Would we care about Groundhog Day, the holiday, were it not for Groundhog Day, the 1993 movie? Probably not — Scrooged is the only reason I know what that Christ-Mas thing is. Bill Murray can have that kind of effect on a person, to the point where I'm always disappointed when, during the annual celebration in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the crowd doesn't sing the entirety of "I Got You, Babe," then smash a million alarm clocks.
Anyway, this morning, Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow, meaning we're set for an early spring, but meh. Today isn't when we should be talking about a giant rodent (that's Labor Day); today's all about Phil Connors, Ned Ryerson, Rita, and the rest of the Groundhog Day characters, and the tributes the Internet has made for them.
"Punxsutawney Reeds" (Via)