ARRRRGGGHHH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!!!

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The sun should never rise before 6am if we can take that time and make it set an hour later
On the other hand I don't want to have to leave for work in the dark in December.

Bnad, Monday, 11 March 2019 17:39 (ten months ago) link

I don't want to have to leave for work in the dark in December.

I'd blame the job, not the solar system.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 11 March 2019 17:43 (ten months ago) link

I leave for work in the dark every day of my life.

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 11 March 2019 17:51 (ten months ago) link

seven months pass...

callooh! callay!

mookieproof, Saturday, 2 November 2019 22:08 (two months ago) link

the last Fall Back in Oregon, we hope

https://katu.com/news/local/region-prepares-to-push-clocks-back-for-possible-final-time

Book Doula (sleeve), Saturday, 2 November 2019 22:26 (two months ago) link

Fuck daylight savings.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 2 November 2019 22:27 (two months ago) link

heretics!

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 2 November 2019 22:28 (two months ago) link

its the mooooost wonderful tiiie of the yeeeear

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 2 November 2019 22:44 (two months ago) link

time, even

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 2 November 2019 22:44 (two months ago) link

cretins cheering on the exacerbating of my seasonal affective disorder

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 3 November 2019 01:29 (two months ago) link

really fucking hate it so much

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 3 November 2019 01:30 (two months ago) link

lol this has to be the most groundhog day thread on ilx

seventeen years of biannually posting the identically futile take, we're like Beckett zombies

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 3 November 2019 01:35 (two months ago) link

haven't noticed this thread before

I'm not a morning person, I guess people here are if they hate daylight savings

Dan S, Sunday, 3 November 2019 01:42 (two months ago) link

xp it's not personal

nevertheless fuck you, darkness rules

mookieproof, Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:04 (two months ago) link

worst day of the year for window peepers who are also morning people

cryborg (rip van wanko), Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:11 (two months ago) link

extra
hour
of
sleep
ffs

mookieproof, Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:14 (two months ago) link

yeah NOW but what about next march

j., Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:16 (two months ago) link

Darkness is stupid, winter is stupid, sleep is stupid.

tokyo rosemary, Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:34 (two months ago) link

otm

mick signals, Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:38 (two months ago) link

hard to care about the extra hour of light in the mornings

Dan S, Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:48 (two months ago) link

would so much rather have it in the evenings

Dan S, Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:51 (two months ago) link

Ya know, it was getting late sooner anyway.

pplains, Sunday, 3 November 2019 03:28 (two months ago) link

If Peter hitchens is against it then I’m pro changing the clocks every week.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 3 November 2019 04:05 (two months ago) link

I am working overnight tonight and have to work an extra hour thanks to this nonsense

k3vin k., Sunday, 3 November 2019 04:09 (two months ago) link

thank you for your service but i have been owed an hour for months now, with no fucking interest

so ye complainers can get tae fuck

mookieproof, Sunday, 3 November 2019 04:29 (two months ago) link

MOAR SLEEP
HAIL DARKNESS

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 3 November 2019 04:32 (two months ago) link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=_DZsbGA1CcA

nickn, Sunday, 3 November 2019 05:18 (two months ago) link

(Hawkwind - Hurry On Sundown)

nickn, Sunday, 3 November 2019 05:18 (two months ago) link

Woke up at my usual time, which apparently is now five a.m.

Guess I can work that to my advantage this week, having an extra hour in the mornings until my jet lag wears off. Work on some night moves, make some front-page news. Ah, Novembertime.

pplains, Sunday, 3 November 2019 12:15 (two months ago) link

Can someone explain to my cats that we're falling back this morning?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:07 (two months ago) link

Ha, had the exact same problem.

Ferlinghetti Hvorostovsky (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:08 (two months ago) link

Accidentally fell asleep with the lights on and music playing. I fucked it up!!!!

esempio (crüt), Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:34 (two months ago) link

This is the first time in my 55+ years that I actually used my fallback to get an extra hour of sleep. Felt pretty fuckin' good.

WmC, Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:35 (two months ago) link

Lol Floridians are so dumb.

Last year, our state legislature voted to end DST for Florida. Of course, that requires Congress to amend Federal law, so it was really a first step (or a PR stunt), which was made clear at the time.

Didn't stop Floridians from flooding social media last night, asking why they had to set the clocks back since we ended it.

Sadly since cell phones and laptops usually update themselves, my fantasy of millions of Floridians being on the wrong time won't come to pass.

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:38 (two months ago) link

And yes I get that "dumb Floridian" sometimes feels like a pleonasm

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:39 (two months ago) link

This is the first time in my 55+ years that I actually used my fallback to get an extra hour of sleep. Felt pretty fuckin' good.

I did the same although I may have done so before once or twice. Mrs. Redd questioned me about it though.

Ferlinghetti Hvorostovsky (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:47 (two months ago) link

"Sadly since cell phones and laptops usually update themselves, my fantasy of millions of Floridians being on the wrong time won't come to pass."

It sounds like the setup for a 1990s fish-out-of-water comedy. It would end with the hero teaching the futuristic people of New York about "real music", e.g. pre-Beatles rock and roll, because the film would be written by a baby boomer who hasn't got over Elvis being drafted. He or she would catch some crooks using a vintage skateboard, or something, or a surfboard, because people in Florida surf, don't they? He or she would dress up like the characters from Miami Vice. It's high concept. Nineteen-eighties meets the modern age! Cocaine everywhere, and people are paranoid about AIDS. There could be a cameo from the COUGH Indian COUGH chap from Short Circuit that would seem perfectly normal to the film's writer, because Indian people are funny, but would be horribly uncomfortable for the audience.

Alternatively imagine a film in which Florida is perpetually an hour behind the rest of the United States. The transient nature of internet microcelebrity is such that just being an hour behind the times would cut the people of Florida off from "the narrative". They would have to send meme-gatherers into the rest of the United States in order to bring back fresh live memes. I live in the UK, which means that I'm fourteen hours behind "the narrative". My experience of Reddit and so forth is that everything happened fourteen hours ago, while I was asleep, and by the time I catch up the drama is over.

I'm thinking of that woman who was on a flight to South Africa. She tweeted something tasteless before she got on the plane - "I'm not worried about catching AIDS because I'm white" or something like that - and while she was on the plane a twitter storm erupted, and she was sacked (she worked in PR), and she only learned about it when she touched down because back in 2011 or whenever there was no internet on planes. That little drama played itself out over the course of just a few hours. Imagine a future in which being just one hour behind the times was enough to cut yourself adrift from modern society, if that isn't already the case. That's why I read Ilxor every day, so that I don't lose touch. Once you let go of the rope the current takes you and you're lost.

Ashley Pomeroy, Sunday, 3 November 2019 14:22 (two months ago) link

Wow

Ferlinghetti Hvorostovsky (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 November 2019 14:41 (two months ago) link

I can't remember the year or the town it happened in, so I know this sounds like an urban legend, but there was a town in Florida during the 70s that suffered a power outage for one hour during the night the state sprang forward from EST to EDT.

Since it was before clocks that could set themselves, most people set their clocks ahead before bed. Then their clocks froze for an hour, allowing standard time to catch back up. When everyone awoke in the morning, there were no flashing 12:00s. Just a bunch of people who still wound up being an hour late for church.

pplains, Sunday, 3 November 2019 16:18 (two months ago) link

...And dinner time is anticipated an hour early by some fraught felines.

Ferlinghetti Hvorostovsky (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 November 2019 22:37 (two months ago) link

Baxter just went “fuck everything” and started asking for dinner at 11am

Alternatively imagine a film in which Florida is perpetually an hour behind the rest of the United States.

I enjoyed the premises that flow from this but I refuse to accept the implication that the other rest of the US sets their clocks back three hours. The sun setting at 5pm is brutal enough, under your system it’d be dark at lunchtime come January.

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Monday, 4 November 2019 00:42 (two months ago) link

I am working overnight tonight and have to work an extra hour thanks to this nonsense

― k3vin k., Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:09 PM (yesterday)

that's happened to me too!

Dan S, Monday, 4 November 2019 00:56 (two months ago) link


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