Cheese Weasel Day on the awesome Techcrunch blog!

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
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Cheese Weasel Day on the awesome Techcrunch blog!

“Unknown to most, April 3rd is Cheese Weasel Day, the holiday where the Cheese Weasel brings dairy goodness to all the good boys and girls in the tech industry. While the origins are murky, it seems to have started around 1992 when a weasel was spotted carrying a Kraft Single. This, they assumed, must be the Cheese Weasel, and therefore, that it must be Cheese Weasel Day. What was the weasel going to do with the cheese? He must be off to put it under the keyboards of good tech workers everywhere and that’s just what we expect you to do today! Huzzah!” Read more on Techcrunch

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Jennifer James (@_jenniferjames) had some words of encouragement on her blog JenX67 and  in her

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KOSU commentary this morning about celebrating the unsung TECHIES in our lives with Cheese Weasel Day…

Here is a message for all the techies listening today. Stop asking why you don’t get more respect and start recognizing your influence. You’re quick and clever. You don’t like under-handed co-workers and back-room deals. This makes you a great candidate for leadership. You have great ideas, but you’re not a sovereign nation. So, give yourself permission to build relationships and mingle.

 Read the rest here.

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Some time in the early ‘90s, a couple of techies in Silicon Valley were hanging out at a park when they caught a glimpse of a weasel scurrying by with a slice of wrapped American cheese. They knew in an instant it must be the Cheese Weasel delivering a piece of cheese to some good little techie. After all, someone must be showing all the good techie boys and girls some appreciation. Read more

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Looking for a CWD celebration in OKC?

Friday, March 22nd, 2013
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You ARE invited!
For our friends in the OKC area, there is a Cheese Weasel Party at the 404 on Film Row 704 W Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102  on Wednesday, April 3rd, from 11-1. See you there!
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Official Cheese Weasel Day Swag Is Here!

Friday, March 15th, 2013
April 3rd has become the official Cheese Weasel Day when tech workers around the world are rewarded for their good work with a piece of cheese under their mouse. This year, however, the Cheese Weasel has teamed up with ROBYN to make ordering official Cheese Weasel Day gifts and cheese trays a piece of… cheese?
Cheese Weasel Day Gifts
In the Information Age, technology is the backbone of every business. Cheese Weasel Day gives us all a chance to join in the spirit of fun and say “Thanks” to the folks who make the digital magic happen.
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Looking for a CWD celebration in OKC?
For our friends in the OKC area, there is a Cheese Weasel Party at the 404 on Film Row 704 W Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102  on Wednesday, April 3rd, from 11-1. See you there!
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The Origins of the Cheese Weasel

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

The Cheese Weasel Day  story  started in Silicon Valley in the early 90′s. A couple out for a day in the park on April 3rd noticed a weasel carrying a piece of wrapped cheese and wondered what was going on. They decided they must have had a rare sighting of the Cheese Weasel. Their story eventually morphed into the urban myth of the Cheese Weasel who brings cheese to the good little tech industry workers, leaving a piece of cheese under their mouse pads on April 3rd.

Could this be the cheese weasel?

Since that time, the celebration of the Cheese Weasel has grown and become an Internet holiday tradition that celebrates the contributions of workers in the tech industry. Tech workers get a lot of grief from people and are often under-appreciated. Cheese Weasel Day is a fun way to say thank you to them.

Over the years people have made art, music, prose and poetry to support and celebrate the myth of the Cheese Weasel. It’s all for fun and just to be nice to people who do a lot of good things for us. I like to think of CWD as the milk of human kindness, curdled. As we all know, kindness is a fondue-mental human need.

So, what’s your contribution to the Cheese Weasel Day fun going to be this year?

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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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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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