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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2008
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    Remember, fellow Americans, as part of our strategy against the energy crisis (oh yes, friends abroad, that really is the reason -- Google Energy Policy Act of 2005 for details) our DST starts in March instead of April. We'll be rolling our clocks forward at 2am this morning (March 9).

    There is more of a point to this PSA, of course: British Summer Time doesn't start until March 30th, so Freakangels will be updating an imaginary hour later here in the States for the next three weeks. (12pm GMT/5am PDT)
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    We will control time itself and from that draw the power to light the new great white way.

    Or possibly, I would have forgotten entirely about this if you had not reminded me. Thanks Ariana.
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    In fact this new policy might result in more energy consumption...
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    Thank you government, for taking away what little sleep I might get.
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2008
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    It means I have one less hour before work in the morning, but I'm being optimistic about this by thinking of it as also being one hour closer to Super Smash Brothers Brawl, my new computer components arriving, new comics, and the next Freakangels issue.
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    Of course, if you live in Arizona, none of this nonsense affects you in the slightest.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2008
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    Just as my body is getting used to the last time shift...
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    Is that why my American-bought UMPC jumped an hour at 2am, scaring the shit out of me?

    you clock-fucking bastards
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    @Dirk Deppey
    - I used to live in Arizona, and that's one of the things I miss about that state the most.

    @warrenellis
    -hahahahahahaha
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    thank god i live in arizona where i don't have to worry about this crap. however, thank you Ariana for the reminder.
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    Damn you sinister daystar!
    • CommentAuthorjcfiala
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2008
     (1316.12)
    Argh. And of course now my VCR is all wrong, because it was built before all of this crazyness and isn't new enough to ask the interanets when it should change. And it's not worth fixing it, because in a month it'll change to DST when it 'should' be happening, and I'd just have to reset it then. Happily, my phone knows what time it should be. Good phone.

    You know, I remember when people used 'clocks' to tell what time it was, instead of asking their phone, or their VCR, or their stove...
    • CommentAuthorRoss
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2008
     (1316.13)
    I think we do it to spite the smarter parts of the world.
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    jcfiala - I have a oldskoool wind up clock on my cloche. Got it a few weeks ago, and I'm becoming rather fond of it, and learning I might actually be able to tell time on a manual clock afterall.
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      CommentAuthorobliterati
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2008
     (1316.15)
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    After months of mental math my watch is finally right again!
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2008
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    Thanks, Ariana.

    - Z
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    Clock fucking Bastards - New Whitechapel Orchestra song title

    Make it happen
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    ... thus making sure that Alaska, big enough to hold three or four times zones but stuffed into one, once again struggles to stay in sync. Yeah, I'm saving energy now!
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      CommentAuthorbranjo
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2008
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    boo hiss.
    i kind of enjoy using the time change as an excuse for tardiness and random blunders. It holds for about two weeks.
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    Could everyone just please keep it down a little, and maybe do something about that light over there.