Happy Cheese Weasel Day

April 3rd Cheese Weasel Day
Happy Cheese Weasel Day

Cheese Weasel Day (CWD) is the only Internet holiday. Started around 1993, CWD is celebrated each April 3rd as a fun day dedicated to appreciating people who work in the tech industry.

Some people want some Bleu
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of Cheese

Legend has it the Cheese Weasel travels the world, leaving a bit of cheese under keyboards or mouse pads of good techie boys and girls. The type really doesn’t matter though Kraft Singles often is the cheese of choice. However, depending on how often you look under your keyboard, the C.W. might place a wedge of cheddar instead. And if you’re lucky–some cheesecake might appear near your computer!

"The Cheese Weasel is a clever and cunning rodent, bent on quiet world domination.
Behold The Cheese Weasel

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 and he’s flying the world on his woodpecker, delivering cheese to all the techies out there.

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The Walking Dead

Star Trek (TOS)' Redshirts - the original walking dead
The Original Walking Dead

AMC’s television franchise, The Walking Dead may have begun in 2010 but the walking dead truly started in 1966 when Star Trek (The Original Series) first aired.

That’s right! I’m talking about the Redshirts, the original walking dead. 😆

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Frankly Ironic

On May 13th, 2014, Redditor unserplatz submitted an image macro titled “Feminist Frank about women in skimpy clothes” to the radical Feminist TrollXChromosomes subreddit, which urged men to treat women who dress “provocatively” with respect.

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The Original Feminist Frank

Feminist Frank was an instant hit with the Feministas and the next day Redditor donut_think_so posted an Imgur gallery of Feminist Frank image macros which gathered more than 2,600 upvotes and 130 comments in five days. In the next week, several “women’s interest” and Internet humor sites swooned over them and highlighted notable examples from the series.

And so an internet meme was born, even if it did fail to thrive.

Frankly Ironic

Pardon the pun – or don’t – but I find this meme frankly ironic. 😉 Oh not the irony of the stereotypical college “playa” fratboy they used. That was deliberate and well-done irony to make a point. No, I’m talking about the catchphrases that they chose to use.

Just about every one those phrases was misborn in the “Black Community.” Given the near 100% overlap between modern Feminists and Liberals and/or Progressives, I find it very ironic that they used sexist and misogynist slang from their most precious protected cultural group. It’s also a bit ironic that they paired them with such a White person’s image, given that they proclaim to hate cultural appropriation.

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