Jokes to Sweeten Morning Coffee and the Eclipse

Earlier generations conjured grave thoughts about planetary doom when they saw a solar eclipse.  We can be a little more relaxed watching with a cup of coffee, solar eclipse eyewear and a few funny jokes for the special, once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

Earlier generations conjured grave thoughts about planetary doom when they saw a solar eclipse.  We can be a little more relaxed watching with a cup of coffee, solar eclipse eyewear and a few funny jokes for the special, once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

Since most Oregonians won’t be working – or working very hard – today because of the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse here, we thought it would be useful to share some eclipse jokes to pass the time before the moon shadow occurs.

Here are some of the best we found scrounging around online:

From Boy’s Life – reader submissions:

Liam: What kind of underwear should you wear during an eclipse?
Jesse: No clue.
Liam: Fruit of the Moon!
Joke by Carrington C., Richmond, Va.

John: How do you organize a solar eclipse party?
Tim: How?
John: You planet.
Joke by John M., Norwood, Mass.

Austin: How does the man in the moon cut his hair?
Jaime: How?
Austin: Eclipse it.
Joke by Austin G., Baltimore, Md.

Jacob: Why did the teacher bring solar eclipse glasses to school?
Leonard: Why?
Jacob: She had bright students!
Joke by Jacob B., South Bend, Ind.

From BuzzFeed:

What do you call the moon's online content?
E-clips.

What do you call road-tripping to the eclipse?
Going where the sun don't shine.

What did the moon bring to the beach on Aug. 21?
Sunblock.

Boy: Dad, can you tell me what an eclipse is?
Dad: No sun.

Why did the Earth break up with the moon and make a solo album on Aug. 21?
It couldn't stand being in its shadow.

What do a solar eclipse over the US and an adult anime fan who lives with his mom have in common?
They both waited 38 years to go all the way.

Our personal favorite, which may not actually be a joke:

What do you call it when you fall in love on Aug. 21, 2017?
A total eclipse of the heart.

Don’t forget to don solar eclipse glasses. And make sure you have a long enough selfie stick.