Emerging from his plastic tree stump. watched by hundreds, Punxsatawney Phil, perhaps THE most famous of all weather people, no, persons? No. how about weather guys?
Anyway, Phil.... wait. Are we sure Phil is a guy. Did anyone check?
I mean, can a woman really do the man's job of seeing his shadow, prognosticating, playing the weather seer? Now, I'm not being sexist, more... scientific. Think about those Robin red breasts. The males have the color, right. So, can a gal gopher (note the Onamonopeia) really detect the weather future? Or... maybe, it's never been Phillip, it's always been Philomena.
Anyway, this year Phil, whatever the gender, was interpreted by rural Pennsylvania guys wearing tophats, very early on saturday morning, to have predicted six more weeks of winter.
Now, the political correctness question. Was Phil on drugs. This wild animal appeared much too calm to be sitting calmly on the man's arm, which is what this image portrays. Do we have a scandal here? Was Phil stoned? Should PETA be getting involved?
I don't know. You don't mess with mother nature stuff like this. It could kick us into a time warp. We DON'T want to forget Bill Murray's experience.