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Musicians Wanted to Remake the CWD Song

Monday, February 4th, 2013

We need your creativity! Are you a musician waiting for your big break? Here it is, do your own version of our Cheese Weasel Day song!

So far we have the original song, a rap version, a Blues version.. and now a version in a style similar to James Taylor. Listen to the other songs here.

This version by John Brimacombe adds some new verses to the classic song by Kathryn Tewson

Cheese Weasel Song (New Arrangement)

Who brings the cheese on April 3rd?
The Cheese Weasel
He’s not a silly bunny or a raindeer or a bird,
He’s the Cheese Weasel

He’s got a cute black tail
And tiny buck teeth
He doesn’t bring fish, and he
Doesn’t bring beef
So you’d better be good if you wanna get some cheese
From the Cheese Weasel.

 

Who placed that cheese under your mouse?
It was the Cheese Weasel
He’s not just a PC or a MAC, he’s got everybody’s back.
He’s the Cheese Weasel

He’s got a cute black tail
And tiny buck teeth
He doesn’t bring fish, and he
Doesn’t bring beef
So you’d better be good if you wanna get some cheese
From the Cheese Weasel.

Remember April 3rd and be just like
The Cheese Weasel
Say thank you to your technical support 
Be the Cheese Weasel

He’s got a cute black tail
And tiny buck teeth
He doesn’t bring fish, and he
Doesn’t bring beef
So you’d better be good if you wanna get some cheese
From the Cheese Weasel.

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Time to Start Planning Your Cheese Weasel Day 2013 Celebration!

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Okay techies and people who love them, it’s time to get in touch with your inner weasel and plan your 2013 Cheese Weasel Day celebration. Remember April 3rd this year!

Get in Touch With You Inner Cheese Weasel

Help us tell the story of gratitude and cheesiness! Here are a few ways you can get involved:

Plan a party for your IT crew: Spread gratitude (and perhaps a little cheesiness) to all humanity. Introduce this fun Internet holiday that celebrates the IT people in our lives to the tech leaders you work with, consider having a Cheese Weasel Day celebration of your own this April 3rd.

Make sure you tell others about this fun way to show gratitude to the tech workers.

Remake the CWD song: Each year we try to add something new to this fun Internet holiday, do your own version of our Cheese Weasel Day song. So far we have the original song, a rap version, and a Blues version. Listen to them here. We need your creativity!
Write a Kid’s Book: Another idea, are you a creative writer? CWD isn’t really a kid’s day, but that doesn’t mean the story wouln’t make a good book! We’d love to have the Cheese Weasel Day children’s book. Make an illustrated kids book (pdf) that can become a part of the CWD tradition.
Write a Graphic Novel:  This might be wishful thinking, but surely there is among us someone who could make a graphic novel (PDF) about the Cheese Weasel. How did he get his powers? Who is his arch rival? Can he save the world from him?
Be sure to let us know of your plans so we can help tell others what you’re doing!
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LifeWay’s Cheese Weasel Day Celebration!

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Lizette Beard, Project Manager at LifeWay Research shares how they celebrated Cheese Weasel Day today. See below from Lizette…

LifeWay has some of the best tech support around, so it was exciting to see the Cheese Weasel leave a few “thank you”s around the building! A few of the folks the Cheese Weasel stopped by to see before continuing on was

  • Our in-house “Help Desk” …because when you call to see if they can help speed up your computer, they never suggest that the problem could be that you’ve dropped it or that scotch-tape is holding part of the screen on…

  • Our development team  …who who make magic computer-y things appear out of thin air. For example, they did a GREAT job on www.churchplanterassessment.com (shameless plug for one of my projects)!

  • Our executive team tech support members who make sure the “big cheeses” have great technology support…(see what I did there…big cheese…cheese weasel day…)
  • Our LifeWay.com team…getting the word out online about the good stuff happening here @LifeWay and in the churches we serve….

  • And creative artsy techy types who make magic happen on blogs across the company!

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Cisco’s Tangent Tue: Cheese Weasel Day

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Tangent Tue: Cheese Weasel Day

Thanks to the folks at Cisco Communities for the Cheese Weasel Day post! And thanks to them for all they do to keep the tech world going! Here’s what they posted on their site today

Anyone heard of Cheese Weasel Day? (I had no idea what this was myself until recently…apparently I am becoming more of a geek every day!)

Cheese Weasel Day was the very first internet holiday, established to celebrate techie professionals in a funny way. (We have 1 or 2 of those around here?) So, happy Cheese Weasel Day from some of the longest standing weasels in the business :)

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Happy Cheese Weasel Day 2012!

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

The Cheese Weasel Came!

It’s finally here, Cheese Weasel Day 2012!

This year has already been a good one, people are posting pictures of the cheesy goodness the Cheese Weasel left them underneath their mouse pads.

The CW leaves cheese to good techies, so if he visited you, you are to be congratulated (not to mention thanked) for all you do to help people! If you were visited by the CW, post your picture and tag it with #cheeseweaselday We’ll do our best to RT and share your good fortune with others!

This year we would also like to say thanks to the corporations who have chosen to participate in Cheese Weasel Day and say thanks to their techies! So often in  companies techies never hear from people until they are unhappy or having a problem. CWD is a time to build relationships between staff and IT. It’s a good way to show your company recognizes the contributions of the people who keep things running behind the scenes.

Also, there is something to be said for companies who don’t take themselves so seriously that they can’t have a little fun! Here are some companies who let us know they are down with the Cheese Weasel Day festivities.

Let us know if your company participated, we’d like to give you a shout out!

 

 

 

 

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Cheese Weasel Day 2012 is Next Tuesday!

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

So,  here we are again ramping up for another festive season of Cheese Weasel Day. This year we want to ask you to do something big for CWD. Do you know anyone who can help us spread the news about CWD? With all the support we’ve gotten over the years we know there are our the faithful few who “gird their curds” each year and spread their gratitude with others. Take for example some new art (right) that was posted last year by PsychoAngel51402 

We are so thankful for those who are keeping the holiday alive. But ask not what the Cheese Weasel can do for you, ask what you can do for the Cheese Weasel. Is there someone out there you know who can help us spread the word?  Please tell them about CWD before April 3rd. Every year we hear people say, “Man, I wish I knew about this earlier, I could have helped”

Okay, here’s your one month notice! Tell someone today about CWD and ask if they’d help spread the word. Even if you just post a blog it can help us raise awareness! Follow us on Twitter @CheeseWeaselDay and give us a shout out about what you’re doing.

What is Cheese Weasel Day You Ask?

April 3rd is Cheese Weasel Day (CWD) and is the only Internet holiday. A quick web search shows CWD started around 1993. CWD is traditionally celebrated as a fun day dedicated to appreciating people who work in the tech industry.  Legend has it (and the internet has many legends) that the Cheese Weasel travels the world on April 3rd, leaving a bit of cheese under keyboards or mouse pads of good techie boys and girls

Here are a few ways you can celebrate Cheese Weasel Day 2012:

  • Arrange secretly for a slice of cheese to be placed under the mouse pad of a tech person you know and appreciate.
  • Plan a Cheese Weasel Day party with all the trimmings.  Melt fondue, make grilled cheese sandwiches, eat nachos, anything cheesy works.
  • Send a link to the Cheese Weasel Song and learn it so you can use it at your own CWD celebration.
  • Give your favorite tech person a Thank You shout out on Twitter using the hash tags #cheeseweaselday

 

 

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