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Groundhog's Day (12)

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Groundhog Day - "Bongo and Tone"
Views: 7914
Beat poets, Bongo and Tone, string out a beat journey celebrating Ground Hog's Day and the great Phil.
Groundhog's Day - "Sister Mary Margaret"
Views: 7120
The eccentric Sister Mary Margaget meets a God-like Groundhog after an accident.
Groundhog's Day - "Psychick"
Views: 5750
Our lady of the Spirit World brings forth all the groundhogs past to honor this day of prediction.
Groundhog's Day - "Louise the Angel"
Views: 4194
The Valley Girl angel invites heavenly groundhogs to help celebrate.
Groundhog's Day - "Guptah"
Views: 5975
The wise owner of the Quik Mart store shells out some great thinking on the fleeting nature of the groundhog and his day.
Ground Hog's Day - "Sarah"
Views: 4659
The straight-talking and grumpy Southern Belle tells us why Groundhog's Day is needless.
Groundhog's Day - "The Geeks"
Views: 6898
Thor and Oden, the two computer geeks, plant a translator chip on Phil the groundhog in order to find out what he is really thinking.
Groundhog's Day - "Packrats"
Views: 6662
The Collectors, Ruth and Ed, have collected the harbingers of an early spring from many cultures.
Groundhog's Day - "God"
Views: 4123
God gives some fatherly advice on Groundhog's Day.
Groundhog's Day - "Frankie and Eddie"
Views: 5470
Frankie sings a song about a little furry creature popping out of the ground and Eddie sings about something way out in left field.
Groundhog's Day - "Autopsy"
Views: 8660
Debbie gets ready for Groundhog's Day by planting Groundhog paraphernalia into the body organs of a corpse.
Groundhog's Day - "Flashback Boys"
Views: 8243
The Flashback Boys, whose brains are so fried they can hardly keep the thread of a conversation, blab on about hog's day and animal rights.
Groundhog Day cards

Ya, Sehr Gut!

The Pennsylvanian German pronunciation of Groundhog Day is "Grundsaudaag, Murmeltiertag". What a beautiful language, huh?! Okay, Groundhog Day is the dopiest of holidays, but it's a perfect excuse to send someone you care about something silly to make them smile (we're talking about you sending them one of our eCards , not another crocheted Angry Birds necktie, you hipster, you!). We're curious as to why so many people every year wait until the last possible minute before they email or send our eCards on Facebook to their family and friends. So this year, send your's out early (now's a good time to beat the rush) and avoid all that un-necessary Groundhog Day eCard holiday stress!

Random Choice

And how do they chose the groundhog? Do they take after the Tibetan monks and try to find the groundhog that has been given the proper "soul" so that it's shadow can guarantee a proper reading? Do they go through a whole breeding process to hone in on the "shadow casting" gene? Can someone please throw us a bone here!!

Go Hard, or Go Home!

At any rate, the fact we still celebrate this is kind of fun. In Pennsylvania --were they really go hard-- the festivals consists of social events in which food is served, speeches are made, and one or more g'spiel (plays or skits) are performed for the community.

??¡Que Lastima!

One rule during this Groundhog Day gala, is that you can only speak the Pennsylvanian German dialect. If one utters a word of English there is a jar in the middle of every table in which they have to put a nickel, dime or quarter for each English word spoken. Sounds expensive for the tourists.

And Finally...

In conclusion, we thought that you might like a little history of this day to sweeten your ecard Groundhog Day sending. Our story opens in 1723. The Delaware Indians settle Punxsutawney, PA, at a campsite, where they roasted venison wieners and did their version of a s'more.

Oh, Wait, One More Final Thing...

Today the town is about 100 miles from Pittsburgh between Allegheny and the Susquehanna Rivers. The Delaware Indians considered groundhogs honorable ancestors. The name Punxsutawney comes from the Indian name for the location, which means "the town of the sand flies." What a great place to settle. But then the word Miami means "real hot place of huge flying roaches."

Really, When We Saw Our Own Shadow it Freaked Us!

Squeeze forward a few years to the settling of the German immigrants and their celebration of Candlemas, a pagan celebration of the middle of two equinoxeau (the French plural for equinox, ain't we swanky?!). For the ancestors of the Candelmas crowd, if there was sun on Feb 2nd there would be 6 more weeks of winter. If you were Swedish you'd get 96 more weeks of winter, whether there was sun or not. And that is the Rubber Chicken Card history of Groundhog Day. Come celebrate this delicious event by sending a Rubber Chicken Groundhog Day ecard!
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