Daylight Saving Time Travel

Apr 28, 2017
Originally published on August 18, 2017 10:12 am

Fun fact! Phoenix, Arizona does not recognize Daylight Saving Time! So we wrote an audio quiz with clips from famous works involving time travel.

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Synchronize your watches. We're about to play an audio quiz based on Arizona's loose relationship with time. But first, let's check in with our contestants. Ashley, you're not only a baker, but you've got a book deal...

ASHLEY WHIPPLE: Yes.

EISENBERG: ...From that blog. So what is the recipe - or was there one thing that got you this book deal?

WHIPPLE: There was. So the recipe book is all Rice Krispie treats.

EISENBERG: Oh, really?

WHIPPLE: Yeah. And so, I mean...

EISENBERG: How many pages is that?

WHIPPLE: Well, it's a hundred recipes.

EISENBERG: What?

WHIPPLE: Yeah. It's a lot of Rice Krispies.

EISENBERG: Yeah.

WHIPPLE: Yeah. So they're little ice cream cones. And then the Rice Krispie treats are like this scoop on top, and there's like sprinkles and frosting. It looks just like an ice cream cone.

EISENBERG: OK. So are any of them savory Rice Krispie treats?

WHIPPLE: Yeah. I've got like meat - bacon and maple. That's probably the most savory is the bacon.

EISENBERG: Yeah. Do you ever like just say you'll have roast beef with a little side of Rice Krispies?

WHIPPLE: No.

EISENBERG: No.

WHIPPLE: Not so much.

EISENBERG: OK. Well, I'm just creating with you if you...

WHIPPLE: I appreciate that.

EISENBERG: Yeah. Very good. Cole, work at the University of Arizona where you help professors use technology in the classroom.

COLE ESKRIDGE: Yes, I do.

EISENBERG: OK. So what piece of technology do you think is the most helpful for learning and teaching?

ESKRIDGE: I would probably say just a really well thought out PowerPoint, honestly.

EISENBERG: Really?

ESKRIDGE: It's something that's really universal that can be designed. Everybody can access that if it's presented well, and it's pretty familiar to people, so it doesn't have a really steep learning curve associated with it. So...

EISENBERG: I like it. I like the way you presented that.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Now, what would you say like 200 plus slides or 10?

ESKRIDGE: Oh, goodness. I always say the less the instructor is saying, the more that the people in the room are talking that that's a...

EISENBERG: That's when you're learning.

ESKRIDGE: ...That's a successful class.

EISENBERG: That's when you're learning. Very good. OK. So fun fact - Arizona does not recognize Daylight Saving Time. So...

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: It's right.

JONATHAN COULTON: They're pretty smug about it, too.

EISENBERG: Yeah. It's real time here. So we have an audio quiz called Daylight Saving Time Travel. We're going to play you a clip from a famous work involving time travel. You have to buzz in and identify the work. OK. Cole, you won the last game, so win this, you'll go to the final round. Ashley, you need to win this or you'll have to come over to my house and reset the clock on my car radio, my microwave, my coffeemaker, my VCR - yes, I have one - and a travel cuckoo clock.

WHIPPLE: Got it.

EISENBERG: Here's your first clip.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "BACK TO THE FUTURE III")

MICHAEL J. FOX: (As Marty McFly) Look. I came back to 1955 again with you, the you from 1985 because we had to get book from Biff. So once I got a book back you - that was the you from 1985 - were in the DeLorean and it got struck by lighting. And you got sent back to 1885.

CHRISTOPHER LLOYD: (As Dr. Emmett Brown) 1885?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Cole.

ESKRIDGE: I believe that's "Back To The Future."

EISENBERG: Sure. In this world, you have to be a little bit more specific.

ESKRIDGE: "Back To The Future Two?"

EISENBERG: Oh.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Sorry. Ashley, can you steal?

(LAUGHTER)

WHIPPLE: I'm going to go ahead and say "Back To The Future" one, the original.

EISENBERG: Oh, no (laughter). I mean, it's OK that you weren't aware that all of the intricacies of "Back To The Future Part III," but, yeah. That is where that is from, partially filmed in Arizona.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: All right. Here's your next one.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME")

CHER: (Singing) I don't know why I did the things I did. I don't know why I said the things I said.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Cole.

ESKRIDGE: I believe that Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time."

EISENBERG: Yes it, is.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Cher, the closest thing we have to a time traveler.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: This is from a TV show starring Keri Russell.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "FELICITY")

KERI RUSSELL: (As Felicity Porter) No, the time travel spell does work. That's why I'm here. I've already done all of this. I've been a senior. I've already graduated. The reason all of this happened was I found out my boyfriend cheated on me, and my friend Megan did your spell, so I could come back here and be with this other guy, this really great guy who I always wanted to be with.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Cole.

ESKRIDGE: Is that "Felicity?"

EISENBERG: Why, it is "Felicity."

ESKRIDGE: OK (laughter).

EISENBERG: Yes. Yeah.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: All right. This is a song from a video game series that features time travel.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "THE LEGEND OF ZELDA THEME")

EISENBERG: Cole.

ESKRIDGE: That'd be "The Legend Of Zelda?"

EISENBERG: That is correct. Cole, are you a fan?

ESKRIDGE: Oh, very much so.

EISENBERG: Yeah?

ESKRIDGE: Yeah.

EISENBERG: Do you think it's the best videogame of all time?

ESKRIDGE: I'd certainly say no video game has made me cry except for "Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess." So (laughter)...

EISENBERG: I'm trying to think what would make me cry in a videogame, like my brother appears as a character and apologizes - like, I don't know.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: That would be an amazing videogame.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Super specific.

COULTON: Ophira's Brother's Apology.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Yeah.

COULTON: It's a first-person shooter.

EISENBERG: The legend of...

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Don't worry. He's not listening.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: See if you can guess this movie adapted from a best-selling book published in 2003.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE")

RON LIVINGSTON: (As Gomez) He tells me that he's a time traveler, you know, 'cause he travels through time.

RACHEL MCADAMS: (As Clare) And did you believe him?

LIVINGSTON: (As Gomez) Not until he disappeared right in front of me. You know, like he just disappeared.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Cole.

ESKRIDGE: Is that "The Time Traveler's Wife?"

EISENBERG: Yes. That is correct. All right. We have a couple more for you. Here is a PBS throwback.

(SOUNDBITE OF VIDEOGAME, "WHERE IN TIME IS CARMEN SAN DIEGO?")

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: (As Chief) Jacqueline Hyde just stole something from the past. You've got 28 minutes to get it back or history will change forever. Initiate Chronoskimmer launch sequence. Boot up the Chrono-computer.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Cole.

ESKRIDGE: That is the greatest game show ever made "Where In Time Is Carmen San Diego?"

EISENBERG: Yeah.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: All right. "Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego?" I'm familiar with. This next version "Where In Time Is Carmen San Diego?" Why didn't they just call it when is Carmen San Diego?

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: All right. This is your last clue. You may have spent six years of your life on this one.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "LOST")

MATTHEW FOX: (As Dr. Jack Shephard) We have to go back, Kate. We have to go back.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Ashley.

WHIPPLE: "Lost."

EISENBERG: Yeah. That's right.

WHIPPLE: Yes. I got one.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Puzzle Guru Art Chung, how did our contestants do?

ART CHUNG: Cole, you won both games, and you're moving on to the final round. Congratulations.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Coming up we'll find out who will face off against Cole in our final round at the end of the show, and I'll interview one half of the comedy magic duo Penn and Teller. Let's hope we booked the one who talks. I'm Ophira Eisenberg, and this is ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.