Thursday, February 14, 2008

Cryptic Google Valentine's Day Reminder

My own horrible reproduction of today's Google logo...still waiting to hear back from Google to find out whether they will grant permission to run the originalOn behalf of bajillions of people worldwide who forgot cupid's day, thank you, googlepods, for today's reminder. I don't know what the rest of the world wakes up to, but my homeboy is Google. Not trying to curry favor or anything, just like starting my day with an algorithm that takes me where I need to go.

Speaking of which, I've been wondering all day where these octogenarians need to go. The message finally hit home. This mediocre reproduction of today's (still waiting for approval or denial of permission to run the original) looks like they and their Valentine's Day "Bon Voyage" balloons are seriously contemplating a one-way trip into the sea. Probably couldn't live off their paltry checks any more and decided to call it quits. Dubya tax rebates couldn't come fast enough.

For those astute enough to decipher the clues, the hidden message says it all. Indistinguishable facial expressions. Feet between sea and shore. Illustration shapes unable to substitute for missing logo letters. Clearly, that last one tips the scales. Without those letters, the logo becomes "Go E," a cryptic message to the untrained eye, but plain as day to we super sleuths.

"Go E" is the universal code command for "Go East" (instead of west), as in take a hike, and in this case, take a hike old farts. Way to go, hommie! Subliminally suggesting euthanasia as a way to keep social security afloat is pure genius.

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