Standard Time

Standard Time

Hope you enjoyed your extra hour of sleep last night (in Europe, make that “last week“). America has now moved from “Daylight Saving Time” to “Standard Time,” except in Arizona, which stays in Standard Time all year long. Arizona doesn’t believe in Daylight Saving Time, but that state doesn’t believe in Climate ChangeWater FluoridationInternational Law, or Evolution, either.

Many households will also change the batteries in their smoke detectors today. In Arizona people mark this day by putting fresh ammunition in their handguns.

Why does Arizona reject Daylight Saving Time? Perhaps the state’s many retirees can’t figure out how to change the time settings on their old VHS machines.


“Fall Back? Why Daylight Saving Time Is So Confusing,” Stephanie Pappas, Live Science

“This Turning-The-Clocks-Back Nonsense Needs To Stop,” Maddie Stone, Gizmodo

“Let’s ditch Eastern Standard Time,” Joanna Weiss, Boston Globe

“It’s time to make daylight saving time year-round,” Joseph Stromberg, Vox

“Why daylight saving time could be even more awesome than you think,” Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post

“Daylight saving time: Why it isn’t going away,” Olivia Lowenberg, Christian Science Monitor


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