Like Totally Clipse

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

 

Maybe due to the fact that I’ve never found astronomy or science interesting in the least I can’t get overly enthusiastic about the Total Solar Eclipse though I did find it rather fascinating but not enough to travel across the entire United States nor the entire continent for that matter.  It’s things like this which occur only further validating how different my thinking is compared to others.  While millions of people have been waiting for this day many of whom include professors, physicists as the list goes on I’m not one of them.  They’re keen about how the entire solar system works and are knowledgeable regarding numerous other aspects pertaining to this area.  But the closest thing I’ll get to that would be to try the newest fad which is to make your own slime.  Still not happening.  In school when we’d be studying subjects such as astronomy I just couldn’t get into looking at other planet through a telescope.  I’d be the one wondering what it would be like to live there away from others.

 

When I first heard of the Total Solar Eclipse what immediately came to my mind was Bonnie Tyler’s smash hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart” or in this case Total Eclipse of the Sun.  When I heard witnessing it firsthand required the use of solar eclipse glasses I thought of how it was when people went to see Jaws and needed 3D glasses to experience the thrill.  Despite the warnings of not looking directly at the sun without the proper eyewear I wonder whether or not foolish people will still do it resulting in them distorting their vision which then brought me to Thomas Dolby’s major one-hit-wonder “She Blinded Me With Science” and if people do in fact cause damage to their eyes they literally would be blinded by science.  See how I can associate so many relevant things with the ’80s? 

 

I can only imagine the wackos who’ll be out today and who will be more bipolar than they already are due to what’s happening with the solar system.  For the past few weeks when I’ve gone to work people have been on edge and basically unhinged from yelling and just acting completely bizarre and each day this has happened I’ve asked whether or not it was a full moon and it was indeed.  I’m just glad I’m off today and won’t be leaving the house except to go outside and try to see some effect of the eclipse which we’ll barely get to see anyway since we’re on the east coast.  Either way after that I think I’ll watch Explorers which is as close to science as I want to be.  Despite the warm weather I may get into full-on character by wearing a spacesuit while watching it.

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