I'll never care about your overhyped eclipse
It’s 2017, and the lamestream media is officially in the hands of big space.
For months now, I and others like me have been forced to feign enthusiasm about the upcoming solar? lunar? who gives a f*ck? eclipse. Everywhere we go, we’re forced to swallow pro-eclipse propaganda. You can’t safely gossip in a work slackroom any more without someone dropping in “this awesome eclipse map!!” or discussing their eclipse plans or offering to give you their extra pair of shitty sunglasses so you don’t go blind.
This feeling isn’t new. And this eclipse isn’t special. Space hype is an American tradition going back decades, and — screw your animated explainers — I’m no longer buying it. Read more…