January 27, 2000 9:53 AM   Subscribe

PunxsutawneyPhil.com. As the US gears up for groundhog day, the groundhog day hype machine gets into full swing. Be sure to pick up your t-shirts before the official day. According to their history pages, creating a holiday around celebrating the whims of vermin wasn't an original idea, it's apparently rooted in European lore.
posted by mathowie (1 comment total)
or why not celebrate all February holidays, rolled up into one.

Abe Lincoln Sees His Shadow and Falls in Love: A shadow puppet play

This is one of the most fun things we've done so far in the Seattle Cacophony Society, writing the play, constructing the puppets, then performing it. I'd love to hear about other performances. (We get George Washington into it, too -- his wooden teeth are/is the narrator.)
posted by anitar at 11:09 AM on January 27, 2000

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