Kill Phil: Calls For Justice For Punxsutawney Phil In The Face Of A Late Winter

IMG_0449220px-Groundhog3I woke this morning to find this Spring scene in my backyard. While I do not mind snow, it is a bitter pill for my kids who get a snow day while on Spring break when there is no school. At five this morning, I ran out to bring in the Spring plantings that we bought two days ago. I acted on the best of advice: Punxsutawney Phil assured me of an early Spring and once again the world’s most famous living rodent was wrong. The late Winter has already resulted in calls for beheadings and criminal charges for Phil.

I am not ready for beheading as I dry my snow soaked slippers but I suspect a certain rodent is playing with his human captives.

There is only one weatherman who saw the ugly truth about Phil:

By the way, it is still snowing.

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29 thoughts on “Kill Phil: Calls For Justice For Punxsutawney Phil In The Face Of A Late Winter

  1. Great quote Gene from a great movie. In case you didn’t know, Groundhog Day was filmed in my town of Woodstock, Illinois. It was a hoot to see Bill Murray walking around the square!

  2. Tony, My advice was for JT. I’ve had enough snow, ice and cold. So, too, has my dog which also has no warm shoes. I’m ready for another trip south! If Max didn’t have a vet appointment next week we would be gone!!!

  3. Nice photo of the trees. We have the same here (MO.) and I don’t do shoveling so this looks like about a week of staying indoors at least. I’m a big fan of solar energy and given time, the sun will melt it off. Use what ya’ got, it’s the natural way.

  4. Bill Murray was bitten by the groundhog twice during shooting. Murray had to have anti rabies injections because the bites were so severe.

  5. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/27/punxsutawney-phil-charges-dropped_n_2962208.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl3%7Csec3_lnk3%26pLid%3D289834
    The prosecutor decided to drop charges against Phil:

    “Bill Deeley, president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club’s Inner Circle, said Monday the furry prognosticator had actually predicted six more weeks of winter, but he mistakenly announced an early spring because he failed to correctly interpret Phil’s “groundhog-ese.”
    “Now it turns out, Punxsutawney Phil is little more than a scapegoat,” Gmoser wrote in the dismissal.

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