Saturday, February 02, 2013
There are a lot of dumb things that human beings celebrate, but near the top of that list might be Groundhog Day. Sure, on one hand Groundhog Day is a harmless and fun lil' event that the people of Pennsylvania celebrate in a cold winter-time surroundings. On the other hand, when I stop and think about the day, it blows my mind that the event is reported on CNN and in newspapers and listed on calendars. A bunch of people of power gather around and pull a portly rat creature out of the ground and theorize whether it saw it's shadow or not, and then depending on the answer they predict upcoming local temperature levels. Try explaining that to some aliens...hell, try explaining that to someone from a different continent. Oh well, at least we got an awesome Bill Murray movie out of it.