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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    It's official....

    Phil Says Six More Weeks of Winter!

    Phil's official forecast as read 2/2/06 at sunrise at Gobbler's Knob:

    It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    Around the country there are many imitators of me.

    In Harrisburg there is Gus who appears on TV
    working for the lottery.

    Then all around town,
    Cute groundhog statues abound.
    They all look like me, I found.

    Today on the Knob as I'm doing my job,
    I don't like this likeness of me.

    It's my shadow I see. Six more weeks of mild winter there will be.

    http://www.groundhog.org/

    Happy Groundhog Day everyone!

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    So did Bill Murray...and he's more reliable!
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Yeah I've heard of Phil or is it actually Phyllis? If he see's his shadow it means six more week of winter, if he doesn't it means six weeks till spring
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
    in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW--What a ride!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Phil Says Six More Weeks of Winter!

    Phil's official forecast as read 2/2/06 at sunrise at Gobbler's Knob:

    It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    Around the country there are many imitators of me.

    In Harrisburg there is Gus who appears on TV
    working for the lottery.

    Then all around town,
    Cute groundhog statues abound.
    They all look like me, I found.

    Today on the Knob as I'm doing my job,
    I don't like this likeness of me.

    It's my shadow I see. Six more weeks of mild winter there will be.

    http://www.groundhog.org/

    Happy Groundhog Day everyone!
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....not winter! Phil has clearly not been here. First day of "Winter Fest" and it's 50F out. Happy day as we're usually sub-zero in January. Not a bad thing.
    "I'm starting to have grave doubts about this thing I barely liked in the first place." Homer Simpson

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    So did Bill Murray...and he's more reliable!

    Hey, don't you be disn' Phil. He, like the Mummers on New Year's Day, is a Pennsylvania institution. Just like The Alamo is to Texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Hey, don't you be disn' Phil. He, like the Mummers on New Year's Day, is a Pennsylvania institution. Just like The Alamo is to Texas.
    What's a mummer?
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Hey, don't you be disn' Phil. He, like the Mummers on New Year's Day, is a Pennsylvania institution. Just like The Alamo is to Texas.
    Institution indeed! That snaggletooth varmint is just as unreliable as you local tv forecaster with their predictions more than 3 days out.

    Next year might be the year I go up to Punxatawney with one of those little carbide cannons (the ones that make a huge noise without firing a projectile). I'd set it off just as Phil is being pulled out of the hole. If that over-sized gopher doesn't die of a heart attack, he'll at least be psychically scarred and provide some real entertainment for a change.

    Gus? I do all in my power to keep that poseur unemployed.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    What's a mummer?
    Google it - they're basically folks who want to think they live in New Orleans, but can't stand the stench of the swamp.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    Institution indeed! That snaggletooth varmint is just as unreliable as you local tv forecaster with their predictions more than 3 days out.

    Next year might be the year I go up to Punxatawney with one of those little carbide cannons (the ones that make a huge noise without firing a projectile). I'd set it off just as Phil is being pulled out of the hole. If that over-sized gopher doesn't die of a heart attack, he'll at least be psychically scarred and provide some real entertainment for a change.

    Gus? I do all in my power to keep that poseur unemployed.



    Man, you are so asking for it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....not winter! Phil has clearly not been here. First day of "Winter Fest" and it's 50F out. Happy day as we're usually sub-zero in January. Not a bad thing.

    Sub zero in F? That is cold!

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    Careful...

    Keep mentioning 'Gobbler's Knob' and 'Mummer' and this thread will surely be locked!


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    Growing up in Blair County, PA there was Blue Knob Ski Resort not far from my home.

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    <puts more wax on the ski bases> OK, that will be great too!! We have 110 to 140 inches of snow at the ski areas, always SOMETHING to do!
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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    6 more weeks of winter??? We haven't even had a winter in Denver. Yes, yes our mountains have HUGH amounts of snow but Denver, we are dry as a bone. Either way that means I get to ride.

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    Shifty - I've had my fill of snow - spent the first 21 years of my life about 10 miles from Lake Ontario. I have matured and realize that cold weather and snow are the enemies of the middle-aged who want to stay fit. The concept is simple. Snow = bad.

    I'll take my revenge on Phil today by going for a ride - on the bike I ran over a groundhog with last spring no less!
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by drissel
    Yeah I've heard of Phil or is it actually Phyllis? If he see's his shadow it means six more week of winter, if he doesn't it means six weeks till spring

    Take it from me, since I had a restraining order at age 8 where I wasn't allowed near that furball.

    It's Phil, Phyllis is his mate. They keep him in a terrarium at the Punxsatawny public library in Punxsatawney PA....then they take him to Gobbler's Knob every year for the groundhog's day bit. I forgot exactly where Gobbler's knob was, but it was somewhere between where I lived at the time and the elementary school....library was very nearby.

    FWIW, I got the restraining order because I used to drop firecrackers inside of his terrarium just to see him have a hissy fit and charge into the glass at me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    ...FWIW, I got the restraining order because I used to drop firecrackers inside of his terrarium just to see him have a hissy fit and charge into the glass at me.
    Dude, you're my hero!
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Ah, yes...the good old days, when it was O.K. to be an 8 year-old with firecrackers!

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    Phil is whacked! It's 72F outside right now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey


    Man, you are so asking for it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    ...but it was somewhere between where I lived at the time and the elementary school....
    - whoa! didn't know you were from Pennsyltucky, too!

    p.s. i wish you had nailed that rodent - winter was awful up there in Happy Valley!

    :-)

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    Heh, I guess we probably knew each other then....at least if you were in the 2nd grade back in the 87-88 year


    ...oh, and I loved the winter....used to live in Erie....now that place had some brutal winters!
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    what did wireton willy (the canadian groundhog) have to say about winter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza
    what did wireton willy (the canadian groundhog) have to say about winter?
    Apparently, he didn't see his shadow. (Wiarton btw )

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