Happy Groundhog Day kids.
Earlier today Phil saw his shadow, so it's six more weeks of winter.
In case you're keeping track, rodents are no less reliable than your local weatherman.
I have a strange relationship with GHD.
Once, decades ago, when asked, I told a teacher that GHD was my favorite holiday. Needless to say, nobody in my family ever let that go and it's become a thing in my family.
I'm okay with that.
It's the longest running joke of my life.
Longer than the gazebo joke.
Longer than the photo gag I ran on Facebook today.
Today, every hour for twelve hours. I posted a picture of the CD cover from the Groundhog Day
cast recording with the caption "Happy Holiday!"
Only a couple of people got it.
It was a little disappointing.
When it came time to pick today's cheesecake, one name kept popping into my mind.
Say hello to Andie MacDowell.
Ms. MacDowell played Rita, the love interest of Bill Murray's Phil, in Groundhog Day
Of course, Ms. MacDowell is famous for far more than being trapped in a time loop with Peter Venkman.
She first rose to fame as a model. Then she transitioned to movies.
Her first role was as Jane opposite Christopher Lambert's Tarzan. Unfortunately, her Southern accent led to her lines being overdubbed by Glenn Close.
From there she appeared in St. Elmo's Fire
and Stephen Soderberg's sex. lies and videotape.
From there she was off and running through movies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Player, Short Cuts
She has continued to work and has even landed a couple of her kids in the larger entertainment world.
But as long as there is a Groundhog Day
, there will be Rita and Ms. MacDowell.
Let's hit the links.
International superhero movie ripoffs
Robert Wagner now officially a suspect in Natalie Wood's death
The Wonder Years ended because of a sexual harassment claim
And finally, tech that died in 2017