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Friday Links

February links — pagan Roman purification (februa = purify) and Mary’s purification 40 days after the birth of Christ.

Groundhog Day, Candlemas and weather predictions.

Don’t like what the groundhog has to say? It’s probably wrong – Punxsutawney Phil has been correct just 39 percent of the time since 1887.

Jonah’s classic Groundhog Day column – A Movie For All Time.

8 years? 34 years? How long was Bill Murray stuck in Groundhog Day?

As Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell take off down the street once Groundhog Day has ended, Nat “King” Cole is singing Almost Like Being In Love – here’s Mark Steyn with a history of that song.

For the Super Bowl, here’s an Animated Guide To American Football For Liberals, Ladies and Limeys.

ICYMI, Tuesday’s links are here, and include the cow toilet, 1915 footage of Monet, Renoir, Rodin & Degas and PSAs on movie theater etiquette from that era, what it’s like to be declared dead by the government, and W. C. Fields’s birthday (including a “best of” compilation).

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