Saturday, February 02, 2008

The Shadow Knows OR ~~~~~~~~~~~

Punxsutawney OR~~~~~~~~~
Prognosticator OR ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Groundhog Day ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~2008
The Shadow not only kept millions of listeners glued to their radios for over 25 years, but he also ushered in a new era of pulp heroes with over 325 adventures recorded in his self-titled pulp magazine.
Created by Walter B. Gibson, The Shadow was radio's most famous mystery man who dominated the airwaves during Radio's Golden Age. The Shadow became one of the most recognized and well known radio programs of all time, running from July 31, 1930 through December 26, 1954.
Whether the hog saw its shadow and returned to its burrow, which supposedly means six more weeks of winter -- with historical weather data. If the groundhog doesn't see its shadow, winter will end sooner, so the legend goes. VIDEO of PHIL
Phil's official forecast as read 2/2/08 at sunrise at Gobbler's Knob:

Here Ye! Here Ye! Here Ye!
On Gobbler's Knob on this fabulous Groundhog Day, February 2nd,
2008Punxsutawney Phil, the Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of all
Prognosticators,Rose to the call of President Bill Cooper and greeted his handlers,
Ben Hughes and John Griffiths.
After casting a weathered eye toward thousands of his faithful followers,Phil
consulted with President Cooper and directed him to the appropriate scroll,
which proclaimed:
"As I look around me,
a bright sky I see,
and a shadow beside me.
Six more weeks of winter it will be!"


imac said...

mm most interesting.

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Alyssa said...

Neat post. Our local Milwaukee Zoo groundhog died this year so we have no idea what the weather will be!! Lucky that Phil is still alive.......

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a great tradition.. I will follow that link and read up on this wheen time allows...

Super Bowl tonight... will you be a watching or is that a daft question.

Salty said...

Poor Phil!
He should be one POed groundhog being woke up like that :) :)

At least now he can sleep for undisturbed another six weeks;)

Cool post about a great old Pa tradition.