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CV! Part 117 – It’s Groundhog Day Again! Again. (Tuesday)

CV! Part 117 – It’s Groundhog Day Again! Again. (Tuesday)

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 – GROUNDHOG DAY!
DO NOT TRAVELTUESDAY!
STAY HOME AND STAY HEALTHY!

“Don’t Drive Angry!”
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12:45am Tuesday morning: We finally made some food, and we ate it.
(see our previous Blog Post) We just published our previous Blog Post “CV! Part 116”

And now it’s past midnight and we just discovered a film called “The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot” starring Sam Elliott and Ron Livingston, so we went to the kitchen and made a double espresso and now we are going to have movie night at 1:30am!

3:45am: 3 hours later and we haven’t started the film yet….

*****START THE MUSIC****** and READ THE BLOG!
Frank Yankovic and Yanks perform “The Pennsylvania Polka” LIVE!

“Okay, campers, rise and shine,
and don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cooooold out there today.”
(“It’s coooold out there every day.”)

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LIVE FROM GOBBLER’S KNOB in PUNXSUTAWNEY, PENNSYLVANIA!
Punxsutawney Phil Makes Groundhog Day 2021 Prediction (106 YEARS – since 1887)
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No crowd this year, and there are usually 30000-40000 people in attendance.
The two previous screenshots were from previous years’ celebrations, and were part of the fun video montage that aired prior today’s ceremony. We just watched it LIVE on YouTube.

The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club “The Top Hatters”
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Punxsutawney Phil predicts “SIX MORE WEEKS OF WINTER!”
EVERYBODY PENNSYLVANIA POLKA!

4:50am: Our weather forecast for the week.
The storm that was suppose to hit us, is going to just pass us by.
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We fell asleep after the Groundhog ceremony, and never watched the movie.

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Stephen Tobolowsky as Ned “Needlenose” Ryerson (He did the whistling bellybutton trick) BING! 

7:55am: We got woken up by the dogs.
They went outside and got their breakfast and went outside.
And we just made and drank a cup of espresso.

Tuesday – 8:30am – FUCK. It’s Tuesday. It’s February. It’s 2021.
It’s a year later…. A LOST YEAR. And we all shared it. TRUMP DID THIS.
THE GOP TRAITORS DID THIS. MOSCOW MITCH DID THIS TO US! 

OH YEAH!. Umm, 444000+ REPORTED COVID-19 US DEAD as of today.
FOUR HUNDRED FORTY-FOUR THOUSAND UNITED STATES CITIZENS!
444000+ HUMANS ARE DEAD! And THIS NUMBER IS UNDER-REPORTED,
THE ACTUAL NUMBER OF DEAD AMERICANS IS EVEN HIGHER!
And tens of thousands more will die…. 444000+ TRUMP DID THIS.
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10:00am: Okay, time for a double espresso.
We just watched “Too Funny To Fail” on Hulu. About the Dana Carvey show on ABC.
Haven’t laughed so hard in so long! Oh so funny! And then the memories of the show….
Definitely RECOMMEND it.

And let’s watch the local news… El Segundo Schools reopen K-2nd grade with all kinds of precautions (2-1/2 hours a day/4 days a week), really BIG NEWS…REALLY BAD NEWS!
TEACHERS HAVE NOT BEEN VACCINATED YET! And LAUSD WILL REMAIN CLOSED!
BIDEN’S COVID RELIEF PLAN
v. New GOP Bullshi*t Plan –
PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN WON!
The GOP Traitors ruined this country, they should just STFU.
They gave us Trump, and Death, and Disease, and Financial Ruin.
They gave us Trumpers, and Insurrection, and Racism and Anti-Semitism.
They gave us Tax Cuts for the Rich and Children in Cages.
They gave us LIES, CONSPIRACY THEORIES, PROUD BOYS AND Q-ANON.
They gave us Treason, Sedition, Fraud, Conspiracy and Crimes Against Humanity.
Sorry, Not Sorry. We are getting a little too “passionate” again, so let’s dial it back.
WHEN YOU INTENTIONALLY CRASH THE CAR AND PEOPLE DIE,
YOU DON’T GET TO BE THE DRIVER ANYMORE!
THEY TAKE AWAY YOUR LICENSE.
You’re just lucky if you get to ride in the backseat.
So, now onto the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump
which will dominate the news cycle for the next month.

US Senate confirms Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security by a vote of 57-42. Pete Buttigieg was confirmed as Secretary of Transportation 86-13.

US Capitol Officer Brian Sicknick’s ashes lie in state in the US Capitol rotunda tonight.
Killed by Trumper Insurrectionists during the attack on the US Capitol on January 6th.
He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery tomorrow. He was only 42 years old.

Russian dissident Alexander Navalny was sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison today.
Russian soldiers and police continue to brutalize, arrest, and torture civilian protesters.

The House Rules Committee will vote to remove Majorie Taylor Greene from the Education and Labor Committees on Wednesday (tomorrow?).

Did you get your vaccine yet? Are you eligible to get your vaccine now?
ARE YOU STILL WAITING FOR YOUR CHANCE TO GET THE VACCINE?

Coming this weekend:
SUPERBOWL SUNDAY!
STAYTHEFUCKHOME!

Do not party with friends or family outside your bubble! 

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We got the newspapers and the mail.
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There were THREE LETTERS from the EDD. None had a check inside.
There was one with a continuing claim form inside to be mailed later this week.
There was one offering the option of a mailed check rather than a Debit Card.
(We opted for the check, because there were a lot of problems with the cards issued by Bank of America, and we want to deposit the money instead of having it on a card to spend)
And there was one with our account number and info about the online access site.
So, that’s Four Letters in two days, and we know the State of California is paying for them.
(and we also have to provide postage on the return opt-in letter)

4:40pm: We ate a turkey and pepper jack cheese sandwich on toasted sourdough bread with a dill pickle and celery for lunch. And then we fell asleep and tried to take a nap.
And we were woken up by the big dog barking. SO now we’re awake and really tired….

Wednesday 2:00am: There was a SIX HOUR pursuit, that started at 7:30pm.
We took a short nap during the chase. And woke up to see it end at 1:30am.
The dogs got fed and went outside of course. We didn’t eat until just now.

Tuesday Night Pursuit in Los Angeles!

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FOUR HOURS LATER. Dude is still rolling around on his rims… 4 Hours!
You go home now!

5 HOURS! FIVE! Still rolling ON THE RIMS. Slow, then at speed, then slow. NO TIRES. Dude is schizophrenic and has been rocking back and forth in the driver’s seat. They shot a rubber bullet through the back window awhile ago. People are coming out to watch, lining up along the freeway and on the overpasses! They’re going to try a roadblock now. SPARKS NOW!

SIX HOURS! Dude lost his wheel and could not continue… he got out and surrendered. Suspect in custody at 1:30am.

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“I was in the Virgin Islands once. I met a girl. We ate lobster, drank Piña Coladas. At sunset we made love like sea otters. That was a pretty good day. Why couldn’t I get that day over and over and over…”

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How much wood
could a woodchuck chuck
if a woodchuck
could chuck wood?

DONALD TRUMP REMAINS
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD!

STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK!

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“The Pennsylvania Polka” on “The Lawrence Welk Show”


“Hey who else could go for some flap jacks right now?” – Ralph


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Super Bowl Sunday 2020

Super Bowl Sunday!
February 2, 2020 – Kickoff 3:30pm PST

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Groundhog Day is also February 2nd.
Punxsutawny Phil, the Groundhog and
The Punxsutawny Groundhog Club est. 1887
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“A popular tradition in the United States, Groundhog Day is also a legend that traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on specific dates. Myths such as this tie our present to the distant past when nature did, indeed, influence our lives. It is the day that the Groundhog comes out of his hole after a long winter sleep to look for his shadow. If he sees it, he regards it as an omen of six more weeks of bad weather and returns to his hole. If the day is cloudy and, hence, shadowless, he takes it as a sign of spring and stays above ground.”

“Punxsutawney Phil’s prognostications have drawn the attention and praise of thousands of his faithful followers who now flock to Gobblers Knob each year from around the world.”
– from The Punxsutawny Groundhog Club website

UPDATE: Sunday, February 2, 2020, 0730am PST – Groundhog Day!
Punxatawny Phil did not see his shadow. Early Spring predicted!

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Punxsutawney Phil is betting on Kansas City!

SUPER BOWL 54
San Francisco 49ers – National Football Conference (NFC)
@ Kansas City Chiefs – American Football Conference (AFC)

The winning team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy, created by Tiffany & Company, and made of sterling silver. The trophy is a regulation-size silver football mounted in a kicking position on a pyramid-like stand of three concave sides.
Height: 20.75 inches – Weight: 107.3 ounces – Value: In excess of $10,000

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The Halftime Show: Jennifer Lopez and Shakira

Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, Florida
Capacity: 65326
Parking: 26718

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Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

And now a quick message for the NFL (and all the closet racists out there):

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The Chiefs are slight favorites over the 49ers KC -1.5
The Chiefs Money Line: Kansas City -122, San Francisco +101
The Over/Under is currently 54.5

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“Football is like life it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority. “
– Vince Lombardi

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“NED!”

Jeep Wins the Commercials!
Bill Murray and Groundhog Day!
(with Stephen Tobolovsky and Brian Doyle Murray)
Teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhYVhnydQWg
Here it is! www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnhzGUcENWo
(released to the world at 6am on 02-02-2020)

The Halftime Show: Jennifer Lopez and Shakira
(we don’t think J-Lo likes Shakira….)
and it will probably SUCK. Wait for the reviews.

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“Her hips don’t lie and her lips don’t sing.” – Dave Siegel

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PARTY! PARTY! PARTY!

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NOTE: Face it, you don’t care about either team this year, so it’s all about
THE SUPER BOWL PARTY, the food, drink, and the Commercials, right?

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Drinking Rules for Super Bowl 54:
Take a sip of beer every time the broadcasters mention the Chiefs haven’t been to the Super Bowl in 50 years and every time they show Chiefs fans doing a tomahawk chop.
Take a sip every time they mention Colin Kaepernick, the controversial former San Francisco Quarterback.
Take a sip of beer. whenever the broadcasters mention that Chiefs Quarterback Mahomes’ dad, Pat Mahomes, once pitched for the New York Mets and every time the broadcasters mention Coach Andy Reid’s poor clock management.
Take a sip every time a well known celebrity or Jerry Rice appears on camera.
Take a sip anytime they show Joe Montana, or mention him playing for both teams.
Take a sip when Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce does his signature “Magic Mike” dance when he scores a touchdown.
Take a sip every time the broadcast shows an aerial view of South Beach.
Do a shot when Pitbull does his “surprise” cameo during the halftime show.
STOP DRINKING IF YOU FEEL DRUNK!

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POSTING THIS ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 31st at 12:05am.
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Our predictions for the Big Game:
(we are not liable for any gambling losses,
this is not an actual “tip” or “tout” site. For amusement only!)
*Kansas City will win. Final score 27-20, so take the Under.*
And always take “HEADS” in the coin toss.
Most of all just have fun and be safe!

UPDATE: February 2, 2020 1730pm (Halftime)
Well, the Over/Under shifted to my final score prediction!
And we’re tied at 10-10 at the Half.
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UPDATE: February 2, 2020 2010pm (Game Over!)
Final Score: San Francisco 20 – Kansas City 31
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NOTE: At the time we predicted the Under score the Over/Under line was 53.5
We would have won the Under Bet and our prediction KC 27 – SF 20 was pretty close!

“El Zono Finale.”

NOTE: “Where The Buffalo Roam” with Bill Murray and Peter Boyle is a classic film and a Super Bowl viewing must! Try to find it with the original music soundtrack.

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NOTE: We will continue to add and update this Blog Post
before, during and after the Super Bowl in Miami on Sunday!

On The Menu:
Friday evening, we made a big pot of thick and extra spicy chili for Sunday.
(we are also defrosting chicken wings, but we won’t cook them until Gameday)

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Start with a big pot of thick and extra spicy chili

Saturday evening, we cut up a pineapple and a watermelon, and we made a fruit infused lemonade (used fresh lemons right off the tree). We went to the market and bought food and supplies for the party: chips, hummus, dill pickles, celery, Persian cucumbers, raspberries, “beverages” and mixers, peanut M&Ms, ice cream and more.

Sunday morning we cut up the veggies, made some fresh guacamole (our recipe is in a previous Blog Post) and then we cooked up the hot wings.

Buffalo Hot Wings!
Ingredients:
Chicken wings (trimmed and cut)
1 cup all purpose flour
3 eggs
1/3 cup water
1 stick of Butter
1 bottle of Frank’s Red Hot sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
dash(es) Tabasco
dash(es) Worcestershire sauce
Vegetable oil (for frying)
Instructions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Heat 2″- 3″ of vegetable oil to 400 degrees in heavy pot.
Whisk flour, eggs, 6 oz of Frank’s Red Hot sauce, a couple dashes of Tabasco and Worchestershire sauce, garlic, and black pepper in a large bowl until it makes a batter.
Salt the chicken wings and add them to the bowl, Coat them thoroughly with batter.
Fry the chicken wings in hot oil for 5-7 minutes until cooked golden brown.
Remove the chicken wings from oil and drain on paper towels.
Melt butter in a saucepan on the stove, then add 6 oz of Frank’s Red Hot sauce, a dash of Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce and simmer quickly.
Place chicken wings in oven safe dish (PYREX or a metal pan) and cover them with sauce.
Bake in oven for 15 minutes. Remove and coat with heated sauce again.
Garnish with celery & carrot sticks
Serve with Blue Cheese and Ranch dressing

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Thick and Extra Spicy Chili (w/cheese, onion and crushed tortilla chips)

Words of Wisdom:

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SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!

“Ain’t no Hunter here! This is a party! Not a safari!”

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“Tickets, passes, and a key?”

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“Still not weird enough for me.”

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“Everybody is going to be excited to play in a Super Bowl. When you still enjoy the preparation and the work part of it, I think you ought to be still doing that. I think as soon as I stop enjoying it, if I can’t produce, if I can’t help a team, that’s when I will stop playing.” – Peyton Manning

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Super Bowl 50, February 7, 2016, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA

The Pregame Show was a NFL Football masterpiece!

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Marino, Montana, Brady, Manning, Staubach, Favre and Elway!

THE GAME!

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KC scores the first TD!

First Half: pretty even.
Both teams score a touchdown and a field goal.
San Francisco threw an interception.
Lots of good commercials!

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SF scores the second TD and ties the game at 10!

Third Quarter: All 49ers.
San Francisco kicks a field goal, then intercepts and drives for a TD! Score is 20 – 10

Fourth Quarter: All Chiefs!
Big Play! Touchdown! Interception! Touchdown! Chiefs Win!

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Touchdown Kansas City! San Francisco leads 20-17

After further review the play stands as called. Touchdown Chiefs! KC leads 20 – 24!

BIG KC DEFENSE! San Francisco turns it over on downs with 1:30 left on the clock.

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Game Over! Touchdown Kansas City! Chiefs now lead 20-31! Then they intercept the ball again with less than a minute left to play! Game Over Man!

The Kansas City CHIEFS WIN!
Final Score: San Francisco 20 – Chiefs 31

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PREMATURE CELEBRATION

A short RANT about the PREMATURE CELEBRATION:
This just needs to stop. The End Zone Exhibitionism should be penalized!
No TD dances! No group selfies! None of this “Jerk-Off” behavior!
How is this not “TAUNTING” the other team? It’s just Poor Sportsmanship!

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“I’m going to Walt Disney World!” Super Bowl and NFL League MVP!

Big Congratulation to 24 year old Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes! He’s the Super Bowl MVP and the NFL League MVP (and the youngest player to ever win those awards) along with being the holder of a bunch of other new football records. He made some “rookie mistakes” during the game, but he played like a Champion and made the BIG PLAYS when he had to and led Kansas City to victory.

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Ok now its playtime.

 

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“Don’t Drive Angry!”

DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!
CALL A RIDE AND GET HOME ALIVE!



We had a weird. thought today (Friday) as the GOP Senate voted against witnesses and documents (i.e. evidence) in the Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump.
What if there’s a “false flag” event at the Super Bowl? Hmmm. Conspiracy theory much?

And don’t forget who controls what you see, hear and read:

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or just Watch the Puppy Bowl on the AnimalPlanet channel!
Team Fluff vs. Team Ruff: 96 puppies from 61 animal shelters and rescue organizations across the United States will compete, the highest number of puppies ever, making it the “biggest and most epic game in Puppy Bowl history,”
And all the puppies are available for adoption at www.animalplanet.com

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“Happiness is a warm puppy” – Charles M. Schultz

UPDATE: February 4, 2020 – Best Story of the Super Bowl!
Kelly Kay Green, 27, a Los Angeles Instagram model, who has more than 275,000 followers on her “Kelly Kay” Instagram page, tried to get on the field during Super Bowl LIV in Miami and was arrested on a trespassing charge and taken into custody. Green jumped over the northwest rail and onto the field in a restricted area. “Social media showed security and police taking her into custody near one of the end zones and leading her off the field. At one point, she appeared to lift off the back of her dress as she walked with her hands handcuffed behind her.” She was booked and later released on a $1000 bond.

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THE END(s)



UPDATE: February 3, 2020
THIS IS A REAL TRUMP TWEET!
The Chiefs play in Missouri!
HE DOESN’T KNOW AND HE DOESN’T CARE!

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THIS IS A REAL TRUMP TWEET! The Chiefs play in Missouri!

SHARING THIS FROM OUR FRIEND:
“President Numbnuts strikes again!!!
Yes, he posted this then deleted it.
The Chiefs play in Kansas City MISSOURI!
Millions of people feel he should’ve been impeached, removed from office (and squished like a bug) for simply being an absolutely wretched human being with zero interest in:
-geography
-history,
-truth,
-leadership,
-honor,
-people,
-pets,
-veterans,
-veterinarians,
-women,
-men,
-children,
-Armenians,
-Americans,
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – !!!
Fuck This World Class Asshole and get him out of the white house.
Oh, and Happy Groundhog’s Day.”
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It’s Groundhog Day!

“It’s Groundhog Day!” (again)

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“BING!”

 

“Ned… Ryerson. “Needlenose Ned”? “Ned the Head”? C’mon, buddy. Case Western High. Ned Ryerson: I did the whistling belly-button trick at the high school talent show? Bing! Ned Ryerson: got the shingles real bad senior year, almost didn’t graduate? Bing, again. Ned Ryerson: I dated your sister Mary Pat a couple times until you told me not to anymore? Well?”

 

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February 2nd is always Groundhog Day!

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“Don’t drive angry!”

The Groundhog (Marmota monax), also known as  the woodchuck (aka chuck, wood-shock, groundpig, whistlepig, whistler, thickwood badger, Canada marmot, monax, moonack, weenusk, red monk and, among French Canadians, siffleux), is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots.

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“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.”

EXTREME COLD ACROSS THE UNITED STATES! Stay warm!

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“You want a prediction about the weather, you’re asking the wrong Phil. I’ll give you a winter prediction: It’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna be grey, and it’s gonna last you for the rest of your life.”

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Punxsutawney is the largest incorporated municipal borough in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. The largest Groundhog Day celebration in the United States takes place every February 2nd at Gobbler’s Knob with Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog, who predicts the weather. According to tradition, if Phil sees his shadow there will be six more weeks of winter. If Phil doesn’t see his shadow, there will be an “early spring.”
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1886 was the first time that Groundhog Day appeared in the Punxsutawney newspaper and February 2, 1887, was the first official ceremony at Gobbler’s Knob.

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2019: Punxsutawney Phil predicts an “EARLY SPRING”!

“This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather.”

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2019: EARLY SPRING!

“When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here among the people of Punxsutawney and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn’t imagine a better fate than a long and lustrous winter.”

Phil is kept in a special enclosure at the town library. The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle takes care of Phil year-round and they script the Groundhog Day ceremonies in advance, with the decision on whether he’ll see his shadow made in advance.

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NOTE:
There is only one Punxsutawney Phil, and all other groundhogs are impostors!

Groundhog Day is rooted in a Celtic and Germanic tradition and the pagan holiday of Imbolc, also known as Candlemas. When German immigrants settled in Pennsylvania, they transferred the tradition to the local wildlife, replacing hedgehogs with groundhogs.

If Candlemas be fair and bright,
Come, Winter, have another flight;
If Candlemas brings clouds and rain,
Go Winter, and come not again.

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“Groundhog Day” is a 1993 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and stars Bill Murray as Phil Connors, a TV weatherman caught in a time loop during an assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event, repeatedly reliving the same day.
NOTE: The film was shot in Woodstock, Illinois, not Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
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“Groundhog Day, The Musical” is also musical comedy stage play with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and book by Danny Rubin. Based on the 1993 film of the same name.

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February 1st, 2019 – Rabbit, Rabbit.

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