As most people probably aren’t aware, tomorrow (April 3rd) is Cheese
Weasel Day! Happy Cheese Weasel Day to you!
In honor of this momentous holiday, here is the Cheese Weasel FAQ:
Q: What the heck is Cheese Weasel Day?
Every year, on April 3rd, the Cheese Weasel travels the world,
spreading good cheer and leaving a bit of cheese under the keyboards
of all good little boys and girls in the high tech industry.
Q: What kind of cheese does the Cheese Weasel leave?
Kraft Singles were once the cheese of choice, although as time went by,
the type of cheese became less important than the spreading of
dairy goodness and the types and shapes of cheese given by the Cheese Weasel
became varied. This was considered to be a Good Thing, especially considering
how often most people look under their keyboards.
Q: You made this up didn’t you?
Nope, I didn’t make this up.
C.W. Day is a holiday that evolved on the Internet, probably sometime
in the last eight to ten years. The first I heard of it was in 1992,
and it’s being celebrated quietly by dozens, dare I say hundreds of
software and technical folks around the country as you read this.
Hallmark doesn’t make a card, and the American Dairy Association is
as yet unaware of it, so it’s probably the least commercial holiday
going. Hey, we wanted to add some culture to our lives, right? What
could be more cultured than cheese? There’s even a Cheese Weasel Song!
The Cheese Weasel Day Song
(Sung to the tune of…..hm well there isn’t one that I know of.
C.W. Day predates MP3)
Who Brings the Cheese on April 3rd?
It’s the Cheese Weasel!
He’s not a silly bunny or a reindeer or a bird
He’s the Cheese Weasel!
He’s got a funny little tail and funny buck teeth
and he doesn’t bring fish and he doesn’t bring beef
so you’d better be good if you want to get some cheese
from the Cheese Weasel!!!!!