6 more weeks

Punxsutawney Phil (not really Philly, but same state) is at it again. The furry little rodent saw his shadow at 7:10am this morning. I think we need to start questioning what exactly this ritual is all about. I mean Phil is a groundhog, and what the hell does it really matter if he sees his shadow or not? But at the same time his weather forcasting techniques might actually compare to Hurricaine Schwartz’s weather forcasting. My questiont to Phil: We’ve had the warmest “winter” in some 60 years, will this type of winter be what we experience for another 6 weeks? Why six weeks? What happens if you see only part of your shadow? I personally would like to see Phill have his own blog, maybe he can talk about the lead up, the preparation, what the heck he does for the rest of the year.. I just wish we knew more about this little critter and what he’s really thinking.

Today we did see a bit of personality out of the little guy when “Phil surprised his handler by urinating as he was lofted up high for the crowd.”

Enough of Phil, let this be as sign that it’s time to end the cruelty directed toward sleeping grouphogs. Maybe they don’t want to see their shadow…and you silly Punxsutawney people are terrifying him.

1 Comment so far

  1. suzanne (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2006 @ 11:44 am

    Hrm. Does this mean Chris will get his crazy winter weather after all?

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