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Face it – Phil was right this time ….

Ripped from the headlines of USA Today: “Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow in front of thousands of spectators Friday morning at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, part of the annual Groundhog Day tradition celebrated in the U.S. and Canada. That means, according to the legend, we’re in for an early spring. This marks the first time since 2020 that Phil predicted an early spring, and the 21st time since records were kept.”
Most of us enjoy the spectacle of the happenings there in Pennsylvania on Groundhog day, but do we really, REALLY think a groundhog is an accurate prognosticator of seasonal change? Of course not. At least when the little bugger is dead wrong, and face facts, he usually is. But when he gets it on the nose, Phil’s popularity reaches heights that a politician could only dream of, and this my friends is Phil’s year! With a few “off” days, who could imagine we would be seeing highs in the 70’s…in Iowa…in FEBRUARY? Well, obviously Phil did, and I for one want to shake his little hand, or paw, or whatever. Whether it was his influence, or just a freak of nature, I am happy to see this prediction come to fruition in our favor this time! (Now that I have said this, just watch the snow begin to pile up….)

From Today’s show: WE SHARE 15 BASIC DESIRES AND VALUES _ A study claims humans share 15 basic desires and values in life. Here’s the list: curiosity, food, honor, fear of rejection, sex, physical exercise, order, independence, vengeance, social contact, family, social prestige, aversion to pain, citizenship, and power. The list was developed after 2,500 people answered a 300-question survey.

THE NAME GAME _ Do you know…
• Your WITNESS PROTECTION NAME? (Father and mother’s middle names) Mine would be “Arthur Irene” 
• Your DETECTIVE NAME? (Favorite color, favorite animal) I would be known as “Blue Dog, PI”
• Your SOAP OPERA NAME? (Middle name, town where you were born) Starring Rob Edwards as “Edward Fairbank”
• Your SUPERHERO NAME? (2nd favorite color, favorite drink, add “THE” to the beginning) The Green Diet Soda
• Your EXOTIC PERFORMER NAME? (First pet, Street you grew up on) Shadow Davis *this one was actually pretty good*  What are your names? Let me know in the comment section of our Facebook page!

As I just got my taxes done, I thought it was prudent to pass this topical joke out to make you smile: A taxpayer received a strongly worded “second notice” that his taxes were overdue. Rushing to the collector’s office, he paid his bill, saying apologetically that he had overlooked the first notice. “Oh,” confided the collector with a smile, “we don’t send out first notices. We’ve found that the second notices are more effective.”

And to leave you with a smile, I submit this:
Some of the artists of the ’60s are revising their hits with new lyrics to accommodate baby boomers. They include:

1. Herman’s Hermits— Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Walker

2. The Bee Gees— How Can You Mend a Broken Hip.

3. Bobby Darin— Splish, Splash, I Was Havin’ a Flash.

4. Ringo Starr— I Get By With a Little Help From Depends.

5. Roberta Flack— The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face.

6. Johnny Nash— I Can’t See Clearly Now.

7. Paul Simon— Fifty Ways to Lose Your Liver.

8. The Commodores— Once, Twice, Three Times to the Bathroom.

9. Marvin Gaye— Heard It Through the Grape Nuts.

10. Procol Harem – A Whiter Shade of Hair.

11. Leo Sayer— You Make Me Feel Like Napping.

12. The Temptations— Papa’s Got a Kidney Stone.

13. Abba— Denture Queen.

14. Tony Orlando— Knock 3 Times On The Ceiling If You Hear Me Fall.

15. Helen Reddy— I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore.

16. Willie Nelson— On the Commode Again

17. Leslie Gore— It’s My Procedure and I’ll Cry If I Want To.

Have a GREAT weekend, and let me know what’s going on in your world by emailing me at [email protected]!



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