Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Crazy Boss

Off the rails:

Moved by claims that it will help the metabolism and productivity of his fellow citizens, President Hugo Chávez said clocks would be moved forward by half an hour at the start of 2008. He announced the change on his Sunday television program, accompanied by his highest-ranking science adviser, Héctor Navarro, the minister of science and technology. “This is about the metabolic effect, where the human brain is conditioned by sunlight,” Mr. Navarro said...
Why half an hour? Why not double the "metabolic" effects and lessen the confusion when dealing with countries that chose not to fiddle with time? Want "metabolic" effects? Tell everyone to get up a half hour earlier.

Or, has el Jefe Loco figured out a way to stave off global warming? Even if only for a half hour? (¡si! And if this works, we start changing the years too!)