I also remember when I was a kid in the 1970’s, CBS always ran “In The News” on Saturdays and when it came time to change the clocks forward or back, they always ran the segment explaining what it is and so on. I remember during the 1973 oil embargo, we went DST all year round and a lot of parents complained that we were walking to school/bus stop in the dark. I was in first grade then and we all took flashlights and it was kind of fun playing “German Spotlight” while waiting for the bus. B-)
Interesting video, Borges.
Still, I wish we could just split the difference by half an hour and leave it alone. Time changing’s a hassle.
You may like this.
There is no “s”.
It’s Daylight Saving Time.
Just think of the effect this has had on globull warming............ all these extra hours of daylight every year.
I understand the criticisms here, but I love coming home from work in the summer and having an extra hour of daylight to grill or work in the yard..
How far do we spring backwards? I forget.
Is this like a time machine?
Does this mean I’ll be repeating stuff I’ve already done? If so, I may want to modify my behavior.
July in N Tx: the time approaches 9pm and it's still 95 degrees and very humid heading for a sultry low of 80, while there remains some lifeforce-draining sunlight roasting our world, we don't often don't find ourselves relishing longer days. It's just not right.
Nicely done. Thanks for posting it.
I hate daylight savings time. I get up early, and this morning I got up with the sun for the last time until May, or thereabouts. Now, when I get up, it will feel like the middle of the night.
It’s a safe bet that the number of automobile accidents early in the morning increases after the time change.
We need year-round standard time.
DST is Nothing but a conspiracy between the people who make watches and the knobs on the watches to change the time.
I’ve never understood why the entire country volutarily goes through jet lag twice a year. I echo many here on the thread who say, “pick one out and then leave it alone!!”
I’m in favor of setting the clocks ahead one month in the spring, back one month in the autumn.
DST makes no sense whatsoever....saving $4.00/year on energy costs...pffttt! Thanks for posting that vid BTW. Good info.
“I also remember when I was a kid in the 1970s, CBS always ran In The News on Saturdays”
Listen and weep
get rid of DST altogether
change the clocks to 10 hour days, 100 minutes, 100 seconds. we need more logic in our world
also, why not simply put the whole planet on the same time zone.
why do we synchronize sunrise time, when we can synchronize the whole planet!
Interesting article on Benjamin Franklin’s earlier suggestion, initially somewhat in jest though providing calculations on savings from candles burned while sleeping when the sun was up earlier in the morning.
Having lived in Switzerland in a home with operable outside shutters to darken the rooms, I found his suggestion of fines for using such a bit interesting.