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Groundhog Day Is Ridiculous!

Updated on January 31, 2013

Here's What I Think

Groundhog Day Is Ridiculous!

Are we really all that shocked that a RODENT (one who's job it is to burrow under our houses and mess with our foundations) tells us at the beginning of FEBRUARY that winter is going to stick around for six weeks? COME ON!

I mean, I'm all for doing the Groundhog's Day crafts for the kiddos - that's fine with me. But it seems like there's a whole lot of hullaballoo over nothing.

Seriously, the darn thing has a whole lot of cameras and people stuck in its face, where it's yanked out of its hole (den?), and a bunch of lights shining on the thing. Of COURSE it's going to get scared!

And ANOTHER thing. If we're going to depend on an animal to predict something as ridiculous as whether the winter weather might actually last until March, why wouldn't we ask a somewhat more intelligent animal? Like, oh I don't know.....a Monkey? Or a dog? Or even a potbellied pig?

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    • Monica Ranstrom 5 years ago

      I totally agree!

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Is it a coincidence that Groundhog Day is 6 weeks from the 1st day of Spring? I think not!!!

    • Nan 7 years ago from London, UK

      But people forget the entire legend.

      If the groundhog sees his shadow, it's 6 more weeks of winter.If he doesn't, it's 6 weeks until spring. Or is that the other way around?

    • lakern26 lm 7 years ago

      I think the whole thing is just too funny! I mean they dress up in top hats and coats and make a big production of it. People do get a kick out of it, but I for one put no faith in Phil! (Sorry, little guy :)

    • bdkz 7 years ago

      I kind of agree that relying on a Groundhog to predict the weather for the next 6 weeks is a bit ridiculous! If that Ground hog is so smart maybe he should write the new health care policy!

    No way, Monkeybrain!

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      • Lorelei Cohen 7 years ago from Canada

        Groundhog day's existence gives me something to curse at when winter hangs around longer than I would like it to. Rotten gopher!

      • Jennifer P Tanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

        I love Groundhog Day! It's so depressing to enter February and know there's much more winter on the way, I love the idea that a rodent could give me hope for spring! We usually have a groundhog living under the shed in our backyard but don't get even a glimpse of him till at least 6 weeks after Groundhog Day - that's why they have to pull Phil (and Staten Island Chuck who famously bit Mayor Bloomberg last year!) out by hand.

      2010 "Prediction" - February 2, 2010

      Okay, it's hilarious that they had Bill Murray there. And this is entertaining to watch. But really?

      Don't even get me started on the movie....

      Groundhog Day (15th Anniversary  Edition) [Blu-ray]
      Groundhog Day (15th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]

      Definitely not one of my favorites. A lot of people seem to like it, which I just don't even get!


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          anonymous 7 years ago

          Congrats on your SuperStar status!! Fun lens! 5*

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          Robin S 7 years ago from USA

          Great Superstar lens!

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          Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

          Loved the movie! but you're right it's ridiculous.

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          lakern26 lm 7 years ago

          This was fun! It's tradition, though, so I don't see it stopping any time soon.

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          Jennifer P Tanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

          Good one! I love the little critters, so I'm happy with Groundhog Day. Oh and I loved the movie too!