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02/03/2005: Post Groundhog Day recap....

Basically, because I wasn't exactly thrilled with living in Chicago during my sojourn there (I think I've gone on record in the past as saying that if we could arrange to move Wrigley Field out of the blast radius, I'd have no big problems with nuking Chicago; of course I exaggerate, but not by much *g*), and because I can't resist the urge to goose Karen, who's a Chicagoland denizen.... :-)

The Brookfield Zoo tried their damnedest to get one of their resident groundhogs, Stormy and Cloudy, to come out of winter quarters long enough to do the furry meteorologist thang, but they just couldn't get them to cooperate, even using a nice, fresh, homemade carrot-shaped cake as bait, so they had to settle for their second stringer: Maddy The Skunk.

Actually, in fairness Cloudy Groundhog did eventually come out and do his marmosal duty, but he took his dear sweet time, not bothering to come out until around 11:35 AM, CST or so. For those dying to know, both Maddy and Cloudy saw their shadows, so....

Somehow, I find the idea of a skunk forecasting Six More Weeks Of A Chicago Winter strangely appropriate, but I'm just being my cynical self.

Len on 02.03.05 @ 08:06 AM CST

Replies: 2 comments

on Thursday, February 3rd, 2005 at 8:14 AM CST, Karen McLauchlan said

More proof that "Maddy and Cloud" MUST be on the government "journalist payroll" because THERE WAS NO SUN here yesterday...so NO Shadow could be found...these groundhog must be "on the take" to produce biased, government influenced weather reporting. Where will this all end????? Is there NO SHAME if the White House can "buy off" even our wildlife??? What is the world coming to....

on Thursday, February 3rd, 2005 at 8:16 AM CST, Len Cleavelin said

Um, are you sure there was no sun in Brookfield?

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