Daylight Savings: Time To Spring Your Clock Forward – Unless You’re Rob Ford

Rob Ford Daylight Savings

Reason #32,456 to not take advice from Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor: Rob Ford doesn’t understand daylight saving time.

Fresh off his recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel that highlighted his year of gaffes, Rob Ford added another one to the pile when he confused the daylight savings protocol and offered up misguided advice on Twitter.

While not as bad as driving while drunk and smoking crack while mayoring, Rob Ford apparently doesn’t know that daylight saving time requires individuals to set their clocks forward instead of back.

The mayor tweeted, “Daylight Saving Time starts this evening, turn your clocks back and change batteries in smoke alarms.”

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Not sure what type of smoke alarms he was referring to, but the original tweet was deleted corrected 29 minutes later (or 31 minutes ealier?) and a new tweet was posted with correct information.

But does Rob Ford even write his own tweets? Well, Ford’s receptionist and social media manager Tom Beyer resigned on Friday so either yes, Rob Ford has unsuccessfully learned how to tweet, or he has put someone equally incompetent in charge of the mayor’s Twitter account.

Not that I’m one to talk. After a 30 hour journey back from Thailand, I spent the morning trying to figure out why my clock and iPhone didn’t match up…


Dan Jacobs, Mayor Rob Ford’s chief of staff, confirmed that he was the one who tweeted the daylight saving time tweet from the mayor’s Twitter account.

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