Tracy S. Morris

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It’s Groundhog Day! It’s Groundhog Day! It’s Groundhog Day!

Written By: Tracy - Feb• 02•15

So today is that American holiday where we all gather around the TV set and watch Bill Murray repeat the same day over and over until he learns to play the piano and build Ice sculptures to win the woman of his dreams.

Just kidding. Sorta. When I was a kid, I learned that Groundhog Day was when the groundhog comes out of his burrow and looks around. If he gets scared, he goes back in and there will be six more weeks of winter.

Then I saw news coverage of the “official” groundhog pux pax Phil. Let’s just call him Phil.

Phil gets a ceremony every year in which a ton of paparazzi gather around his burrow before the sun is up, and a man in a top hat reaches in and pulls him out. Then the man in the top hat holds Phil in the air and let’s everyone snap photos of him.

Generally the report after that is that Phil got scared and went back in his burrow.

Happy Groundhog Day, everyone.

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