Friday, February 02, 2007

Ground Hog Day

Last year I exposed Groundhog Day for what it really is, a reason for Penn State students to stay up drinking all night on a cold and snowy hillside, but this year I'm going to expose myself.

No, don't call the vice squad. I'm only exposing my ignorance.

For no particular reason I decided to see when the first day of spring is in 2007. It falls on March 21. It then occurred to me, "hey, isn't that about six weeks from today, Feb.2?"

In fact it's 47 days away or about 6.5 weeks. Maybe everybody knew that the inside joke about Groundhogs Day is that no matter what the damn rat sees we get six more weeks of winter.

I am crushed and embarrassed.


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