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    I can't imagine there won't be all day coverage on considerably more then one channel (probably too darn many channels).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bendorsey View Post
    I can't imagine there won't be all day coverage on considerably more then one channel (probably too darn many channels).

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    Everybody's buying eclipse glass's ... Who wants to look directly at the sun anyway ?

    Decades later you will find that the supposed certified dark film, was not quite dark enough, and you will have permanent eye problems

    Make a pinhole box, and see it safely, projected on the back wall of the box

    At 3:30 PM your $5.99 eclipse glass's will be on sale for 2 cents

    Just cause they are certified safe, doesn't mean that you can lay on a pool floatie, and stare directly at the sun for an hour, dumbass's
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    Looking like 50% of US will be cloudy.

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    The rain date for the eclipse will be ... ?

    I want my eclipse glass's money back !

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    Considering the outrageous price gouging and traffic jams (which are already occuring) I'm happy to stay home and watch it on the Boob Toob, lol.

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    I'm gonna' watch it at night ... after the crowds subside

    N Korea is flooding the market with fake eclipse glass's, that don't work

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    I've made a pinhole box and a couple of pinhole cards. I'll take them into work on Monday and if management does not get in a snit about it, some of us will go out in the parking lot for a few minutes in the afternoon and check things out.

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    ABC News: "This is, and will be, the largest traffic jam in US history"

    I did something as a child, with a pinhole box, or a pinhole card, combined with a magnifying glass, and projected the sun's image on a shady spot under my tree ... I also used a cheap pair of binoculars turned backwards, to project the sun's image on a cardboard ... But be forewarned, it can start a brush, leaf fire ... Then we went back to gleefully burning red ants with the magnifying glass, and setting things on fire with the sun
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    I'm gonna' watch the eclipse on TV ... live coverage from several cities ...

    You can simulate it by looking at a light bulb, and taking a tennis ball and eclipsing the light bulb

    Or you can wait until 9 PM, and get a view of what 100% totality is like ... and hold up a lamp, and look at the light bulb, and taking a tennis ball and eclipsing the light bulb outside at night ... or you can do this with the moon ... which requires no dark safety glass's
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    Well as of turns out, where I live in Oklahoma I'm only going to be seeing a partial eclipse, that is assuming that some crazy massive thunderstorm does not begin now (Oklahoma is not known for stable weather conditions), tough luck I guess. At least I'll be able to see the replay on TV.
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    Oh ... Just put a box on your head:

    Real men don't need eclipse glass's

    >-------v


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    I can't wait till it's all over ... There are allot of other VERY important BREAKING NEWS current events going on, right now ... The eclipse is really no big earthshaking deal

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    It's a big earthshaking deal to me, thank you
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    Nah, if I can remember to maybe I'll go out and take a look. Forecast says it's gonna be cloudy.

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