Saturday, January 30, 2010

Groundhog Day...

February 2nd - "Groundhog Day" - is just around the corner. With all the Pennsylvania guys who live here at the house, the excitement is palpable. Let me just tell you that one of them (Fr. Chris) has a pretty amazing collection of groundhog memorabilia (t-shirts, posters, figurines, the whole deal...). So I couldn't resist to post the following picture. Is Australia trying to edge-in on Punxsutawney's claim-to-fame?

Proving again that the truth is stranger than fiction, the people over at "PETA" want to put a stop to Punxsutawney Phil and his weather prognostication. They say that it is inhumane to subject him to the lights and cheers of the crowd each year. They demand that he be immediately released into the woods, rather than live in the lap of luxury where his every need is provided for. They propose that a robotic groundhog be substituted! To this assertion, one of the officials in Punxsutawney made a great counter: "he [Phil] is being treated better than most kids in Pennsylvania!" Read the story HERE.

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