Contact Us

Groundhog Day: “Don’t Mess With Me Pork Chop”![VIDEO]

Do you know what today is? Groundhog day, yes! Bing, first shot right out of the box! Crazy as it is, the movie is one of my all time favorites-just think about it-reliving one day over and over again.
Groundhog day
Aaron E. Silvers/flickr

Okay, so the real thought of a do over everyday is a bit extreme and would exhaust the crud out of a fella, but it is a fun movie to watch. (especially ON groundhog day)

I decided to take a look into the actual groundhog day and its origin along with Punxsutawney Phil’ accuracy. (don’t laugh)  I don’t really think that I have ever looked at the day as anything other than a fun distraction from a ‘normal’ week.

We are all pretty familiar with the fact that the groundhog comes out of his warm home to take a peek around and if he sees his shadow he is frightened back into the hole and we can expect six more weeks of winter. (although spring comes around on the same day every year, just like groundhog day, but I will ignore that fact for this tale) Some of the traditions that accompany this day in Pennsylvania are pretty darn cool. Whole towns get together for a festival. A down home festival with food, music and entertainment throughout the day. In Pennsylvania, groundhog day isn’t a funny little day set aside for humor and mockery, its an event. The festivals began with the German settlers in the 18th century-no, I am NOT a smarty pants, I read that on wikipedia. (click on the link and you can learn more)

Little known facts about Punxsatawney Phil…
  • He has been on Oprah
  • He was the center of attention on an MTV series
  • The  TY, Inc company made an annual beanie baby modeled after him

As far as Punxsatawney Phils accuracy in his predictions, wikipedia says of the 115 long winter, early spring nods he has given he has only been correct 39% of the time. (Go Figure!)

And no story would be complete without a little clip from the movie with the same name as this great weather foretelling day… please enjoy!

More From K99

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://k99.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on K99 – Colorado’s Best Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on K99 – Colorado’s Best Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!