Cloudy with a Chance of Paterno

By Chris Lauderback on July 6, 2013 at 10:34a

My first impulse was to assume those Happy Valley imaginations were running wild again but it is kind of uncanny:

You see it a little bit, right?


Source: @JayPaterno

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Alex Boones Liver's picture

Bring on the crappy weather jokes.

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

I keep trying to come up with something related to Joe Pa's sprint for the restroom at The Shoe... but I got nothin'

Poison nuts's picture

Well that's awfully shitty...

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Dr. House's picture

all i can see is a cloud looking the other way.

Poison nuts's picture

WOW! You win.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Chief B1G Dump's picture

Pretty cool actually. 

NW Buckeye's picture

You can tell it is JoPa because instead of looking directly down on crappy valley he is looking the other way!

BrewstersMillions's picture

Back back back back back back GONE!
Homerun buddy. Well done.

tdible2132's picture

Wait, is this real life?

Urban Nation Army's picture

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Yeti's have feelings too.

fanosu99's picture

If that is real and it was taken in happy valley it would kinda freak me out

BrooklynBuckeye's picture

Where do bad folks go when they die?
They don't go to heaven where the angels fly
They go to a lake of fire in the sky
Won't see them again till the fourth of July

- Meat Puppets

For the record I don't believe Paterno is in hell, but I do think he should have gone to jail.

MediBuck's picture


"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

pjtobin's picture

That's kinda cool. It looks like his outline. I don't know what went on there. Other than the media. And we all know that's a joke. So I can't say anything bad about him. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

BuckeyePoetLaureate's picture

We're pattern-seeking animals, friends.  I agree that the shape kinda looks like JoePa, but there's no bigger meaning behind it. 
This is a manifestation of a phenomenon called pareidolia.  We take random information (like cloud formations or sounds) and make something out of them.  Why do we do this?  Think about protohumans walking through the savannah 100,000 years ago.  The "caveman" hears a bunch of twigs snapping.  The cavemen who created a story around the snapping noticed that the twigs were being snapped by a panther and were able to run away and were able to procreate at some point.  The cavemen who didn't think the snapping meant anything got eaten and could not procreate.
It's the same reason we hear "I heart Satan" when we listen to Led Zeppelin backwards.  (That and a psychological phenomenon called "priming.")

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