Sunday, April 3


Ten Packs
#1
Daylight Saving Time starts.....
 
Reverend Blair
#2
You were just pushing for my usual rant, weren't you? okay, here goes.

Why the heck do we change the clocks. It doesn't save an hour of daylight, all it does is confuse people. The length of days is determined by the earth's position in relation to the sun, not by the clock in your kitchen. The whole thing is a wasteful hoax.

Traffic accidents go up, productivity goes down. Cows get masititis, people show up for work at the wrong time and get in trouble.

Everybody should just do like Saskatchewan and keep all the clocks the same all of the time. Ten provinces and only one can figure it one. Sheesh.
 
Vanni Fucci
#3
Cows get mastitis?
 
Ten Packs
#4
That all may be, Rev, but I'm sure looking forward to there being light in the sky well after 8 pm....
 
Reverend Blair
#5
Yup...if you don't milk them at close to the same time every day, cows get mastitis.

You can just stay up later, Ten Packs. Honest...it really isn't that hard.
 
Vanni Fucci
#6
I grew up in rural Manitoba, not on a farm, mind you, but I know enough about the farm to get by...yet I'd never made that connection between daylight savings time and mastitis in cows...

poor, poor cows...
 
Reverend Blair
#7
It also happens when the farmer is hung over and milks late.

Holsteins are very delicate milk-producing machines.
 
Hard-Luck Henry
#8
You're going to have to explain, Rev., please. I've always had some personal objections to this (it seemed to me) somewhat arbitrary system of changing the clocks twice a year, but always assumed it must have served some utilitarian purpose? Is it just historical, but we can't agree that it's now outmoded and unnecessary? F*ck ... it's beyond me, and I live in GMT land. what if next year, we tell whoever decides on this stuff to "**** off, and retire earlier to bed, you moron?"
 
EmmaDibbs
#9
Daylight saving has already started here! We really must save that light...don't want to waste it! LOL

It is a real farce- just stop it now!! Does it make a difference to anyone or do we just do it because we always have?
 
Reverend Blair
#10
I think that somebody might have thought it made a real difference...maybe before the invention of electric light, or the discovery that earth is round. Ten Packs might remember back that far.
 
EmmaDibbs
#11
Hehe- Have a look at this- the supposed reasons we have daylight saving.

encarta.msn.com/column_daylig...the_Point.html (external - login to view)

Quite funny!! Ban Daylight Saving.
 
peapod
#12
Well I like the extra hour of daylight Hey Emma check your email
 
Rick van Opbergen
#13
Strange that the daylight saving starts on April 3th in Canada. Like Emma said, we Europeans have already changed our clocks ...
 
EmmaDibbs
#14
That's like...so last week! LOL
 
Twila
#15
Ricky, the reason you guys have changed your clocks already is because your in the future.........
 
mrmom2
#16
And we have to go back to the future :P
 
Extrafire
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair

You were just pushing for my usual rant, weren't you? okay, here goes.

Why the heck do we change the clocks. It doesn't save an hour of daylight, all it does is confuse people. The length of days is determined by the earth's position in relation to the sun, not by the clock in your kitchen. The whole thing is a wasteful hoax.

Traffic accidents go up, productivity goes down. Cows get masititis, people show up for work at the wrong time and get in trouble.

Everybody should just do like Saskatchewan and keep all the clocks the same all of the time. Ten provinces and only one can figure it one. Sheesh.

Hey, right on Rev! Would you have believed it? We agree on something! Just pick the time you want and leave it there.

Actually the person to come up with the idea was Ben Franklin, and he calculated the savings to the fledgling nation in unburned candles. I think his idea was just moving ahead one hour, not back and forth every year. In any event, it wasn't implemented till much later.
 
Walrus
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair

You were just pushing for my usual rant, weren't you? okay, here goes.

Why the heck do we change the clocks. It doesn't save an hour of daylight, all it does is confuse people. The length of days is determined by the earth's position in relation to the sun, not by the clock in your kitchen. The whole thing is a wasteful hoax.

Traffic accidents go up, productivity goes down. Cows get masititis, people show up for work at the wrong time and get in trouble.

Everybody should just do like Saskatchewan and keep all the clocks the same all of the time. Ten provinces and only one can figure it one. Sheesh.

I couldn't agree with you more - except that cows don't get mastitius as a result - why? Because most farmers recognized years ago that the cows don't live by the time change and since mastitus was an early result of the time change, the farmers kept to the same routine

It is a fairly radical suggestion that everyone follows Saskatchewan for a change - or lack of.
 
Ten Packs
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair

I think that somebody might have thought it made a real difference...maybe before the invention of electric light, or the discovery that earth is round. Ten Packs might remember back that far.

May you find a mouse in your next bottle of Red River, Rev....
 
Walrus
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by Ten Packs

Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair

I think that somebody might have thought it made a real difference...maybe before the invention of electric light, or the discovery that earth is round. Ten Packs might remember back that far.

May you find a mouse in your next bottle of Red River, Rev....

That's worth an extra case isn't it Ten Pack
 
no1important
#21
When I lived in Fort St. John we never changed the clocks and part of the Kootneys, part of Indiana, Arizona, Hawaii and Sask do not change. We no longer need to change clocks. We should just move clocks a half hour and leave it. The fuel/energy savings are not there anymore.
 
Rick van Opbergen
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by Twila

Ricky, the reason you guys have changed your clocks already is because your in the future.........

I already knew that; I'm in the future, you know.
 

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