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Punxsutawney Phil Groundhog Day Rant

Filed under: Bizarre News,Holidays — Tags: , , , — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 12:37 pm 2008 February 1

Chuck the Woodchuck, Punxsutawney Phil’s Chicago cousinFebruary 2 is Groundhog day. If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, then there’s six more weeks of winter. If he does not, well then what? Winter is over? –and what is with that? Do woodchucks even look at their shadow? What if Phil comes out of his hole and is facing the sun? He won’t even see his shadow. Does it count then? Top that with the fact that we have never seen a primer on Woodchuck Speak. Is it a series of clicks or something? Morse code?


Let’s get past the “Who speaks woodchuck” debacle to the next question. Did you feed your woodchuck this winter? Is he a happy woodchuck? Was the wife
nagging him last night? How do you know that Punxsy Phil would even give you a straight answer? “click-clickclick, clickclickclick-click” he might say, leading Groundhog authoritarians to believe he didn’t see his shadow when he really did. Then what? If Phil lied about the alleged shadow-spotting just where does that leave us? And who in Punxsutawney Pennsylvania is doing the fact checking? What if it is Phyllis that pokes her head out of the hole?

Six weeks would put us at March 21st. Which, by the way, is exactly 10 days before the Cubs Home Opener in Chicago -and if you are in Chicago, you know that it doesn’t matter whether Punxsatawney Phil sees his shadow or not. It will still be winter here. We’ll will keep you informed of this and other entertaining news.

Common mistypes: you really have to look this one up to get it right: punxsatawney, Punksatawney, punxsatawney, punsatawney, puksatauney, pucksatawney, pcuksatany, puoghsatouney Fil, Fhil, morris code Pensylvania, pennsilvania.

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  • If i recall correctly, if Phil sees his shadow we have 6 more weeks of Winter, and if he does not see his shadow, then we will have an early spring in about 6 weeks. 🙂 ha ha!

    Comment by WhoWantsToKnow — 2008 February 1 @ 8:38 pm

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