Kara Swisher

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Happy Groundhog Day: Some Lovely Punxsy Phil Video and More, of Course!

Every year on Groundhog Day, my friends–such as Liz and Treby, from when I was but a wee BoomTown (well, I am still wee)–call me with holiday greetings.

Why? Because freakish child that I was, I actually threw an annual Groundhog Day fest at school, complete with a cake–I used a rabbit-shaped pan, cut off its ears and added slivered almonds as teeth.

My premise: There was no good holiday between Christmas/New Year’s and Easter. Also groundhogs were deeply misunderstood.

So, as I take off to bake another cake with the kids–passing on a noble tradition–here are some videos to enjoy.

By the way, groundhog No. 1, Punxsutawney Phil, did see his shadow, so winter continues!

Super Bowl ad featuring Troy Polamalu as Punxsutawney Phil:

Cat vs. Groundhog:

Tiger Woods vs. “Caddyshack” gopher (which kind of looks like a groundhog–see differences here):

The inevitable Best Scenes from the most excellent “Groundhog Day” movie:

Groundhog Day 2010 in Punxsutawney, Pa. (with the dude who played Ned Ryerson in “Groundhog Day,” who does a weird whistling bellybutton thing!!!):


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik