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On D-Day Anniversary, Google Memorializes... Tetris?
Warner Todd Huston's blog ^ | June 6, 2009 - 08:29 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 06/06/2009 2:42:34 PM PDT by SkyDancer

On June 6, 1944, the crucial Normandy Landings that formed the spearhead of the Allied invasion of Nazi held Europe occurred. 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?


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: dday; google; normandy; tetris; wwii
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?
1 posted on 06/06/2009 2:42:34 PM PDT by SkyDancer
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To: SkyDancer
Be sure to check out the image on the best search engine on the internet!

 

 

2 posted on 06/06/2009 2:46:13 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Incorrigible

I use Dogpile.


3 posted on 06/06/2009 2:46:53 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SkyDancer

That’s why I use LiveSearch/Bing whenever possible.

(And the little fact that they ‘disappeared’ half a million image search hits on “obama birth certificate” last July)


4 posted on 06/06/2009 2:47:20 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 138 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: null and void

Bing vs Google or Bing vs Dogpile?


5 posted on 06/06/2009 2:48:48 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: null and void

they=google


6 posted on 06/06/2009 2:50:17 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 138 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: SkyDancer
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?

Someone we know interviewed at Google and after he disclosed he was Christian, the interview process ended abruptly. Google's annual Christmas "artwork"is all-telling about their company. They're Bilderberg associates now, so I reckon that's to be expected given the political environment that organization espouses.

7 posted on 06/06/2009 2:50:26 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: null and void

Actually I just went ahead and switched to Bing as my home page. Dogpile had some movie announcement ....


8 posted on 06/06/2009 2:51:11 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: MamaDearest

I quit Google long time ago - removed it from my toolbar. Just switched over to “BING” - giving it a try.


9 posted on 06/06/2009 2:52:22 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Incorrigible
Ya...Google can go to hell.

I hate that bing is MS but, it's looking to be a better search engine.

10 posted on 06/06/2009 2:58:00 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: SkyDancer

Just switched from Google this morning.


11 posted on 06/06/2009 3:05:58 PM PDT by cranked
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To: SkyDancer
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.

Who cares? Google provides free web search services. Their search page isn't an official location to commemorate important dates in US or world history. Why do people get so worked up over what Google chooses to put in their banners?
12 posted on 06/06/2009 3:11:46 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Psycho_Bunny

I like Dogpile!!!

bing didn’t have any D Day announcement either.

Dogpile supports doggies.


13 posted on 06/06/2009 3:12:51 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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bing didn’t have any D Day announcement either

Yes they do. With pictorial links to different bits of info about D-Day.

14 posted on 06/06/2009 3:21:06 PM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: SkyDancer

LOL Dogpile basically routes search results from Google and Yahoo back to a pretty page with a cartoon-faced dog.


15 posted on 06/06/2009 3:24:55 PM PDT by MyTwoCopperCoins (I don't have a license to kill; I have a learner's permit.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

16 posted on 06/06/2009 3:32:23 PM PDT by cranked
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To: SkyDancer
Every Christmas, Easter, D-day, you-name-it, there is one or more posts from
someone foaming at the mouth over Google's little cartoon graphic.

Google is a search engine, that is all I expect it to be.
I don't care what graphics they do or do not display.

Believe it or not, this is not a perfect world and there
will always be parts of it that do not suit you exactly.

Realize this and you will be much happier.

17 posted on 06/06/2009 3:34:17 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Incorrigible

I switched! Thanks! https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10434


18 posted on 06/06/2009 3:39:48 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Divestment from oppressive leftist dogma.)
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To: Incorrigible

Bing looks nice!


19 posted on 06/06/2009 3:42:09 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: cranked

Okay, i stand corrected...may try bing.


20 posted on 06/06/2009 3:45:23 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: humblegunner

Google is a lot more than just a search engine - do some research on them and you’ll have a better idea of what they are and what they stand for.


21 posted on 06/06/2009 3:49:00 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: cranked
I tried Bing, and found this great photo of the American Cemetery in Normandy overlooking the beach.


22 posted on 06/06/2009 3:59:12 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: Deo volente

Beautiful but very sobering, imho.


23 posted on 06/06/2009 4:00:39 PM PDT by cranked
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To: SkyDancer
I could not care less about the politics of the designers / owners.

It works. It works BEST.

Google is funded by advertisers, yes?

You see ads when you use Google?

If you want to cause Google pain, use it but never click on an ad link.

Then their advertisers are charged for an ad that did not work.

24 posted on 06/06/2009 4:04:42 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
Hm

Hm

You're free to support them all you want. But remember who and what they support.

25 posted on 06/06/2009 5:43:32 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: SkyDancer
Google has a history of this kind of stuff.

Memorial Day 2006....nada

Memorial Day 2007....nada

Memorial Day 2008...a yellow ribbon?

Veterans Day 2007....WWI Weimar Republic style helmets


26 posted on 06/06/2009 5:51:40 PM PDT by daniel1212 ( "O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD." (Jer 22:29))
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
The argument could be made that a company that provides free web-search services should stay out of the commemoration business altogether. No Olympics, no Christmas, no Earth Day, no Alan Turing's birthday -- nothing at all.

In any event, given that Google hasn't opted for 100% disinterestedness, the issue is not so much what it chooses to put in its banners. It's the difference between what it chooses to display and what it chooses to omit.

27 posted on 06/06/2009 6:27:25 PM PDT by Tenniel2 (Memo to politicians: Don't worry about "shovel-ready." Worry about "pitchfork-ready.")
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To: humblegunner

Ok, well considering that you’re the only one for them I guess you have some sort of vested interest in promoting them.


28 posted on 06/06/2009 6:35:54 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SkyDancer
I guess you have some sort of vested interest in promoting them.

Yes. I've made 17 million dollars promoting Google.

Since when does "defending from nonsense" equal promoting?

Feel free to hiss & spit, I am done with you.

29 posted on 06/06/2009 7:43:31 PM PDT by humblegunner
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