Thursday, February 02, 2006

Groundhogs and Other Critters

Once upon a time, someone up and said "We don't have enough holidays in February. Let's make one up. What's the stupidest name for a holiday you can think of?" and Groundhog Day came into existance. Later on, someone else realized that there are too MANY holidays in February, what with Groundhog Day, Lincoln's Birthday, Valentine's Day, and Washington's Birthday. One had to go, but Groundhog Day was sacred. So they did away with both birthdays and made up a generic President's Day holiday instead, so we can have another three-day weekend. I love holidays at the radio station, because I play carols for any occasion. I have plenty of Mother's Day, Father's Day, even Friday the 13th carols, but I've yet to come up with a Groundhog Day carol.

The Top 10 Best Groundhog Day movies.

Groundhog Day greeting to send to uh, someone you really want to annoy. Contains a whack-a-mole game, too.

Groundhog Day games and activities for kids.


Over breakfast one morning, a woman said to her husband, "I bet you don't know what day this is."

"Of course I do," he indignantly answered, going out the door to the office. At 10 AM, the doorbell rang and when the woman opened the door, she was handed a box containing a dozen long stemmed red roses. At 1 PM, a foil wrapped, two pound box of her favorite chocolates arrived. Later, a boutique delivered a designer dress. The woman couldn't wait for her husband to come home.

"First the flowers, then the chocolates and then the dress!" she exclaimed. "I've never had a more wonderful Groundhog Day in my life!"


11. It's on nearly every calendar
10. It helps relieve Cabin Fever
9. Spring or not, it's still six weeks till St. Urho's Day
8. Forecast is no less reliable that the National Weather Service
7. At least one of them critters is bound to see things your way
6. Valentine's Day is too depressing for nerds
5. Unlike the Easter Bunny, he keeps his dirty paws outside
4. As they used to say on the radio, "The Shadow Knows!"
3. It's fun to say "Punxsutawney"
2. If a rodent can bring us an early spring, more power to him
1. In Canada, either way they come out ahead

(since I have so many animal links this week)

O RLY OWLS is the most specialized blog I’ve seen, dedicated to one internet abbreviation. Go figure. But if you enjoy funny owl pictures, you’ll love it!

Funny dog video. If thy rear paw offend thee..

A bunny rabbit falls for a cat in this Japanese cartoon.

The Micropolitan Museum of Microscopic Art Forms has pictures of beautiful living things you’d never see without a microscope.

Snake eating a kangaroo.

The stuff nightmares are made of: flying snakes.

Speaking of nightmares, take a look at this friendly little cat.

Almost Naked Animals. A website with cartoon animals in their underwear. There's no limit to the 'net!

The 100 Greatest Dogs in Pop Culture History.

You can’t get a better animal exterminator than the do-it-yourself Varmint Getter. Also fun for guys who just like to blow things up.

Thought for today: We always have sausage for breakfast on Ground Hog Day.


Miss Cellania said...

Its just me. But since you bothered to look in here, you may as well leave a comment! Thank you.

Havril said...

Regarding #1 on your "11 Reasons" list, you must stop spreading such vicious rumours about (pronounced "a boot") the weather up here. If you don't, we'll have to come out of our igloos and sternly wag a frostbitten finger at you.

Actually, in my part of Canada, we've had no snow, but so much rain that people (well, me) are speculating that our groundhog has drowned. Your Groundhog Day post is much cheerier and, as usual, entertaining. Nicely done.

Carl said...

If you happened to watch it live on Today, you'll notice that Phil had some appropriate commentary on the whole bit of nonsense.

Of course, it's edited out in the online edition :-)

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