Throwback Thursdays! Groundhog Day

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. This post was originally written for #ThePhilFactor on Feb. 2, 2006.

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(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?

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I’m curious, for those of you from other countries, do you have a Groundhog Day? Speaking of Bill Murray, they announced that they’re making a new Ghostbusters movie with an all female cast including Melissa McCarthy and Kristin Wiig.  What do you think about that idea? I’m betting Bill Murray makes a cameo and I hope they keep the original song.  As always, if you enjoyed 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

6 responses to “Throwback Thursdays! Groundhog Day

  1. Nice blog post. We don’t have groundhogs here in the UK. I wish we did-they are so cute! (said no one ever) 😉

  2. “Hey morons, you live in the Northeast!” LOL, LOL, LOL!! Ahhh, Phil, I love it when you get riled up! Is it true about the Ghostbusters movie? I guess you can’t make this stuff up. I don’t know, my kneejerk reaction is they’re trying to recapture the “Bridesmaids” phenomenon. I wish Hollywood would give up the sequels and do some new original stuff.

    • It is true about the Ghostbusters movie. It’s slated to come out summer 2016. I like Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig but I’m not sure how they’ll be as Ghostbusters but I’m willing to give it a chance.

  3. Oh boy Phil you are too funny
    Good thing you’re not from Punxsatawney
    Cause they’d probably tease you if there you did dwell
    and also it’s freakin hard to spell

  4. I am not so sure about this hew Ghostbusters movie. Why do they feel a need to remake classics all the time? Most of thee time, they are nowhere as good as the original.

  5. Me. I hate that movie. Hate. It.
    But I’m open to the new Ghostbusters movie 🙂

    Seriously, it’s winter. Every year. Until it’s not. Spring always comes. Maybe people should calm down and be patient. Or move.

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