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- - By N70SAK Date 2017-08-12 12:47 PM
:happy: Finally getting a a little anxious for this one. It turns out we will get about 70% here in LA.

Is anyone in the path of totality? Anyone actually traveling to see it?

: pbbt:I have school and will have a math exam that day but I plan to take my telescope to the airport with me.
Parent - - By Mookiethedog Date 2017-08-12 2:55 PM
Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I'm only eating a bun
And there's nothing I can do
A total eclipse of the sun
Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there's only love in my bum
Nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the sun
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-08-12 7:51 PM
:laugh: Wait a sec...those words weren't all written by Steinman and sung by Tyler!:shocker!:
Parent - - By mutiger [us] Date 2017-08-13 10:31 AM
Steinman as in meatloaf? that f'er existed then too? :shocker!: I thought Celine Dion was his thing.
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-08-13 4:25 PM
Yep, the Steinman who wrote the Meatloaf songs. If you think about it, Total Eclipse is a lot like those songs. imo he's an incredible songwriter and I've got piano sheet music for a lot of his stuff. In addition to Meatloaf, Tyler and Dion, he also wrote songs for none other than Manilow and also Air Supply.:laugh: I got a Jim Steinman album once (maybe his only one?) and let's just say he is a better songwriter than performer.
Parent - - By Mookiethedog Date 2017-08-13 4:29 PM
On a hot summer's night would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-08-13 8:18 PM
I bet you say that to all the boys.
Parent - - By Mookiethedog Date 2017-08-13 8:26 PM
He's out...NO WAIT SAFE!!!
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-08-13 8:28 PM
Stop right there!
Parent - - By Mookiethedog Date 2017-08-13 8:30 PM
Fk you I'm looking for a ruby in a mountain of rock
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-08-13 8:38 PM
:laugh: ok ok some of the lyrics suck but the music is pretty amazing
Parent - - By Mookiethedog Date 2017-08-13 8:40 PM
I wasn't trying to tell you otherwise...Bat Out of Hell is a masterpiece
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-08-13 8:42 PM
Agreed.:hug:
Parent - - By mutiger [us] Date 2017-08-14 7:54 AM
I thought Jim Steinman and meatloaf are the same person :shocker!:
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-08-14 4:55 PM
Definitely two different guys but their work together was pretty amazing...it was like they were one person.
Parent - By mutiger [us] Date 2017-08-13 10:31 AM
:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-08-12 2:56 PM
By coincidence we will be in Hilton Head. It should be a great spot to watch it. :cool:
Parent - By Blueberry Sky Date 2017-08-12 8:10 PM
Wow front row seat?? Nice.

Something in the 90% range here. I have to work, but I think we'll notice. ;-)
Parent - - By triplejake (The Vampire Lestat) [us] Date 2017-08-14 9:12 AM
Are you going to try to drive up to get onto the path of totality or stay down there?
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-08-14 9:20 AM
Probably just stay where we are. Based on this animation it looks like we'll get a good show.

My dad texted me this morning saying that he was able to find five pairs of glasses.:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:
Parent - By triplejake (The Vampire Lestat) [us] Date 2017-08-14 9:40 AM
I'm sure it will be cool.  Some of the stuff I've read says that there is a big difference between totality and even somewhere as close as you'll be, but it's hard to really say since nobody has seen one (except Mut!).
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-08-12 7:50 PM
We're not in the path, and talked about but won't be braving the traffic to get there. Maybe next one.

Off topic but related, I and mrs flamus accompanied by our kid and his girlfriend were coming back from dinner at a brewpub tonight when our son's gf noticed on her phone that a visible space station flyby was happening in two minutes so we took the next exit and pulled into a dark area to watch. It was a very cool 5 minutes watching the bright station fly by, quickly across the sky even though it was moving with the rotation of the earth.:cool: Little things can be so cool.:hug:
Parent - By Blueberry Sky Date 2017-08-12 8:09 PM

>Little things can be so cool.:hug:


Yes indeed, story of my current existence. It's all in the little things. :hug:

Big things ahead, however. :laugh:: pbbt:
Parent - By ironjen Date 2017-08-14 4:27 AM
:cool:
Parent - - By triplejake (The Vampire Lestat) [us] Date 2017-08-14 10:24 AM
You're going to have 76% eclipse there -- seems like that should still be sort of cool.  I remember a partial eclipse from when I was a kid that was pretty neat.
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-08-14 5:05 PM
You're right...I just learned today we're about 75% which will be cool enough. Maybe we'll invest in some glasses. I've been through a couple partials and the pinhole cardboard box "viewer" is like the stupidest thing ever although the mid-day darkness is pretty amazing.
Parent - - By PoopedColt Date 2017-08-12 8:58 PM
My two underlings are traveling to Charleston with a bunch of people to see it.  We are in the 90% zone, I think.  They decided yesterday to let schools out early to "be safe."   My eldest said he wanted to watch and it seems too late to find reputable glasses - so I found that the science center has safe viewing stuff & "activities" during that time.  Our membership doesn't run out until the 31st.  They'll probably be there with a bunch of small kids - they're 19 & 16... : pbbt: 

At least they'll get one last visit out of our membership.  We decided not to renew, since they won't allow kids > 18 to stay on a family membership and they don't go anymore.  Letting go of the membership is yet another one of those "making me feel old" moments.  We used to go ALL the time when they were tiny. Sigh... :sad:
Parent - By N70SAK Date 2017-08-13 10:51 AM Edited 2017-08-13 10:54 AM
It's the end of days! :cry: Won't someone please think about the children!

:laugh:

Someone on FB pointed out that you can make a pin-hole viewer with your hands. Allow just a tiny stream of light pass through one hand, projecting the image on the palm of the other. :grin:
Parent - - By ironjen Date 2017-08-14 4:25 AM
My husband's Aunt will be in the 100% area. We are not going to visit her though and we will get 70%. I am also quite excited by it. My husband who is Mr Science is completely unphased but the entire thing and seemingly could care less :wtf:
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-08-14 8:05 AM
How much less could he care?
Parent - By ironjen Date 2017-08-14 10:10 AM
:laugh:
Parent - - By jwd1113 Date 2017-08-16 6:38 AM
here is Clemson, we are right in the middle of the path or totality

bunch of events planned on campus and the public is invited; they're expecting thousands of visitors

our department is having a late lunch and viewing party

it's before classes start but freshmen will be on campus
Parent - By N70SAK Date 2017-08-16 10:12 AM
Sweet!:happy:
- - By mutiger [us] Date 2017-08-13 10:38 AM
They say its a once in a lifetime thingy. I watched one in 1980, skipping this one.
Parent - - By N70SAK Date 2017-08-13 10:50 AM
Nah. It just depends on how determined you are to see them. They happen on average, somewhere on Earth, every 18 months.:happy:  That's why I'm not so excited about it.  It's just been a long time since one crossed the whole 48 States.
Parent - - By sideshowbob Date 2017-08-14 3:10 PM
I thought there were 57 ?
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-08-14 4:37 PM
CHANGE!
Parent - - By N70SAK Date 2017-08-14 5:24 PM
Didn't Guam get nuked last week? : pbbt:
Parent - By sideshowbob Date 2017-08-14 9:04 PM
No way--El Trumpo saved them . :roll:
Parent - By N70SAK Date 2017-08-13 11:16 AM
Thanks to the growing citizen science movement and the fact that everyone has a camera on some device, it will be the best documented. :cool:
Parent - - By Mookiethedog Date 2017-08-13 8:27 PM
I once thought that about threesomes
Parent - By N70SAK Date 2017-08-14 9:18 AM
Again, just a matter of money and/or determination. :mischief:
- By triplejake (The Vampire Lestat) [us] Date 2017-08-14 8:53 AM
I'm in the 100% zone and am pretty excited for it.  Also curious to see how big an influx of visitors there will be -- some of the reports suggest that LOTS of people are traveling to see the eclipse, though we're pretty used to tourism anyway, so not sure how big an impact it will be.
- - By insistor (needs a bigger dick) Date 2017-08-14 8:55 AM
I'm excited however in St Paul it's only 84%. I also need to get glasses but not sure where to find them now. My boys will be at kids club at school that day so I'm hoping they plan something so the kids can try to see it.
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-08-14 9:06 AM
Maybe Warby Parker has some, you hipster ass.
Parent - - By insistor (needs a bigger dick) Date 2017-08-14 12:05 PM
I wish nothing but clouds and rain for you on Aug 21 :mutmad:
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-08-14 12:32 PM
:laugh:
Parent - By mutiger [us] Date 2017-08-14 12:26 PM
youre a worse hipster whore than he is
- By NotSoFast [ca] Date 2017-08-15 1:36 PM
I am driving with my son Gavin and 2 of my friends and their kids to the exciting enclave of Columbia SC to view it and praying for no clouds, always a dicey situation South in the Summer. Yes we are all excused from school. It was the closest drive I could find in totality that wasn't an arm and leg hotel wise (I still couldn't get a good price in Charleston SC which would have been closer even 8 months ago). I made the reservations in December 2016 before Evan's relapse diagnosis thinking he would just love this, and decided I would take Gavin anyway and I'll probably take along a photo of Evan to gaze up at the sky with us.
- By neustkg (Important) Date 2017-08-15 2:22 PM
Think we are 93% here.  I would like to go to Casper, WY, but kids are in school starting this week.
- By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-08-17 11:20 AM
I'll be north of the 70-mile sweet zone, but I'll likely be 150+ miles south of where I live, out on the open road.  We'll see if weather cooperates.
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