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Funny new logo

Frosty scratching his head

     

skipfactor

6:28 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Looks like Google got some serious powder.

Chndru

6:57 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Yup. With Google half disappeared in snow :)

EliteWeb

6:59 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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If you pee on snow it melts.
Never Eat Yellow Snow.

coconutz

7:08 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Another Google Doodle [google.com]? What's under the snow?

nileshkurhade

7:10 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Yup. With Google half disappeared in snow :)

So are some of the sites :-)

superscript

7:17 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)



LOL - I wonder who the two confused looking snowmen represent :)

tomapple

8:28 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'm danged sure one of the confused snowmen

GaryK

8:33 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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LOL - I wonder who the two confused looking snowmen represent

The big snowman scratching his head represents all the webmasters who are wondering why the search results have been so bad lately.

The smaller snowman in the back represents the people at Google who don't know what to do about it and are throwing their hands up in desperation.

:)

sem4u

8:55 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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If you click on the logo you get a page with two numbers.

1. = the actual logo
2. =?

Any clues from this?

kevinpate

9:00 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Nah, the bigger snowman is wondering where his
karaoke machine e-comm site got buried while his
SEO friend is trying to cheer him up by belting
out this holiday favorite ....

I'm dreaming, of a rel e vant Google
Just like the one we used to know
Where the serps were glistening
with traffic whistling
before the knobs froze up in snow

kevinpate

9:02 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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> Any clues from this?

Stay tuned, it'll take that snow a day or three to melt
away. The 2? is just the placeholder for the Ghost of Logo Yet To Come.

<self-edit>

webdude

9:26 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Maybe the snow isn't melting but piling up and pretty soon Google will be gone.

:-)

troels nybo nielsen

9:29 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Snow? Not spam?

nutsandbolts

9:46 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Very funny kevinpate! :)

I love these Politically Correct logos - they always fill me with the happy cheer of Christmas! ;)

jimbeetle

9:49 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I must be totally blind to anything on the Google home page besides the search box.

I've been searching on G here and there throughout the day, in fact, just left there after doing a couple of personal searched - and I didn't notice a thing and if it not for this thread I'm not sure if I'd ever would have.

Google blindness?

Kirby

11:06 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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LOL - I wonder who the two confused looking snowmen represent :)

perhaps Brin and Page wondering why the bad press 3-4 months prior to an IPO?

percentages

11:16 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I thought they were renaming the engine to "Cooole" :)

superscript

12:11 am on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)



I assumed the logo was allegorical: with the first confused snowman represented the webmasters of the world; and the second confused snowman representing the surfers. And Google not in a snowbank, but actually sinking into the backgound colour of the page.

There goes my silly imagination again :)

Jammer

12:27 am on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Why is www.google.com.au showing snow?

Can someone explain why an Australian Website thinks it's snows at Christmas?

It would be more realistic showing a bushfire for christmas - thats got more meaning here than snow!

Sometimes the Americancentric Universe gets on my goat!

Happy Christmas anyway :)

skipfactor

12:30 am on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>>What's under the snow?

It is a curious doodle [google.com]. Almost as if GG came up with the concept. Who knows what's under the snow, but you can't say it's been a boring run. Melting snow and GoogleGuy:

Or, as time goes by, people may find that this whole time we've been working on infrastructure and algorithm improvements that will make search even better.

superscript

12:54 am on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)



Can someone explain why an Australian Website thinks it's snows at Christmas? It would be more realistic showing a bushfire for christmas - thats got more meaning here than snow!

Maybe a logo with Google going up in flames would be a little too much? Just a thought from a whingeing Pom ;)

rfgdxm1

2:24 am on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>Can someone explain why an Australian Website thinks it's snows at Christmas?

ROFL. ;) Yeah, today is the day of the solstice. Which down under means it is the first day of summer.

Jammer

2:45 am on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Solstice = Longest Day of the Year

Powdork

3:01 am on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Can someone explain why an Australian Website thinks it's snows at Christmas?

Because this [thefreshketch.com] is what it was like today less than 200 miles from the plex.

shameless self promotion

sidyadav

3:56 am on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Australian Website thinks it's snows at Christmas?

same goes with google.co.nz, it maybe because Brin and Page were too busy thinking of a new "infrastructure" that they forgot there is summer in Australasia ;)

Sid

rfgdxm1

4:22 am on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>Solstice = Longest Day of the Year

No.

[m-w.com...]

Main Entry: sol·stice
Pronunciation: 'säl-st&s, 'sOl-, 'sol-
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin solstitium, from sol sun + -stit-, -stes standing; akin to Latin stare to stand -- more at SOLAR, STAND
Date: 13th century
1 : either of the two points on the ecliptic at which its distance from the celestial equator is greatest and which is reached by the sun each year about June 22d and December 22d
2 : the time of the sun's passing a solstice which occurs about June 22d to begin summer in the northern hemisphere and about December 22d to begin winter in the northern hemisphere

Both the longest and shortest days of the year occur at the solstice points. However, at the poles it is either the mid-point of day or night. At the poles, there is only one day a year. Half of the year the sun is up, half of the year it is below the horizon. Sunrise and sunset at the poles occurs at the equinoxes.

[edited by: rfgdxm1 at 4:26 am (utc) on Dec. 23, 2003]

Stefan

4:22 am on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It's the tail-end of the autumnal rainy season in Jamaica... put a flood warning on the weather page this morning, actually, because of heavy rains. I'd liked to have seen the little snowmen, neck deep in water, floating downstream to Ocho Rios.

hutcheson

6:26 am on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>perhaps Brin and Page wondering why the bad press 3-4 months prior to an IPO?

... almost exactly the same time that a certain company that is NOT A MONOPOLY (despite what several federal judges have said) but IS widely known for Astroturfing PR campaigns, decided to come out with a search engine of their own? And loudly announced THEY wouldn't buy Google if you offered it to them in a gift-wrapped bag?

Makes you wonder how many of the low-number "outspokenly disappointed" trolls in the Google forum are merely plastic blades in the Great Green Coverup?

AAnnAArchy

6:52 am on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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<<Sometimes the Americancentric Universe gets on my goat!>>

Huh? I live in the US and it doesn't snow everywhere here in the winter either. It doesn't snow where I live. In fact, I've only been in the snow twice in my life. So, it's not Americancentric. It's biased towards cold places. Let's sue!

Powdork

7:09 am on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Sometimes the Americancentric Universe gets on my goat!
Here in America we say "gets my goat", but hey, that's just us;)
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