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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Does Anybody Really Know What Time it is?

This is that special time of year when the US is out of step with the rest of the world ... think what you want gentle reader, but I mean merely that we in DL have moved our clocks forward a week ahead of our loved ones back in US. What this ususally means is that people who would dare, due to being 6,7, or 8 hours distant from you, to call as late as 01:00 now call as later as 02:00. And for some reason this is the one week of the year when they actually do.

Actually, if I read the news last fall correctly, this will no longer be such a unique time ... St. George the Wise signed the new energy bill into effect last Fall, meaning that the US would be out of step twice a year. Go figure.

At least we don't live in St. Johns, Newfoundland in Canada or Darwin, Northern Territory in Australia (among a few others) who set their clocks yet another 30 minutes plus or minus to the hour ... "What do you mean, it's 4:00 ? It's only 3:30!"

Bonus question for those under 35: The title of this post comes from a song by what pop group?


Anonymous Hamish said...

So this happens twice a year now? Brilliant.

6:24 PM, March 26, 2006  
Blogger christina said...

Chicago! Do I win something? Oh, wait, you said under 35. Darn.

I've lived here since 1990 and in 1994 Germany changed the moving the clock forward/back dates to be in line with other EU countries. There's an article about it at Wikipedia under "Sommerzeit".

9:42 PM, March 26, 2006  
Blogger Mike B said...

Yeah ... its like shooting fish in a barrel if you grew up with the band

1:13 PM, March 27, 2006  

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