Tag: Groundhog Day

Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘Source Code’

The instances when human genius is passed down from one generation to the next are exceedingly rare. For artistic/creative/performance types, the rate is practically incalculable. There’s Lon Cheney Sr. and Jr., Paul McCartney and two of his daughters and that’s about it. You can now add David Bowie and his son Duncan Jones, a.k.a. Zowie…


Punxsutawney Phil Predicts 6 More Weeks of Winter

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa.—There will be six more weeks of winter, Punxsutawney Phil predicted as he emerged from his burrow Wednesday to perform his Groundhog Day duties. Thousands of people from around the nation and other countries gathered at Gobbler’s Knob as members of Punxsutawney Phil’s “inner circle” summoned him from his tree stump at dawn to…


Winning Her Heart: Some Lessons in Love From ‘Groundhog Day’

It’s Groundhog Day, and weatherman and extreme narcissist Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to cover the annual appearance of Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog who annually predicts when spring will arrive. Despite the large and happy crowd, Phil has nothing but contempt for the town, its people, and its festival. To him…


Groundhog Day Moves Online Across Canada as Precaution Against COVID-19

Nova Scotia’s most famous groundhog, Shubenacadie Sam, emerged from his pint-sized barn this morning and apparently failed to see his shadow. That’s good news for winter-weary Canadians. According to folklore, if a groundhog doesn’t see his shadow on Groundhog Day, spring-like weather will soon arrive. However, if the pug-nosed critter spots his shadow, winter will…