Spring back, fall forward

As Tim Daw regularly says (once every 12 months in fact, interspersed with a spring forward, fall back once every 12 months as well).

8 thoughts on “Spring back, fall forward”

  1. Bloke in Costa Rica

    Daylight savings time is a classic piece of bureaucratic dogmatism. It serves no useful purpose whatever. The UK should be on GMT year round. The real fuckwittery comes in having Warsaw on the same timezone as Corunna, so sunset today is 17.02 in one and 18.55 in the other*. Thankfully we’re too close to the equator here to be buggering about with any such inanity. It’s GMT-0600 all year round.

    * according to NOAA’s calculator, which is a US-centric piece of shit that uses positive longitudes for West in complete defiance of the way literally every other fucker in the world calculates it.

  2. Bloke in Costa Rica,

    I agree, living in that socialist place in the north of the UK I would much prefer to remain on GMT all year.

    Going to bed in summer when it is still daylight is necessary when I must rise at 0600 to be in the office at 0830. Falling asleep when it is still daylight is difficult.

    I wish the world would stop this moving clocks forwards and backwards every year.

    Tim, if as Tim suggests it is your birthday – Happy Birthday.

    P

  3. “according to NOAA’s calculator, which is a US-centric piece of shit that uses positive longitudes for West in complete defiance of the way literally every other fucker in the world calculates it.”

    You wanna call the toon, you pay the piper.

    And everyone knows that west hemisphere is best hemisphere.

    As an aside, the state I live in (Arizona) doesn’t do DST. Right now its the same time in AZ as it is in CA.

  4. It should be dark until about 4pm. Fuck farmers and school children, I wanna get pissed and have a BBQ in the sun after work. Who gives a fuck about sunlight while I’m in the office, I never see it.

  5. Everybody in my last job used to hate me for that thinking.

    Since I could set the schedule, work started at 0530 in the summer and we knocked off around 1430.

    ‘But I don’t want to get up that early’ – Do you want to be working outside at 3 in the afternoon when its 120 F?

    that coupled with sun not setting until around 1930 and I had plenty of time to do stuff while it was still light.

  6. This clock change buggers up the growth of my strawberries, as my garden is on an east facing slope. Knocking an hour daylight off the morning and sticking it on the evening is no ruddy use at all to them.

  7. Pity the poor fuckers in Xinjiang and Tibet. On top of all the other shite they have to put up with the commies decided the entire country must operate on Beijing time.

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