It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark.

Posted by: steveg

It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/01/06 04:59 PM

What's all this about daylight shaving time? If you shaved in the dark, you might cut yourself. So why wouldn't you shave in the daylight anyway?<br><br><br><br><br>Ohhhhhhh... Nevermind. <br><br>
Posted by: polymerase

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/01/06 05:07 PM

People on the east end of a time zone love DST and people on the west end hate it. This is about the earliest it can happen as first Sunday is the second of April but next year it gets better. It will be the second Sunday of March. In the nest few years the beginning of DST will "march" down from March 11 to March 8.<br><br>As an east end of a time zone I say "Suuuuuuwheeeeeeat!!"<br><br>We can start soccer practice at 6PM earlier in the year. Who gives to sheets about that bright sunlight in the morning? Move it to the evening. Farmers in Indiana? Just go by your rooster you ninnies.<br><br><br><br>(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)
Posted by: trey

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/01/06 05:38 PM

i've always thought it was stupid... why not just pick a time and stick to it the whole year through? Madness.<br><br>
Posted by: polymerase

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/01/06 05:45 PM

Baton Rouge is in the bottom left of a time zone so feels much less effect to the tilt of the earth from winter to summer. Northern climes get jerked much more so a DST correction works wonders.<br><br>And as you just found out with Katrina, who gives a shi[i][/i]t what you think? <br><br><br><br><br><br><br>(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/01/06 05:52 PM

I hate it because I've always had a real hard time waking up. I can remember being in the second grade, coming to a cold stop on my way to class and staring down the stupid clock.<br><br>"It's NOT 8 in the f@ckin' morning! It's really 7! I should still be home in my #@**^ bed!"<br><br>True story. Oh, and I learned to cuss at an early age ~ my dad worked the oil patch. Drove my grandparents crazy. <br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue]And I'm the one that jaded you . . .</font color=blue>
Posted by: Michael

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/01/06 07:53 PM

Yeah we should just put it forward a half hour and be done with it. No more moving it back and forth.<br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/01/06 07:57 PM

Right Trey<br><br>Here we are smart enough to NOT change our clocks.<br>Changing clocks is just a fools way into thinking they have an extra hour or not. Time never changes its forever constant , regardless if it gets darker or lighter sooner - but we can go simply back and change the setting on the clocks.<br><br>I guess it helps those with wild daylight shifts but means nothing when it comes to time as a whole.<br><br>
Posted by: Topper

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/01/06 08:04 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>being in the second grade...and I learned to cuss at an early age<p><hr></blockquote><p>You were 18 and still in second grade?<br><br>That's a joke. Just joking. I couldn't pass up a perfect straight line like that one.<br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/01/06 08:15 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>You were 18 and still in second grade?<p><hr></blockquote><p>Yeah, and trying to date was a nightmare. <br><br>My bumper sticker for this topic: Daylight Savings ~ What a Waste of Time!<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue]And I'm the one that jaded you . . .</font color=blue>
Posted by: polymerase

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/01/06 08:17 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p><br>Here we are smart enough to NOT change our clocks.<p><hr></blockquote><p> Of course you don't change your clock in Hawaii. You have virtually equal day equal night throughout the year living near the equator. Try living at 47 North Lat and you will change your tune when the sun goes down at 4PM in the winter and 8:30PM in the summer.<br><br>I need to keep my kids out playing soccer until 7PM next week. That would be impossible without DST.<br><br>Does everyone who is bitching understand that it depends on where you are in latitude and where you are situated in your time zone that makes a big difference? Sorry you get screwed but the east coast calls the shots. <br><br><br><br><br>(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)
Posted by: Topper

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/01/06 08:20 PM

I have no use for DST either.<br>I heard some excuses...something about moms, school kids, and school buses.<br><br><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/01/06 08:40 PM

I think the argument was that DST should stop in the fall because poor little kids would be going to school in the dark if DST was allowed to go year round. I'm with poly on this--let DST run year-round and get the little kids bright clothes for those dark mornings in January.<br><br>. . . . . Here's lookin' at [color:red]you</font color=red> kid.
Posted by: carp

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/01/06 08:48 PM

I understand all that Poly<br>Just understand time is fleeting - moving the clock means nothing time wise.<br><br>
Posted by: polymerase

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/01/06 08:53 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>moving the clock means nothing time wise.<p><hr></blockquote><p>It doesn't mean a thing unless the bus picks the kids up for middle school at 7:05AM every day. But damn, the bus shows up at the same time no matter that the sun isn't going to rise for another hour. That is why we can't have DST year round.<br><br>I do realize that time is a linear event until one speeds up to close to the speed of light.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)
Posted by: sean

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/01/06 09:03 PM

yeah, i am nearly on lake michigan and i am in the same time zone that you're in over there in boston. it's impossible to get the kids to go to bed when the sun is shining at bed time later this summer. ah well.<br><br>--<br>"I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country" --president bush on 9/27/05
Posted by: polymerase

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/01/06 09:11 PM

Ah, I can remember as a kid living in Indiana my father swearing at the governor. It seemed as if there were a few summers there when the sun went down at 10:30PM. Great for us kids playing outside after dinner but the parents had no peace.<br><br><br><br><br><br>(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)
Posted by: polymerase

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/01/06 09:22 PM

I looked it up. I distinctly remembering my father standing on our front porch staring at the sun that was still not down and saying, "God[/i]damn Governor Whitcomb."<br>[i]<br>In 1969, the Indiana General Assembly passes legislation enacting the proposed model, pending congressional approval -- but Gov. Edgar Whitcomb vetoes it. Whitcomb says the bill would make Indiana's times conflict with those of surrounding states, but he is accused of siding with the television broadcast lobby (which wants program schedules to conform to those on the East Coast).<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)(__*__)
Posted by: steveg

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/02/06 04:48 AM

Sheesh. I make a little joke about DST, and all the wussies come out to whine?<br><br>Me doesn't wike it. <br>No fair. I wanna go to bed. <br>No fair. I don't wanna go to bed. <br>Waaaaa. You get dark first! <br><br>All youse sissies make me sick! Now get out there in those fields and cut that wheat! <br><br> <br><br>Actually, DST goes back to Ben Franklin. I think originally it was fine for an agricultural society, and allowed better use of sunlight during the growing/harvesting seasons. And I guess in the 70's it was thought that it would help conserve energy. Yah, right. 10 zillion fools running their AC units an extra 2-3 hours a day. that's a BIG energy saver. <br><br>
Posted by: Topper

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/02/06 06:28 AM

Yeah, well who cares. <br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/02/06 09:43 AM

Arizona = What the hell is daylight savings time? Why would you change your clocks? <br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/02/06 10:12 AM

Wuss. <br><br>
Posted by: Topper

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/02/06 10:49 AM

Wussier than me <br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/02/06 11:07 AM

I can't pass up an invitation to whine some more. Ask anybody in the club business what they think about DST. They'll spit on the floor or worse.<br><br>Think about it. Last call is usually a quarter to two. But on Saturday night, the clock jumps forward another hour. Like, we'd been dealin' with bar full of (mostly friendly) drunks for 9+ hours, and now we couldn't give last call till a quarter to three? Oh, SURE, the clock says . . .<br><br>So we'd get home later than usual, have to get up earlier . . . <br><br>Hated it, hated it, hated it.<br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue]And I'm the one that jaded you . . .</font color=blue>
Posted by: carp

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/02/06 01:28 PM

But that would mean an hour more tips for ya ? ?<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/02/06 01:39 PM

Nuh-uh! <br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/02/06 01:54 PM

Quarter to 2? Kin-dee-garden. <br><br>Hell, in NYC, most clubs are open 'til 4AM, and some of the hard core party spots went 'til 6AM or later! Lemme tell ya how much I don't miss that!<br><br>When I lived on W23 St., there was a place half a block west of me called Suede (I think it's closed now). I'd be heading up the street to the deli for Sunday bagels at 8AM, and the club would just be letting out. <br><br>2AM. What a WUSS! *rolls eyes*<br><br><br><br>
Posted by: Topper

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/02/06 02:02 PM

Are you sure?<br><br>
Posted by: Topper

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/02/06 02:07 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>some of the hard core party spots went 'til 6AM or later!<p><hr></blockquote><p>I went to a couple places like that in New Orleans when I was in my twenties.<br>They weren't legally open but...<br>I had a good time but it sure did waste the rest of the day.<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/02/06 02:14 PM

You're baiting me. Aren't you... <br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/02/06 02:28 PM

Went to a Club Med once that stayed open until there was no bodies left and not sure if they were warm ? but they had to stop serving drinks at 4 AM by law. I certainly don't miss those days<br><br>
Posted by: SparkCollector

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/02/06 03:25 PM

I can keep up with the pups, but where they may feel hit by a truck the next day, I feel like I'm being dragged underneath a locomotive, bounced off of every railroad tie for the next 3 days.<br><br>I don't miss my youthful digressions, but I occasionally pine for the speed of resiliency I had back then.<br><br>
Posted by: Topper

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/02/06 04:04 PM

If you are not going to take the bait, I'm going to take my toys and go home.<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/02/06 04:27 PM

Try dangling a coupla C-notes. I'll bite. <br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/02/06 05:27 PM

Texas law says ~ all liquor off the tables and outta their hands by 2 AM. Louisiana, different story. I remember a New Year's eve in New Orleans, watchin' the fire works, and cruisin' Bourbon Street for a Bloody Mary breakfast at 6:30 AM. What amazed us the most were the "roadie" cups.<br><br>"Uh, yesh, I believe I'll take that go to drink." <br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue]And I'm the one that jaded you . . .</font color=blue>
Posted by: steveg

Re: It would be pretty hard to do it in the dark. - 04/02/06 05:48 PM

Unless that's a relatively new law, they sure don't let it bother them at The Casino Royal in Dallas. Was there maybe 9 or 10 years ago. My host ( a local printer who was running a job for me) had a private table there, and the Chivas flowed and the dancers wriggled 'til well past 3AM. <br><br>