Come see Futurestyle79 take on 1980

LIVE! On Stage! One Night Only!

Friday, Jan 14 at 8pm @ Off-Market Theaters

965 Mission St (btwn 5th & 6th) in SF!

Part of the Best of Off-Market (B.O.O.M.) Fest 2011

Click HERE for Ticket info

"Futurestyle 79 offers a funny, off-the-cuff look at San Francisco's heyday."

"A good cast helps make this an enjoyable evening of improv."

"When improv works, it can generate a kind of giddy joy for both actors and audience... On the night I attended, the story totally worked."

Chris Jensen, SF Weekly


Writers and staff in front of the Future Style offices, San Francisco, CA, 1979. Photo by Daniel Sullivan

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Solar Eclipse on the Horizon

by Jeb Wilkerson

Jeb Wilkerson is currently on assignment. We are reprinting one of his articles from earlier this year...

Caution! Warning! Beware!

On February 26th there will be a total solar eclipse. It is expected to travel from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere.

Now, these solar eclipses occur when the moon travels directly between the earth and the sun during the day light hours. These differ from an eclipse during the evening, which is called a lunar eclipse.

Although most of the United States will only see a partial solar eclipse due to their position on this wonderful planet, some states will experience total darkness during a portion of the day.

How much darkness and for how long? This is something that only the experts can say for sure, of which I have not been able to successfully contact one. Everyone seems to be out to lunch or unreachable. This can only make one wonder what is really going on.

I will give you these words of advice: DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THIS BEAUTIFUL NATURAL PHENOMENON. It turns out, from my research, that many Mayan children did this the last time there was a total solar eclipse and as a result 25% of them went blind.

There is a special device that you can make or buy that is said to protect ones eyes from the blinding light that is shown forth but I for one will be looking directly at the ground for the entire eclipse and I suggest that you do the same.

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