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  • 8 years? 34 years? How long was Bill Murray stuck in Groundhog Day?

    02/02/2018 7:38:49 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 41 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 02/01/2018 | Harpygoddess
    Director Harold Ramis, in the DVD commentary, opined that it takes Murray's character about ten years of repeating Groundhog Day and then later, in response to several sites online linking to an article that came to an answer of just 8 years, 8 months, and 16 days, he offered the following: "I think the 10-year estimate is too short. It takes at least 10 years to get good at anything, and allotting for the down time and misguided years he spent, it had to be more like 30 or 40 years…" Here's an amazingly detailed subsequent analysis that concluded it...
  • Groundhog Day 2018: Punxsutawney Phil predicts more winter

    02/02/2018 4:42:39 AM PST · by advance_copy · 43 replies
    CBS 19 TV ^ | 2/2/2018 | Joel Shannon (played by Bill Murray)
    YORK, Pa. — The results of Groundhog Day 2018 are in: According to legend, we're in for six more weeks of winter because Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. The Pennsylvania groundhog isn't the only weather-predicting rodent in this quirky American tradition, but he is the most famous. And according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, his opinion is the only one that matters.
  • Political Groundhog Day

    02/02/2018 3:55:08 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    Self | PJ-Comix
    If the groundhog sees Nancy Pelosi's eyeshadow it means six more years of Trump.
  • Mayor won't attend Groundhog Day ceremony because he has 'a lot to manage'

    02/01/2018 12:42:10 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 22 replies
    The last time de Blasio held the groundhog was at the Island's 2014 Groundhog Day ceremony. He dropped the animal after the handler placed the it in his arms. The groundhog, a female stand-in named Charlotte, died several days later. But the Staten Island Zoo said it was unlikely the groundhog's death was related to being dropped.
  • A Mid-Winter Special -- Groundhog Musings

    02/01/2018 12:19:10 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/01/2018 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    internet-connectivity seems to be what really counts, even for dishwashers. Indeed, our new machine flashed a light in excitement about finding a signal from our router. It must have been really happy! Dear Cousin Punxsutawney Phil, Cordial thanks for your response to my letter of last year to our Aunt Climate. I think you were right on target and our great aunt has listened to our gripes. Of course, she’s not alone; as you know the U.S. President, in his speech on the State of the Union, a couple of nights ago, did not even mention “climate change” once. Presumably,...
  • Giant 'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid Will Whiz By Earth So Close We Can See Inside It

    01/17/2018 9:22:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/17/18 at 5:43 PM
    On February 4, an asteroid called 2002 AJ129 is due to slip past Earth. It is between 1600 and 4000 feet across, according to NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies, but there's no chance it will make impact—NASA has calculated it will remain 2.6 million miles away. That still makes it what astronomers call a "potentially hazardous asteroid," thanks to its size being more than about 500 feet across and an orbital path that carries it within about 4,650,000 miles of Earth. But while they're confident we won't all go the way of the dinosaurs, scientists do want to keep an eye on the...
  • Georgia groundhog predicts early spring

    02/02/2017 5:34:11 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 2, 2017 | Lauren Foreman
    If the state’s most famous rodent, Gen. Beauregard Lee, is to be trusted, spring will come early and the Atlanta Falcons will win the Super Bowl. Gen. Lee wiggled awake at Gwinnett County’s Yellow River Game Ranch early Thursday to find no shadow, meaning an early spring.
  • 6 more weeks of winter: So Says Phil

    02/02/2017 4:52:14 AM PST · by Oz8509338511 · 44 replies
    Phil ^ | Phil
  • The question is ...

    02/02/2016 5:36:00 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 5 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 2 Feb 2016 | NonValueAdded
    ... will Ted Cruz see his shadow today?
  • U.K. man wakes up every day thinking it’s March 14, 2005 and doctors have no idea why

    07/17/2015 12:41:25 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 40 replies
    National Post ^ | July 17, 2015 | Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post
    WASHINGTON — The man, called only “WO” by his physicians, woke up on on March 14, 2005, at his military post in Germany. He headed to the gym, where he played a 45-minute round of volleyball, then returned to his office to answer a backlog of emails. In the afternoon he went to his dentist for a routine root canal. Every day since, WO wakes up thinking it’s the morning of March 14, 2005, believing he is still in Germany and this is the day of his dentist appointment. His life is something of a Groundhog Day in reverse. From...
  • Groundhog Day 2015 - Zoo Won’t Let de Blasio Hold Groundhog After He Killed One Last Year

    01/09/2015 7:54:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 8, 2015 | Emily Zanotti
    Zoo Won’t Let de Blasio Hold Groundhog After He Killed One Last Year The NYPD isn't the only city organization that has lost complete confidence in the esteemed Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio. After he dropped the groundhog during last year's Groundhog Day celebrations, the Staten Island Zoo has unequivocally banned De Blasio from holding or handling any more of their animals in a celebratory setting. - Mayor de Blasio won’t be killing any more groundhogs — zoo handlers are forbidding the butter-fingered mayor from holding the critter at the annual shadow-sighting ceremony on Feb. 2, The...
  • [Vanity] Does Anyone Search Before Posting Anymore?

    03/26/2014 10:53:56 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 110 replies
    minds of FReepers everywhere | Thursday, March 27, 2014 | SunkenCiv
    The search engine gives unpredictable results, but we also have "Latest Topics" which list from newest to oldest and has "Next page" at the bottom of each page; there are keywords and topics; and as a last resort there is Google and Bing.
  • Obama's Still President, Monday the Day After Groundhog Day: We Do it All Over Again

    02/03/2014 7:12:48 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-3-2014 | MOTUS
    Since I, like everyone else, was distracted by the Super Bowl yesterday (sorry about that, Peytonistas, maybe next year) I was unable to provide my usual Groundhog Day coverage. Plus, I forgot all about it until Mayor De Blasio, decked out in his industrial strength anti-wildlife gloves, dropped his groundhog – causing it to curse New York with 6 more weeks of winter and 4 more years of De Blasio. Also, I understand “Staten Island Chuck” will be filing a claim against the city for brain damage cause by the ensuing concussion. Some news reports indicated Staten Island Chuck was...
  • Groundhog Phil a furry felon over false forecast

    03/22/2013 10:50:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 22, 2013 4:01 PM EDT | Amanda Lee Myers and Mark Scolforo
    A shadow of a different kind is hanging over Punxsutawney Phil. Authorities in still-frigid Ohio have issued an “indictment” against the famed groundhog, who predicted an early spring when he didn't see his shadow after emerging from his lair in western Pennsylvania on Feb. 2. … “Punxsutawney Phil did purposely, and with prior calculation and design, cause the people to believe that spring would come early,” Gmoser declared. So what's the penalty? Death, Gmoser said, tongue firmly in cheek. …
  • In Obama's Amerika, It's Groundhog Day All Over Again!

    02/02/2013 8:55:10 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-2-2013 | MOTUS
    Ever since the release of the seminal Groundhog Day movie, February 2 has become synonymous with a type of recurring déjà vu. The movie veers into Nietzsche's eternal recurrence of the same, Camus' Myth of Sisyphus – and even the possibility of man becoming a god-like Superman. Boy, does this have “BHO’s” fingerprints all over it or what? So I dedicate this Groundhog Day redux to our Glorious (and possibly god-like) Leader and Shadow-Master: without his most transparent administration ever we would not be able to see through the fog of government. Won’t you please join me in enjoying, again,...
  • Paul Ryan's 'Groundhog Day'

    03/29/2012 7:34:35 AM PDT · by rhema · 2 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 3/28/12 | John E. Sununu
    Like Bill Murray's character in "Groundhog Day," Rep. Paul Ryan appears condemned to repeat the same experiences over and over again. When Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, unveiled his House budget proposal this month, you could almost hear strains of "I Got You Babe" - the song that awakens Murray day after day after day. And like the good people of Punxsutawney, Pa., the masses on Capitol Hill seem oblivious to his plight as he patiently treads the same ground one more time. Budget resolutions are required by law, though the Senate hasn't passed one in years. Big and unwieldy, they...
  • Captured on camera! Mayor Bloomberg cusses the woodchuck that bit him

    02/04/2011 4:54:58 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 3, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Once bitten, twice not so shy, it seems, in the case of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his ongoing feud with Staten Island Chuck. Two years after he got bitten by the woodchuck, the Mayor called the animal a 'sonofab**ch' on Wednesday, not realising he was being filmed. Chuck lives at Staten Island Zoo and is the city's official woodchuck for the Groundhog Day ceremony.
  • Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring

    02/02/2011 5:36:31 AM PST · by massmike · 24 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 02/02/2011 | AP
    To the relief of the winter-weary, the world’s most famous groundhog predicted an early spring Wednesday.
  • Groundhog Day Blizzard brings Travel Chaos (Crushing ice storm, massive snow in Midwest)

    01/30/2011 1:48:48 PM PST · by listenhillary · 40 replies
    accuweather.com ^ | Jan 30, 2011 | Alex Sosnowski
    A large winter storm forecast to unfold could adversely affect more than 100 million people this week from the Rockies to the Plains, South, Midwest and Northeast, if it develops to its full potential. The latest indications continue to point toward a large storm forming amidst a building temperature contrast over the middle of the nation. Precipitation and strong cold air/warm air circulation around that storm will affect many millions of people from the interior West to the Atlantic Coast as next week progresses. We are calling this system the Groundhog Day storm, and it will likely severely impact...
  • SOTU

    01/22/2011 1:03:24 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    Jan 22, 2011 | swampsniper
    This year, both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union address occur on the same day, February 2nd, 2011. As Air America Radio pointed out, "It is an ironic juxtaposition of events: "One involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to a creature of little intelligence for prognostication while the other involves a groundhog."