Good Evening Gentle Readers,
Lots of folks are mad at George W Bush. Some don't like the war. Some are unimpressed with that three trillion he flushed down the sewer in DC. A few don't believe he served in the National Guard. There's even folks who just plain don't like him because he's a Republican. Then there's those who don't like him because he's not a Republican. But TWC took it real personal when GWB messed with the time. Again.
It's pointless to swap the day around to where it ain't getting light until 7:00 or later. And if it's still false dawn at 7:00 here what time does the sun peak out of the clouds in Spokane?
Good gravy, I spent the last three months messing with the clock buttons in the truck at every stop light in So Cal. Not that it did my much good, but finally, I got it done just in time to change it back.
And, figure this: I've got a truck with an electronic digital clock. It can't keep time any better than that mechanical, spring driven, battery powered, clanking clock in the Old Man's '53 Chevy. Ain't this the 21st Century?
Didn't get that? Here's how it works. The clock was mechanical. It was spring driven but as you know, a wind up spring driven clock eventually runs out of spring and has to be re-wound. The rewinding was provided by an impulse of electricity provided by the battery.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not against Daylight Savings per se, though I could easily get used to ignoring it like everybody in Arizona does. I just don't get how taking my morning constitutional in the dark is saving the country from the scourge of foreign oil. That's a buck-oh-five a barrel if you're paying attention.
Set your clocks forward tonight and on Monday tell the boss it's GWB's fault you were late to work.
Or, if you live in New York you could blame it on the train. Unless the boss is already there.
Vid is here.
Original MTV vid here. One of the House Blond's all time faves.