Daylight Savings Time (Time Piracy)

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Once again, clock hands will be turned back one hour this Saturday night.  The insanity of it expressed in a slightly revised post from 2015.  My sentiments haven’t changed.    

Aarrrgh!  Tonight, an hour’s sleep pirated away in the name of DST–it happens every spring.  I don’t like it, but will knuckle under like everybody else.  Why not have a tribute to honor the lost hour; or, at the very least, a poem to honor the occasion.

Everybody is welcome to join in, with silly dance moves and melodies.  I was thinking about “Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats, to get the party started.  A drunken leprechaun dance might also work.  If you know any drunken leprechauns–they’re invited.


“The DST Dance”

It used to be

It’s not anymore

It’s not there

Who cares?

One single hour

That became a bore

Ignored after midnight

Nobody cares


You can dance, you can dance

With a patch over…

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5 thoughts on “Daylight Savings Time (Time Piracy)

  1. I cringe at the lost hour every spring, but as someone who lives in Edmonton, Alberta, on the 53rd latitude, I’m a strong advocate of DST. Sunset at 10:05 pm (DST) and light until 11 are one of the things that make it worth living here without being in the Arctic (and we don’t need light starting at 3 am, if were were to stay on Mountain Standard Time). The lost hour is refunded every fall. As much as I dread going into another five or six months of winter, that extra hour of sleep as the days grow short brings on a celebratory mood.

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  2. I keep wondering why the twice-annual change is even needed, given that “standard” time is only from early November to early/mid-March — barely 4 and a half months. Why not just stay with so-called DST all year? Also, Canada’s province of Saskatchewan stays on standard time year round and life goes on there without much trouble. When I lived there from 1980 to 1992, the only problem was figuring out what time it was elsewhere, adjusting by one hour or two depending on the time of year. Somehow we managed. And that was in the pre-internet era.

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    • The whole “let’s mess with folks body clocks” scenario began when GMT was created along with international timezones. Next came time standardisation because of railways timetables – none of which actually matter. Whatever the smart arses may say the sun still rises and sets according to the angle of the Earth where we live. No amount of addition or subtraction of a hour will ever change that! 😉

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