Skip to comments.Groundhog Day 2013: Punxsutawney Phil fails to spot shadow, heralding an early spring
Posted on 02/02/2013 6:11:08 AM PST by fatima
GOBBLER'S KNOB -- Seconds ago amid a cheering but bone-chilled crowd, renowned rodent weather prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil failed to glimpsed his shadow, granting the country the welcome winter respite of an early spring, according to lore. punxsutawney_phil_groundhog_day.jpg View full size File photo of the renowned rodent, Punxsutawney Phil, making his annual weather prediction in Gobbler's Knob. AP AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file
Phil's favorable forecast -- one he makes just 10 percent of the time -- only served to fuel the enthusiasm of what organizers said was a record-breaking Groundhog Day crowd. Phil fanatics braved frigid, single-digit temperatures and biting windchill to witness his famous forecast and weren't disappointed. The prediction brought the cold crowd to a fever pitch.
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All glory be to the myopic weasel!
Might I introduce the little hog of the ground to this little place called Michigan?
I’m sending him quick but be warned he not always right.
Like most weather forecasters he’s right about half of the time........
I imagine every year, hopefully Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell get a big check as residuals for having the only modern movie about groundhog day.
Ironically, the movie has been lauded by both Buddhists, for its reflection of their beliefs, and Catholics, as a way to understand Purgatory.
"I predict an early spring and get off my lawn."
I never knew that yefragetuwrabrumuy.
Groundhog Day Montage
I got you babe
I got you babe
They say our love won't pay the rent,
Before it's earned,
our money's all been spent--SMASH
OK,I just had to put it on.It’s airing on AMC right now EST.
Love this movie - glad it will be running a couple of times today.
Me too,my favorite scene is when he is driving with the Groundhog-heheheheh
What does he say?
“Don’t drive angry!”
Too funny - one of the most quotable movies EVER!
LOL! Funny coincidence, when that comedy first hit cable TV, I had HBO and watched it about 3 times and my wife almost went nuts. I had to avoid HBO for about a month.
I hear you,watching it now before my husband gets back:)
“There is no way that this winter is *ever* going to end as long as this groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don’t see any other way out. He’s got to be stopped. And I have to stop him. “
Hehehehe,really need a beer to watch it but alas it is over and way too early for a beer.
“The prediction brought the cold crowd to a fever pitch.”
These people are celebrating an early spring, no mention of global warming, I’m in shock.