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August 21, 2017

So, Did You See the Eclipse, Or Did You Not Care?

I tried to get eclipse specs from Amazon on Friday, just after I told you guys to start scrambling. Most of them were sold out and the available ones were sold in five packs for like $60 or $70. I figured I could get them somewhere else.

Turns out, no I could not. When I started looking on Saturday (yes, I am an organized proactive personality type), everyone was sold out.

However, I did go outside to try the triple-sunglasses risk-your-eyesight play, and wandered upon neighbors who had got the specs. They were willing to share, because really, just a two second glimpse every minute was plenty.

By the way, don't bother trying the triple-sunglasses play. Not only is it dangerous, but you can't see the eclipse -- for some reason, you just keep seeing the same solar disc you always see, even though, if you look at the eclipse through eclipse lenses, you do in fact see a crescent occluded sun.

It was interesting. The ambient light did not get as dark or eerie as I expected. I thought the light got eerie and jangly during an eclipse. The light I saw just looked like the light on a cloudy day.

Cows did not rampage and start doing murders. Alas.

I wouldn't say it was oversold because I didn't really expect much from it.

In that way, it was much like The Defenders. Lots of anticipation, then some boring talking in between stuff that's slightly less boring, and then Big Finale where you go "Meh, this is pretty much a more shadowy version of Episode 3."

Here's something a little more exciting:



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