Daylight Saving Time Is Dumb

March 12, 2017

“Daylight Saving Time,” asks John Oliver, “why is this still a thing?”

Related:

“Daylight saving time begins Sunday: 6 things to know about ‘springing forward,’” Brian Resnick, Vox

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Daylight Saving Time

March 11, 2017

Daylight Saving Time

At 2:00 AM this Sunday morning people in most of the United States will set their clocks ahead one hour as we begin Daylight Saving Time. Many households will also change the batteries in their smoke detectors. In Arizona, where they don’t believe in Daylight Saving Time, people mark the day by putting fresh ammunition in their handguns.

The continental United States observes DST beginning on the second Sunday in March; the European Union on the last Sunday in March. Tunisia, Bangladesh, and Fiji have joined Arizona and no longer observe Daylight Saving Time. We do not know if these counties also concur with Arizona’s denial of Climate ChangeWater FluoridationInternational Law, and Evolution.

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.

So “Spring Ahead,” even if Spring won’t actually be here until March 20th. And your lost hour of sleep? You’ll get it back on November 5th.

More on Daylight Saving Time here. And change your batteries and stuff.

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Slow Train

March 11, 2017

“Slow Train,” written by Bob Dylan and arranged by Harrison Calloway. Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, 1979.

Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Barry Beckett (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Pick Withers (drums), Carolyn Dennis, Helena Springs and Regina Havis (background vocals), Barry Beckett and Mickey Buckins (percussion), and the Muscle Shoals Horns.

Bob Dylan website

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Picking Up Pieces

March 11, 2017

“Picking Up Pieces” written by Andrew Marlin, and performed by him with Emily Frantz as Mandolin Orange.

Mandolin Orange website

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Mona

March 10, 2017

Phil Edwards explains how the Mona Lisa got be .. all that.

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100 Years

March 9, 2017

A century of women’s health care at Planned Parenthood, described by Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Amy Schumer, Tessa Thompson, Meryl Streep, and friends.

Related:

“How Defunding Planned Parenthood Could Affect Health Care,” Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux FiveThirtyEight

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Stupid Watergate

March 8, 2017

John Oliver describes the Trump “Tapp” conspiracy theory.

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GOP Hero: The Movie

March 7, 2017

The Republican who stood up to President Donald Trump. Coming to a nation near you. Sometime. Maybe.

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Ain’t No Fish

March 6, 2017

“Some Days There Just Ain’t No Fish.” Produced and directed by Miki Cash and Tom Gasek of Wonky Films. Song written by Carl Sigman and Bob Russell; sung by Hoagy Carmichael.

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Give You What I Got

March 5, 2017

“Give You What I Got,” written by Mary Frierson (Wendy Rene) and Steve Cropper, recorded by Wendy Rene in 1965.

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