Thursday, February 15, 2007

Googe? Were You Wondering Too?

Did you Google yesterday?

Did you notice that something was missing with their new Valentine's Day Google logo?


I thought I'd write and tell them that they were missing a consonant.

They replied!

to aphroditus(at)
date Feb 15, 2007 5:26 AM
subject Re: [#113282799] Googe?

Thank you for your feedback about our logo. As you may know, from time to time we modify the Google logo in honor of different holidays. In celebration of Valentine's Day, our logo shows a chocolate covered strawberry. The chocolate forms the letter "G" and the stem of the strawberry forms the letter "L."

We appreciate your taking the time to contact us about our Valentine's Day doodle, and we'll keep your feedback in mind for the future.

The Google Team


That stem sure didn't look like an "L" to me. More like the tip of a "G". Don't you think?

There's even a short write up explaining the new logo design HERE.

Too lazy to click? Nah:

Strawberries are red, stems are green...
2/14/2007 09:51:00 AM
Posted by Dennis Hwang, Google Doodler

You may have noticed today's Google Doodle on our homepage in celebration of romance and good food (something we consider extremely important).

When you look at the logo, you may worry that we forgot our name overnight, skipped a letter, or have decided that "Googe" has a better ring to it. None of the above. I just know that those with true romance and poetry in their soul will see the subtlety immediately. And if you're feeling grouchy today, may I suggest eating a strawberry.

A very happy Valentine's Day to everyone!

Sure or not?

I'd prefer it if he had said something like "we took L out of it because L is the first letter of Love and Valentine's day is clearly NOT a day of love (at least, not anymore) but a blatant blood-sucking soul-reaping over-hyped marketing gimmick, brainchild of the Let's Just Rape The Spirit of Every Holiday and Festival By Making People Buy Over Priced Things Other People Don't Fucking Need But Think That They Do Because Everybody Else Is Getting Them Too Association."

But Dennis sounds ~KiUt~! Hmmm. Must find out who this fella is.

An excerpt from Wikipedia:

".....Dennis Hwang, or Hwang Jung-mok is a graphic artist who designs the festive logos for Google on special days....

....Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, he moved to Korea when he was about five years old....

....His doodles during these years were frowned upon, but are now his source of income and pleasure....

...His actual position was as Google's international webmaster, which made him responsible for all of their international content and kept him quite busy...

Oooohhh. Theres even a mugshot of him! Me likey. Wanna take home ! Have tea and scones while we sit around the verandah making idle conversation about the weather. _Koff_

I freaking love how Google actually take the time to change the logo for every major celebration. I hope they come up with something for Chinese New Year!

Oh and by the way, from Urban Dictionary,

Googe is a sexual act originating in the Amazon rainforest. It is where the man wraps his legs around a womans face and googe's like a bad badger. It is now used as an exclamation of hornyness or used as a term instead of fuck, or also can be used as an expression deep hatred. Eg, I fucking want to googe ya mam

LMAOROF!!11one. I wonder if the people at Google knew this. The dirty bastards.

Google and it's "I'm Feeling Lucky" button has got to be one of the best-EST thing that's evAr happened to the internet.

Read up some trivia on the I'm Feeling Lucky button on Wikipedia right HERE, again, because Wikipedia is my best friend.

I heart Google very much! It's so damn kiut!!!111~~

^_^ V

(P/s: Please mind the retardancy level and the excessive KAWAII-NESS of this post. It makes me feel dirty too, but for some reason beyond even my own comprehension, I completely LOST it after seeing that yummylicious chocolate strawberry on The Googe.)


  1. but google is evil...

    wait.. so are you..

    evil begets evil..

    darn. the world is coming to an end..


  2. Is your computer fixed yet?

    FA: Computer can use now. But can't get online. Confounding streamyx.

  3. Haha. There's an idea. Why don't you try applying to Google. Last I heard, Google only has a one man presense in Malaysia.

  4. 'I hope they come up with something for Chinese New Year!'

    Probably something using a pig I guess.

    'Please mind the retardancy level and the excessive KAWAII-NESS of this post.'

    Retardancy ignored. Kawaii-ness? Don't you mean Hentai-ness and Chikan-ary??

  5. what's "LMAOROF"?

    FA: Omg noob! Laughing My Ass Off Rolling On the Floor.

  6. "googes like a bad badger"?


  7. that is not an "l". i go with the amazonians.

  8. ......... are you sure FA???

  9. Maybe they mean googoocheow

  10. Please don't get me wrong, FA, I love you so much. But I think you don't have enough to do.

  11. from time, i mean. sorry.

  12. more on this from cnn.,8599,1590140,00.html?cnn=yes

  13. Wow how could I have missed this .. the gym workout on FA eyes is starting to pay off

  14. why u ppl so uncreative wan? =P art also wan 2 pick on! =P

    FA: Eat too full nothing to do hehehe

  15. And so, I ate a strawberry yesterday, and it was horrible.

    Because it has white stuff on it..........


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