ARRRRGGGHHH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!!!

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Shortest weekend of the year, kill me now

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 9 March 2019 16:17 (three months ago) Permalink

really can't imagine getting worked up over this

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Saturday, 9 March 2019 16:20 (three months ago) Permalink

i bet you love summer too

hippies

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 9 March 2019 16:37 (three months ago) Permalink

tbh, getting our early-rising pets re-situated is more of a hassle than our own schedules

27 Discounts ILXors Get Only If They Know (WmC), Saturday, 9 March 2019 16:42 (three months ago) Permalink

brad the government is stealing time from me

also now the sun’s gonna be all in my eyes in the morning again

also we have to deal with all the people writing EST when they mean EDT

mookieproof, Saturday, 9 March 2019 20:15 (three months ago) Permalink

last i heard california passed a plebiscite to make it always daylight savings time and because oregon has to copy everything from california we're trying to do it too

can we just pass a law to make time irrelevant, because that's what i really want

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Saturday, 9 March 2019 20:17 (three months ago) Permalink

you all just copying hawaii.

Yerac, Saturday, 9 March 2019 20:36 (three months ago) Permalink

But Hawaii is always standard time, right?

Some legislator tried to abolish DST again here. Keep in mind that we're at least 400 miles away from the nearest time zone boundary.

pplains, Saturday, 9 March 2019 21:17 (three months ago) Permalink

this basically means having to get up while it's still dark for the next couple of weeks. The worst time the year.

silverfish, Sunday, 10 March 2019 01:21 (three months ago) Permalink

grow up y'all

go to bed early

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 10 March 2019 01:35 (three months ago) Permalink

but it's hard to fall asleep early when it's light later!

petey v, Sunday, 10 March 2019 01:45 (three months ago) Permalink

chile went permanent with daylight savings for a year or two a couple of years ago, but it caused problems so now they do the time changes again, but they change dates. It's really confusing.

Yerac, Sunday, 10 March 2019 02:09 (three months ago) Permalink

I can barely keep track of when I am two hours ahead of EST (like right now) and then it goes to one hour ahead (tomorrow) and then eventually the same time. I think.

Yerac, Sunday, 10 March 2019 02:11 (three months ago) Permalink

hey i have an idea why don’t all you sunlight loving school marms go on over to the yay march thread and let the vampires commiserate

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 10 March 2019 02:17 (three months ago) Permalink

Yerac, and you don't have to answer, but where are you? Greenland or Brazil?

pplains, Sunday, 10 March 2019 02:48 (three months ago) Permalink

man we still got like 4 feet of snow on the ground here

j., Sunday, 10 March 2019 03:03 (three months ago) Permalink

Chill out, it’ll be fine, just roll wid it

calstars, Sunday, 10 March 2019 03:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Chile. It's summer here right now.

Yerac, Sunday, 10 March 2019 03:12 (three months ago) Permalink

May as well be summer here.

pplains, Sunday, 10 March 2019 03:22 (three months ago) Permalink

The day is going by so fast and everyone is still asleep. Grrrrrr...

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 10 March 2019 16:05 (three months ago) Permalink

We get direct, super bright light in our apt from about 5pm to 8:30pm. It's not the best part of your day that you want to be sweating your ass off.

Yerac, Sunday, 10 March 2019 16:49 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh God it’s as bad as predicted! I lost 1 hour of sleep last night — how will I ever recover?!

Je55e, Sunday, 10 March 2019 17:01 (three months ago) Permalink

I hate the idea of brunch, but my friend and I walked in without reservations at 10:30 to a normally booming spot #daylightsavingsproblems

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 10 March 2019 17:02 (three months ago) Permalink

how will I ever recover?!

there are studies that show societal effects, like increases in traffic accidents and illnesses, so it's not entirely about you.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 10 March 2019 17:58 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm fine with Jesse speaking for me.

steven, soda jerk (sic), Sunday, 10 March 2019 18:15 (three months ago) Permalink

This could be a thing where we have red-hot needles driven into our genitals twice a year and there would still be people all like 'wah wah wah, it's just a couple of needles, what's the big deal you dumb crybabies, three cheers for the people making these arbitrary decisions which slowly erode the quality of our lives'.

Guess which side I come down on wrt this debate. Just guess.

Goody Rickels on the Dime (Old Lunch), Sunday, 10 March 2019 18:40 (three months ago) Permalink

twice a year

oh I'm 100% against returning to standard time

steven, soda jerk (sic), Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:02 (three months ago) Permalink

I was shooting for “humor,” but this is a good article challenging the statistics about DST
https://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-daylight-saving-20190309-story.html

Je55e, Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:14 (three months ago) Permalink

I too would prefer no time changes, as long as we stuck with DST.

Je55e, Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:19 (three months ago) Permalink

^otm. DST year-round works for me.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:28 (three months ago) Permalink

When the fall change to standard time comes, I complain as loudly as anyone.

Or at least as loudly as most people do about springing forward. That extra hour means nothing to me compared with looking forward to sunset at 4:15 (and dusk at 2:30-3:00 PM on cloudy days).

Chicago is geographically screwed when it comes to time zones.

Je55e, Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:36 (three months ago) Permalink

brad the government is stealing time from me

also now the sun’s gonna be all in my eyes in the morning again

also we have to deal with all the people writing EST when they mean EDT

― mookieproof, Saturday, March 9, 2019 1:15 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ok fine admittedly these are all terrible things

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:38 (three months ago) Permalink

the thing about daylight savings is that 2 AM on a Saturday is just early enough that it's plausible you might still be awake and/or out at that hour, which suddenly is no longer "that hour"; few worse feelings than (purely hypothetically, of course) spending two hours on a greyhound bus then another 15-20 minutes waiting for the subway, looking down at your phone, and all of a sudden it's 3 AM

theorizing your yells (katherine), Sunday, 10 March 2019 21:30 (three months ago) Permalink

Supposedly chile went back to using DST because of " ...However, the annual time change was reinstated in 2016 after feedback from the public about an increase in truancy during the winter months, complaints about older computers and other electronic devices not using the right time zone, and fruit growers reporting a 15% loss in productivity." - wiki

Yerac, Sunday, 10 March 2019 21:38 (three months ago) Permalink

Feel like everyone I interact with has joined me in just getting back from a trip after spending a month in a place one time zone away

calstars, Sunday, 10 March 2019 22:03 (three months ago) Permalink

Or at least as loudly as most people do about springing forward.

You mean "wintering forward."

pplains, Sunday, 10 March 2019 22:19 (three months ago) Permalink

as it happens I also have a midterm tomorrow and sure could have fucking used that extra hour of study

theorizing your yells (katherine), Sunday, 10 March 2019 22:44 (three months ago) Permalink

sunny and 35 F at 7pm doesn't do much for me

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 10 March 2019 23:32 (three months ago) Permalink

I’d be surprised if there isn’t some freeman/flat earth/bitcoin intersection that advocates for individual timezones or at least against government imposed time.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 11 March 2019 01:20 (three months ago) Permalink

that used to exist! in the early US! it was madness! there are whole almanacs that will tell you what time it is in various stops along the rail tracks if it's noon in philadelphia. or maybe i dreamt that. it's the kind of thing that would be in a dream. but i'm pretty sure that was a real thing.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 11 March 2019 01:27 (three months ago) Permalink

i mean, i presume this phenomenon was not confined to the US but it is pretty weird thinking about an era when telegraphy existed AND multiple, localized, slightly out, concurrent time zones did too

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 11 March 2019 01:29 (three months ago) Permalink

The railways brought universal time to most places.

I did travel through the Nullarbor where a small number of communities voluntarily observer the completely unofficial Australian Central West Time which is 1hr and 45 minutes different from the rest of the state. It’s main purposes seems to be to confuse tourists.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 11 March 2019 02:10 (three months ago) Permalink

Adelaide being half an hour off, and two of the states not doing daylight savings, made scheduling TV extremely complicated (esp during live disaster coverage)

steven, soda jerk (sic), Monday, 11 March 2019 02:15 (three months ago) Permalink

Srsly, the only way this map could be any better would be if Canberra observed DST all year long.

https://i.imgur.com/nfzBf37.png

pplains, Monday, 11 March 2019 03:00 (three months ago) Permalink

Why (those maps / that article) decided that "a reasonable sunrise time" was before 7 am is probably due to a conspiracy of so-called 'morning' people, who everyone with sense understands to be semi-human mutants and certainly not a demographic to be catered to.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 11 March 2019 03:07 (three months ago) Permalink

^^^

mookieproof, Monday, 11 March 2019 03:08 (three months ago) Permalink

Like good luck convincing my body that it didn't drag itself out of bed at 4 goddamn AM this morning. Or for the next several mornings. My very cells screaming 'ARE YOU ACTUALLY KIDDING ME RN?!?'

Goody Rickels on the Dime (Old Lunch), Monday, 11 March 2019 12:07 (three months ago) Permalink

wake up sleeple!

brownie, Monday, 11 March 2019 13:04 (three months ago) Permalink


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