Throwback Thursday! It’s Groundhog Day!

In case you didn’t know, it’s Groundhog Day. 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 and I now post it every year, over and over, just like Phil’s Groundhog Day in the movie.

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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?

I’m curious, for those of you from other countries, do you have a Groundhog Day? 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 Tuesday!  ~Phil

5 responses to “Throwback Thursday! It’s Groundhog Day!

  1. I don’t believe we do have a groundhog day in rainy old Britain… but I did enjoy the film. A childhood fave!

    I love a groundhog post too!….Only Phil’s can do those, right?

  2. hahaha We have Wiarton Willie in Ontario and Shubenacadie Sam in Nova Scotia. It seems the west coast have such a mild winter they don’t care. Except maybe for the humour in it all.

  3. I love the movie, and love that there is a holiday that gives me a good excuse to watch it again.. Spring is coming.

  4. Six more weeks of winter. So says, Phil

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