Archive for February, 2011

Eating my words… and some food

Posted in Uncategorized on February 18, 2011 by posterhero

It seems that my opinion of  Punxsutawney Phil and the inability of a groundhog to accurately predict the coming of spring has been flung in my face (see my previous post).  The weather here in NJ, where PosterHero.com is located, has been absolutely beautiful this past week,  so in celebration of the (apparent) early arrival of spring we here decided to have an impromptu spring picnic. Don’t worry were still taking orders and sending out posters, just don’t mind the ketchup on them. 🙂  Hope you’re enjoying this great weather as well while it lasts!

PosterHero Spring Grilling

Employees taking a lunch break

PosterHero Spring Grilling 2

Some Jackass working the grill (Me)

PosterHero Spring Grill 3

The Pres getting a dog

PosterHero Spring Grill 4

Want some Ketchup?

Groundhog Day

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 2, 2011 by posterhero

Groundhog Day MovieWell the wait is over. The weather prophet / groundhog Punxsutawney Phil came out of his hole today and did not see his shadow, so (according to local insanity legend) we will be getting an early spring this year. Great. Tell that to my morning commute.  Let’s take a little deeper of a look into what this meteorological muse’s track record is and determine if this is a correct deduction or if he is just blowing some smoke up our collective brown holes.

According to StormFax.com the accuracy of the weather rodent is a somewhat low 39%.

Not too good of a track record if you ask me, but hey I guess he doesn’t do any worse than the local talking head that does the weather on my local news channel.

Let’s also look into the history of Phil and see what we really know about this legendary weather prognosticator.

Apparently Phil is the leader of some kind of cult where he resides in Punxsutawney.  He is surrounded by a group of men that have been deemed his inner circle who all dress alike in matching tuxedos and top hats. Phil will only communicate with the general population via his chief minister handler while speaking in a mysterious language that has been dubbed “Groundhogese”. Now, if you ask me, if that doesn’t sound like some kind of cult of personality then I don’t know what is. What’s next Phil? Some UFO going to come take us away in 2012, so we have to prepare by moving to some remote location while preparing a giant vat of “Kool-aid” for the faithful? I’m not buying it.

So all the faithful out there can go ahead and start grabbing their jorts and sleeveless shirts and get ready for spring as for me though, I think that I’ll keep my shovel, jacket and winter boots handy and brace myself for a long winter. Just a gut feeling though, I could be wrong.

For more Groundhog Day info see here

Groundhog Day Posters