NEW YORK'S #1 OPTIMIST-OUR GROUNDHOG ...STATEN ISLAND CHUCK
New Yorkers are optimists. Despite our grumpy, ‘don’t talk to me before my morning coffee’ demeanors, at the end of the day it will be New Yorkers that see the Stella pint glass half full.
Take our designated groundhog Staten Island Chuck for example. Just this morning -despite contradictory reports from the critically acclaimed groundhog Pennsylvania Phil-(a pampered looking groundhog with a top hated handler) our Staten Island Chuck didn’t see his shadow. This can only mean two things-either (a.) Staten Island Chuck just wanted to free himself from the tight clutches of Mayor Bloomberg’s spooky American Psycho style leather gloves or (b.) spring will be coming early.
I think groundhog Pennsylvania Phil might learn a little something from our Tony Soprano of groundhogs Staten Island Chuck. After all, any New Yorker knows that when asked if we’ve witnessed anything-a murder, a mugging, a spotting of our own shadow…we all say the same thing.
“Me? I ain’t see nuthin’.”