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I know I posted something like this yesterday, but I'm easily bribed with Merit Badges. And GPs and even just flattery, but mostly Merit Badges. Like the ones Adherennium - not a Groundhog is giving out.

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A note about Groundhog Day (the movie) in preparation for Groundhog Day (the day):



(Shamelessly stolen from my own Comedy newsletter editorial "After Groundhog Day from a couple of years ago)

For the last 28 years , Groundhog Day has meant one important thing: watching the Harold Ramis movie over and over again.

That's right: 28 years . GHD came out in 1993. Don't you feel old now? Although technically 27 since it was released in mid-February of 1993.

If you've never seen this movie, then what the hell are you doing reading a Comedy Newsletter editorial?

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But the important thing, for us, is: Was the groundhog himself aware of the loop, or was it only the human Phil?

In my headcanon, not only was he aware, but that overgrown rat was responsible for it.

Think about it. Never, not once in the movie, is the supernatural element explained. Not a single other human seems to be aware of Phil Connors' predicament. And the only nonhuman character is... Punxsutawney Phil.

My primary evidence for the groundhog being responsible is one scene: Connors ratnaps the fat squirrel and drives them both off a cliff. Why bother with stealing the fuzzball, if not to try to break the cycle? Connors seemed unable to do so on his own, so he takes with him the one creature that put him in the loop to begin with, figuring that removing the source of his agony could end the loop -- with the side-effect, of course, of both of them being dead, but hey, you try living the same winter day over and over in Pennsylvania and see if you don't at least consider it.

Admittedly, I'm unclear on what the overpowered woodchuck's motivation for this might be. Best I can come up with is that he's the latest incarnation of the Trickster God, who in other cultures was represented by coyotes, corvids, foxes, spiders... the point being, they're all animal spirits, so why not a groundhog? Messing with peoples' heads is what trickster gods do, and their motivations don't have to make sense to us puny humans.

It's all the groundhog's fault. That's my story and I'm sticking to it, even if it means suffering through another six weeks of winter.



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Hmm, the popnotes don't work for me. Maybe because I haven't seen the movie. And no, I don't want to watch it. Seeing the trailers for it over and over is enough to make me miserable.

I do like your theory of the groundhog being the spirit animal trickster torturing Bill Murray. *ThumbsUpR*
Of course, it was the ground-grinding rodent.
Giggles. I love this movie. I'll watch it every year when it comes on.
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Such a great classic tale, I remember watching the movie every Halloween as a child. But even when I was six or seven, I was frustrated by the paradox. How is he talking if he doesn't have a brain? *Mindblown*
Damon Nomad I understand your comment, but as I go out and about, I see people driving, shopping, talking, and even conducting business, most of whom, do not have a brain, or if they do, they sure don't use it. *Ha*
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Networking: what commercial fisherman do.
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Classic!
Very good entry. I learned something.
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Deadspin points to “hobos, serial murderers, and Satan” as the only people who like candy corn...

Well, I love candy corn. It's up to you to decide which category I fall into, LOL. *Candycorn*
What about the little candy pumpkins? Do they grow them between the rows of candy corn?

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Lilli 💜's☕️ 🧿, I also enjoy candy corn. I think there may be another category for us that isn't mentioned, but we'll leave that up to others' imaginations.
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