Saturday, November 03, 2007

Daylight Saving Time - Back One Hour

"The extension of Daylight Saving Time (DST) to March 2007 had little or no effect on energy consumption in California." ~~ The Effect of Early Daylight Saving Time on California Electricity Consumption: A Statistical Analysis, Commission publication # CEC-200-2007-004, published May 2007.


"I don't really care how time is reckoned so long as there is some agreement about it, but I object to being told that I am saving daylight when my reason tells me that I am doing nothing of the kind. I even object to the implication that I am wasting something valuable if I stay in bed after the sun has risen. As an admirer of moonlight I resent the bossy insistence of those who want to reduce my time for enjoying it. At the back of the Daylight Saving scheme I detect the bony, blue-fingered hand of Puritanism, eager to push people into bed earlier, and get them up earlier, to make them healthy, wealthy and wise in spite of themselves." ~~ Robertson Davies, The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks

5 comments:

igor said...

You tell 'em Sidney. Can I ask, you say you're an admierer of moonlight. Are you by any chance a vampire?

Anonymous said...

Hello there, Sidney. Do you know about Orenthal James Simpson? I think he was #32.

Anonymous said...

Hey, is anybody home? Would you sell SANODAZE if the price is right?

Anonymous said...

Yes, Anonymous, AAMOF we'll take $35.00 cash.

Sydney Carton, Esq. said...

Igor: So they say.

Anonymous 1: I know about O.J.

Anonymous 2: Some of us are home. I am sure that the man with the deed to San-O Daze knows of your interest.

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