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It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Posted: February 2, 2017 3:42 am
by springparrot
Happy Groundhog Day!

Hoping everyone has a great day. :) <3

Re: It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Posted: February 2, 2017 7:05 am
by bodypainter
Good morning Molly, You're up early today.Punxsutawney Phil is only an hour and a half away, but I've never gone.Let's hope for an early spring. :D

Re: It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Posted: February 2, 2017 7:56 am
by lime rickie
Morning, pholks. Have a good one! :wench:

Re: It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Posted: February 2, 2017 8:15 am
by LIPH
Good morning.I think today might be an outdoor day, it's supposed to be 72 degrees.

Re: It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Posted: February 2, 2017 8:43 am
by Crazy Navy Flyer
Woke up and saw my shadow this morning, going sailing.

Re: It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Posted: February 2, 2017 9:02 am
by big john
Good morning. I was watching the festivities on PCN (Pennsylvania Cable Network) this morning and @720 Punxsutawney Phil
saw his shadow. Six more weeks of winter. I'm looking out the window now and it's snowing. :pirate:

Re: It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Posted: February 2, 2017 1:54 pm
by bodypainter
Wow! The Cafe' almost got sent to the next page of latest posts. Buffett News is full of Buffett News. :D

Re: It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Posted: February 2, 2017 2:17 pm
by LIPH
The weather guesser lied, it wasn't 72 degrees. It's 75 right now. 8) I should have worn shorts when I went to the state park.

Re: It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Posted: February 2, 2017 2:24 pm
by Saltx3
I'm not betting the weather on some animal that lives in a hole in the ground. [smilie=cheeky-grin.gif]

I've got better things to bet on like....when & where will Jimmy end up this year

Re: It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Posted: February 2, 2017 2:50 pm
by Rabbitz
Why do I suddenly have "I got you Babe" running through my head???

Re: It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Posted: February 2, 2017 3:00 pm
by alphabits
Rabbitz wrote:Why do I suddenly have "I got you Babe" running through my head???
You're a glutton for punishment? :wink:

Do you have an equivalent for this silliness Down Under?

Re: It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Posted: February 2, 2017 3:10 pm
by Bonzo
Groundhog Day ..... all this hullabaloo about some furry overgrown rodent. :evil:

Where's the love for simians?

Re: It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Posted: February 2, 2017 3:13 pm
by Rabbitz
Hi Alphabits,

We don't really have anything like the groundhog day thing.

In a lot of Oz the traditional four seasons have little meaning. For example in the "top end" along the northern coast, we have two seasons - The Wet and The Dry. The temperature is fairly constant with the monsoon rains and humidity characterising the wet season.

Around where I am (Sydney) the indigenous had six or seven seasons, usually marked by the available foods, whether that was certain fruits or the arrival of certain fish.

Also to add to this, only a tiny area has ground covering snow, that really only lasts a couple of months, so the psychological boost of trying to second-guess the end of winter isn't so prominent in peoples minds.

That is not to say we don't have silly traditions and ceremonies... For example:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-up

Re: It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Posted: February 2, 2017 3:20 pm
by Rabbitz
Bonzo wrote:Groundhog Day ..... all this hullabaloo about some furry overgrown rodent. :evil:

Where's the love for simians?
Well when was the last time a chimp predicted the weather?

Oh wait, billion dollar super computer systems fail to do that too...

:D

Re: It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Posted: February 2, 2017 3:23 pm
by springparrot
Afternoon BNers

I really hate not being able to sleep at night :cry:

Re: It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Posted: February 2, 2017 3:25 pm
by alphabits
Rabbitz wrote:Hi Alphabits,

We don't really have anything like the groundhog day thing.

In a lot of Oz the traditional four seasons have little meaning. For example in the "top end" along the northern coast, we have two seasons - The Wet and The Dry. The temperature is fairly constant with the monsoon rains and humidity characterising the wet season.

Around where I am (Sydney) the indigenous had six or seven seasons, usually marked by the available foods, whether that was certain fruits or the arrival of certain fish.

Also to add to this, only a tiny area has ground covering snow, that really only lasts a couple of months, so the psychological boost of trying to second-guess the end of winter isn't so prominent in peoples minds.

That is not to say we don't have silly traditions and ceremonies... For example:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-up
Interesting. In my ignorance, I guess I just figured Australian seasons were similar to ours, just offset six months.

And actually, Two-up sounds a lot more rational than relying on a four-legged fur ball for meteorological data. :roll: :lol:

Re: It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Posted: February 2, 2017 3:26 pm
by Bonzo
Rabbitz wrote:
Bonzo wrote:Groundhog Day ..... all this hullabaloo about some furry overgrown rodent. :evil:

Where's the love for simians?
Well when was the last time a chimp predicted the weather?

Oh wait, billion dollar super computer systems fail to do that too...

:D
Exactly! How much worse could I do?

Re: It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Posted: February 2, 2017 3:27 pm
by SeattleParrotHead
alphabits wrote:
Rabbitz wrote:Why do I suddenly have "I got you Babe" running through my head???
You're a glutton for punishment? :wink:
Do you have an equivalent for this silliness Down Under?
Hey, look who showed up! Like the furry rodent (and the hairy simian) are you just gonna drop by once a year?
Good to see ya bits... we miss you around here!

Re: It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Posted: February 2, 2017 3:40 pm
by alphabits
SeattleParrotHead wrote:
alphabits wrote:
Rabbitz wrote:Why do I suddenly have "I got you Babe" running through my head???
You're a glutton for punishment? :wink:
Do you have an equivalent for this silliness Down Under?
Hey, look who showed up! Like the furry rodent (and the hairy simian) are you just gonna drop by once a year?
Good to see ya bits... we miss you around here!
Ha! Once a year they allow me to crawl out of my hole. I predict 12 more months of dumbassity, they give me a cookie and then banish me back to the place where enlightenment goes to die.

Re: It's Groundhog Day Thurs @ the MSC

Posted: February 2, 2017 4:04 pm
by Bonzo
alphabits wrote:
SeattleParrotHead wrote:
alphabits wrote:
Rabbitz wrote:Why do I suddenly have "I got you Babe" running through my head???
You're a glutton for punishment? :wink:
Do you have an equivalent for this silliness Down Under?
Hey, look who showed up! Like the furry rodent (and the hairy simian) are you just gonna drop by once a year?
Good to see ya bits... we miss you around here!
Ha! Once a year they allow me to crawl out of my hole. I predict 12 more months of dumbassity, they give me a cookie and then banish me back to the place where enlightenment goes to die.
If enlightenment died, your name is listed on the death certificate as the cause of death. :P