GROUNDHOG DAY: Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow on Groundhog Day

Punxsutawney Phil's forecast was announced in front of thousands of revelers gathered at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Full Story
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JOKE

Pittston, PA

#1 Feb 2, 2009
I hate Groundhog Day. Its stupid.
Cutie

United States

#2 Feb 2, 2009
He is a cute groundhog. Just stinks more winter. Boo.

Since: Mar 07

Allentown

#3 Feb 2, 2009
Lock and load. Its groundhog season.

“Reality is subjective”

Since: Aug 08

Allentown, PA

#4 Feb 2, 2009
DANG BLASTED RODENT!!!!!
I want a recount!!!!
thinking and typing

Whitehall, PA

#5 Feb 2, 2009
Cutie wrote:
He is a cute groundhog. Just stinks more winter. Boo.
Go south!
JOKE

Pittston, PA

#6 Feb 2, 2009
If you actually believe that the groundhog can "predict" the weather, then all I can say is, put down the crack pipe.
Stros5

Allentown, PA

#7 Feb 2, 2009
Next year they should let Gus (the second most popular groundhog in PA) partake in Groundhog's Day festivities.
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#8 Feb 2, 2009
I've never been to the Groundhog Day festivities, but I watched it live online this morning and it is SO cute and old-fashioned! If we could only get a decent snowfall down here in the DC area, I'd be very happy with 6 more weeks of winter. As far as I'm concerned, everyone else can keep summer- highs in the 90's, high humidity, tornadoes, yuk.
Andar Distancia

Allentown, PA

#9 Feb 2, 2009
I'm tired of being cold and I KNEW about this ground hogs day.

So.......I got up and hour before sunrise, located my 12 gauge and..........waited.......and waited.

All my waiting paid off.
Three minutes before sunrise he poked his furry rodent head out and blooooooo-eeeee.

I GUARANTEE you, Spring will be early this year.

Guess what's for dinner?
a reader

United States

#10 Feb 2, 2009
Ground Hog Day is a fun holiday, and has a long tradition in PA.........

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_Hog 's_Day

I personally don't believe it actually predicts the weather but I do enjoy watching the festivities on TV when I get a chance.
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#11 Feb 2, 2009
I think Phil does at least as well as all of the meteorologists and their high-tech equipment. Forecast this morning here in the DC area; we might get snow tomorrow but it depends where the storm goes - took a lot of brains and technology to come up with THAT one, didn't it?
Percy Dougherty

Hazleton, PA

#12 Feb 2, 2009
Funny. Phil and Julian Stolz look a lot alike.
NoCrap

Bethlehem, PA

#13 Feb 2, 2009
What is the alternative if he does NOT see his shadow?
stevej61 wrote:
DANG BLASTED RODENT!!!!!
I want a recount!!!!
Carl Spackler

Roseland, NJ

#14 Feb 2, 2009
The only good varment poontang is dead varment poontang....
emjoy

Harrisburg, PA

#15 Feb 2, 2009
Pachacutec wrote:
I've never been to the Groundhog Day festivities, but I watched it live online this morning and it is SO cute and old-fashioned! If we could only get a decent snowfall down here in the DC area, I'd be very happy with 6 more weeks of winter. As far as I'm concerned, everyone else can keep summer- highs in the 90's, high humidity, tornadoes, yuk.
Any excuse for a party! We just had ice cream cake and sang Groundhog Carols. The idea is to have fun in the dead of winter. We've got six weeks of winter ahead of us no matter what the groundhog sees. Let's enjoy it.
Um no

Florham Park, NJ

#16 Feb 2, 2009
Oh my gosh, Groundhog Day is a Christian holiday? I'm surprised we're allowed to talk about it anymore.

:rolleyes:

“What does your soul look like?”

Since: Apr 08

Bethlehem, PA

#17 Feb 2, 2009
Did anyone see Bill Murray there?
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#18 Feb 2, 2009
emjoy wrote:
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Any excuse for a party! We just had ice cream cake and sang Groundhog Carols. The idea is to have fun in the dead of winter. We've got six weeks of winter ahead of us no matter what the groundhog sees. Let's enjoy it.
Groundhog carols? I love it! I agree with you, we're going to have winter for a while anyhow, might as well get some fun out of it. I love hearing about local festivals and such, anyhow; Buzzard Day to celebrate when the turkey buzzards come back to Hinkley, Ohio, Mike the Headless Chicken festival in Fruita, Colorado,(check out miketheheadlesschicken.org !) etc. Enjoy G-hog Day!!
Ringer

Allentown, PA

#19 Feb 2, 2009
I guess Phill dosen't believe in global warming eather.
mac8

AOL

#20 Feb 2, 2009
Amazing what they do in PA for entertainment during a long winter, any groundhog that would be out running around this time of the year would be rabid anyway.

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