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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Re-living Groundhog Day

Hello Gentle Readers,

Loyal readers would remember my post about Harold Ramis. In honor of that, I thought my throwback for today is in celebration of that perennial American holiday Groundhog Day!

I'll start by saying that I have no idea if the Groundhog saw it's shadow. Either we're in for more Winter, which around my neck of the woods is really just 71 degrees.

Pictured: My neck of the woods.

Unless I wear a short sleeve shirt. Then it's Monsoon winds and 30 below.

Like this. You can't tell, but just off-camera is a blizzard.

Or we'll get Spring.

Or Dino Riders.
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But, I couldn't help but realize what a wholly ambigous holiday this is. We should be celebrating! Seriously! This is an amazing holiday! Where else but American can a bunch of Pennsylvania Germans put down their schnitzel and pull a groundhog out of a hole. And then ask the groundhog if it's seen it's shadow. 
And buy Whole Life Insurance from Ned Ryerson! Bing!
Why aren't we celebrating this? Why doesn't TBS play Groundhog Day for 24 straight hours, like it does with A Christmas Story?

Guess what my Dad is getting for Christmas?
Or better yet, why don't we have celebrations leading up to it? Maybe have woodchucks in malls across America, just hanging out and let kids have their picture taken with "Phil". And yes, woodchucks and groundhogs are the same animal. If Wikipedia says it, it must be true.

Pictured: What the groundhog does every other day.

So here's to you Punxsutawney Phil! May whatever random decision you make based on the first thing you see in the a good one. 

"And I shall have Fruity Hoops. For they were on-sale and I had a coupon."

Jay Mims writes books, blogs, and has always wanted to ride a T-Rex firing a laser. Jay and The Mimsus live with a passive-aggressive Dalek named Steve, and have semi-adopted their neighbor's cat named Eartha Kitty. There's another cat named Meowthazar, but he's not as interesting. Also a Lizard that Jay calls Bob. Jay is far funnier on Facebook then in real life. He is terrible at Twitter

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  1. We have the leg lamp! The large one. It sits in our front window from November till we thing to take it down. (It's March, and it's still up.) So if you get one for your dad, you'll have to come up with a new tradition, like this: