning.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 04:01 (five years ago) Permalink


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