I have noticed lately that a lot of people like to joke about killing Punxsutawney Phil because of the prediction of an early Spring. Does anyone realize that they don't even let Phil make a decision?
Before I took a trip to Punxsy a few years back, I always figured that they let Phil come out of his house and either stay out (for an early Spring) or go back inside (for six more weeks of winter).
Instead, a man with a silly hat and tuxedo holds Phil up to his ear and says that Phil "told him" his prediction. How about letting Phil actually make a prediction and, in the meantime, hold the guy in a top hat responsible?