I hadn’t planned to commemorate Groundhog Day (arguably our most ludicrous holiday in the US). But I got carried away with some absurdities I can’t help sharing.
Let’s start with some groundhog art.
There were a number of groundhog mascot outfits.
This one looks like he’s being held up by the cops:
I can’t quite explain why I find these photos so entertaining. Maybe it’s the unflattering angles…maybe the logo…
I’ve heard rumors that the neighborhood groundhogs don’t trust this guy:
…or this adorable decoy.
I was rather surprised by the culinary representations of the groundhog.
Most cakes and cupcakes appear unnerved, unhappy or otherwise deranged.
I would NOT disturb this one…
I’m not sure this technically IS a groundhog, but the photo was titled “groundhog-plus.”
I really hope the person who made this has a terrific story behind it, or feels a special connection with the animal. That’s the only way I can justify its existence.
A moment frozen in taxidermy.