Saturday, November 4, 2023

Be Smart claims 'Fixing Daylight Saving Time Is THIS Easy'

Daylight Saving Time ends tonight (technically at 2:00 A.M. tomorrow), so it's time for my biannual observance of the changing of our clocks as well as a call to end the practice. Watch Be Smart explain the history and effects of Daylight Saving Time and claim Fixing Daylight Saving Time Is THIS Easy.

Every year, hundreds of millions of people voluntarily turn their lives upside down by setting their clocks forward one hour in the spring and back one hour in the autumn on a particular date mandated by the government wherever they happen to live. Daylight saving time is a perfect example of how a few people with the best of intentions can end up annoying millions of the rest of us for the better part of a century. And it’s time we take an honest look at how we got to this place where half the world comes unstuck in time twice a year, and ask if the supposed advantages for springing forward and falling back still hold up!
Joe Hanson uploaded this video on March 10, 2020, the day that the pandemic arrived in Michigan and the day before the WHO declared a global pandemic, which makes it feel a bit quaint. In addition to making every day feel like Groundhog Day, the pandemic delayed the European Union ending Daylight Saving Time. I don't know if I can blame the response to COVID-19 for delaying the U.S. allowing permanent Daylight Saving Time, but I do know that most Americans want to "lock the clock." Just see the preview image for Yahoo! News asking Tired of changing your clock every 6 months? You're not alone — here's how to cope.

This Sunday at 2 a.m. local time, daylight saving time will end in the United States, forcing millions of Americans to begrudgingly set their clocks back one hour and bringing suddenly shorter days as we head into winter. Polling shows 64% of Americans support getting rid of seasonal time changes — and health experts agree the practice is an unnecessary strain. Yahoo Life explains simple steps you can take to make the time change more manageable.
As I wrote last March, "I just want the twice a year time changing to stop. I'll go with whatever the rest of you decide. Just make a decision!"

That's my biannual rant. Stay tuned for the Sunday entertainment feature.


  1. I lived in Arizona until I moved to Oregon about 10 years ago. We only tried Daylight Savings once in my lifetime, in 1963. Never since. No problem. I'd prefer Standard time always but if it is Daylight always, I'll take it!

    1. Welcome to Crazy Eddie's Motie News and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Since you lived in Arizona, I think you'll appreciate The Daily Show asks 'Daylight Saving Time: Why?' Desi Lydic visited Arizona and showed that the state did just fine staying on Standard Time all year long.