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mr chips

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Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 10:41 AM (permalink)
Happy Ground Hog day. Hope you have a good day.
 
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    mr chips

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    RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 10:42 AM (permalink)
    Happy Ground Hog Day. Hope you have a good day.
     
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      mr chips

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      RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 10:44 AM (permalink)
      Happy Ground Hog day. Hope you have a good day.
       
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        shortchef

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        RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 10:46 AM (permalink)
        Hope you do, too! In York, PA, where I came from, we had a Slumbering Lodge. It was a bunch of mostly retired guys who dressed in long white nightshirts and black top hats, and pretended to observe the groundhog emergence. Mostly what they observed was beer, I think. They had a lot of fun. I wonder if they're still around.
         
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          UncleVic

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          RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 11:08 AM (permalink)
          Thanks Shortchef.. I knew it being a German superstition, beer had to be involved somehow!
          Happy Ground Hog day everyone! In the year of the dog...
           
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            Scorereader

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            RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 11:12 AM (permalink)
            Any news from Punxsutawney Phil?

             
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              roossy90

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              RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 11:15 AM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by Scorereader

              Any news from Punxsutawney Phil?




              He saw his shadow...
               
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                roossy90

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                RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 11:17 AM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by roossy90

                quote:
                Originally posted by Scorereader

                Any news from Punxsutawney Phil?




                He saw his shadow...

                http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WEATHER/02/02/groundhog.day.ap/
                 
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                  Scorereader

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                  RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 11:20 AM (permalink)
                  "There were a few boos at the groundhog's prediction of six more weeks of winter, but most of the hundreds of revelers instead turned the event into an impromptu Pittsburgh Steelers rally."

                  great line. Later, people pulled out their "terrible towels".
                  Gotta love those Western Pennsylvanians!

                  I'm in the Steelers camp this week.
                   
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                    roossy90

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                    RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 11:41 AM (permalink)
                    Snow, Ice, everyone sigh's deeply
                    Groundhog day! 6 more weeks say's Phil
                    soon I will be in Myrtle Beach

                    (I had this posted on the roadfood haiku thread, but it fits better here)
                     
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                      BT

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                      RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 12:01 PM (permalink)
                      Today's forecast here in sunny Tucson: High 74, low 44, sunny. 6 more weeks of this would be just fine.
                       
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                        RubyRose

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                        RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 12:03 PM (permalink)
                        Soon they'll be lounging poolside, like this one at our house last summer:

                         
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                          The Travelin Man

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                          RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 1:30 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by BT

                          Today's forecast here in sunny Tucson: High 74, low 44, sunny. 6 more weeks of this would be just fine.


                          I was thinking the same thing. My high is a little higher, but so is the low. Unfortunately, our morning sun will turn into afternoon clouds and tomorrow t-storms....but, I would still take 6 more weeks of this before it gets oppressively HOT!
                           
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                            Fieldthistle

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                            RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 1:39 PM (permalink)
                            Hello All,
                            I saw them pull the rodent out of the box. The gentleman had the rodent in one hand and a Steeler towel in the other.
                            The rodents peed, and the gentleman wipe the rodent's private parts with the Steeler Towel. Bad omen.
                            The Steelers lose the Super Bowl. AHHH, wanted the Steeler's to win.
                            Take Care,
                            Fieldthistle
                             
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                              mayor al

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                              RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 2:05 PM (permalink)
                              Mrs. Mayor celebrates her Birthday on Feb. 2nd. Like the folks with birthdays linked to days like Dec.25th and July 4th, her celebration often gets buried beneath the uproar that surrounds the coverage of thatRat coming out of his hole. Death to Phil and his scrawny, furry hide anyway! Happy Birthday, Dear Wife.

                              (This Mayor knows where the rewards are to be reaped !)
                               
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                                roossy90

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                                RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 2:30 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Fieldthistle

                                Hello All,
                                I saw them pull the rodent out of the box. The gentleman had the rodent in one hand and a Steeler towel in the other.
                                The rodents peed, and the gentleman wipe the rodent's private parts with the Steeler Towel. Bad omen.
                                The Steelers lose the Super Bowl. AHHH, wanted the Steeler's to win.
                                Take Care,
                                Fieldthistle


                                I saw that on the news....I wonder who else caught it?
                                LOL
                                 
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                                  roossy90

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                                  RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 2:31 PM (permalink)
                                  Happy birthday Mrs. Mayor
                                  !
                                   
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                                    Sundancer7

                                    RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 2:53 PM (permalink)
                                    Actually we need some cold weather here in Knoxville. Things are beginning to bloom. They will bloom prematurely and during March we always get some 17F weather which freezes everything that was blooming. A three or four week freeze would stop that.

                                    I just bought several hundred onions sets but I cannot till the garden due to rains about every three days. The greens we set out last fall are doing super though.

                                    Paul E. Smith
                                    Knoxville, TN
                                     
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                                      Extreme Glow

                                      RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 6:10 PM (permalink)
                                      We haven't had any Winter in St. Louis, except for early December (which is technically Fall). January was the third warmest on record.
                                       
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                                        zataar

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                                        RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 6:23 PM (permalink)
                                        In these parts, ground hog is nothin' but a pork burger.
                                         
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                                          roossy90

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                                          RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 6:53 PM (permalink)
                                          Keeping in the spirit of roadfood....
                                          http://ushotstuff.com/wg/GroundhogSmp.htm
                                           
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                                            Sundancer7

                                            RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 7:13 PM (permalink)
                                            For some reason groundhogs or whistle pigs have chosen to live under my boathouse for the last several years. I have had to have a animal control person come and trap these animals and relocate them at a cost of $100. They raid my garden and in one evening, they stripped my entire bean patch. It appeared that a frost had taken off every leaf and left the stem. I have no idea why they return year after year. It must be the scent.

                                            At times I felt like shooting them but I could not do it so I paid the price.

                                            My dock is sort of large. It extend into the lake better than 40 feet and the boat house is inland and is a 12/18 structure and that is where they like to live. They undermine the structure and thus making the boathouse less stable.

                                            Paul E. Smith
                                            Knoxville, TN
                                             
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                                              UncleVic

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                                              RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 7:21 PM (permalink)
                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by BT

                                              Today's forecast here in sunny Tucson: High 74, low 44, sunny. 6 more weeks of this would be just fine.

                                              bum... Or as it pertains to me, bummer... Though we've been lucky with temps around 40 or so for almost 45 days now, I wont gripe too much... But 74, Must be nice!
                                               
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                                                mr chips

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                                                RE: Ground Hog Day Thu, 02/2/06 11:36 PM (permalink)
                                                Happy birthday, Mrs. Mayor.
                                                 
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                                                  mr chips

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                                                  RE: Ground Hog Day Fri, 02/3/06 1:54 AM (permalink)
                                                  Did anyone get my joke at the beginning of this thread?
                                                   
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                                                    ScreenBear

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                                                    RE: Ground Hog Day Fri, 02/3/06 1:58 AM (permalink)
                                                    Got it now. A fine movie.
                                                    The Bear
                                                     
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                                                      BT

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                                                      RE: Ground Hog Day Fri, 02/3/06 3:39 AM (permalink)
                                                      quote:
                                                      Originally posted by Sundancer7

                                                      For some reason groundhogs or whistle pigs have chosen to live under my boathouse for the last several years. I have had to have a animal control person come and trap these animals and relocate them at a cost of $100. They raid my garden and in one evening, they stripped my entire bean patch. It appeared that a frost had taken off every leaf and left the stem. I have no idea why they return year after year. It must be the scent.

                                                      At times I felt like shooting them but I could not do it so I paid the price.


                                                      Paul E. Smith
                                                      Knoxville, TN


                                                      Groundhog hunting was my dad's favorite sport. Most farmers in our area (central and north central Maryland) loved to see us show up and request permission to hunt on their land for the same reasons as you--and also because cattle and horses would step into their holes and break a leg. No one ever paid us for doing it, though. All we got was the sport of it, though some of the small farmers in very rural areas, especially if they happened to be African-American, requested any dead groundhogs for their stew pot (consider that a roadfood reference). I considered it, but never tried groundhog stew.
                                                       
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                                                        Ermo

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                                                        RE: Ground Hog Day Fri, 02/3/06 8:30 AM (permalink)
                                                        Anybody know how accurate Punxsutawney Phil is historically? Like have they ever checked to see how often his prediction comes true?

                                                        'Cause I'd like to make some travel plans, you know?
                                                         
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                                                          pcdiva

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                                                          RE: Ground Hog Day Fri, 02/3/06 8:54 AM (permalink)
                                                          Well y'all know shadow or not, we have 6 more weeks of winter...
                                                          It's supposed to be colder up here in the Great Lakes area, maybe we'll actually have some more snow.
                                                          I kind of enjoyed the warmer weather.

                                                          Alice in soon to be slushy SE Michigan
                                                           
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                                                            Ermo

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                                                            RE: Ground Hog Day Fri, 02/3/06 9:12 AM (permalink)
                                                            Wait a second ... you're saying this whole groundhog thing is a sham?!?
                                                             
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