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JoshMann Andouille Since: 17.11.03 From: Tallahassee, FL Since last post: 3533 days Last activity: 3530 days # 1 Posted on 2.2.05 0737.01 | Instant Rating: 6.56 It's going to be six more weeks of winter. http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/02/02/groundhog.day.ap/index.html Apparantly Phil (the giant squirrel predicting the weather, not any other Phils) did not feel lucky. ""Get out of my face, or you'll see what I'm like!" Promote this thread!
Freeway Scrapple Since: 3.1.02 From: Calgary Since last post: 1546 days Last activity: 1233 days # 2 Posted on 2.2.05 0751.55 | Instant Rating: 5.86 Up north, we're still waiting on Balsac Billy and Wiarton Willy. EDIT: Wiarton Willy says winter's over. (edited by Freeway420 on 2.2.05 0735) DVDs; Blog ~New Our Lady Peace album (either called "Vampires" or "An Unusual Amount of Common Sense") this March~
Grimis Scrapple Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 2510 days Last activity: 965 days # 3 Posted on 2.2.05 0810.08 | Instant Rating: 7.29 How many times in row has Punxsatawny Phil seen his shadow? Of course, how can he NOT see his shadow with all of the television lights surrounding him?!?!
The Goon Banger Moderator Since: 2.1.02 From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Since last post: 130 days Last activity: 104 days # 4 Posted on 2.2.05 0939.04 | Instant Rating: 8.08 Balzac Billy predicts an early spring as well. Time to find the shorts!
spf Scrapple Since: 2.1.02 From: The Las Vegas of Canada Since last post: 866 days Last activity: 286 days # 5 Posted on 2.2.05 1058.00 | Instant Rating: 5.54 Windy City Woody has also predicted an early spring. I think Windy City Woody is a damn dirty liar.
Leroy Boudin blanc Since: 7.2.02 Since last post: 869 days Last activity: 869 days # 6 Posted on 2.2.05 1421.48 | Instant Rating: 4.01 I'll have to remember that when I go surfing in 70 degree weather tomorrow. :) "On [Election Night], the voice of the people was heard. I promise not to repeat what they said out of respect for the mentally-retarded." --Lewis Black
The Thrill Banger Since: 16.4.02 From: Green Bay, WI Since last post: 1430 days Last activity: 64 days # 7 Posted on 3.2.05 0808.42 | Instant Rating: 4.25
Thanks for a great season, Pick of the Week fans...see you next year at Planet Magic in Denmark, WI! Ah yes, the Groundhog Day gimmick: If he sees his shadow, 6 more weeks of winter. If he doesn't, spring comes on time...in 42 days. You do the math. Star wipe, and...we're out. Thrillin' ain't easy. THE THRILL ACW-NWA Wisconsin Home Video Technical Director...& A2NWO 4 Life! (Click the big G to hear the Packers Fight Song in RealAudio...or try .MP3, .AU, or .WAV!)
dwaters Bierwurst Since: 16.10.02 From: Connecticut Since last post: 38 days Last activity: 4 days # 8 Posted on 3.2.05 0944.37 | Instant Rating: 1.66 Oh my god, I've never actually sat down and figured that out. All these years....seriously. How the hell is this stupid tradition still national news?? The only good to come of it was a funny Bill Murray movie.
JoshMann Andouille Since: 17.11.03 From: Tallahassee, FL Since last post: 3533 days Last activity: 3530 days # 9 Posted on 3.2.05 1003.43 | Instant Rating: 6.56 Originally posted by The Thrill Ah yes, the Groundhog Day gimmick: If he sees his shadow, 6 more weeks of winter. If he doesn't, spring comes on time...in 42 days. You do the math. Actually, spring comes on time if he sees his shadow (or as it's referred more often, "6 more weeks of winter"), but if he doesn't see his shadow, it's an early spring. The folklore with this was whether the groundhog would come out of hibernation to explore the outside (meaning he was now out of hibernation, signaling the end of winter), but that he could be scared of his own shadow, which would send him scurrying back into his hole, where it would hibernate for another 6 weeks. ""Get out of my face, or you'll see what I'm like!"
Mr. Boffo Scrapple Since: 24.3.02 From: Oshkosh, WI Since last post: 1692 days Last activity: 1653 days # 10 Posted on 3.2.05 1539.07 | Instant Rating: 2.96 Groundhog's Day has its origins in the celebration of Candlemas, which really devout Christians may have heard of. http://www.answerbag.com/a_view.php/2608 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candlemas NOTE: The above post makes no sense. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Zeruel Thirty Millionth Hit Moderator Since: 2.1.02 From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary. Since last post: 303 days Last activity: 245 days # 11 Posted on 3.2.05 1612.19 | Instant Rating: 4.05
And Candelmas is the Christianized name of the pagan holiday of Imbolc. http://www.spiritualitea.com/sabbats/imbolc.shtml "We've got separation of powers, checks and balances, and Margaret, vetoing things and sending them back to the Hill!"
It won't be in theaters long, but I loved it. It's wacky fun. If you thought the trailer/commercial looked at all entertaining, you will love the movie. (And, conversely, if the trailer/commercial didn't appeal to you, you can skip this one safely.)
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