Daylight Savings Time 2016: How 'The Princess Bride' Meme Connects To The Movie

Jonathan Franks

A viral meme from The Princess Bride made waves this weekend, thanks to the Daylight Savings Time 2016.

The meme featured an infamous character from the popular 1987 movie, Count Tyrone Rugen.

The caption of the online photo is actually a modified version of a memorable line from The Princess Bride that was stated by Count Rugen (played by actor Christopher Guest) in the film.

"We've just sucked one hour of your life away. Tell me...How do you feel?"

What is the meaning of the photo? How does The Princess Bride connect so well to the concept of Daylight Savings Time in the first place?

As most fans and critics of The Princess Bride know, the original line of dialogue from the movie stated "I" instead of "we" when it came to who was responsible for the "life-sucking" moment.

During this pivotal scene in the movie, Wesley (aka "The Man in Black" and "The Dread Pirate Roberts") was captured and knocked unconscious by Count Tyrone Rugen.

— The Village Voice (@villagevoice) October 17, 2014

However, what Buttercup did not know was that Humperdinck lied to her. Moments after he made that "promise" to his fiancee, he ordered Count Rugen to take Wesley to the Pit of Despair for torture and inevitable death.

— Alan (@Beregond_Eketta) September 24, 2015

The Albino explained the real reason for helping and healing Wesley during their first and last conversation in the film.

"The Prince and the Count always insist on everyone being healthy before they're broken."
"You survived the Fire Swamp. You must be very brave... but nobody withstands The Machine."

— Johnny Sparkles (@bourbonspoon) April 24, 2014

— Michaeljjt (@MikeJJT) March 26, 2013

"As you know, the concept of the suction pump is centuries old. Well, really, that's all this is. Except that instead of sucking water, I'm sucking life. I've just sucked one year of your life away. I might one day go as high as five, but I really don't know what that would do to you. So, let's just start with what we have. What did this do to you? Tell me. And remember, this is for posterity purposes, so be honest. How do you feel?"

As part of Daylight Savings Time in March, clocks are set in reverse by one hour. Therefore, it is as if the hour is being "sucked" away from a person's life - making this meme from The Princess Bride a great match that makes perfect sense.

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