Dear Friends: Punxsutawney Phil has spoken, and it's gonna be another six weeks of weather. Or maybe it's six months of weather. Phil didn't really say. Phil's a groundhog. Phil can't talk.
But don't tell that to the PETA people. Oh yeah. You know em. And you love em. Or maybe you hate em. But they definitely hate us, because we're people. And they don't give a flying bleep about it. And as long as it needs to bleep to survive, it's game. (A note on that: they (the PETA people) don't pay much attention to threatened or endangered species anymore; word got back to em a while ago, through their animal-translator, an ape named Cesar (no relation), that certain species are going extinct just to escape PETA.)
(And, we all gotta question the wisdom of paying attention to any species that hunkers down under a tree all winter long, then pops up for a quick walk, and if it sees its shadow, we're supposed to cheer it on (one way or the other) for running back down its groundhog's hole? Once, just once, we'd all like to see it run down a rabbit's hole. (Of course, it probably once did, which is why it now runs from its shadow. But don't tell it that. Or the PETA people.))
But hey, let's love em, even if they hate us. Personally, I just wish they'd leave the cows alone. What'd they ever do to you, except make a tasty burger and tastier steak. But go ahead, PETA. Eat all the chikin you want. Cluck cluck.
And the movie "Groundhog Day" is pure genius.1
Long live Bill Murray, the funniest man alive.
Longer live Harold Ramis. We miss you.
1Of course, the first time I saw it, in the theater, I thought: that sucked.2 (But I'm no genius; and, many people had the same initial reaction, most of whom were probably PETA people.)
2You have to see it, then see it again, and again, and again and again and again, until you see it.3
3Harold Ramis was a genius.