It’s Groundhog Day!

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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.

(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 Friday!  ~Phil

9 responses to “It’s Groundhog Day!

  1. Losing the Plot

    Yup. The day is also known as Candlemas from the 11th century candle masses based on an earlier pagan fire festival. But there is a weather forecasting rhyme which seems like the inspiration for Groundhog Day?

    If Candlemas Day be fair and bright

    Winter will have another fight

    If Candlemas Day brings cloud and rain

    Winter won’t come again

  2. Alright, so the other Phil is usually wrong about the weather. But damn.. he sure is cute. And until someone wants to haul you out of a hole and televise it, he’s all we’ve got.

  3. The groundhog is always right. Either six more weeks of winter or six more weeks till spring. The little sucker can’t lose.

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