It seems like almost every day someone approaches me and asks, “How long did Bill Murray spend trapped in the film Groundhog Day?” And I always say, “Hmmm, that’s not the most timely of questions, but I’ll do my best to answer it.”
An important concern in journalism is that when newspapers such as the New York Times fold, because it is too expensive to maintain a large staff of journalists like that, who will do investigative journalism? Who will not just copy whatever somebody else has been saying, add a few ROFLs and past in a funny cat picture, but actually do the hard work?
As of today, I’m no longer concerned about that. Because, if there are people who can spend, I’m sure hours on figuring out something silly like how long Bill Murray spent stuck in the film Groundhog Day (an estimated 8 years, 8 months, and 16 days, by the way), I am sure that every other tiny little detail in the world will be figured out as well.
Albeit 16 years after the fact.