According to Punxsutawney Phil, spring is just around the corner!
This is really no surprise to those of us in Oklahoma. Sure, we've had our cold days, but this winter is sadly looking like last winter. Spring-like. No snow. No ice. No joke. I miss winter. :(
Since it is Groundhog Day though, I figured I would post some Groundhog Day ephemera. Specifically stuff inspired by from the movie Groundhog Day (1993), a dark comedy classic that really nobody can hate. If you haven't seen it, watch it. It's about a schmuck TV weatherman who goes to report on the latest Punxsutawney Phil prediction, only to find that the next day is also Groundhog Day. Again. And again. And again! A movie about a guy stuck in the same day, Groundhog Day (of all days, come on!), might sound kind of stupid, but honestly, it's a really good movie with an incredibly deep philosophical undercurrent. Watch it!
In the meantime, here are some Groundhog Day goodies from Etsy.com, your favorite online homemade depot:
Shop: The Canton Box Company
Let's start with something simple.
See, you would have had to have seen the movie Groundhog Day to understand this reference. If you have seen the movie, this card is pretty sweet. Kudos!
There ain't no hill out mountain we can't climb 16"x12" AP of limited edition gilcee print
Shop: The Art of Tim Maclean
Ah, now this piece does a good job of showing the brief moments when Phil is happy about being stuck perpetually in Groundhog Day. Good times. I like how Punxsutawney Phil is dressed too, very dapper!
Bill Murray as Phil Connors in "Groundhog Day" watercolor - 5"x7" postcard print
Shop: The Andyrama Store
Awesome depiction of Phil Connors and Punxsutawney Phil! Yes, the groundhog is driving.
Bill Murray - Bing: Groundhog's Day print (matted and backed)
Shop: Easy Money Studios
BIIIIIING!!! Yeah. Another perfect depiction of Bill Murray angst. I like the green color palette too.
Phil : Groundhog Day Screen Printed Card
Shop: Slimenstein's Mad Science Supply Co.
Heh heh! Oh, this card cracks me up so much.
Oddly, this is pretty much how I feel on my birthdays. I think there might actually be a market in like, reverse-birthday cards or something, you know, how the Hobbits do it--they give gifts on their birthdays rather than receive gifts. I could totally myself giving people this card, or a slightly different version of this card, on my birthday. "I hope your day is nothing like this cold dark BIRTHDAY I'm having." Yep. That sounds about right.
Well, that's all for now folks. Here's wishing you an angst-free, SINGULAR Groundhog Day.
*Salutes Punxsutawney Phil*