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Don’t forget to reset your clocks

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitMar 9, 2008 1:00 AM

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Daylight savings time, blah blah blah. Spring forward, fall back, blah blah blah. OK, fine. Tonight at 2:00 a.m. you're supposed to set your clocks forward an hour and pretend like 2:00:00 to 02:59:59 never existed. Or you can do like me, forget all about it, stumble around in the morning without looking at the clocks, turn on the TV and realize you missed something you wanted to see, then stomp around the house resetting the clocks, then swear like a sailor when you accidentally set one three minutes ahead of the correct time and then have to hold down the "time" and the "fast" button for another 30 seconds while they cycle through an entire day, then realize ten minutes later you set yours but not your wife's, and then swear again. I've always disliked and distrusted Daylight Saving Time. At least now, according to Astroprof, I have a legitimate reason. Congress. Setting back clocks for decades now.

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