Groundhog Day Power Play

Happy Groundhog Day, friends! But… is it really? Or is it possible that the Groundhog’s reign has gone on too long? Let’s investigate.


We have the Germans to thank for this tradition that dates back to the 1700s, when the first settlers landed in Pennsylvania. For more than 300 years, the Groundhog has been unchallenged as our inaugural animal weatherman.

We’d like to propose a new representative, and we’ve got just the little guy for the job: the Penguin. *Disclaimer: He is also the brand ambassador for our Waddle You Do for Cookies popcorn.

Living up to 20 years in colonies of thousands or even millions of buddies, the Penguin is a highly social animal that could perhaps put that whole shadow thing to a vote. Democracy, anyone? And that’s just the tip of the iceberg; the Penguin has a spine on its tongue, which we assume serves to give his words extra backbone and moral fiber.

Lights, camera, action, folks! Look who’s already dressed for success in a snappy tuxedo. In 2018, the Penguin is the animal weatherman we all deserve.

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