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    Re: Groundhog Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    That still doesn't explain how a groundhog predicts a season with its shadow.
    Um, Feb 2 is approximately 6 weeks after winter solstice and 6 weeks before the vernal equinox, ergo, shadow or not, there's still 6 weeks til spring.

    I eat sausage on Ground Hog day, myself...
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    Re: Groundhog Day

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    The shadow thing is a myth.

    To predict the weather, you have to look closely at the teeth, and count the chatters-per-second. This worked fine until the late 1950s with the invention of television. When the teeth-chatter count was filmed for television, the producers were afraid it would frighten children.

    They decided to do the chatter-count privately and, on film, pretend it was all about shadow-seeing.

    Now, nobody remembers the real history of this tradition.
    Is it bad that I didn't even know about any of this until I saw the film Groundhog Day with Bill Murray?
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    Re: Groundhog Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Juniper View Post
    Is it bad that I didn't even know about any of this until I saw the film Groundhog Day with Bill Murray?
    Nah.. No.

    GHD isn't a bling holiday.

    You buy nobody nothing, nobody buys you nothing, nobody decorates their front yard with a tableau of wise men going to visit the ground hog with gifts of frankincense and myrrh, and the childers sleep easily at night with dreams of standard cartoony adventures involving psychotic cats and stoopid dogs.

    All the ground hog has is Bill Murray.

    No shame in that...
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    Re: Groundhog Day

    i always knew about it because it is my sisters birthday
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    Re: Groundhog Day

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    Nah.. No.

    GHD isn't a bling holiday.

    You buy nobody nothing, nobody buys you nothing, nobody decorates their front yard with a tableau of wise men going to visit the ground hog with gifts of frankincense and myrrh, and the childers sleep easily at night with dreams of standard cartoony adventures involving psychotic cats and stoopid dogs.

    All the ground hog has is Bill Murray.

    No shame in that...
    Well the Ground Hog has a small role in the Jack Frost cartoon. He sort of narrates the cartoon for a bit then old man winter says the ground hog tells him when his time is up.

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    Re: Groundhog Day

    The thing I love about groundhog day..is that it hits at a monotonous and dreary part of the year. A part of the year where any one day looks like the next and the last before that. In order to explain our common experience of this profundity of regional weather, we invent a superstition which states that a rat is in some way accountable for the end (or continuance) of this state of affairs.

    That's just...chef's kiss.

    When anyone begins to suggest that we're not good at superstition, that we get it wrong (said one or one million ways) - I point them this way.
    Last edited by Rhythm; 10 Feb 2021 at 19:36.

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