Everybody gathering around to see if a rodent could possibly see it's own shadow has got to be one of the most boring weather predicting traditions on this here rock. Yesterday in Zurich an effigy of father winter was burned. The head loaded with explosives blew ten minutes twenty eight seconds in. I guess this is a good because the experts here say that means a nice summer for Zurich. Even though I don't buy into all this superstition, watching an effigy explode is much more interesting that watching a bunch of crazies in top-hats torture a rodent.