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We Are Never Getting That Hour Back, Are We?

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Remember earlier this week when we complained about a "phantom hangover?" Remember when we started drinking before noon? We've just now figured out what that was all about. The government had awakened us an hour early. Our bodies were saying it was cocktail hour noon while our clocks were reading 11 am. Damn Daylight Savings Time.
Does anyone like Daylight Savings Time? Last night we were told by a drunk in a bar in Brooklyn that "Benjamin Franklin invented daylight savings time because he hated farmers." We have no idea what that means. But we do know that the government fiat taking away an hour of Saturday night has not gone over well with the sort of people who have to get up very early in the morning (traders) or people who write financial blogs.
Long or Short Capital groans:

This weekend, per decree of our government, we all have “sprung forward” into “Daylight Savings Time”. One hour was taken from our schedule, that could have been spent on any sort of profitable or enjoyable activity. What did we get in return? A government IOU; a promise that this hour will be returned in six months time. Without interest.

Meanwhile, Lee Distad is having trouble adjusting:

My diurnal rythms have really taken a beating this week. I'm normally up at 5am, caffeinated, and pounding out invective, analysis, snark...on my keyboard.
But this week hasn't gone according to plan. My body thinks that it's 4am when my alarm clock goes off in the morning, and rebels.

Contrarian Investing on Daylight Savings [Long Or Short Capital]

an off-topic whine about daylight savings time
[Lee Distad's Professional Opinion]


Bill Gross's Mustache Is Never Coming Back

Has there ever been a person in your life you didn't realize how much meant to you 'til they were gone? Who you would have treated better if you'd known your final day with was your last? Who you would have begged to stay? Who you assumed would be back eventually but as the weeks, months, and years crept on forced you to come to the hard realization that the next and only time you'd see them would be in your dreams, because they were never coming back? Whose permanent absence, once finally accepted it, hit you like a ton of bricks? Then you know how people involved with Bill Gross's Mustache feel today. Once a daily presence on the PIMCO manager's face, the BGM went away for a while but it was assumed not for good because how could that be? Why would that be? It felt impossible. Then this happened: Bloomberg's Tom Keene: When does the mustache come back? Gross: Never. My wife has finally adjusted, so it's not coming back. If you never got to say a proper good-bye, if you would have done things differently, if you feel like the wind's been knocked out of you, if you can't bear the thought of being alone tonight, join us as we light a candle in memoriam. Bill Gross's mustache in deep contemplation Bill Gross's mustache in an insane asylum Bill Gross's mustache mustache so stoned it can't feel its face Bill Gross's angry mustache! Bill Gross's suicidal mustache Bill Gross's mustache undressing you with its mind ... Pimco's Gross on Financial Repression, ETF, Greece [Bloomberg]