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(Chicago Trib)   Daylight Savings Time COULD KILL YOU AND EVERYONE YOU LOVE. Or, at least, make you overtired for several days   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 141
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2014-03-09 03:11:50 AM  
I hates it, nasty daylights saving time.
 
2014-03-09 03:13:53 AM  
Boobies I remember a guy I used to work with in Texas, every year, he'd show up an hour early. In the morning. What a tard. For 6 years.  No fail. We laughed at him about it. In the open. Even let his manager in on the joke.
 
2014-03-09 03:14:04 AM  
Unless you're working or going to church early Sunday morning, being overtired beyond Sunday is a sign you're not getting enough sleep all the time.
 
2014-03-09 03:14:41 AM  
Can't stand DST.
 
2014-03-09 03:17:30 AM  
I'm down to two clocks that need manual resetting, an alarm clock and the microwave
 
2014-03-09 03:17:50 AM  
"Spring forward, Fall back" is pretty easy to remember, but most Americans don't know the difference between Spring and Fall.  Most can't even figure out time zones.
And yes, I'm talking about my own family.
 
2014-03-09 03:19:02 AM  
I still have faint hope that within my lifetime they will stop farking with the time.
 
2014-03-09 03:20:03 AM  
Since they keep making Daylight Stupid Time longer- it's now March - November, it's 75% of the year, can't we just change the clocks permanantly, and stop wobbling back and forth?
 
2014-03-09 03:20:42 AM  
Working night shift. Gotta get the same amount of work done... one less hour to do it in.
 
2014-03-09 03:21:27 AM  
The only clock I have to futz with is in my truck, takes a whole fifteen seconds to sync with my phone. Everything else self adjusts.
 
2014-03-09 03:22:21 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-09 03:23:08 AM  
I've said it before and I'll keep saying it until it happens (or, more likely, until I die):  Set the whole world to Zulu time and leave it alone.
 
2014-03-09 03:27:39 AM  

Jorn the Younger: Since they keep making Daylight Stupid Time longer- it's now March - November, it's 75% of the year, can't we just change the clocks permanantly, and stop wobbling back and forth?


I'd like to see it left set forward.

Two months of darkness by 5:00 every night is beyond depressing.
 
2014-03-09 03:28:54 AM  
NINE MONTHS OF DAYLIGHT SAVING IS farkING RIDICULOUS.
 
2014-03-09 03:29:21 AM  

jtown: I've said it before and I'll keep saying it until it happens (or, more likely, until I die):  Set the whole world to Zulu time and leave it alone.


Zulu time is pretty irrelevant for anyone who's not a scientist, soldier, or other person who works in an international capacity.
 
2014-03-09 03:31:19 AM  

starsrift: jtown: I've said it before and I'll keep saying it until it happens (or, more likely, until I die):  Set the whole world to Zulu time and leave it alone.

Zulu time is pretty irrelevant for anyone who's not a scientist, soldier, or other person who works in an international capacity.


Yeah, but as globalisation marches forward, more and more people work in an international capacity.  The Internet connects (most of) the whole world, so modern businesses aren't closing down at night or on the weekend.
 
2014-03-09 03:35:05 AM  

starsrift: jtown: I've said it before and I'll keep saying it until it happens (or, more likely, until I die):  Set the whole world to Zulu time and leave it alone.

Zulu time is pretty irrelevant for anyone who's not a scientist, soldier, or other person who works in an international capacity.


Which is the vast majority of the world.  Did someone suggest setting the entire world to Zulu?  Am i drunk?  Are we getting more stupid?
 
2014-03-09 03:35:26 AM  
I'm laughing at people complaining about DST from Arizona

/back on California Cable TV Time, yay
 
2014-03-09 03:35:46 AM  
Split the difference.  Instead of setting our clocks forward by an hour we should just set them forward by 30 minutes and just leave them there.
 
2014-03-09 03:36:09 AM  

tomerson: starsrift: jtown: I've said it before and I'll keep saying it until it happens (or, more likely, until I die):  Set the whole world to Zulu time and leave it alone.

Zulu time is pretty irrelevant for anyone who's not a scientist, soldier, or other person who works in an international capacity.

Which is the vast majority of the world.  Did someone suggest setting the entire world to Zulu?  Am i drunk?  Are we getting more stupid?


Yes.
 
2014-03-09 03:36:39 AM  
At the moment, there is a four hour time difference between the West Coast and the East Coast because of this bullshiat. I find that trippy and annoying.
 
2014-03-09 03:39:58 AM  
This whole conversation is dizzbrained. If you go to sleep every night before work at midnight after watching some Johnny Carson, but stay up until 1:00am Friday night/Saturday morning because you don't have to be at work Saturday, OMG you fall back and have to spring forward Sunday bedtime before work Monday.

Rinse, wash, repeat: work week, work weekend, work week.
 
2014-03-09 03:40:35 AM  
Oh you poor delicate snowflakes.
If not followed, any disturbance of your strict regimen of sleep will bother you for days on end?

Try being a firefighter, or even more so, being in the military.

Hey, try being the parent of an infant and see how much sleep you get.

Grow the fark up.
 
2014-03-09 03:45:30 AM  
No, subby, what's making me tired for days is my GODDAMN UPCOMING DISSERTATION DEFENSE.

Oh well, at least this year I won't be losing an hour of sleep.
 
2014-03-09 03:46:58 AM  
i158.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-09 03:47:09 AM  

Zagloba: No, subby, what's making me tired for days is my GODDAMN UPCOMING DISSERTATION DEFENSE.

Oh well, at least this year I won't be losing an hour of sleep.


good onya sonya
 
2014-03-09 03:47:50 AM  
Could be worse.. We could all be one time zone, ruled by when the east coast gets up like China. Although Central US seems ruled by east coast business, we start office work days around 8am instead of 9am because that's when all the east coast offices start calling.

www.fgienr.net

Jillette or Randi has a Feynman story about getting a call that was about 2am on the east coast. Feynman had forgot where he was calling and it was still about 10pm. It's that big a difference.

I don't think you could move the public to UTC. We see the sun comes up at the bottom of the clock, goes down at the bottom of the clock. Imagine being in western China, sun comes up on the left, goes down on the left. Or at least it would if you ever saw outside the factory.
 
2014-03-09 03:51:46 AM  

TommyymmoT: Oh you poor delicate snowflakes.
If not followed, any disturbance of your strict regimen of sleep will bother you for days on end?

Try being a firefighter, or even more so, being in the military.

Hey, try being the parent of an infant and see how much sleep you get.

Grow the fark up.


All of which can be pretty bad for you.

Yes, even the parenting thing ^_~ ...
 
2014-03-09 03:53:56 AM  

Zagloba: No, subby, what's making me tired for days is my GODDAMN UPCOMING DISSERTATION DEFENSE.

Oh well, at least this year I won't be losing an hour of sleep.


Best of luck! Give 'em hell!
 
2014-03-09 03:55:38 AM  

TommyymmoT: Oh you poor delicate snowflakes.
If not followed, any disturbance of your strict regimen of sleep will bother you for days on end?

Try being a firefighter, or even more so, being in the military.

Hey, try being the parent of an infant and see how much sleep you get.

Grow the fark up.


I'll accept your (rude) admonition if you can demonstrate why we need DST.
 
2014-03-09 03:57:24 AM  

Jorn the Younger: Since they

Bushkeep making Daylight Stupid Time longer- it's now March - November, it's 75% of the year, can't we just change the clocks permanantly, and stop wobbling back and forth?


FTFY
 
2014-03-09 03:58:48 AM  
DST is one of the stupidest things that currently exists.
 
2014-03-09 04:00:03 AM  

TommyymmoT: Oh you poor delicate snowflakes.
If not followed, any disturbance of your strict regimen of sleep will bother you for days on end?

Try being a firefighter, or even more so, being in the military.

Hey, try being the parent of an infant and see how much sleep you get.

Grow the fark up.


you sound angry
 
2014-03-09 04:04:36 AM  

chitownmike: TommyymmoT: Oh you poor delicate snowflakes.
If not followed, any disturbance of your strict regimen of sleep will bother you for days on end?

Try being a firefighter, or even more so, being in the military.

Hey, try being the parent of an infant and see how much sleep you get.

Grow the fark up.

you sound angry


He's just tired. Makes him sensitive.
 
2014-03-09 04:04:45 AM  
Strangely enough, I've been waking up an hour early all week, so this will put me back on schedule.
 
2014-03-09 04:05:56 AM  
Except for some small area in the north we don't observe DST in Arizona and we do just fine. Not having it hinders nothing.
We're comfortable enough with the fact that the sun rises and sets earlier or later than usual depending on the season. We must be wizards.
 
2014-03-09 04:08:19 AM  
Ahh, the time of the year I most have a reason to be proud to live in Arizona.  Our politics blow, our people are half nuts, and the weather is unbearable for quarter of the year, but at least we get to skip DST!
 
2014-03-09 04:14:21 AM  

Ryker's Peninsula: "Spring forward, Fall back" is pretty easy to remember, but most Americans don't know the difference between Spring and Fall.  Most can't even figure out time zones.
And yes, I'm talking about my own family.


I had it all right in my head and then my farking doctor cousin told me most people fall forward when they faint and spring backwards when they are startled.  Even though he didn't tell me that until I was 30 years old, it was enough to make sure that now I'm not sure which way the time is going when it comes around.

Thanks Mike, you farking asshole.
 
2014-03-09 04:20:40 AM  

jtown: I've said it before and I'll keep saying it until it happens (or, more likely, until I die):  Set the whole world to Zulu time and leave it alone.


I saw you mention this in another thread yesterday. I guess it's just because you want to be the one to explain to everyone what the f*ck Zulu time is. OK, well now you have your chance. Will you please explain it, and stop wasting everyone's time spent reading your posts? Thanks.
 
2014-03-09 04:25:06 AM  
No one thought about the children wandering around in the morning dark when the Feds expanded DST in 2005. It was some low hanging fruit to give the appearance doing something about US energy, and throwing a bone to some special interest groups, such as the sports equipment manufacturers, and convenience store association.
 
2014-03-09 04:26:31 AM  
Sleep is for wimps, you'll get enough sleep when you're dead son... or daughter.

If daylight savings time is causing problems in your life, you need a life with a lot more excitement.

Try knitting, or macrame.
 
2014-03-09 04:27:22 AM  

Stephen_Falken: jtown: I've said it before and I'll keep saying it until it happens (or, more likely, until I die):  Set the whole world to Zulu time and leave it alone.

I saw you mention this in another thread yesterday. I guess it's just because you want to be the one to explain to everyone what the f*ck Zulu time is. OK, well now you have your chance. Will you please explain it, and stop wasting everyone's time spent reading your posts? Thanks.


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=zulu+time

If that was too hard for you, I doubt you'd understand the simplicity.  Try the second link.
 
2014-03-09 04:27:43 AM  

Ryker's Peninsula: "Spring forward, Fall back" is pretty easy to remember, but most Americans don't know the difference between Spring and Fall.  Most can't even figure out time zones.
And yes, I'm talking about my own family.


Tell them to move to AZ or a couple other states that don't observe it and you won't pull your hair out trying to explain it anymore :) could be worse though...Indiana or parts of others that dont make sense to anyone under 40.

That said...Flash Forward.
 
2014-03-09 04:29:07 AM  

starsrift: Working night shift. Gotta get the same amount of work done... one less hour to do it in.


I hear ya. I hate DST for that same reason. And of course I don't get sundays off.
 
2014-03-09 04:35:45 AM  
Twice a year I change shifts at work a full 12 hours. One hour is laughable.
 
2014-03-09 04:37:45 AM  

Kalashinator: starsrift: Working night shift. Gotta get the same amount of work done... one less hour to do it in.

I hear ya. I hate DST for that same reason. And of course I don't get sundays off.


It's costing me an hour of pay this week...
 
2014-03-09 04:39:09 AM  
I love DST, but that's probably because I live far enough north that in the summer it would start getting light out at 3am without it.
 
2014-03-09 04:41:56 AM  
ok now we are required to be pants pissingly afraid of DST.

Thanks media.
 
2014-03-09 04:43:34 AM  
We should permanently stick it forward 2 hours (if you're in the band that covers most of Europe and the US).

Study after study shows that longer, lighter evenings reduce traffic accidents, improve quality of life, reduces sick days, and a whole host of other things. The only people who are negatively impacted - who also happen to be a powerful lobby - are farmers who work both outdoors and from 3-4am. But frankly, fark them, they chose their stupid lives.
 
2014-03-09 04:43:41 AM  
Or....sorry. Let me rephrase that.

OK, now we are required to be pants pissingly afraid of adjusting a clock.

crap ola, I need to hit the hay
 
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