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Old 02-09-2008, 09:05 PM   #1
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Smile Science, the Groundhog and the President

With all the technology that exists and all the science we have at our human hands, most weather forecasts a week ago were for well above normal temps all week this past week and a clear and somewhat warm weekend for the derby. However, last Saturday, the groundhog saw his shadow, it scared him and as a result, the grounghog says six more weeks of winter.

So far the groundhog has been much more accurate than the forecasters, one week into the six week period. It also looks like the groundhog will win week two as well.

I understand as a potential way to save taxpayer's some money and to fix the economy, instead of the rebate check, President Bush is considering shutting down NOAA and buying a groundhog for each place that the NWS currently has an office . The senior forecaster in each office will keep his or her job, but the duties will now consist of feeding the groundhog, keeping the groundhog's quarters clean, keeping track of when the groundhog see its shadow and reporing this to the public.

I am not completely confident with the source of this information, but it seems to be consistent with other ideas that have come from DC lately.

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Old 02-09-2008, 09:20 PM   #2
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That's great!!! Now we can have the "Great Rotary Groundhog Derby" and sell ground augers to make holes, and have prizes for "most accurate tagged/untagged groundhog".

How about groundhogsled racing? A whole new business in the granite state!

What about the Mount Washington groundhog? To replace the people at the Observatory, he would need special equipment (rope tied to his tail from inside the hole, goggles, etc.) in order to keep himself from becoming supergroundhog on a 1-way flight to Portland!

Spokesman for the groundhog society should be none other than the hilarious groundhog (also called gopher) from Caddyshack. Our theme song could be "I'm Alright!"

R2B, you have started something great!
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:27 PM   #3
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I thought it was time to lighten it up a bit. The groundhog has been more accurate and I really think there is humor in that.

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"A gopher???? On the golf course??? Do you know what a GOPHER can do to a GOLF COURSE???"
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