Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Smackdown!: Punxsutawney Phil vs. Phil Collins

PhotobucketPunxsutawney Phil

WHO?: The most famous of spring-predicting groundhogs.

PRO: Inspired the classic film Groundhog Day. Right 39% of the time, according to random page I found on the Internet.

CON: Wrong 61% of the time. Basically, as Bill Murray has pointed out, an overgrown squirrel.

PhotobucketPhil Collins

WHO?: Singer/songwriter/drummer/vague annoyance.

PRO: There's so much he needs to say to you--so many reasons why.

CON: If you told him you were drowning, he would not lend a hand. Also, "Sussudio": What the hell was that about?

WINNER: Gotta go with Punxsutawney Phil. Groundhog Day really is a classic. Also, who knows how many people Phil Collins has allowed to drown?


miriam said...

I agree. The overgrown squirrel wins hands down.

Jovianne said...

As of just a smidge past 0:dark-30 this morning, the 'squirrel' predicted an early spring but! no one could have seen their shadow due to the massive cold front moving in overhead.
(Since 1988 he has been wrong 13 times)

Tim said...

Did you know that his official full name is actually "Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Weather Prophet Extraordinary"? I've wanted to use those three middle descriptors as the title for a character in a film for ages, but have yet to make one where it fits.

Jovianne said...

Even tho groundhogs live about 10 yrs in captivity -6 in the wilds- Phil has been around for 121 yrs thanks to a magical 'Groundhog Punch' he is given every 7 yrs.

ChefNick said...

Don't be so dismissive of Phil Collins. I just happen to know that if he thought you were drowning, he would throw you an anchor.

Besides, he's short, bald and fat.

Being English doesn't help much, either.

I think I'm arguing with the wind. said...

A Phil Collins--isn't that creme de menthe and Sunnny-D, garnished with fluffernutter?

Knatolee said...

Sigh... that album cover brings back memories of high school. But I go with the groundhog!

ChefNick said...

With apologies to any follically (follicly?)-challenged men out there, I'd imagine that there would be nothing as mortifying as being a balding rock star. You can just see it in this album cover . . . talk about "artful" cropping.

Poor old Sting also has gone to great lengths (pun intended) to disguise his sparse pate. Where is the justice? Ozzy Osborne still appears to have all his . . . but I shudder to think of what he'd look like without it. A deep-woods troll, perhaps . . .

Jim Donahue said...

Shhh... I hear Punxsutawney Phil wears a merkin.