Total Eclipse {Hype}

Total Eclipse {Hype}

We’ve been around for a while. But this is the first time we’ve seen such widespread HYPE over a stupid Total Eclipse of the sun.

Thanks to the interwebs, social media, and apparently millennials – the upcoming total eclipse of the sun on Monday has made an unusually high number of appearances both on our RSS feeds as well as the general water cooler of society. NEVER BEFORE have we witnessed such a high-frequency media circuit for an astronomy event like this.

Even graphics like this:

Who in God’s name penned this “The Great American Eclipse?” What does that even mean?

Why?

Solar eclipses are nothing new – and it doesn’t matter how “epic” the upcoming eclipse is or may be for the USA – it’s fairly ordinary for planet earth.

On average, there are about two eclipses (total, partial, annular, etc.) per year for the planet. I guess it just depends on where you are!

And even during a FULL TOTAL ECLIPSE – it only is visible over a narrow strip of land.

Get this – even during a full total eclipse – 92% of the sun’s light still hits the planet! It’s such a weak event, planetarily speaking.

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So why the hype?

Is it simply marketing so mentally-enslaved morons people get distracted or, even worse, actually TRAVEL to see such a short-term and insignificant event?

And why are people so eager to find out about it? Or excited about it?

Sure, these events for our country are fairly “rare,” all things considered – but it doesn’t make it more important to “see.”

In the end – it will be a forgotten event with little to be called “memorable.” Heck, most people still remember to this day their cell phone charging crisis of Hurricane Sandy much more.

Just shows you how frickin’ stupid people are.

Heck, you’d be better off just watching this Youtube video. And that is a strong statement:

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Evelyn
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Evelyn

The non-stop references to the eclipse is annoying. Like every other marketing email we get. Time to unsubscribe from them!

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