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A Quick Truth About Groundhog Day

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Phil and his throng of adoring fans.

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is a day when thousands of people gather in a small town in rural Pennsylvania to applaud a groundhog as a celebrity and a prognosticator, as they wait with bated breath for that groundhog to emerge from his hole and to notice or not notice his own shadow. It is a day of great pomp and circumstance.

The Other 364 days of the year
The other 364 days of the year, a groundhog is a giant rodent and poking its head from a hole would be cause for the same rural Pennsylvanians to reach for their 12-gauge.

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“Hey, where did the party go?”

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23 thoughts on “A Quick Truth About Groundhog Day

  1. This is amazing! Thank you.

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  2. I was traveling for work on GH Day, which always means the TV stays on for background noise, if nothing else. The meteorologists on the local station were downright sensitive about the idea of a rodent predicting the weather, sharing memes and reminding viewers that Pux Phil is not an substitute for a trained meteorologist. Made me chuckle. A lot. Your post did too. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  4. Actually, it’s just one groundhog who is a lovable weather forecaster, and only if it predicts the end of winter.

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  5. Groundhog day should be a day to celebrate pork sausage while watching Bill Murray flicks that you’ve seen over, and over, and over…

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  6. I’d be delighted to have only six more weeks of winter. Our groundhogs are going to be frozen in their burrows for another 3 months at least. I suppose that mitigates their risk, though.

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  7. longchaps2 on said:

    Only six weeks? After what De Blasio did to his kin last year it could have been much much worse. Ground hogs hold grudges. Or maybe that’s just gophers. I’ll have to ask Bill Murray.

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  8. I still the Groundhog the other 364 days! But I’ll admit I don’t think about him much. What’s the forecast? I haven’t heard. I love the Groundhog Day movie, too. There’s always that.

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  9. WHAT THE FLEA!!? I saw my shadow- where’s MY PARTY!!?😾

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  10. That about sums it up. I don’t need a rodent to tell me there’ll be six more weeks of winter here in Ohio. One look out my window at the white mess beyond it tells me that.

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