Today's total solar eclipse is, of course, a social media event as much as it is a natural phenomenon. Twitter even rolled out an #eclipse hashtag that automatically adds an eclipse emoji.
And, of course, where there's Twitter, there's weird humor. I went on there myself to share an eclipse joke about Eclipse gum, Mitsubishi Eclipses and Twilight: Eclipse, and I thought it was pretty funny, too.
Then I discovered how unoriginal I was.
ME: Chewing Eclipse, streaming Total Eclipse of the Heart + reading Twilight: Eclipse while browsing Craigslist for used Mitsubishi Eclipses— Christopher Spata (@SpataTimes) August 21, 2017
Eclipse glasses, chewing Eclipse gum, listening 2 Total Eclipse of the Heart, thinking of virtual haircuts: e-clips in a Mitsubishi Eclipse.— Eric Sdanger Rogers (@mr_erogers77) August 21, 2017
No glasses. So to prepare, I purchased a Mitsubishi Eclipse , chewing Eclipse gum and listening to total Eclipse of the Heart on repeat. pic.twitter.com/pZxjaVw2C2— WELCOMETOTHEPIT (@WELCOMETOTHEPIT) August 21, 2017
It gets worse. Not only was I late to the game on Eclipse Day 2017, I was about eight years late overall.
Here is a tweet from 2009.
Celebrate today's eclipse in your Mitsubishi eclipse, chewing eclipse gum listening to 'Total Eclipse of the Heart'— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) July 21, 2009
There were some pretty good jokes out there, though.
Me looking at the eclipse without glasses so I can file disability on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/CnghsSbx1A— BIGNOAH (@BIGNOAH256) August 21, 2017
Happy Clipse day pic.twitter.com/lRUunaiDha— BLUNTIQ (@BLUNTIQ) August 21, 2017
not to spoil the eclipse for y'all but Bella chooses Edward lol— adrian (@Tolerance) August 21, 2017