Groundhog Day: Rodent Prognostications

It really could go either way:

Phil: You want a prediction about the weather, you're asking the wrong Phil. I'll give you a winter prediction: It's gonna be cold, it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life.

Phil: When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here among the people of Punxsutawney and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn't imagine a better fate than a long and lustrous winter.

OK, the woodchucks have spoken — crappy weather for all:
Shubnedacadie Sam (Nova Scotia): Six more weeks of winter
Punxsutawney Phil (Pennsylvania): Six more weeks of winter
Wiarton Willie (Ontario): Six more weeks of winter

Stupid rodents.

Anyway, Groundhog Day is by far Bill Murray's best role. He owns the film — there isn't a scene without him and everybody else is just window dressing. I love Stripes, Ghostbusters, Scrooged and Lost in Translation, but Groundhog Day embodies the best of his surly, weary comedy. I hope it's on tonight.

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