Tuesday, November 06, 2007

A brief note on the ending of Daylight Savings Time.

They say that moving the ending of DST back one week was to save power, but I think that's a lie. I think it was done after intensive lobbying by the American Psychiatric Association in order to combat a recent downturn in people suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder. There is just nothing like watching the sun set while you're still stuck in rush hour traffic to make you want to open a vein.

On the bright side, supposedly a lot more pedestrians get bunted into the Great Beyond around this time every year which, depending on the pedestrian, is not necessarily a bad thing. For instance, the pedestrian may have been jogging.


SpeakerTweaker said...


Tam's back!


Anonymous said...

If DST really worked, they would be able to give us all the daylight we saved over the summer back to us in the winter!

I'm glad to have the daylight back in the morning. I figure the grownups walking around in the evening are more likely to be able to take care of themselves than the kiddies who are damn near invisible at the bus stops in the morning.

This is just Indiana's second year back on DST. I'm not thrilled.

Anonymous said...

What kills me about going back to "normal time" is that it helps for like 2 weeks, then it's STILL dark when I get up and it's already dark when I go home.

Big Help.

Anonymous said...

Let's once and for all stop blaming this on Ben Franklin, or farmers. This is Golfer Time, pure and simple. Jeff, I'm with you, and isn't there supposed to be 6% interest on stuff the gubmint takes and owes you back?

I was profoundly disappointed when Indiana voted to rejoin the human race. We next-door neighbors sort of looked up to them for their principled orneriness all those years. It was fun to stop at the first place over the border, like you used to do to trade money when touring Yerp, and ask what time it was this time. Something strange and beautiful has gone out of our life: Indiana never changed--the world changed around her.

The Duck said...

The whole thing is just a bit silly

GreatBlueWhale said...

There may not be as much snark as in the past, but what there is is certainly prime.