Apoc-Eclipse After Action Report

The Power Line Northwest News Bureau is now styling by the pool after an exhausting morning of eclipse chasing. Is this one of Daniel Boorstin’s “pseudo-events,” or just the media coverage, whose dire warnings of epic traffic jams out here in central Oregon were totally not true at all? But somehow this image does seem accurate:

Faithful Power Line reader and punchline provider David Deeble points out that democracy must have died across much of the U.S. today—at least if you’re the Washington Post:

And of course you knew this was coming:

As promised, here’s our own after action report, with only a couple of mishaps with camera settings. A total eclipse really is a numinous experience, which can’t be captured adequately by photography. But we’ll try anyway.