I'm sure you've read about how the wacky folks at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are insisting that Punxatawny Phil, the world's most famous groundhog, be retired and replaced with-----get this----a robot.
These attention-hungry geeks having nothing better to do than to trample on a small town tradition, accusing the city fathers of Punxatawny, PA. of abusing Phil. It's not enough now that PETA has to resort to juvenile stunts to call attention to themselves, but to mess with a tradition that extends at least a couple of centuries? I'd ask if the membership of this group has lost their collective minds, but then, they may have done that a long time ago.
One of my high school teachers would often admonish the class on a bad day by suggesting that "stupidity runs rampant". In the offices of PETA, it certainly does.