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February 2, 2017

“…it’s Groundhog Day!”

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 11:00 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the milky sun skied, cool, calm, collected island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Second Day of February, 2017; a Thursday, moreover, “…it’s Groundhog Day!”

To honor this mystical and now quite traditional holiday from deep in the woods of Puxsutawney, Pennsylvania, it would be irresponsible to not quote the most famous movie that brought this obscure festival to LIFE. “Groundhog Day”, circa 1993, starring the greats Bill Murray and Andie Macdowell, was a tale of a cynical, burnt out weatherman who falls in love with his producer “Rita”, via an extraordinary experience that changed his life forever…

Indeed, the day that never ends supports the premise of “time” being just a state of mind. “Phil Connors”, is thrown into the fifth dimension, in a bad way, a scene right out of the “Twilight Zone”, reliving the same day, “Groundhog Day” over and over and over again. This condition, unknown to his peers, at first is a little unnerving to Phil; attempting to kill himself many times, but wakes up yet again to the same radio station playing the same bit, the same hotel bed, the same alarm clock at the same exact time, and that same darn groundhog whose name of Phil mirrors the weatherman and his fate. For your reading pleasure, here are a few quotes to this aforementioned gem Hollywood once created on a regular basis…

Have a great day y’all!

Phil (talking to his producer ‘Rita’): “Come on! All the long distance lines are down? What about the satellite? Is it snowing in space? Don’t you have some kind of line that you can keep open for emergencies or for celebrities? I’m both. I’m a celebrity in an emergency!”

…a little later on in the film

Phil: (driving with some ‘locals’ from the tiny, tiny town, trying to stretch his ‘immortality’ to it’s limit, beingĀ  pulled over by the cops after some reckless driving)

“Hi! Three cheeseburgers, two large fries, two milk shakes, and one large coke.”

(’Ralph’, one of the locals along for the ride then pipes in…): “And some flapjacks!”
Phil: (addressing the officer in his window…): “Too early for flapjacks?”

a little later…

Phil falling in love with Rita, gives her a present of Angel; an ice sculpture he had the ‘time’ to learn how to create. To wit she replies…

“It’s beautiful. I don’t know what to say.”

“I do. Whatever happens tomorrow, or for the rest of my life, I’m happy now…”

finally, “at the end of the day…”

Phil Connors: “When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a bleak, and dark and winter bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here among the people of Puxsutawney and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn’t imagine a better fate than a long and lustrous winter.”


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