Groundhog Day

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As a little self-constructed ritual, I watch this movie every year on February 2. It gets better every year.

Last year, Jonah Goldberg wrote a paean to Groundhog Day in National Review; you can read the first part here. A very religious interpretation of the movie is here. A nice essay by Alex Kuczynski at the NYT is here.

Check 'em out; and if you haven't seen the movie, check it out.

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URLs du Jour


  • Peggy Noonan's random thoughts on Democrats, Tom Shales, and Wendy Wasserstein here. Ms. Noonan's random thoughts are often superior to the non-random thoughts of others.

  • Everything you wanted to know about moondust. You'll also learn what "tubinates" are, if you don't know already. (Via Geek Press.)

  • A friend passes along news from our mutual alma mater:
    PASADENA - A raucous initiation turned embarrassing early Tuesday when two dozen Caltech students - dressed in Superman capes, tutus and other outlandish outfits - were rescued after getting stranded on the Mount Wilson Toll Road. …

    The annual "Mount Wilson Night," when freshmen are initiated into Page House, one of the dorms at Caltech, had started off as planned, said Nick Goeden, a Caltech sophomore who was called early Tuesday morning to aid rescuers.

    Way to go, Page Dudes. Thank goodness we never did any stupid stuff like that. Oh, wait…

  • Destined to be featured on every website owned and operated by the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy… stop me if you've seen it already… Hillary does her Ed Grimley impression. "I'm as doomed as doomed can be, you know."

    OK, so maybe it's not Ed Grimley. Who, then? Shirley Temple? Bela Lugosi? Ah that's it: Hillary's imitating Shirley Temple doing a Bela Lugosi impression. (Via Club for Growth.)