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The stages of disbelief

It’s April first, and we all know what that means: you can’t trust ANYTHING on the internet that’s been posted today.  Allow me to show you exactly what I’m talking about.
A few weeks ago, Topeka, Kansas changed its name to Google, and was going to keep it that way for about a month.  Beyond being one of the stupidest things in history, it set the stage for one of the dumbest practical jokes in internet history.  And this display of infernal stupidity was perpetrated by our favorite company, Google.  If you went to Google.com on April 1st, chances are you were met with this bit of idiocy.

Facepalm

(Image courtesy of mediabistro.com)

I was admittedly confused at first.  My confusion quickly turned to outrage.  A blog post on Google’s newsblog informed readers that, to honor Topeka, Kansas’ temporary name change, Google was changing its name to Topeka.  Permanently.  They even had a photoshopped image of their mountain view logo placard that said “Topeka” instead of Google.  I was pissed.  I was utterly dumbfounded.  My initial reaction was, “Well, that’s it for Google, then.”

And then it hit me.  It was April 1st.  Those bastards.

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April 1, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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