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.

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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Cats Know Coffee

Cat’s know coffee, often better than humans do. They know what is good coffee and what is not.

cattachino Cappuccino
cattachino-decaf Decaf Cappuccino
Of course one must remember that cats’ knowledge of coffee and their discenment between what is good and what is not is not instinctual. It is a learned behavior and there’s little that’s funnier than a kitten’s first lesson in the mysteries of bean and roast.

Whoah Coffee
Whoah! So That’s Coffee

It might seem odd to many that cats know coffee. Most do not realize that cats are very spiritual and, hence, know both the perilous power of coffee and what things lurk just beyond the tenuous barrier between the planes.

They know that your order of a Venti, sugar-free, non-fat, vanilla soy, double shot, decaffinated, no foam, extra hot, Peppermint White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha with light whip, upside-down, 1 pump of peppermint, 1 and 3/8 pumps vanilla, 180 degrees, heavy whip-cream, 3 ice cubes, 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg sprinkled on top, with green sprinkles, lightly cinnamon dusted on, stirred, with no lid, double cupped, and a straw is dangerously close to an eldritch incantation that would have devastating consequences upon yourself and our world.

Ph’nglui Mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh Wgah’nagl Fhtagn

Coffee is good but it is powerful. Learn from your cats; they know coffee. Order and drink responsibly so as not to cause your barista to rip a hole in space-time to the Outer Darkness that would allow the Elder Old Ones to return and retake this, their world…and your coffee.

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The Pie Is A Lie

It’s a tired and overused metaphor but one that has become so utterly entrenched in America’s vocabulary that few of us ever even think about it – the wealth pie.

People “want a bigger piece of the pie” or they complain that, “No matter how you slice it, the rich get most of the pie.”

This is a horribly pernicious falsehood. The pie is a lie. It’s a false metaphor that has helped create much of America’s current social and economic woe.

Zero Truth In Zero Sum

The first great falsehood of the “money pie” is that it is predicated upon wealth being a zero-sum game; i.e., there is a finite and/or fixed amount of houses, cars, healthcare, etc. to divide amongst the population, and the more the 1% get the less is left for the rest of us. Once, that held some truth, but now that our personal and national economies are not agrarian-based this is no longer true. Wealth is no longer a constant; it grows, shrinks, and changes with ever increasing rapidity.

Now add to that the fact that no nation, especially not America, is economically isolated. Globalism has expanded the sources of wealth, labor, and materials across nations’ borders. This means that when looking at the distribution of wealth within any singular nation one has to ascertain how much of that wealth came from within its borders and how much of came from exogenous sources. In other words, wealth flows.

Not Even A Crumb

The second and far more destructive great falsehood of the “money pie” is it engenders the belief that wealth owned by society. That is patently false.  Society as a whole doesn’t own even a single crumb of this fictional “money pie.” Society is a process –  a woefully amorphous process at best – and, as such, neither creates nor owns wealth and has no authority to claim it or divide it in any manner whatsoever.

Wealth, that growing, shrinking, flowing, ever changing chimera,  is created by individuals – either singularly or in voluntary association with each other – and morally belongs to those individuals and solely to those individuals. It doesn’t belong to “society” or any other unrelated individuals or groups. To believe otherwise is one of the greatest of evils, that of slavery.

Yes, slavery. If an individual does not have the full right to product of his or her labor to do with and apportion as he or she wills, that individual is a slave and is merely chattel of those who have usurped the authority to dispose of that individual’s product.

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