October 30, 2003  
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CAMPUS LIFE

8 - GROUNDHOG DAY - 21/40

Food: *

If you can't eat Wiarton Willie or Puxtawney Phil (although a festival about an animal without some kind of ritualistic sacrifice seems a little odd), all you get is leftover Christmas candy and pre-emptive Valentine's crap.

Colour Scheme: **

Groundhog Day has no colour scheme - meaning its colours are the browns, greens, greys and whites of February, which is something anyone wearing red and green in December can envy. Minus a point for the potential of a dark shadow.

Gifts: 0

Forecasts that are self-congratulatory: no matter what the rodent "sees," (animal psychology aside), it'll be spring in six weeks anyway. Wiarton merchandise?

Music: *

The din of small-town blokes patting themselves on the back, drunk town criers and reporters condemned to death. Small-town country music fans having seizures - er, dancing. Sorry, mulleteers: the point's for singing birds.

Time of Year: *****

Obviously, the perfect time of year for a long weekend - every holiday is better with weekends off. With no stat holidays for the working class between New Year's Day and Good Friday, this would fly: (Provisional)

Company: **

Anyone, theoretically. In reality, no one - unless we could get that long-weekend instated... but if you do dig the Bruce Penninsula's February festivus (and only its claim to fame that won't make you glow in the dark).

Preparation: *****

None. Yay.

Drink Rating / Chances for Sex / Getting Arrested: *****

Because we're students, these are gimme points - Homecoming too is a useless ritual, but we always find a way to meet (read: surpass) this trifecta of minimum requirements.

-Dan Perry

 

 

Campus Life Links

1 - ST. PATRICK'S DAY - 36.5/40

2 - CANADA DAY - 33/40

3 - CHRISTMAS - 32/40

4 - BIRTHDAYS - 29/40

5 - VICTORIA DAY - 28.5/40

6 - HALLOWEEN - 24/40

7 - NEW YEAR'S EVE - 23/40

8 - GROUNDHOG DAY - 21/40

9 - EASTER - 22/40

10 - THANKSGIVING - 20/40

11 - VALENTINE'S DAY - 14.5/40

     
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