Google's Postage Stamp-Sized Patriotism

Starting in 2009, Google began running the above 80X70 pixel image on their homepage. As I wrote at this time last year, try not to be blown away by the majesty and the power of what the finest team of design artists, working for the most powerful Website on the planet have at last unveiled, particularly since that’s it above, full size, on Google’s splashpage today.


It took a while for the image to finally appear; it wasn’t visible before 9:30 to 10:30 or so this morning Pacific time. At the start of the day, Google was simply had its usual workaday minimalist splash screen, as Jim Hoft noted early this morning at Gateway Pundit:

Google frequently decorates its logo to celebrate various holidays and special events.
Last year Google honored Cesar Chavez on Easter Sunday.
Last week Google celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube.

But Memorial Day this year drew a blank.

As Jim notes, in sharp contradistinction to Google’s tiny postage-stamp sized patriotism, Bing had the following handsome, yet appropriately somber image today:



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