This is the day when a creepy little rodent tells us what the future holds in store. No, it is not George W. Bush Day.
Once again, the Clothesline goes where others fear to tread. By the time the MSM get around to covering Punxsutawney Phil’s peek-a-boo deal, it will be so-yawwwwwwn-yesterday news.
Early word is that Phil was a little cranky when he came out of his burrow this morning. Muttered something about needing to crawl back in to plot with Shooter.
The bloggers who neither slumber nor sleep in order to bring you the most relevant information possible discovered the official Punxsutawney Phil web site, whereon we read, and now share with you, our devoted readers, Phil's fearless prognostication and more!
Here Ye! Here Ye! Here Ye! (sic, sic, sic)
On Gobbler's Knob on this fabolous (sic) Groundhog Day, February 2nd, 2008
Punxsutawney Phil, the Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of all Prognosticators,
Rose to the call of President Bill Cooper and greeted his handlers, Ben Hughes and John Griffiths.
After casting a weathered eye toward thousands of his faithful followers,
Phil consulted with President Cooper and directed him to the appropriate scroll, which proclaimed:
"As I look around me, a bright sky I see, and a shadow beside me.
Six more weeks of winter it will be!"
But wait! There’s more! While you just blow off this holiday, it’s a very big deal in Phil’s home town, wherein events du jour include:
- a Groundhog Gathering, featuring groundhog artifacts
- a child evangelism groundhog day story house at the Methodist Church (yes, really!)
- a cash and carry Tupperware sale
- a woodchuck whittle carving show
- a midnight scavenger hunt
So how are you celebrating this big day, bunky? Stocking up on munchies and brewskies for the Super Bowl, are you? Where the heck are your priorities?
Well, Happy Groundhog Day anyway.