Six More Weeks

I wouldn’t be a good Pennsylvania blogger if I didn’t cover Phil’s prediction from Punxsutawney:

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Here Ye!

On Gobbler’s Knob on this fabulous Groundhog Day, February 2nd, 2008 Punxsutawney 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 weather 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!”

You have to love any place called “Gobbler’s Knob”. This is most decidedly Pennsylvania at its weirdest. There’s video you can click on. See for yourself. It’s surprising PETA doesn’t show up at this thing. The movie Groundhog Day really isn’t really that far off.

4 Responses to “Six More Weeks”

  1. Alcibiades McZombie says:

    Shouldn’t that be “Gobbler’s Knob”?

  2. Brad says:

    I watched Groundhog Day on Saturday night, and now I have the stupid “Pennsylvania Polka” stuck in my head.

    Strike up the music and join in the fun (dada-da-da) The Pennsylvania Polka!

  3. BobG says:

    “You have to love any place called “Gobbler’s Knob”. ”

    We have one of those here outside of Salt Lake; years ago some people tried to raise turkeys there which were wiped out by wolverines, foxes, lynx, etc. The name of the mountain stuck.

  4. Wyatt Earp says:

    Heh, heh, “Gobbler’s Knob.”