Out of the Blue

Happy Groundhog Day! Happily Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early spring this year. Staten Island Chuck says the same thing, so the onset of warmer weather in these parts is confirmed by science. Hopefully the clairvoyant woodchucks in your area had similar good news. Speaking of which, do they celebrate this in Australia and other south of the equator locales to predict the timing of autumn? Never pondered that before. In other Groundhog Day news, Ned Ryerson says it's the best day of his life. Maybe because he's been revived for a Super Bowl ad. Oh yeah, that's the other thing: today is Super Bowl Sunday. I'm already dead and buried in our Playoff Pool, so I'm just hoping for an entertaining game. Here's hoping your festivities for the "big game" are excellent, and you don't suffer any beer or chicken wing related calamities along the way.

Obituary: Andy Gill, influential guitarist with Gang of Four, dies aged 64. Thanks Neutronbeam.

Super Links: Thanks Ant and Neutronbeam.
Links: Today is the first global palindrome day in 909 years. Another one won't happen for 101 years.
Isaac Asimov's Throwback Literary Legacy.
The Glorious, Gutsy History of the Krispy Kreme Challenge.
Story: Pro Football Hall of Fame 2020: Inductees, Highlights and Reaction.
Science: Do You Think in Words? Not sure. Does that mean no?
Mathematicians Solve an Enduring '42' Problem Using Planetary Supercomputer. Deep Thought?
Exercise has the same effect on the brain as coffee.
Images: These are the most detailed images of the sun ever taken. Apparently made of caramel corn. Thanks Acleacius.
Media: Saturday Night Live Highlight: Madden 21.
Park Bench Guy Sings Bon Jovi.
Follow-up: Coronavirus infections predicted to grow exponentially; first death outside China; outbreak becomes political.