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Posted: 8/20/2017 9:09:36 PM EDT
Is it really that big of a deal?
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:09:52 PM EDT
[#1]
lol op
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:10:07 PM EDT
[#2]
I gotta work.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:10:07 PM EDT
[#3]
not watching it either.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:10:47 PM EDT
[#4]
I'll look at it during my lunch break. 
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:10:49 PM EDT
[#5]
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:10:52 PM EDT
[#6]
It was apparently important enough for you to start a thread about.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:11:30 PM EDT
[#7]
I'm gonna make a student make a pinhole thing out of a shoebox.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:11:55 PM EDT
[#8]
I gotta work and no fucks will be given, although I work outside so theres that...............
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:12:50 PM EDT
[#9]
I'm looking forward to being able to get a quick afternoon nap while its dark
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:13:54 PM EDT
[#10]
It gets dark here every day. Who cares if it gets dark twice tomorrow? Big fucking deal.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:14:03 PM EDT
[#11]
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:14:47 PM EDT
[#12]
If you don't care, why did you make a thread?
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:15:17 PM EDT
[#13]
it's a thunderstorm that happens every 38 years.

BFD

there are nerds at work who are flying to MO for it. I heard them all chattering about hotels and rental cars.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:16:42 PM EDT
[#14]
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Anyone not care about the eclipse or not watching?
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Don't care about it. Not going to watch it.
If you've seen one eclipse, you've seen 'em all.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:17:09 PM EDT
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Is it really that big of a deal?
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SHADOW is COMING TO GIT YOU...... You're all gonna DIE.
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So, yeah, a pretty big deal.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:17:14 PM EDT
[#16]
...
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:17:43 PM EDT
[#17]
We will be out on the boat for it with a bunch of friends. Although I could care less
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:23:02 PM EDT
[#18]
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If you don't care, why did you make a thread?
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Because the hype around this thing is compelling me to wonder what I'm missing. People are driving hundreds of miles to be in the best viewing spots,  but if something doesn't remind me that it's still happening tomorrow I would probably forget about it. I'm just curious if this is media driven hype or people are actually interested themselves.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:23:27 PM EDT
[#19]
Is this another "Stop disliking what I like" thread?  OR "Stop liking what I dislike" thread?

-It is neat if you like science.
-It is a novelty since, for many, it is a once in a lifetime event.
-There is more to life than GD

With that said, if the center track was not coming within an hours drive of my house, I would likely not be going to partake in the event either.

My kids are young and it is something cool to do together. The next time it happens where I am, I am likely going to be dead and my kids will be taking their grandkids.

Sit back and relax. Enjoy the craziness of it, if you can.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:23:27 PM EDT
[#20]
I just drove 7 hours to be able to see it.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:27:02 PM EDT
[#21]
seen one, seen 'em all.  
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:27:47 PM EDT
[#22]
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Is this another "Stop disliking what I like" thread?  OR "Stop liking what I dislike" thread?

-It is neat if you like science.
-It is a novelty since, for many, it is a once in a lifetime event.
-There is more to life than GD

With that said, if the center track was not coming within an hours drive of my house, I would likely not be going to partake in the event either.

My kids are young and it is something cool to do together. The next time it happens where I am, I am likely going to be dead and my kids will be taking their grandkids.

Sit back and relax. Enjoy the craziness of it, if you can.
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Valid point.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:27:56 PM EDT
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Is it really that big of a deal?
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I care and will watch, but mostly because it's in my back yard.  Otherwise, I would just stay in my back yard.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:28:41 PM EDT
[#24]
not only will I be watching it, I will be watching it from a Mitsubishi Eclipse, jamming total eclipse of the heart from my eclipse sound system.

Then after I am going to nap on my eclipse mattress while my eclipse curtains blocks the daylight.

Then I will wake up and eat a moon pie
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:29:48 PM EDT
[#25]
I've already seen one. I think I will just sit on the porch in the shade and drink beer in the dark.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:30:19 PM EDT
[#26]
ZFG, never really been into pagan celebrations and rituals. I remember seeing a partial eclipse a long time ago when I was a child. We didn't have special glasses. You had to smoke the bottom of a drinking glass with candle soot and look through that to watch it. Simpler times.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:31:06 PM EDT
[#27]
I'll be on the road so I'll be experiencing it whether I like it or not. I imagine it'll just be like a monsoon storm or a haboob.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:33:38 PM EDT
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ZFG, never really been into pagan celebrations and rituals. I remember seeing a partial eclipse a long time ago when I was a child. We didn't have special glasses. You had to smoke the bottom of a drinking glass with candle soot and look through that to watch it. Simpler times.
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So, uh, an eclipse is not a pagan ritual.  That's like saying rainfall is a Native American dance ... oh fuck it never mind.  Enjoy your smugness and watch Oprah tomorrow afternoon.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:34:43 PM EDT
[#29]
I work nights so I'll be sleeping. Maybe I'll sleep better.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:35:33 PM EDT
[#30]
I'm going to the gym.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:36:53 PM EDT
[#31]
92% here.  Not driving for it (3 hours from the umbra), but I am taking the day with the kids.  Son is really into space.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:37:04 PM EDT
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seen one, seen 'em all.  
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Holy sleeper account!!

4 posts in 16 years and this is the thread you post in to post what you did!!???
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:37:19 PM EDT
[#33]
I have been saying for weeks IDGAF
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:37:49 PM EDT
[#34]
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We will be out on the boat for it with a bunch of friends. Although I could care less
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How much less could you care?
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:38:06 PM EDT
[#35]
Supposed to be 87% here.  No shit, really it is. I'll be working.  Will pop outside to check it out. Not all wound up about it.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:39:21 PM EDT
[#36]
Yeah I don't really care, seen enough of them as a kid.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:41:22 PM EDT
[#37]
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So, uh, an eclipse is not a pagan ritual.  That's like saying rainfall is a Native American dance ... oh fuck it never mind.  Enjoy your smugness and watch Oprah tomorrow afternoon.
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"watch Oprah tomorrow afternoon."




FOA. I'm not asking for a condemnation of my personal beliefs.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:41:34 PM EDT
[#38]
I am an ignorant Philistine who has no care about a rare astronomical event, so no I won't be watching.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:42:10 PM EDT
[#39]
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it's a thunderstorm that happens every 38 years.

BFD

there are nerds at work who are flying to MO for it. I heard them all chattering about hotels and rental cars.
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You should see my AO (Boise, ID).  Local LE agencies and regional hospital estimate 300-500k coming into the state, specifically, to go to a small town called Weiser that is approximately 45 minutes west of Boise (almost to OR).  It's supposed to be a location where there will be 99-100% coverage or some such shit.  I don't keep up with it.  I will go outside to check it out, but I really don't fucking care much, either.  The people spending big bucks to travel around is just nuts.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:42:20 PM EDT
[#40]
I'm just pissed off that I have to work overtime because of it..
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:42:24 PM EDT
[#41]
I'll be at work...will try to check it out, but frankly it's not my priority tomorrow. 
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:44:56 PM EDT
[#42]
I have already seen one, so I'm not all that excited about it.  It is just like a really fast sunset and sunrise.  The most interesting parts were the color of the sky before and immediately after the eclipse, and the way animals reacted...especially birds.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:45:44 PM EDT
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I'm gonna make a student make a pinhole thing out of a shoebox.
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I just finished mine.

I've seen solar ellipses before. Although this one may be the darkest since l live so close to it.

I've never been in the path of totality though.  My sister lives right under it but expenses don't allow me to make a trip to the middle of Nebraska this summer.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:48:19 PM EDT
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"watch Oprah tomorrow afternoon."




FOA. I'm not asking for a condemnation of my personal beliefs.
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Hey maybe you shouldn't post your personal beliefs publicly if you're so sensitive...

Also, I just checked and the eclipse is STILL not a pagan ritual.  
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:51:11 PM EDT
[#45]
I care that it will most likely delay my trip home tomorrow.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:51:59 PM EDT
[#46]
I saw one in the early or mid 90's. It was ok, not as big as this will be.

I'll be working outside all day, but I'm not too interested in it.

We were down by st louis today. On the way back north on 55, the southbound traffic was crazy in spots. It looks like an ass load of people are heading to see it.I hope it's worth their while, once in a lifetime and all of that.

Personally,  I wouldn't skip an hour of work to see it.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:54:47 PM EDT
[#47]
I'm keeping the dogs inside cause the wife said so... should start a pool on the eye damage numbers for a week from now.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:55:48 PM EDT
[#48]
I'll be flying on an airplane and won't be able to see it.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:01:51 PM EDT
[#49]
I'll be asleep.

#thirdshiftthings
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:04:34 PM EDT
[#50]
Couldn't care less
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