Posts Tagged ‘DST’

More Daylight. Less Sleep.

March 10, 2018

More Daylight. Less Sleep.

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 4th.

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

Related:

“Time to wake up: Daylight saving time is dangerous and unnecessary,” David Wagner, Quartz

“Daylight saving time starts this weekend. Here’s how things would change if we got rid of it.” Justin Grieser, Washington Post

“Can We Fix Daylight-Saving Time for Good?” Alan Burdick, The New Yorker

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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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Daylight Saving Time Sucks

March 13, 2016

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

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Daylight Saving Time

March 12, 2016

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 6th.

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

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More Daylight. Less Sleep.

March 7, 2015

More Daylight. Less Sleep.
At 2:00 AM this Sunday morning people in most of the United States will set their clocks ahead one hour as we begin began Daylight Saving Time. Many households will also change changed 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 be here until March 20th. And your lost hour of sleep? You’ll get it back on November 1st.

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

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More Daylight. Less Sleep.

March 8, 2014

More Daylight. Less Sleep.

At 2:00 AM this Sunday morning people in most of the United States will set their clocks ahead one hour as we begin began Daylight Saving Time. Many households will also change changed 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.

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Big Sunday Savings. On Daylight.

March 9, 2013

Big Sunday Savings. On Daylight.

At 2:00 AM this Sunday morning people in most of the United States will set their clocks ahead one hour as we begin began 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.

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Big Sunday Savings. On Daylight.

November 4, 2012

Big Sunday Savings. On Daylight.
This Sunday morning, most Americans enjoyed big savings — an extra hour of sleep. By 2:00AM, people in most of the United States set their clocks ahead one hour. Many households also changed 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 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 Fluoridation,International Law, and Evolution.

There are many theories as to why Arizona rejects Daylight Saving Time. We think the state’s many retirees can’t figure out how to change the digital time settings on their old VHS machines.

More on Daylight Saving Time here.

Related:

“Experts say few use extra hour for sleeping,” Robin Erb, Detroit Free Press

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Were You Late? Daylight Saving Time.

March 11, 2012

Were you Late? Daylight Saving Time.

If you were late to church or soccer practice today, you had a good excuse. Thanks to Daylight Saving Time, you lost an hour as clocks were moved ahead. You’ll need a new excuse next Sunday.

More:

“Daylight Saving Time 2012: Why and When Does It Begin?” Brian Handwerk, National Geographic News

“Daylight saving time: Frequently asked questions,”  Maura Judkis, Washington Post blog

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