Pardon me, but do you have the time of day?

Does anyone really know what time it is? Does anyone really care?

Apparently no one at the morning newspaper.

The only mention I could find today about this being the first day of Daylight Saving Time in the Review-Journal was a page 6A wire story about the rise in car accidents the day after Daylight Saving Time begins, and that story never mentions that the day is today.

There was a brief mention in a photo caption at the bottom of 3A on Saturday.

Apparently they have retired the graphic-illustrator-Mike Johnson-inspired dice clock, along with Mike Johnson.

In November the paper brought out the dice clock to remind readers to fall back.


The previous March the paper used the dice clock to remind readers to spring forward.


But today you are on your own to figure out what time it is, because the editors at the ol’ R-J apparently don’t even know what day it is. The printed edition I received listed on the cover a price of $1.50, which is the daily price, though on 3A the Sunday price is listed as $3. The online replica edition of the paper has $3 on the cover, so someone must have caught the error during or after the pressrun.

The time change must be a rather significant event since that 6A story cites a 10-year University of Colorado study that estimated DST caused 302 deaths at a social cost of $2.75 billion.




4 comments on “Pardon me, but do you have the time of day?

  1. Steve says:

    We should go on AZ time.

  2. Connie Foust says:

    I am one of those souls who takes weeks to recover from time log. I hate it and think we should get rid of it.

  3. Rincon says:

    You quote the scientist who calculated the $2.75 billion loss. I thought scientists can’t be trusted as in global warming. Why the double standard?

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