ECLIPSE SAFETY IS IMPORTANT NO MATTER WHAT PLANET YOU’RE FROM
OH MY GOD, you guys,
so Metropolis, IL (pop: 6,000) is a small farming town in southern, il (the closest airport is paducah, kentucky) that has so far previously been known only for putting a 15′ fiberglass Superman at the end of main st. (ok, technically, Market St)
complete with a superman ‘museum’ (gift shop) across the street
(side note, turns out I am secretly an asshole hipster snob because I refuse to wear any superman shirt that did not come form this store. i just sent my mother to secure a new one, which is actually why i got the snapchat that lead to this post)
This is, like, “World’s Largest Ball of Twine” quality of American tourism. A++ Americana, should absolutely have appeared in an episode of Supernatural (except for the, you know, the copyright/trademark issues and for how SPN is filmed in, you know, Canada).
BUT if you google this statue today, right now, 8/21/2017, 11 am, you’ll notice something about google’s people tracking:
BECAUSE Metropolis, Illinois (pop: 6,000) is IN THE PATH OF THE ECLIPSE.
A fact they have apparently prepared for because I got a fucking snapchat from my family (assholes, i’m so pissed i couldn’t go), and I noticed a small but AMAZING DETAIL (not counting the fact that the cousin forced to pose in front of the statue was named Lex, good job, mom).
THEY GAVE HIM ECLIPSE GLASSES, GUYS. I’M SO HAPPY.