02 February 2007

Don't forget your booties, 'cause it's cold out there today

It's cold out there everyday...

You know what today is right? Thats right, woodchuck-chuckers, it's Groundhog Day! Around these here parts that has less to do with animal shadows and more to do with music. Music that appeared in the classic film from 1993, starring Bill Murray, known quite simply as Groundhog Day.

You'll recognize the song posted below as the lovely polka that's playing in Gobbler's Knob when Phil first arrives to do his report. There are four different versions of the song posted here for your listening pleasure.

Listen:
"Pennsylvania Polka" - Frankie Yankovic & His Yanks (version used in the film)
"Pennsylvania Polka" - Frankie Yankovic (studio version)
"Pennsylvania Polka" - Natalino Otto
"Pennsylvania Polka" - Polish Radio Polka Band

And now for Phil's official forecast as read 2/2/07 at 7:28 a.m. at Gobbler's Knob:

    El Nino has caused high winds, heavy snow, ice and freezing temperatures in the west.
    Here in the East with much mild winter weather we have been blessed.

    Global warming has caused a great debate.
    This mild winter makes it seem just great.

    On this Groundhog Day we think of one thing.
    Will we have winter or will we have spring?

    On Gobbler's Knob I see no shadow today.
    I predict that early spring is on the way.

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