Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Phil indicted

What? Me worry?
So sue me. I'm only a ground-loving rodent,
cousin to mice, squirrels and African mole rats! 

Late March: With snow swirling outside and cold weather still the law of the land. (Over 50 percent of the lower 48 has snow on the ground.) International superstar, bon vivant and most well-known resident of Gobbler's Knob, Punxsutawney Phil, has been indicted for fraud for predicting an early spring on his brief Groundhog Day's appearance just six weeks ago.

Phil remains his usual stoic self, taciturn to a fault, releasing no comment on the topic through his legal team: Woodsy Owl and Rocky the Flying Squirrel although Rocky was heard to utter to his long-time partner, "Hokey Smoke, Bullwinkle. Can't they take a joke? What's with these people?"

Speculation has it, Phil will plead "Not guilty" using the little-tried "I'm only a groundhog" as his defense. 

Me? Spring Fever aside, I'm having to unpack my winter clothing. 

For more details go to CNN, click: Phil's indictment.