Groundhog Day


Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Don't Blame Punxsutawney Phil: Handler Got Spring Prediction Wrong

Punxsutawney Phil and his buddies on Groundhog Day, 2012.
Gene J. Puskar AP

What exactly is "groundhog-ese" and how the heck would we know if it was mistranslated?

Check the weather outside.

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Fri March 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Was Punxsutawney Phil Wrong? Prosecutor Says He Misrepresented Spring

Groundhog handler Ben Hughes and Punxsutawney Phil in Feb. 2011.
Jeff Swensen Getty Images

Here's the gist of what the most famous groundhog in the world told us on Feb. 2:

Punxsutawney Phil, the King of the Groundhogs,

Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of Prognosticators,

Weather Prophet without Peer,

was awakened from his burrow at 7:28 am

with a tap of the President's cane....

And so ye faithful,

there is no shadow to see

An early Spring for you and me.

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Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Hey Punxsutawney Phil, What Happened To That Early Spring?

The sign says one thing. The snow pile says another. In Boston on Tuesday, a woman walked between a store sign heralding the start of spring and a snow pile still lingering from this winter's storms.
Brian Snyder Reuters /Landov


Sat February 2, 2013
The Spotlight: Movies

The Tobolowsky Files: Memories of Groundhog Day

Stephen Tobolowsky at the 2012 Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas
Larry D Moore Wikimedia - Creative Commons

I’ll bet you remember a time when it did actually snow in February. When the whole country was tired of winter and looked forward to a little tradition called Groundhog Day.

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Sat February 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Spring Is Nigh! Punxsutawney Phil Predicts An Early End To Winter

Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 4:42 am

Punxsutawney Phil climbs on the shoulder of handler John Griffiths. The groundhog did not see his shadow during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration in Punxsutawney, Pa., on Saturday.
Alex Wong Getty Images

"An early spring for you and me," is this year's prediction from Punxsutawney Phil, the premiere Groundhog Day forecaster.

With an estimated 35,000 spectators watching him Saturday morning, the groundhog — or as he is known to his followers, "the seer of seers" — did not see his shadow.

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