ARRRRGGGHHH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!!!

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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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine months ago) link

Wow

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

four months pass...

i wish to report a burglary

mookieproof, Sunday, 8 March 2020 05:36 (five months ago) link

Sorry could you speak in a higher register

college bong rip guy (silby), Sunday, 8 March 2020 05:36 (five months ago) link

I AM HAVING ONE HOUR OF MY LIFE STOLEN FROM ME

mookieproof, Sunday, 8 March 2020 05:42 (five months ago) link

late April already? o shit

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 8 March 2020 05:46 (five months ago) link

do you have a record of ownership of this hour for insurance purposes?

j., Sunday, 8 March 2020 05:48 (five months ago) link

MOTHERFUCKERS STOLE MY HOUR
GIMME BACK MY DARKNESS

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 8 March 2020 06:49 (five months ago) link

Ah, that time of year where millions suffering from mental illness exacerbated by seasonal affective order are finally given some respite by an extra hour of glorious sunlight

and other pweeple wose a whole hour of sweep "waaaaaaaah!"

Webcam Du Bois (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 8 March 2020 14:08 (five months ago) link

woke up and it's almost 11 fick this

ciderpress, Sunday, 8 March 2020 14:50 (five months ago) link

I'm betting you'll recover

Webcam Du Bois (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 8 March 2020 14:52 (five months ago) link

i'm over it now

ciderpress, Sunday, 8 March 2020 15:04 (five months ago) link

My body is a finely-tuned waking up machine, by which I mean it is common for me to wake up and wonder what time it is and see that it's one or two minutes before my alarm is set to go off, and I did that very thing today except that it was 59 minutes after my alarm would have gone off were it a weekday. So I think I have a fair claim on bitching about this daylight savings time that throws my ass off unnecessarily twice a goddamn year.

Waifu-ed Around and Fell in Love (Old Lunch), Sunday, 8 March 2020 15:28 (five months ago) link

HI DERE

Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette Alone) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 8 March 2020 15:30 (five months ago) link

fuck off Hadrian, suicides actually go up when this shit happens so shove your snide bullshit back up your ass

ban this barbaric practice forever

sleeve, Sunday, 8 March 2020 15:47 (five months ago) link

maybe this year will be the year, here in oregon i think we literally passed a law that says "we'll go dst year-round when california does", get on that shit california

Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, 8 March 2020 16:19 (five months ago) link

xp As someone who suffers from severe depression and lives in New England, this extra hour has for many years been my saving grace—on a couple of occasions literally so.

Anyway I don't know what's going on in your personal life either, so I won't presume to know what external factors account for your own (clear^) problem.

Webcam Du Bois (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 8 March 2020 16:23 (five months ago) link

daylight depresses me

groovemaaan, Sunday, 8 March 2020 17:19 (five months ago) link

daylight depresses me

otm

mookieproof, Sunday, 8 March 2020 17:44 (five months ago) link

year-around daylight time would suit me somewhat better than never-changing standard time because under standard time it would start to get light in June/July at about 4 a.m. around here, but if it came to that I would be fine with either. I am less than thrilled with twice-yearly clock shifting.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 8 March 2020 18:58 (five months ago) link

We should have daily time changes imo

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:02 (five months ago) link

just dispense with the entire concept of time entirely imo

Clay, Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:02 (five months ago) link

make the day 25 hours imo

mookieproof, Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:10 (five months ago) link

The extra hour for sexytimes and/or bathroom use

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:11 (five months ago) link

make the day 25 hours imo


Days should be like at least 60 hours long imo

brimstead, Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:27 (five months ago) link

go tell it to the earth's rotational spin

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:29 (five months ago) link

Daylight savings = good not bad because we are currently in that all too brief window when the time difference on both sides of the pond is reduced by 1h.

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:31 (five months ago) link

But it's even more confusing since Southern Hemisphere countries will be falling back ... in a month or so ... so who the fuck knows what time is it right now

pplains, Sunday, 8 March 2020 20:04 (five months ago) link

Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?

I have to assume that was an anti-DST anthem. Good on ya, Chicago.

Waifu-ed Around and Fell in Love (Old Lunch), Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:12 (five months ago) link

the people at my company are so dumb that they programmed Puerto Rico as Eastern time in the case management program because they thought that's what they were on. at least it now it won't matter for half a year

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:27 (five months ago) link

That's another thing: Sick of having to call myself Chicago or Houston whenever I set my time zone on something.

pplains, Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:38 (five months ago) link

lol New York for me.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:47 (five months ago) link

maybe this year will be the year, here in oregon i think we literally passed a law that says "we'll go dst year-round when california does", get on that shit california

― Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, March 8, 2020 12:19 PM (six hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

we laid some of the groundwork in 2018, but who knows when it will actually happen.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Sunday, 8 March 2020 22:32 (five months ago) link

Florida passed a bill like that but it requires US Congress approval

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Sunday, 8 March 2020 22:53 (five months ago) link

Iiuc a number of states including ca and fl have passed laws that will move them on to year round DST as soon as that gets federal approval. Currently federal law only allows states to be on standard time year round (eg Arizona) or switch at the same time as the nation.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 9 March 2020 02:27 (four months ago) link

Between the rain and whatnot, this morning is roooooough so far.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:04 (four months ago) link

Help me, freshly brewed coffee, you are my only hope.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:04 (four months ago) link

What I (honestly) don’t get is how people who complain actually notice losing that hour. Or gaining an hour in the fall.

Do those people have strict bedtimes and and wake times on the weekends?

For me, I never notice because on any given weekend night I might go to bed any time between 9PM and 2AM. And even during the week my bedtime varies by more than an hour.

Je55e, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:06 (four months ago) link

Similarly, in the mornings sometimes I get up at 5:30, sometime at 7:45.

I understand that would be difficult if you had kids. But still, it’s only an hour, and I can’t seem to grasp how people sense the difference.

Je55e, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:09 (four months ago) link

I have kids and this is also the aspect of the complaints that most puzzles me. Like even if I consistently went to bed and got up at the same hours (I don't) there are nights where I can't sleep for hours or sleep restlessly

Webcam Du Bois (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 9 March 2020 12:13 (four months ago) link

it's being wrenched awake by an alarm that you know is going off an hour earlier than it should, in order to load sixteen tons and get another day older and deeper in debt.

with kids i find it's the opposite - instead of being rudely awoken at say 6am the clock now says 7am which feels more tolerable!

Paperbag raita (ledge), Monday, 9 March 2020 12:19 (four months ago) link


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