Thank you, I didn't realize there was a shorter way to write a RFC date.
I'm still getting the implausible date issue. I'm thinking its not because of date format now, but because of my server location.
I get the problems when its early in the morning. The server is seven hours away from GMT, so I'm getting times like "00:00:00 -0700". Is there a way to convert my time, or shift it, so it reports in GMT time? That way, its not minus seven hours that aren't there?