Lucky Cow by Mark Pett

Lucky Cow

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 2 years ago

    People Always ‘forget’ to reset it in the Spring, just so they can have the excuse to be an hour late for work.

    Nobody ‘forgets’ in the Fall, heaven forbid they come to work an hour early.

    Well, nobody but Neil…

  2. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I’d like it if they abolished Daylight Time.

  3. no1scouse

    no1scouse said, over 2 years ago

    Clocks go back next weekend, Nov 3!

  4. prfesser

    prfesser said, over 2 years ago

    I understand the desire to adjust clocks in the spring and summer (gives farmers more available sunshine without having to adjust their working hours), and the need to return to regular time in the winter (stays dark too late in the day after the autumnal equinox).
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    But I hate the changing from the one to the other.
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    We should split the difference, move our clocks to 1/2 hour later than standard, and leave them that way. Who’s going to notice, and who’s going to care?

  5. LadyChel

    LadyChel said, over 2 years ago

    @prfesser

    prfesser for president!

  6. ZBicyclist

    ZBicyclist GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @prfesser

    Actually, agricultural groups generally fight daylight savings time. (for one thing, cows don’t tend to want to milked one hour differently).

    The reason used to be energy conservation — the idea is that you’d use less energy on lights in the evening. BUT that was in the prewar era. Studies done when Indiana switched showed that DST actually uses more energy now — because people air condition those hours, and air conditioning uses more electricity than fewer lights saves.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @ZBicyclist

    The first reason for DST was agriculture then they said “power savings” then “the children.” I wonder what excuse they will use next? Better to end it.

  8. mr_sherman

    mr_sherman GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Daylight savings time was established to keep the war machine going. Remember the overhead windows in all the factories. After WWII, air conditioners were first installed in factories and other businesses and daylight savings remained to send people home earlier and swelter there instead of staying in a cooler place for another hour. You will notice that there started to be a difference between the starting times of Management and Labor (the managers came in later).
    Then came the energy crunch of the early seventies. Does anyone else remember the one year DST lasted all winter? It was during the Nixon administration. It SO didn’t work.
    Now we are in a technological age where a lot of equipment is computer controlled and the computers need to be kept on and cooled 24/7. Adding the human cost factor (lights and body heat compensation) is minimal now. I agree that DST should come to an end.

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