Skip to comments.On D-Day Anniversary, Google Memorializes... Tetris?
Posted on 06/06/2009 6:43:46 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
It was June 6, 1944 that the crucial Normandy Landings occurred that formed the spearhead of the Allied invasion of Nazi held Europe. D-Day ultimately led to the victory of the Allies over the despotic Nazi regime. Now here we are on June 6, 2009 and, in its inimitable way, Google has decided to memorialize the important occasion by adding an image on its homepage depicting... the computer game Tetris.
Yes, it's far more important to Google to celebrate the anniversary of the invention of the video game Tetris than to memorialize D-Day. It just warms the heart, doesn't it?
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No, it doesn’t. I simply use Scroogle.
After all, Tetris came on June 6th, 1984
I’m sorry, there aren’t any other D-Day remembrances or tributes anywhere else? Google is a private corporation folks.
My google shortcut goes directly to advanced search but I made a point of checking the main page this last Memorial day ... it was just the standard google logo. GRRRR! :-(
The ungrateful little children who run it owe their very comfortable lifestyles and profitable existence to the sacrifices made by their fathers and grandfathers on D-Day.
Sadly, those spoiled little children couldn’t shive a git less.
May they rot in hell.
True. But for some reason, a lot of people expect Google to reflect their personal priorities.
Let's see. Does Microsoft's home page EVER commemorate anything patriotic? How about Apple's? Any of the other huge computer corporations? Didn't think so.
Today, D-Day Anniversary, I'm flying my big Ol' Glory at the front of my house as usual, and spending a few minutes reflecting on the sacrifices made by my forefathers so that I have the freedom to do so.
I don't give a damn what Google has on its homepage, I know what's on mine.
My Dad fought in the U.S. Army in WWII, Pacific theater (mainly S.E. Asia), and taught me respect for what he and other Americans had done so that I could live in freedom. On my Mom's side, we run back to the American Revolution, including a couple names you'd recognize, and the patriotic streak in the family is wide, and I'm very proud of it. So I'm aware, and remind myself every day, what my liberty cost in the past, and what it may yet cost in the future.
Thanks again for that pic. It's always worth spending a few minutes, just to re-absorb it. And prayers up for all the men who were there.
I agree, but how does one company not recognizing their sacrifices diminishes the anniversary?
It doesn’t diminish the anniversary. It diminishes the company, and marks it as one I will not do business with.
I’ve started using Bing, actually and replaced my Google toolbar. Great search engine by Microsoft.
Google is a private corporation folks.See, here is where you reveal your complete inability to think. While it is absolutely true that this "private company" has the right to do what it wants to do (and no one said it couldn't) WE have the SAME corresponding right to complain about it and decide not to be a patron of said company. WE also have EVERY RIGHT to try and convince our friends not to patronize them. See THAT is how a free society works and it is also how society polices itself.
But, see, according to your unthinking, bland assumption, because there is "freedom" we should turn aside and shrug our shoulders at every other person and simply never offer an opinion on anything.But, here is the thing: with freedom comes responsibility and we are ALL bound to be responsible for the reaction we get with our free speech. If we are willing to live with the consequences, have at it, but DON'T go imagining that these should never be consequences for what is done and said.
So.... since you are all excited to be the first one to tell everyone they should shut up and stop complaining about others.... it makes one wonder.... WHY the hell you come here to bother us with your opinion? After all, we are "private" people, pal, why should you complain about us?
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