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How do you feel about losing an hour for daylight saving time?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on March 6, 2008

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Photo of Stuart Reynolds

“I don’t like daylight saving time at all. It makes me groggy. I like the night, so I’m sad to have less of it.”

Photo of Kim Brittingham

“I go to work at 6 in the morning, so I am not happy about it. I have to get up and go to work way too early Sunday morning.”

Photo of Joel Brummett

“There are worse things to worry about. I’ll enjoy the evenings a lot more, so my world is about to become a lot less depressing.”

Photo of Christina Taylor

“Honestly, I don’t believe that we do lose an hour. The earth was spinning on its axis long before we had daylight savings, but if it makes things run more smoothly it doesn’t bother me.”

Comments

camper 6 years, 1 month ago

I don't mind the hour of sleep I will lose. I'm just hopin I can figure out the clock on my car stereo.

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none2 6 years, 1 month ago

I love DST so muh, I wish it was year round!

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Flap Doodle 6 years, 1 month ago

snap writes:

Don't hurt your elbow while patting yourself on the back, Nick

You've created a torrent of drivel, boasting, pontification and empty threats such as the world has seldom seen.

BTW

,

still

having

a

wonderful

un-outed

spam-free

internet

life

.

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RedwoodCoast 6 years, 1 month ago

I'm going to be a crankybutt all week after the time change.

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Pywacket 6 years, 1 month ago

It is!

"wispy"

I'd rather see misspellings than crankybutts, though.

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Multidisciplinary 6 years, 1 month ago

nadajay..I love that story. Thanks for the imagery!

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GretchenJP 6 years, 1 month ago

Everybody's gonna have to start livin on GRETCHEN TIME!

Ba da dink!

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notajayhawk 6 years, 1 month ago

It's kind of like the taxes they withhold, except you don't have to file a return to get the hour back in the fall.

Actually, since I was born on the East Coast, it allows me to catch up to my natural time period.

Except I think I was born during DST, so I guess I'm just one less hour behind instead of catching up.

I remember once on a drive out here from New York, I pulled into a motel on the state line between Indiana and Illinois (the driveway started in one state and the building was in the other). It was DST and back when Indiana didn't observe it. There were two big clocks behind the front desk of the motel, one that said "Indiana Time" and the other saying "Illinois Time." They both said the same time. Went to bed scratching my head about that one for a while.

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

And for 10,003 I will post this link to how bars are now getting around smoking bans and Lawrence has exactly the same exemption in its ban!

I love it!

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,335771,00.html

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 6 years, 1 month ago

md, I thought that the word was "wispy", not whispy...

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Multidisciplinary 6 years, 1 month ago

R_I, I can't believe you looked that up..amazing.

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Flap Doodle 6 years, 1 month ago

Weren't emus mentioned earlier on this thread? I'm steering clear of any chicken that could kick my liver clean out of my body. That's my story & I'm sticking to it.

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GretchenJP 6 years, 1 month ago

The vampires aren't gonna like this.

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The_Original_Bob 6 years, 1 month ago

"Uhhh:.the farmers like it 'cause it gives all the crops an extra hour of sunlight to grow."

That's a good one! I love me some comedy.

Jonas - Ahhh, so your the Jonas from Madagascar. I've heard much about you. I got a question... what did you do with the dodos? What did you do with the dodos??? Huh?!

Oh, can I join the movement?

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been_there 6 years, 1 month ago

Let's just split the difference and make it 1/2 hour. LOL

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

I'm not going to "lose" an hour; I'll just sleep in!

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classclown 6 years, 1 month ago

How did people's body clocks work before clocks were invented?

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jonas 6 years, 1 month ago

R-I: I heard that he said he did. If you can't trust someone talking trash on Al Gore, then who can you trust?

You guys can have all the lemurs you want from most parts of the world, but the ones in Madagascar are Mine! I've had an official claim on Madagascar and all Madagascarian (?) Lemurs since my very first real conversation with the woman who became my wife, so that's a decently long time, before this forum even existed!! I NEED those lemurs to be the mounts (after gigantification mutation) for my genetically engineered tiny men (that my wife and Ubermime say are going to be green but dammit they are NOT!) when I finally put my plan in motion to take over the world.

However, if you join the movement you can have a platoon or two, should your credentials check out. No need to commit now, you'll know when the time comes.

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dipweed 6 years, 1 month ago

Uhhh....the farmers like it 'cause it gives all the crops an extra hour of sunlight to grow.

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KUAlum2000 6 years, 1 month ago

Moved to Phoenix where we don't observe daylight savings; no need to save it in the summer, thank you very much, its hot enough already. But its real nice to leave all the clocks alone and not adjust body clock. All I have to think about is its now 2 hrs different back to KS instead of just 1.

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nomansland 6 years, 1 month ago

seems like it's starting up earlier every year. i think it sucks personally and doesnt save energy like they say.

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coolmom 6 years, 1 month ago

omg, you folks made me choke on a cup of coffee. funny. there is no way al gore made tequila he just is not that cool.

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sunflower_sue 6 years, 1 month ago

Sounds like a great T shirt "Whispy When Wet!"

Damn good science, or like post-its or velcro? Just one of those: "Well, damn! Would you look at that!" moments? (Sorry Snap. I don't mean to belittle your accomplishment.)

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Multidisciplinary 6 years, 1 month ago

(child outside playing basketball, makes sounds of dying when he misses the basket) I didn't remember basketball hurting so much until slammed to the floor.

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Multidisciplinary 6 years, 1 month ago

OMG!!! It's like the old days again.Great laughs.

What did you people do before work today to make you so happy? Hmmm?

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beawolf 6 years, 1 month ago

I wish they would change to DST 10 minutes at time for 6 days in row. This would allow my fragile body-clock time to adjust.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 6 years, 1 month ago

"Snap realized that wombat skin is more whispy when wet." - T_O_B

More like a flock of snipe?

Whisp ; Whisp, n. (Zo["o]l.) A flock of snipe. Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary

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The_Original_Bob 6 years, 1 month ago

Snap makes skirts out of juvenile wombats. Snap realized that wombat skin is more whispy when wet. That is just damn good science on his part.

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sunflower_sue 6 years, 1 month ago

snap, that sounds like a cheer...I'm now picturing you in a short skirt waving pom pons. (woo woo!) ;)

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autie 6 years, 1 month ago

OMG, I had a brief deja vu moment. Our intramural league basketball team was the "leaping Lemurs". Back in '76...no, '77. With a bunch of hippies from Bellville, Ks.

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Flap Doodle 6 years, 1 month ago

"Chicken goes cluck, cluck Cow goes moo, Lemur goes tsk, tsk, How about you?"

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sunflower_sue 6 years, 1 month ago

lemur, just goes to show you how my brain functions on a severe lack of sleep. My mind must have played a word association game with the phrase "leepin' lemurs!" and those poor little leapin' lemmings! Gotta go now and brush up by watching old episodes of Zaboomafu!

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leapinlemur 6 years, 1 month ago

Sue -- On behalf of my lemur kin, I must correct you. Lemmings (rodents) are the ones associated in popular mythology with jumping off of cliffs. Lemurs (primates, like you and I) are very much against cliffs and the practice of jumping from them.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 6 years, 1 month ago

jonas, Al Gore invented tequila? He's claiming that now?, I know he invented the internet, but tequila too? Next thing he will be claiming he won the Nobel Prize. That megalomaniac should go back to divinity school and learn some humility before he destroys the earth.

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Ray March 6 years, 1 month ago

people are dumb. ;) you don't lose an hour of sleep. if you normally go to bed at 11 and get up at 7, set your clock before you go to bed. then still go to bed at 11 and get up at 7.

durp!!

i love how it doesn't get dark as early. i wish they'd leave it on daylight savings time all year. i hate when they change it back in the fall and it gets dark so early.

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sunflower_sue 6 years, 1 month ago

snap, you are signed up for a losing venture, my friend! I got one of those lemur jumpsuits and and had the strangest urge to head out to a cliff and, well...jump. Maybe you can breed them with bumbles.

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janeyb 6 years, 1 month ago

Just do Daylight savings time year round. I'm always up for an extra hour of daylight at the end of the day.

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Gootsie 6 years, 1 month ago

It should be OK for me. I still haven't gotten adjusted to the extra hour in the fall.

Leapin' lemurs! You are onto a multi-million dollar idea!

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hawklet21 6 years, 1 month ago

How do I feel? Betrayed, bewildered...

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jonas 6 years, 1 month ago

RETICENT_IRREVERENT (Anonymous) says: "I blame tequila.

Wait, every problem in the world can be connected to Al Gore in six degrees or less!"

Al Gore invented tequila.

Blame Al Gore.

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The_Original_Bob 6 years, 1 month ago

R_I -

I had not heard that. Five? Goodness.

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kujayhawk 6 years, 1 month ago

I like it. I can play the "I forgot" card, wake up late and miss church.

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sgtwolverine 6 years, 1 month ago

I know, Py. But given how government mandates tend to work out, they'd probably get it backwards; the move forward would be on a Saturday night, and the move back would be on a Monday afternoon. Violence would ensue.

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Pywacket 6 years, 1 month ago

Perish the thought, Sgt! The extra autumn Sat'dy night party hour is great! It's just that spring change that needs to happen during (most people's) working hours...

Anybody else see young Joel (OTS photo, above) and think of Falstaff? Dig that faux Elizabethan ruff thing he's got going.....

Heyyyy... there's an idea--how about a faux ruff breeding program? Wonder what the market would be in northern climes..

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leapinlemur 6 years, 1 month ago

Thanks to Christina for exhibiting proper astonomical/geological perspective. Humanity, there is hope for you yet.

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Robert bickers 6 years, 1 month ago

Pick a schedule and stick with it. Time changes are irrelevant in this ages of electricity, so why keep doing it?!?

This is one of those topics that makes me irrationally angry . . .

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 6 years, 1 month ago

T_O_B, Did you hear the news? Top GILF Sarah Palin is expecting her 5th? Damn, I always fall for the fertile ones...

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beobachter 6 years, 1 month ago

Would someone please explain to the KU senior, that the time change does not delete an hour of darkness.

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its_getting_warmer 6 years, 1 month ago

Snap: I know where I can find some leftover Chinchilla farms and Ostrich and Llama ranches in case that presents any other breeding opportunities. The bloom isn't off the Emu rose yet. But it will probably arrive in due time.

Buffalo will make it. But I wouldn't want to be involved in anything remotely breeding related there anyway. Not healthy.

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Ceallach 6 years, 1 month ago

I truly miss that hour until it returns in the fall. Getting up in the morning is always the hardest part of my day.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 6 years, 1 month ago

BABBOY, The otter saw its shadow about 5 weeks ago...
Give it a week or a week and a half or so...

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JJE007 6 years, 1 month ago

I'm really used to it and don't mind losing an hour. It's the probe that I can't stand!~)

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BABBOY 6 years, 1 month ago

Lets see, I always get this confused. Now, it spring's forward as their is more sunlight in the morning so we have more sunlight at night. Heck, move it two hours.

Yeah, where is the warm weather anyway?

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sgtwolverine 6 years, 1 month ago

Py, that would be great ... as long as they don't put the other time change on a Monday afternoon, too. There would be riots if people had to stay in work an hour longer.

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Pywacket 6 years, 1 month ago

My only problem with it is that they keep failing to take my suggestion that the change take place on a Monday at (say...) 2:00 pm rather than a Saturday night.

I think most people would rather suddenly find themselves one hour closer to goin' home time on a Monday (especially if they're salaried) than lose an hour of Saturday night fun.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 6 years, 1 month ago

I've lost hours before... I blame tequila.

Wait, every problem in the world can be connected to Al Gore in six degrees or less!

I blame Al Gore.

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Marty_McFly 6 years, 1 month ago

I love to go to a different time.

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cool 6 years, 1 month ago

i just tell me friend to wake me up gently .......

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trinity 6 years, 1 month ago

lol punker you hit on my solution to the "losing an hour" conundrum(how i love that word!); this will be a weekend of naps for me! :)

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conservativepunker 6 years, 1 month ago

Waaaaaaaah! I lose one hour of sleep for one night! Me cranky!!!!! I want my nap!!! WaaaaaaaaH!!

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coolmom 6 years, 1 month ago

lose an hour? hah! thats one more thing to blame my teenagers for losing!

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autie 6 years, 1 month ago

Losing an hour is like losing weight. Just turn your head around and look down, you'll find it. Does this mean that Phill Kline won't be poking around in the dark as much? Maybe he can encourage Douglas County to convene a grand jury to look into the illegal homesteading of the Baker Wetlands by otters.

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rammy 6 years, 1 month ago

Stuart hasnt seen the sun in years.......

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Flap Doodle 6 years, 1 month ago

TOB, I'm experimenting with a lemur/zebra cross to get more stripes.....

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bobberboy 6 years, 1 month ago

I love it. Gets me one more hour at night to hang out in the yard.

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The_Original_Bob 6 years, 1 month ago

Since the LJW has provides us with another lousy OTS today, I suggest perusing this site....

http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.wordpress.com/

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Bossa_Nova 6 years, 1 month ago

What really sucks is that you hafta wake up at 2am to change the hour on your clock!

haha just kidding!

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sunflower_sue 6 years, 1 month ago

More daylight to play kickball in the yard is the best purpose I can think of!

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OnlyTheOne 6 years, 1 month ago

60 years ago it had a purpose not now.

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The_Original_Bob 6 years, 1 month ago

Snap -

How is the lemur farm coming along? I superenjoy the lemur leather chaps you stitched me. Smooth, yet durable. I really think you are on to something. It sure beats that pleather nonsense you were into.

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geppetto 6 years, 1 month ago

Maybe the city commission will request a study about this. Losing an hour! can you believe it?

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Flap Doodle 6 years, 1 month ago

More daylight time to tend the lemurs.

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preebo 6 years, 1 month ago

Overall, I like DST, mostly because I get to spend more time outside at the park or biking the levy trail with my wife, kids, and our dog, Konza.

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The_Original_Bob 6 years, 1 month ago

I wouldn't exactly refer to it as losing an hour.

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Tom Shewmon 6 years, 1 month ago

Why? This now means it'll be light---later. What's wrong with that? After this long and unusually cruel winter.....any little extra sunshine is welcomed.......and has anyone noticed, it's March 6 and from what I see, we're nowhere near the end of this crappy weather........WTF!!??!!??

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sunflower_sue 6 years, 1 month ago

I love more daylight in the evenings! It should be this way all the time! And I'm not losing an hour...I'm just paying it back without interest.

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jonas 6 years, 1 month ago

Losing it? Ha!! I've never lost an hour in my whole life! What's happened here is, not me losing an hour, but the Government Pigs Taking An Hour From Me! How do I feel about that?! Angry!!

Government Pigs should keep their hands off my hours!

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Norma Jeane Baker 6 years, 1 month ago

You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around. That's what it's all about!

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Crossfire 6 years, 1 month ago

Lose an hour... Gain an hour... Set all the clocks forward. ...adjust to this. Set all the clocks back. ...adjust to that. I wish we could just quit-it. William Willett needs a punch in the nose.

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