Speaking of waking from hibernation, it's Groundhog Day here in the U.S. of A. -- a holiday so absurd that an Australian friend to whom we described the occasion was convinced we were having a huge joke at his expense.

But oh no, my friends, Groundhog Day is indeed a real cause for celebration (or at least media attention) and no small number of men in towns across our fair land dress up in tuxedos to hold up some hefty groundhogs to the light of day and, the story goes, predict the remaining number of weeks of winter weather.

Yes, it's a strange nation.

Happy Groundhog Day, everyone!


Uhles said...

Bloomberg got bitten hoisting the 'hog today. That's the sort of excitement that keeps the media coming back year after year. Well, that and the possibility of meeting Bill Murray.

meemsnyc said...

Wow, that groundhog is BIG. He must eat well! That is good.

Chris said...

Hey, I think that poor groundhog's private bits are showing in that picture. For shame, exploiting the poor 'hog that way!

Obsidian Kitten said...

I understand that they had to bleep out the groundhog's comment to NYC's mayor, but if I read the groundhog's lips properly it was, "F*ck you, you officious f*cking f*ck, are you a f*cking idiot? Can't you f*cking see I'm trying to f*cking sleep here? Get the f*ck outta here!"

No wonder Bloomberg got bitten--he didn't listen.

New York City--always an exciting place to live.