I'm So Sick Of This One Dude That Went Sort Of Blind During The 1962 Eclipse Trying To Scare The World About The Sun

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PORTLAND – A Portland man who watched a solar eclipse in 1963 says the experience left him partially blind in one eye, according to KPTV, and now he wants everyone to know the warnings about eye damage during the upcoming eclipse are no joke.

Back then, it was a total solar eclipse in Alaska and Canada, but the path of totality did not come through Oregon.

Still, Louis Tomososki remembers being 16 years old and watching it unfold from the baseball field at Marshall High School.

Nobody was talking about safety glasses back then, so he watched it with the naked eye, closing his left eye and leaving his right eye open.

“Oh 20 seconds probably, that’s all it took,” Tomososki told FOX 12. “I’m glad I didn’t go 40 seconds, it would have been even worse.”

He doesn’t remember exactly when he realized there was a problem, but those few seconds burned a hole in his retina leaving him with a sizable blind spot he’s had ever since.

First of all. Nothing like being the poster boy of what can happen when you stare at the sun for too long during an eclipse and then have a picture of you STARING AT THE FUCKING SUN.

“Owww, my eyes hurt from the time I looked at the sun in 1962! Why can’t I see?”

*Spends all day staring at the Sun for no fucking reason*

Second, I’m so damn sick of this guy. I, like most of you out there, have a natural reaction to the eclipse. I’m equal parts interested and confused. Science isn’t really my thing, I’m a Cold Sun Truther after all, so when everyone starts talking about a Solar Eclipse I basically walk around with my head tilted sideways like your dog when she hears a weird noise. I think it’s pretty cool but I don’t fully get it. Which leads me to my natural reaction, something  I think we’ve all done, which is to google “can the sun really make you go blind during an eclipse?”. Once you click search you see there are thousands of articles, get a little freaked out about going blind, and then realize EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM ends up with this fuckstick from Oregon that isn’t even blind crying about the sun in 1962. That’s my favorite part. This guy is the poster boy of the Eclipse being dangerous and he’s not even fully blind. He can’t see some things sometimes. When he goes to the eye doctor, who is trained at studying eyes, the doctor says hey that’s the eclipse guy! That’s the extent of his injuries. The Eye Doctor knows he stared at the sun once. But that doesn’t stop this guy from doing a victory lap on the internet, being the poster boy of eclipse blindness. No one has gotten more fame for being not even blind than this guy.

Look, I’m not going to tell people what they should and shouldn’t do during the eclipse today, but I will say this, I hate this fake blind guy. He’s like those myths of razor blades in your Halloween candy, or pop rocks and diet coke, but in real life. He’s a giant party pooper that lives to scare the rest of the world. Get lost old man, the Sun owned your ass back in 1962, move on and stop ruining it for the rest of us.