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bijou
02-02-2011, 10:39 AM
PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA -- To the relief of the winter-weary, the world's most famous groundhog predicted an early spring Wednesday.

Punxsutawney Phil emerged just after dawn on Groundhog Day to make his 125th annual weather forecast in front of a smaller-than-usual crowd who braved muddy, icy conditions to hear his handlers reveal that he had not seen his shadow.
...Ohio's groundhog forecaster agrees with his better-known Pennsylvania cousin that an early spring is on the way.

In a live broadcast on WMRN radio, his handlers in Marion in central Ohio said Buckeye Chuck did not see his shadow around dawn on Wednesday, Groundhog Day.

The Ohio Legislature made Buckeye Chuck the state's official groundhog in 1979. http://www.wkyc.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=173025&catid=45

fettpett
02-02-2011, 11:01 AM
eh...Spring will come when it comes...the same time every year :D

PoliCon
02-02-2011, 11:08 AM
what? now you're dising on Phil??? :mad:

bijou
02-02-2011, 11:30 AM
eh...Spring will come when it comes...the same time every year :D

No, spring only comes a few weeks after the assorted groundhogs make their predictions. Therefore groundhogs cause global warming and if they didn't appear then we would have perma-winter. :D

Bubba Dawg
02-02-2011, 08:18 PM
what? now you're dising on Phil??? :mad:

Punxy is an Eagles fan. :rolleyes:

Rockntractor
02-02-2011, 08:23 PM
what? now you're dising on Phil??? :mad:

Heritic!:mad:

Novaheart
02-02-2011, 08:26 PM
We like winter, especially the strawberries.

Rockntractor
02-02-2011, 08:29 PM
We like winter, especially the strawberries.
You get strawberries because it's springtime somewhere.:rolleyes:

fettpett
02-02-2011, 09:19 PM
Punxy is an Eagles fan. :rolleyes:

no, he's not an asshole....he's a Packer fan :D

Rockntractor
02-02-2011, 09:21 PM
no, he's not an asshole....he's a Packer fan :D

An asshole packer?:eek:

SarasotaRepub
02-02-2011, 09:24 PM
You get strawberries because it's springtime somewhere.:rolleyes:

Well actually he's probably talking about FL strawberries. :D And they have been pretty sweet!

Rockntractor
02-02-2011, 09:26 PM
Well actually he's probably talking about FL strawberries. :D And they have been pretty sweet!

We have an area here known for it's strawberries, Stillwell. I used to raise and sell lot's of them as well as asparagus.

PoliCon
02-02-2011, 10:20 PM
Punxy is an Eagles fan. :rolleyes:

Says who? :rolleyes:

PoliCon
02-02-2011, 10:20 PM
no, he's not an asshole....he's a Packer fan :D

a Packers fan?? what makes you think he's teh ghey? :rolleyes:

fettpett
02-03-2011, 08:36 AM
a Packers fan?? what makes you think he's teh ghey? :rolleyes:

he got tired of being fought over by idiotic steeler and eagles fans and chose a real team for a change :D

PoliCon
02-03-2011, 08:41 AM
he got tired of being fought over by idiotic steeler and eagles fans and chose a real team for a change :D

Eagles fans can try to claim him all they want - but reality is - he's not from Jersey so clearly he must be a Steelers fan. :p

Apache
02-03-2011, 10:49 AM
Eagles fans can try to claim him all they want - but reality is - he's not from Jersey so clearly he must be a Steelers fan. :p

Oh please, the Steelers are going to have their lunch stolen :rolleyes:

NJCardFan
02-03-2011, 10:58 AM
Punxy is an Eagles fan. :rolleyes:

I thought Gus was an Eagles fan.
http://i.ytimg.com/vi/D-0kZyEJIkc/0.jpg

PoliCon
02-03-2011, 09:41 PM
Oh please, the Steelers are going to have their lunch stolen :rolleyes:

by the PACKERS? They can try - but the Steelers aren't an NFC team dude - we won't be as easy to beat as the Bears or the Seagulls. :p

PoliCon
02-03-2011, 09:42 PM
I thought Gus was an Eagles fan.
http://i.ytimg.com/vi/D-0kZyEJIkc/0.jpg

Oh right. Phil is gonna be a fan of a team whose mascot is an animal known for eating groundhogs. :rolleyes:

Novaheart
02-03-2011, 09:46 PM
Well actually he's probably talking about FL strawberries. :D And they have been pretty sweet!

Don't tell him about the tomatoes; he might cry.

SaintLouieWoman
02-03-2011, 10:01 PM
We have an area here known for it's strawberries, Stillwell. I used to raise and sell lot's of them as well as asparagus.

The Amish started selling the strawberries here from Plant City weeks ago. They were charging about $5 a quart. Now they're $2.50 to $2.99 at the larger stores. They really are good strawberries.

fettpett
02-03-2011, 10:03 PM
by the PACKERS? They can try - but the Steelers aren't an NFC team dude - we won't be as easy to beat as the Bears or the Seagulls. :p

um...Packers didn't play the seachickens, the Ain'ts and da bears did

Packers played the Iggles, dirty birds and da bears


hey didn't the dirty birds beat the Steelers?

SaintLouieWoman
02-03-2011, 10:06 PM
Don't tell him about the tomatoes; he might cry.

We've been getting vine ripened Florida tomatoes at another Amish owned store for only $1 a pound. I need to get more this weekend.

It's takng a bit to get used to it down here, my first winter. It's absolutely freakish to me to see al the flowers blooming now, bedding plants that I normally would plant in May when there was no chance of frost in St Louis.

Have to admit it's easy to get used to that, but more difficult to deal with the extremely old drivers in Sarasota. They are truly oblivious---to ambulances, fire trucks, people stopped at a traffic signal. Last week an older driver smashed into a high school age kid who was stopped at a light. The kid was totally innocent. I called 911 and reported the accident. They asked if I'd be a witness. I didn't want the kid to get railroaded so said yes. So far haven't heard from anyone.

PoliCon
02-03-2011, 10:15 PM
um...Packers didn't play the seachickens, the Ain'ts and da bears did

Packers played the Iggles, dirty birds and da bears


hey didn't the dirty birds beat the Steelers?

not in a superbowl. :p

Rockntractor
02-03-2011, 10:17 PM
The Amish started selling the strawberries here from Plant City weeks ago. They were charging about $5 a quart. Now they're $2.50 to $2.99 at the larger stores. They really are good strawberries.

Heavy sigh!:(

fettpett
02-03-2011, 10:18 PM
not in a superbowl. :p

I was talking about THIS year putz

PoliCon
02-03-2011, 10:30 PM
I was talking about THIS year putz

regular season? who cares? :rolleyes: The regular season is so YESTERDAY. You need to catch up. It's superbowl time and you're worried about who won games in 2010. :p

fettpett
02-03-2011, 10:33 PM
regular season? who cares? :rolleyes: The regular season is so YESTERDAY. You need to catch up. It's superbowl time and you're worried about who won games in 2010. :p

:rolleyes::rolleyes:

PoliCon
02-03-2011, 11:47 PM
:rolleyes::rolleyes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsb1sOd8mfk

NJCardFan
02-03-2011, 11:48 PM
This just means 6 months until Jersey tomatoes. Best on the planet.