I’m afraid so. Our famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, spotted his own shadow today, so now we’ll have 6 more weeks with winter weather. What a scardy-pants!
Oh well … I guess I’ll have to wait some weeks before I can put away the snow-blower.
Dubya’s State of the Union Speech wasn’t worth an extra record in the posting table, so I include some quotes from the funny-people on teevee under this topic instead.
“On Groundhog Day, old timers think they can predict whether it’s going to be an early spring or six more weeks of winter by whether or not the groundhog sees his shadow, or, as President Bush calls it, ‘reliable intelligence’.”
Q: What’s the difference between Groundhog Day and Bush’s State of the Union Address?
A: One is a meaningless ritual wherein we look to a creature of little intelligence to prognosticate for us, and the other involves a woodchuck.
BREAKING NEWS: –Just after daybreak this morning, the groundhog saw George W. Bush’s shadow and ran back into his hole, signifying three more years of screwing over the country.
(just to clearify for you Norwegian readers: a woodchuck is another name for groundhog)