The Watering Hole: Wednesday, March 23, 2011: Hump Day



Since its inception, Daylight Savings time has run deficits. “We’ve been spending more daylight than we’ve taken in.” Said one Agriculture Department employee who asked to remain anonymous. “Sure, summer days are longer, but at what cost?” Daylight Savings time has been running on borrowed time for years. And now, experts say, its time is up.

While leap year, falling in the “fall back” portion of Daylight Savings has added an extra hour to the savings accout, it only occurred once every four years. “It just wasn’t enough” according to atomic clock scientist Able Tiempoman.

Economist Stew Potter noted “In addition to the built in deficit spending in Daylight Savings created by Congress when it drafted the law, Jet Setters have transfered huge chunks of Daylight Savings to off-shore vacations in daylight-rich countries. Spring breaks in Cancun, where rich college kids spend their daylight savings accounts like there was no tomorrow exacerbated the problem.”

According to the experts, the system in unsustainable past the summer solstice. After that, the entire northern hemisphere of the planet will see increasing amounts of darkness, and there will be no way to stop it.

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