On Columbus Day, Google Remembers Paddington Bear's 50th Birthday

Oct 13, 2008 • 5:50 am | comments (8) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

Today is Columbus Day and we have a special theme up for the day. It looks like this:

Columbus Day 2008 at Search Engine Roundtable

But if you visit Google, you will see a Paddington Bear 50th birthday logo up for today. The logo looks like this:

Google & Paddington Bear

Boy does that bring back memories. Of course, the logo links to a Google search result for paddington bear.

Happy birthday Paddington Bear and happy Columbus Day also!

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Comments:

Greg

10/13/2008 01:30 pm

I'm glad someone else notices this stuff like I did. Google did the same thing on June 6, 2008 but to me it was even worse than today. June 6th is of course is the remembrance of D-Day and all the men that died there fighting for our freedom. So instead of posting something to remember D-Day, Google posted the birthday of Diego Velázquez — Born: June 6, 1599. That's right, the famous painter! I'm not sure if Google does this to be completely hard left and go out of the way to avoid anything that's considered remotely patriotic, or if they are just trying to be as snooty as possible. Would you be so kind as to pass me the wine and cheese please, I'm admiring this eloquant painting by Diego Velázquez... Happy Columbus Day Google!

Mike

10/13/2008 03:35 pm

I'm with you Greg! It's reminiscent of the "Happy Holidays" storefront greetings I just can't wait to hear again this year... <sigh>

Chris

10/13/2008 06:04 pm

Does anyone else want to just slap these leftist snoots? I want them all to move out of this country that they despise (yet exploit to line their own pockets).

RJ

10/13/2008 06:14 pm

Are there seriously people that think that posting a picture of a fuzzy bear in a raincoat is even vaguely political? Leftist snoots? What does that even mean? Are you people so roused up hating Barack Obama that you'll jump on and attack anyone (or any bear) that's brown? And Mike, have some truly awful holidays. I mean REALLY frickin' terrible. Hope your dog dies. Feel better now?

hah

10/13/2008 06:19 pm

Hey guys you do know that columbus didnt even know where he landed right? He thought he was in India, and made it all the way back to europe still thinking he had been to india. Why celebrate that? Plus he was a great guy: During his second voyage, Columbus and his men instituted a policy in Hispaniola which has been referred to by numerous historians as genocide. The native Taino people of the island were systematically enslaved and murdered. Hundreds were rounded up and shipped to Europe to be sold; many died en route. For the rest of the population, Columbus demanded that all Taino under his control should bring the Spaniards gold. Those that didn't were to have their hands cut off. Since there was, in fact, little gold to be had, the Taino fled, and the Spaniards hunted them down and killed them. The Taino tried to mount a resistance, but the Spanish weaponry was superior, and European diseases ravaged their population. In despair, the Taino engaged in mass suicide, even killing their own children to save them from the Spaniards. Within two years, half of what may have been 250,000 Taino were dead. The remainder were taken as slaves and set to work on plantations, where the mortality rate was very high. By 1550, 60 years after Columbus landed, only a few hundred Taino were left on their island. In another hundred years, perhaps only a handful remained http://www.hartford-hwp.com/Taino/docs/columbus.html

Eric

10/14/2008 01:03 am

Way to put it hah! Let's support a man who enacted genocide across multiple lands. Why do we celebrate that? Happy Holidays greetings? Are you serious? Read up on Columbus and his continued genocide being enacted today!

Jcush

10/14/2008 02:08 am

Everyone knows that Google is totally PC and anti-American. They would even celebrate the 4th.

smokybear

10/12/2009 05:45 pm

Happy Columbus Day enjoy.

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