So I find myself curious: have others come across this before? It's the first I've ever heard of it, and while it borders on the much-despised Mandatory Fun, it's kind of an enjoyable excuse to spread a smile or two.
(Speaking of Mandatory Fun, this is Spirit Week at Memento. Every day has different official clothing to wear to work. I'm mostly going to ignore it, but yesterday was Crazy Hat Day, so I kind of had to go for that -- I brought in eight, and swapped them every hour. I spent the entire big project meeting wearing msmemory's best coronet. My official story is that I've done my part for company spirit, and can take a pass on the rest of the week...)