datetimes nil in ActiveRecord, but present in database?

Can you guys see here:

I'm totally at a loss. Running rails 2.3.5, ruby 1.8.7 enterprise,
mysql 5.0.77

All datetimes (created_at, updated_at, any others that I've added) are
nil via my remote webserver, yet they're present in the console.
They're also present in the database. They're also present via

Everything works flawlessly on my local macbook.

Advice/Help please?!


Nevermind all:

I was also setting ActiveRecord::Base.default_timezone in my
application_controller, likely to a value other than the symbol :utc.
Removing this fixed it.