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jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 31st Oct '08 9:29 PM

WHY SASKATCHEWAN (CANADA) HAS NO DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME:

Saskatchewan listened to the Wise Old Indian.

When told the reason for daylight saving time the old Indian said,
"Only a white man would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket and sew it to the bottom of a blanket and have a longer blanket."

Disclaimers:

1. I didn't Snopes it
2. By "white" man, I don't think he meant "white" - he meant non-any other color.
3. If you are a white man, I apologize for the joke being offensive to you. Maybe if you substitute "congress person" it will be funnier to you. Though apparently Ben Franklin suggested DST first, and the movies all say he was a white man. And if it's in the movies, it must be right.
4. If you are Indian, wise, old or otherwise, and are offended, I apologize.
5. I just thought it was cute and funny. If you find it neither cute nor funny, I'm not trying to convince you to think it's cute or funny.
6. If I cannot convince you that it is cute and funny (though I wasn't trying to convince you), I'm still not leaving. I like WPs and Kerblunks.
7. I know some think Kerblunks are beneath your intelligence and my liking them just proves you are smarter than I am. If so, you ain't seen nothing yet. I can provide you several pages of proof that you are smarter than I.
8. Oh, to heck with it, I'll just push del.....

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Fri, 31st Oct '08 10:10 PM

Dear Jank....
1. I didn't Snopes it either - in fact I don't believe in snopesing. Too much like Snooping
2.I am not a white man and am therefore not offended....I am also non-native, if that clarifies things
3. Saw a movie once that said "If you build it, they will come....so I built "it" but no-one came!!!!
Somebody lied in the movie....or I built the wrong "it"????
4. I'm convinced that it WAS cute AND funny....you should be in Sales, or on Sale, or maybe you're just cheap....
5. I only like WPs, and then only some of them....Kerblunks are only for stupid, idiotic, moronic B.Hussein Obama-lovers
Anyone who takes them must be a Communistic Arab-loving Socialist Hindu
6. I can prove that I am smarter than everyone on Sploofus....but I'll have to wait until you've all got fed up and left....
7. Obviously you're not smart enough to find the DEL button....and neither am I....

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Fri, 31st Oct '08 10:42 PM

snort, giggle, snort again!

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7573)
Fri, 31st Oct '08 10:44 PM

Hey - Benjamin Franklin is okay in my book.
He stayed in York during the Revolutionary War while Congress sat in York.

Franklin was white
Franklin was a congress person.
Franklin was brilliant.
Franklin played with kites.
Franklin made stoves- must have liked to cook
Franklin conceived of daylight savings time [and a bunch of children evidently]
George Washington is the Father of our Country- [he stayed in York too]
Franklin was a hell of a Father.
John Hancock [also stayed in York] was a HELL of a man [if you know what I mean}
Hancock started an insurance company.


What was this post about again?





jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 31st Oct '08 11:00 PM

Bolololol!

I think you had one Peppermint Patty too many tonight!

(And quit stealing candy from the neighborhood kids. You're the only one who thinks that fishing line attached to the candy bar is funny!)

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Fri, 31st Oct '08 11:08 PM

Awwwwww Al....
You know it's about everyone who ever stayed in York....
And should have stayed there....and minded their own
businesses - selling Peppermint Patties....

If George Washington had stayed home....all Americans woud be English right now
If Ben Franklin had stayed home....we'd have no Power, and ergo....no Computer Viruses
If John Hancock had stayed home - we'd have no signatures, no signed ID's and no Identity Theft

It's all one step forward and two steps back....
DO NOT try to leave the State
We have you on GPS....

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 2104)
Sat, 1st Nov '08 12:58 PM

Daylight savings time is stupid IMHO.

And I agree that Franklin was a brilliant statesman. But I do take issue to his whole "Early to bed early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise" bullcrap.

Just because *he* was an early riser doesn't mean that those of us who would like to get up later and stay up later aren't also healthy, wealthy and wise.

Hmmmm. Maybe he has a point. I *am* healthy and certainly a wiseass at times ... but not wealthy. LOL

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 280.2 - Posts: 6645)
Sat, 1st Nov '08 1:00 PM

There is a splendid James Thurber short story in his fables collection which ends with the line:

'Early to rise and early to bed makes a man healthy wealthy and dead'

So true...

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 1st Nov '08 1:07 PM

Exactly. And, the early bird gets the worm. But look at it from the worm's perspective.

maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.5 - Posts: 2672)
Sat, 1st Nov '08 2:14 PM

But the second mouse gets the cheese.

aquamar
Aquamar  (Level: 179.0 - Posts: 910)
Sat, 1st Nov '08 3:24 PM

I hate although hate is a strong word I hate DST. I am messed up for days or weeks after we set those clocks backward or forward makes no difference. Love Kerblunk even if it is beneath my intelligence which I am convinced it is not. What may set Washington, Franklin, Jefferson and the rest of those old guys apart from some of us is the fact that they had great imaginations. I also love wise old Indian sayings.

wordster
Wordster  (Level: 159.8 - Posts: 911)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 6:01 AM

Oh boy! So if one hour gets you so topsy turvey how do you do with jetlag. I just got back to the UK from the east coast of the US (5 hours difference) and it took a week before I was sleeping at the right time. Then our clocks went back! The clock change is much easier though it's always a downer when they go back this time of year.

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 6:23 AM

All I can say is I forgot it was DST and woke up this morning thinking I was late and now I'm not

donleigh
Donleigh  (Level: 147.8 - Posts: 5087)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 8:46 AM

Saskatchewan just forgets to change their clocks. By the time they remember, it's time to change them again.

bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.7 - Posts: 2301)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 9:42 AM

Which western US state thinks that time is God's time and therefore refuse to change their clocks?

Kerblunks are dumb.

Last night's WP was cute, but not as cute as Felix.

I am not smarter than a fifth grader.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.2 - Posts: 3936)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 12:05 PM

For those of you privileged enough to have seen the Corner Gas episode "No Time Like the Presents", you'll understand perfectly why Saskatchewan does not go to DST.

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 12:16 PM

I have never heard anyone in Arizona refer to "God's time" - all I know is that now I am only 2 hours different from Sploofus time instead of 3.

I'm with the Indian Chief - I don't understand how it makes any difference what humans CALL 9 am, the farm animals still wake with the sun, and you either need the electricity at the start of the day or at the end of the day, so where's the savings?

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 2104)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 12:57 PM

Until recently, Indiana didn't do Daylight Savings Time either.

I think the state finally caved in because it is so close to Chicago and those slackers went with DST.

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 2104)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 1:10 PM

Trust some smartypants Sploofuser who wishes to remain nameless to know more about my home state than I do! LOL

Check out this link. What a disaster for Indiana. LMAO! (Scroll down to the map. It tells it all.)

http://www.mccsc.edu/time.html


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