Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Take a look at the two cropped screenshots below, taken just moments ago.


I prefer the top one, by a large amount.

12 comments:

neko said...

Google has a special logo for every piddly event, why cop out for Memorial Day?

Rho said...

Google always does creative stuff on holidays and important dates. Shows what they value, I guess.
It's a shame.

Anonymous said...

Why?

M.A. said...

I am actually shocked that Yahoo decorated their logo.

not another arrogant American said...

Here!Here! Top one gets my vote too!
More support than my mom's old girdle!

allen (in Michigan) said...

Apparently it's not Memorial Day in Google-land.

Curmudgeon said...

Very odd they didn't do something ... They're not usually this obtuse.

ZOMG said...

Wow, the blogger says he doesn't watch Fox but has clearly adopted their journalistic practice known as "See something--say something."

1. Do you NOT see the yellow ribbon? Or do you think the yellow ribbon is always there? Tune in tomorrow. They did do something, just not "enough." I say we wear flag armbands so we know who's a real patriot and who's a commie.

2. I think you should stop using Google and only use Yahoo for your search needs. That'll teach 'em. And tell your friends! You'll have Google on their knees in no time.

3. Oh wait; here's the blogger's own ethic turned against him. It's a privately-held search engine with no legislative obligation to decorate its usual corporate logo for your favorite holiday.

Unbunch your undies, wingnuts.

Ronnie said...

I actually think they are trying to be respectful by not making it into a trivialized modification of their logo. They do always make sure to change it on Veterans Day, but seem to have decided that Memorial Day is something to be more respectful of.

Ronnie said...

Looking more into it I found this being the official response one year they didn't change their logo.

"Thank you for your note. We appreciate your interest in seeing a Memorial Day Google logo. If we were to commemorate this holiday, we’d want to express reverence; however, as Google’s special logos tend to be lighthearted in nature, this would be a particularly challenging design. We wouldn’t want to create a graphic that could be interpreted as disrespectful in any way.

We have a long list of holidays that we’d like to celebrate in the future. We have to balance this rotating calendar with the need to maintain the consistency of the Google homepage. We really value your feedback regarding the Google logo, and please be assured that we’re actively pursuing ways in which we can acknowledge Memorial Day and other such occasions in the future.

Regards,
The Google Team"

I personally think something as important as Memorial Day should be recognized but I think the simplicity and tastefulness of this year's ribbon is clearly what should be done instead of a complete logo change.

Darren said...

ZOMG:
1. Yes, I see the yellow ribbon. I prefer the Medals of Honor.
2. I do not use Google as a search engine. I do you Yahoo. My reasoning for doing that has nothing to do with Memorial Day, though.
3. I did not recommend requiring Google to do anything. I merely stated which Memorial Day logo I prefer.
4. You are an idiot. Go back to watching Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann.

Darren said...

Ronnie, thank you for the information you provided.

And please contact me offline. I would like to pick your brain about something technological about which I have no knowledge whatsoever. You can contact me at my school email or via the email info in my blog profile, should you be so willing.