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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:44 AM

No shadow for Punxsutawney Phil

Last edited Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:20 AM - Edit history (1)




At 7:25 a.m.Saturday, amidst overcast skies, and frigid temperatures hovering around 8 degrees, Groundhog Phil failed to see his shadow in the small town of Punxsutawney, Pa.

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Reply No shadow for Punxsutawney Phil (Original post)
Earth_First Feb 2013 OP
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #1
Hoyt Feb 2013 #2
eShirl Feb 2013 #3
BeyondGeography Feb 2013 #4
Sanity Claws Feb 2013 #5
MadrasT Feb 2013 #6
davidpdx Feb 2013 #7
CTyankee Feb 2013 #8
Buns_of_Fire Feb 2013 #9

Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:47 AM

1. I want a do over! nt

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:58 AM

2. I think the old geezers in top hats got it wrong. I'm with poster above, check their determination.


They ain't taking climate change into account.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:59 AM

3. so it's 6 weeks if he doesn't see his shadow, month and a half if he does?

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:01 AM

4. Phil? Phil Connors?

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:03 AM

5. Is that right?

I thought that if he did NOT see his shadow, he did not run back into his burrow and that meant an early spring.

If he saw his shadow, he got scared and ran back into his burrow to hibernate more. This meant it would be a late spring.

Which is it?

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:22 AM

6. No shadow means early spring

Phil predicted early spring

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:22 AM

7. I hope he's right

I'm not sure I buy into the whole thing though. All I know is I'm freezing my ass off as it's been way colder then usual. I have to look forward to a hotter than normal summer now. Global warming sucks!

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:31 AM

8. I don't know anything about the "folk science" behind this claim but I'll believe anything

to get rid of this cold weather and hasten spring.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:43 AM

9. That furry little ratfink BETTER predict an early spring!

It was 17 here this morning, and I'm tired of wearing my overcoat 24 hours a day, inside and out.

Okay, except for the bathroom, but that brings up the subject of unheated toilet seats.

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