In case you didn’t know, it’s Groundhog’s Day this Sunday. Who doesn’t love this movie? Especially since Bill Murray’s character was named Phil. Coincidence? I think not.
(Feb. 2, 2006) Last week I waxed philosophic about the idiocy known as The Dr. Phil Show. This week, and today in particular it’s Punxsutawney Phil. Groundhog Day the movie: Good idea. Groundhog Day the tradition: Stupid idea. The dimwitted people of Punxsatawney, Pennsylvannia have been shoving a rodent through a hole in a tree stump for almost 200 hundred years to find out if there will be 6 more weeks of winter. Hey morons, you live in the Northeast! There’s always 6 more weeks of winter! Check the calendar! It says that Spring starts on March 21st. That’s 7 weeks from now. You don’t need a rat being spooked by his shadow to figure this one out. At this point I’m getting tired of all these wanna-be Phil’s trying to horn in on my fame. If, coincidentally, a shot were to ring out in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania today and a certain rodent were to explode in a puff of fur, I was kidding when I wrote this. No harm meant, just a joke. You’ll all be my alibi right?
I’m curious, for those of you from other countries, do you have a Groundhog Day? As always, if you enjoy this vintage Phil Factor feel free to share it via the social media buttons below. Come back Saturday for a brand new Phil Factor. Have a great Thursday! ~Phil
It’s the one day of the year when a groundhog sticking it’s head out of hole isn’t cause for rural Pennsylvanians to reach for their 12-gauge.
I’ve always wondered where/when you published or wrote these posts before?
I was on Blogger from 2005-2011, then I moved to Posterous until last March when I came to WordPress. In about 9 weeks The Phil Factor will be nine years old.
Oh my gosh! Wow. That is truly remarkable! So you’re a veteran in this blogging game eh? Aha! Glad to have you on here though!