Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Jimmy the Stick: The Movie: Groundhog Day Blizzard of 2016

This was year 20 for Jimmy the Stick and what a year it was.  You see in the last 20 years scientists have developed a way to make "moving pictures" and with this "moving picture" technology I felt the 20th Anniversary of Jimmy the Stick would be a great time to showcase this technology.

But let me digress a bit.  Jimmy the Stick was the brain child a friend of mine and I as we were discussing work solutions and how a groundhog had just as much of a chance of discovering his shadow as a stick.   I proceeded to find an official government stick next to One West Wilson and then on the given day looked to see what The Stick had seen his shadow..

Over the years Jimmy was stick-napped and a ransom was ask for, buried for a few weeks in a snow drift, took a trip to Las Vegas and forgotten about, almost held by fighter pilots, chewed on by various cats (now dead - a warning to future cats) and this year

Jimmy the Stick: The Movie: Groundhog Day Blizzard of 2016. 

Before you pop your popcorn and view I should say that I had reached out to the Mayor of our fine community as I believe this might be news worthy but my emails fell on deaf eyes.  Mayor Crombie did not want to be another Mayor of Sun Prairie.  If you recall that Mayor was bit by the Ground hog and lost his next election.  I believe the Mayor was intimidated by Jimmy.

Bottom line - Jimmy the Stick did NOT see his shadow so we will have an early spring - according to a stick  

So without adieu - sit down to watch 2.5 hours in the life of Jimmy the Stick condensed into 10 seconds.


OK OK - That is probably 10 seconds I bet you wish you had back as the blizzard took place AFTER I ran out of "film".  But you have never seen Jimmy more animated have you?

And by the way.

There is no "moving" picture I discover. Just a lot of still pictures all globed together to look like that move.  Yet another Steve Jobs lie.

Moving Picture Technology got this shot

Speaking of the storm (the snow this morning is STILL part of this Colorado LOW) - everyone is all anal about how everybody got it totally wrong.

Here is how totally wrong the forecast was 6 days before the storm hits and what really happened.

There were people in social media saying there were forecasts of 32 inches - well . . . . . a groundhog could forecast 32 inches and would you believe him?

And since everybody in American gets their MAIN scientific forecast from NOAA except Channel 27 (owned by The Weather Channel) Davis at NOAA said "every forecasts highlighted how such a subtle shift by a massive storm can spell huge changes in a forecast. This is something we highlighted every day leading up to the event. Every day."  But people did not really hear that part.

This is an awesome map that showed the 8 days before we got the snow.  Actually the first hint was really 2 days earlier and from pure geekyness isn't it amazing?   Being able to predict ANYTHING that is basically coming out of Russia is truly amazing.

That's all for today - a lot on my mind BUT . . . . got to get to work.