Saturday, November 06, 2010

don't touch the remote, you don't know how it works

Personally, I think we should just remain on Daylight Savings Time all year.

It doesn't make a lot of difference to me if the sun rises at 8:15 or at 9:15 on a winter morning, because, let's face it, at that point we are all just trying to survive crawling out of the warm nest of tousled blankets. We're cold, tired and grumpy, and we've got our faces buried in the life support system masquerading as a coffee mug. We don't really notice that it's still dark.

On the other hand, it's a lot less soul destroying to have the sun set at 4:00 PM instead of 3:00 PM.

Plus I would get a lot less fucked up whilst driving through Saskatchewan, and the clock in the urban assault vehicle would not be an hour off for half of the year.

But does anybody listen to me? Of course not. So we're going to have to just suck it up and change every one of those 8,795 clocks in the house on the dot of 2 AM. Sharp.

And in case you forget, here are some dads to remind you:


phlegmfatale said...

bwa ha ha haw!!! LOVED it!

word ver: oupig.


Toccata said...

That youTube video was too much fun. I kept waiting for them to arrive at Costco an hour before it opened.

I teach tomorrow and almost every year someone shows up at the wrong time, usually a university student.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I challenge you to get that song out of your head now, Phlegmmy! Gotta listen to those dads.

Your students all need to watch this too, Toccata!

BeckEye said...

I think it should just always be 5:00. That would solve a LOT of problems.

Missy said...

Oh man, that is a great video. I love my Dad.

I turned some of my clocks back, I better do the rest!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Once again, your logic is impeccable, Beckeye.

You should have done it at 2 AM, SHARP, Missy! Your dad will be so worried.

Flannery Alden Jenny Shaw said...

I LOVE this song! And when I changed the clocks back this morning, I realized I have 3 clocks in the kitchen alone. That's crazy!

phlegmfatale said...

And I didn't say so earlier, but I am in accord with you-- stop futzing about with it! Leave it the same year 'round, I say. I think Arizona has the right ideer-- they stalwartly keep their clocks the same year round. I admire their gumption.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I know! I have 4 in my kitchen, Flannery! Nobody needs that many clocks, that's just too much time.

Me too, . Saskatchewan does the same thing, as do tiny pockets of Ontario and Newfoundland, which admittedly must get confusing.

Moxie said...

That video kills me. Your post inspired me to write today's post on the "time lady", aka speaking clock.

Allison said...

This is when my laziness in the spring pays off. I have no clock turning to do today. ;)

I've just been lolling about waiting for the gym to open. Another cuppa, please!

Wandering Coyote said...

I hate this time change BS with a passion. Every time it messes me up royally and I'm pretty sure it contributes to my seasonal affective issues in a big way. I'm all for ditching the whole thing, but no, we get NO say, do we?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm intrigued, Moxie, it reminds me of that very Canadian phenomenon, the disembodied voice on the CBC who states that "the beginning of the long dash following ten seconds of silence indicates exactly [insert time here]".

I'm the same way with the clock in the Urban Assault Vehicle, Al. Well, it's correct for half the year, right?

I guess if worse comes to worst, we can all move to Saskatchewan, WC, but that's a pretty drastic step.