Wanna See a Groundhog Bite the Mayor?
I never quite grasped the concept of Groundhog Day for several reasons. First and foremost, from February 2nd to March 21st in any given year, whether it's leap year or not, isn't there 6 weeks left of winter?
Second, when did a groundhog become a meteorologist? Are there little groundhog meteorological schools underground? Why don't human meteorologists use their shadows for long-range weather predictions? When Phil is wrong, he's still cute. When the weatherman (or woman) is wrong, you hear screams of, "what am I going to do with all of this milk and bread?"
Third, that poor little guy! All furry, sleepy and warm in his burrow, and here come men in top hats pulling him out of his winter slumber. For what, to see his shadow? Huh?
Honestly, I almost hate to admit this publicly, but when Jimmy the groundhog bit the mayor of Wisconsin, I was all team Jimmy. Don't get me wrong, I don't want anyone hurt, but really? Let the little guy be a groundhog. He's not a weatherman!
As for me, I think I'll stick with the forecasts on KICKS 105.5. There's a lot more to trust since Phil's accuracy rating stands at 39%.