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Today’s Google nonDoodle:

Screenshot 2015-04-05 13.45.20

Occasionally, the Google Guys do celebrate Easter, as on March 31, 2013 with this Google Doodle:

He is risen!

Of course, that’s not actually for Easter. It just happened in 2013 that Easter coincided with Cesar Chavez’s birthday. So that’s an Artist’s Conception of the ethnic leader in his raiment white as snow, because actual photos of Chavez apparently weren’t readily available on the Internet to Google employees.

 
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  1. It’s Passover, Steve.

    • Replies: @iSteveFan

    It’s Passover, Steve.
     
    On my over-the-air-tv I watch something called MeTV that features reruns of classic stuff. Throughout the weekend around commercial breaks they had a Happy Passover message. I haven't seen any yet for Easter, though I haven't exactly been glued to the TV. But for the 2 hour block of TV I watched yesterday, I did not see any Easter messages.
    , @John Derbyshire
    Also Qing Ming. The Missus was out back burning hell money for the ancestors.
  2. Yeah, the fact that Google always ignores Christian holidays in its bid for “diversity” has always kind of bugged me. I mean, yes, I realize that “not everybody” is Christian. But I don’t see too many people showing up for work on Christmas day, either, if you know what I mean.

  3. iSteveFan says:
    @Malcolm X-Lax
    It's Passover, Steve.

    It’s Passover, Steve.

    On my over-the-air-tv I watch something called MeTV that features reruns of classic stuff. Throughout the weekend around commercial breaks they had a Happy Passover message. I haven’t seen any yet for Easter, though I haven’t exactly been glued to the TV. But for the 2 hour block of TV I watched yesterday, I did not see any Easter messages.

    • Replies: @Malcolm X-Lax
    Overzealous Evang Christian Zionists, my guess. Jews are too cagey to be so obvious. More like what google does.
    , @Auntie Analogue
    My dear iSteveFan, as I refuse to subscribe to cable because they charge ungodly sums to have a cable's overwhelming majority of channels jam-packed with nothing but rubbish, I also enjoy watching quite a bit of Me-TV's programming; but as I don't have my TV on in daytime, I enjoy that network's evening and late-night fare.

    Happy Easter, all!

  4. NYC skyline … Easter 1956

    link

  5. Bless The Holy Immigrant, for it is They who Increaseth Our Most Sacred Supply Of Labor and Thus Increaseth Our Most Holy Corporate Profits!

    Bless The Holy Immigrant, for it is They who Increaseth Our Most Sacred Supply Of Consumers and Thus Increaseth Our Most Holy Corporate Profits!

    • Replies: @Malcolm X-Lax
    It ain't all parades and fiestas!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iibFjwaU9tI

    (Note of warning to you non-Dylan fans on the link: I Pity The Poor Immigrant from John Wesley Harding - LOVE this record)

    In his leftist movie "Bob Roberts", I always thought that Tim Robbins should have included a track from his right-wing folk Album "The Times Are Changing Back" a song called, "I Pity the Poor Landlord".

  6. TARLETON. Well, who denies it? Youre quite right, my boy. I don’t
    mind confessing to you all that the circumstances that condemned me to
    keep a shop are the biggest tragedy in modern life. I ought to have
    been a writer. I’m essentially a man of ideas. When I was a young
    man I sometimes used to pray that I might fail, so that I should be
    justified in giving up business and doing something: something
    first-class. But it was no good: I couldnt fail. I said to myself
    that if I could only once go to my Chickabiddy here and shew her a
    chartered accountant’s statement proving that I’d made 20 pounds less
    than last year, I could ask her to let me chance Johnny’s and
    Hypatia’s future by going into literature. But it was no good. First
    it was 250 pounds more than last year. Then it was 700 pounds. Then
    it was 2000 pounds. Then I saw it was no use: Prometheus was chained
    to his rock: read Shelley: read Mrs Browning. Well, well, it was
    not to be. _[He rises solemnly]._ Lord Summerhays: I ask you to
    excuse me for a few moments. There are times when a man needs to
    meditate in solitude on his destiny. A chord is touched; and he sees
    the drama of his life as a spectator sees a play. Laugh if you feel
    inclined: no man sees the comic side of it more than I. In the
    theatre of life everyone may be amused except the actor.

    [Brightening]_ Theres an idea in this: an idea for a picture. What
    a pity young Bentley is not a painter! Tarleton meditating on his
    destiny. Not in a toga. Not in the trappings of the tragedian or the
    philosopher. In plain coat and trousers: a man like any other man.
    And beneath that coat and trousers a human soul. Tarleton’s
    Underwear! _[He goes out gravely into the vestibule].

    Theres a fortune in underwear! Easter candy is clocking in at $2.2 billion. That doesnt include dental work in the future.

    TARLETON. Good. Read Shakespear: he has a word for every occasion.
    http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/943/pg943.txt

  7. thought that was a Charles Murray video

  8. Well, I suppose in Sergey Brin’s case you can take the boy out of the USSR, but you can’t take the USSR out of the boy.

    My wife’s a former resident of the USSR (although Westernized from a young age like Brin, and also not Russian), and she doesn’t publicly celebrate religious holidays, either. Doesn’t mean she doesn’t recognize them, but it was always a family affair over there and not publicly acknowledged. Yes, I realize Brin has Jewish ancestry, but he doesn’t seem to broadcast Jewish holidays, and rather strikes me as less than devout in that regard.

    In some respects I think that’s a good thing. Given the direction our culture is taking, a clear line of separation between public and private affairs may be the lesser evil.

    What’s better: a public Easter with Obama flanked by rainbow flags and gay couples so as to profane the holiday, or one in which we spend time with our kids making colorful eggs and baskets and then have an egg hunt?

  9. “A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of Hell.”

    GUNNER. And you call that justice!

    LORD SUMMERHAYS. No. Justice was not my business. I had to govern a
    province; and I took the necessary steps to maintain order in it. Men
    are not governed by justice, but by law or persuasion. When they
    refuse to be governed by law or persuasion, they have to be governed
    by force or fraud, or both. I used both when law and persuasion
    failed me. Every ruler of men since the world began has done so, even
    when he has hated both fraud and force as heartily as I do. It is as
    well that you should know this, my young friend; so that you may
    recognize in time that anarchism is a game at which the police can
    beat you. What have you to say to that?

    GUNNER. What have I to say to it! Well, I call it scandalous: thats
    what I have to say to it.

    Its about time the police won a round. The AG scandal is growing. The search for justice never ends.

  10. Of course I think March 31 should be national holiday.

    • Replies: @J1234
    "Of course I think March 31 should be national holiday."

    ----

    Me too. In Mechh-ico.
  11. Yeah, that was the first thing I noticed when I went on the net this morning, too. And within the last week or so they had a graphic tribute to some 19th century woman who apparently invented something…or discovered something…I guess. I’m sure all the self-perceived cool people and women’s studies professors knew who it was.

    Which made me glad I didn’t. Not because I don’t care, but because I’ll never fall for the implied “you should know who this is,” game.

  12. I’m sure people will mention the Jewishness of some senior people at Google but I think the reason for this policy has just as much to do with that other strong strain of anti-Christian sentiment: the self-described “free thinker” tradition. These people need Christianity as an enemy to define themselves against. This is the sort of people George Orwell described in The Road To Wigan Pier:

    On the other hand, you have the intellectual, book-trained Socialist, who understands that it is necessary to throw our present civilization down the sink and is quite willing to do so. And this type is drawn, to begin with, entirely from the middle class, and from a rootless town-bred section of the middle class at that. Still more unfortunately, it includes — so much so that to an outsider it even appears to be composed of — the kind of people I have been discussing; the foaming denouncers of the bourgeoisie, and the more-water-in-your-beer reformers of whom Shaw is the prototype, and the astute young social-literary climbers who are Communists now, as they will be Fascists five years hence, because it is all the go, and all that dreary tribe of high-minded’ women and sandal-wearers and bearded fruit-juice drinkers who come flocking towards the smell of ‘progress’ like bluebottles to a dead cat.

  13. They do Christmas sometimes, but it’s always pretty secular.

    Y’all should start a campaign–didn’t they start doing Veterans’ Day or Memorial Day after being complained at?

    • Replies: @shk12344
    It all depends on who is complaining. If it is bunch of white (non-Jewish) folks complaining, Google will ignore it. But if it was some brown and black people doing the complaint, then Google will probably change it.
  14. @leftist conservative
    Bless The Holy Immigrant, for it is They who Increaseth Our Most Sacred Supply Of Labor and Thus Increaseth Our Most Holy Corporate Profits!

    Bless The Holy Immigrant, for it is They who Increaseth Our Most Sacred Supply Of Consumers and Thus Increaseth Our Most Holy Corporate Profits!

    It ain’t all parades and fiestas!

    (Note of warning to you non-Dylan fans on the link: I Pity The Poor Immigrant from John Wesley Harding – LOVE this record)

    In his leftist movie “Bob Roberts”, I always thought that Tim Robbins should have included a track from his right-wing folk Album “The Times Are Changing Back” a song called, “I Pity the Poor Landlord”.

  15. @countenance
    Of course I think March 31 should be national holiday.

    “Of course I think March 31 should be national holiday.”

    —-

    Me too. In Mechh-ico.

  16. @iSteveFan

    It’s Passover, Steve.
     
    On my over-the-air-tv I watch something called MeTV that features reruns of classic stuff. Throughout the weekend around commercial breaks they had a Happy Passover message. I haven't seen any yet for Easter, though I haven't exactly been glued to the TV. But for the 2 hour block of TV I watched yesterday, I did not see any Easter messages.

    Overzealous Evang Christian Zionists, my guess. Jews are too cagey to be so obvious. More like what google does.

  17. Given the personal morals of 2 of its top dogs, I’ll settle for google leaving us alone. “Do no evil” has become a joke.

  18. @iSteveFan

    It’s Passover, Steve.
     
    On my over-the-air-tv I watch something called MeTV that features reruns of classic stuff. Throughout the weekend around commercial breaks they had a Happy Passover message. I haven't seen any yet for Easter, though I haven't exactly been glued to the TV. But for the 2 hour block of TV I watched yesterday, I did not see any Easter messages.

    My dear iSteveFan, as I refuse to subscribe to cable because they charge ungodly sums to have a cable’s overwhelming majority of channels jam-packed with nothing but rubbish, I also enjoy watching quite a bit of Me-TV’s programming; but as I don’t have my TV on in daytime, I enjoy that network’s evening and late-night fare.

    Happy Easter, all!

  19. It used to be in America, that businesses didn’t work against the country or the people. Sadly the tech companies have been the first to embrace both. Maybe it’s the sociopathic high IQ’s that are attracted to tech and end up running the places, or their anti-social upbringing, who knows. But they aren’t a asset to the country anymore given the policies and politicians they support. They are as much the enemy as the tribe is.

    Nothing more than modern day robber barons.

    As for Google, to expect that they give a rats ass about some white Christian holiday is expecting too much. After all these are the people who work with the NSA to spy on us, put security holes in Android OS, who read our g-mail, tried to promote those creepy “google glasses” to spy on people everywhere, monitor all our web traffic patterns and sell the info to whomever can pay the price,etc. Oh yeah most of their work force is foreign as well.

    Right now I can’t see why the company and it’s leadership shouldn’t be bulldozed into the Pacific ocean because they provide no real benefit to anyone except themselves. For the average people they are merely a extension of the NSA that provides a search engine.

    These are not nice people, the fact their motto is “don’t do evil” was a bad omen from the get go. Because it means the opposite when companies roll out such mottoes.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @rod1963

    Rod:

    Back in the 40's-70's, it was unthinkable for an American company to be seen as against the country. A combination of Unionism, Immigration Restriction (1920's), WWII, and patriotism made that impossible. The weird thing is that even thought that was the norm when we were younger, it has become completely unacceptable to think or say that way now.
    , @wren
    google probably is evil.

    http://nypost.com/2015/03/28/google-controls-what-we-buy-the-news-we-read-and-obamas-policies/
  20. @Malcolm X-Lax
    It's Passover, Steve.

    Also Qing Ming. The Missus was out back burning hell money for the ancestors.

  21. do the googlers know that ceser chavez was against illegal immigration?

  22. They should just create a brand-new Cultural Marxist calendar like the Jacobins did during the French Revolution. Then nobody will be affronted by reactionary microagressions like “Christmas” and “Easter.”

    Months would be given PC names, with seasonal thematic clustering:

    January: Kingsmonth
    February: Civilrightsmonth
    March: Obamasmonth

    April: Chaveziana
    May: Reconquistiana
    June: Raziana

    July: Feministide
    August: Gaytide
    September: Transgendertide

    October: Socialjustidedays
    November: Intersectionalitydays
    December: Awarenessdays

    Federal holidays would include Kingsmonth 20 (Obama Inauguration Day), Reconquistiana 1 (Immigrant Rights March Commemoration Day), Transgendertide 11 (Islamic Heritage Day), Awarenessdays 7 (Japanese-American Internment Memorial Day), and Awarenessdays 26 (First Day of Kwanzaa). Several birthdays would also be elevated to official holidays, including Cesar Chavez Day and Harvey Milk Day. Lunar-calendar-based events such as Chinese New Year, Eid al Fitr, and Rosh Hashanah would also be observed on the appropriate dates. Independence Day would still be celebrated, but only as the “Anniversary of the Rebellion Against Hanover Privilege.”

    • Replies: @Mike Sylwester
    Hilarious all the way through.
  23. Bing has an Easter theme today:

    https://www.bing.com/

    Maybe all the dorks and tight asses upset at Google today should put their money where their mouths are and use Bing, at least today?

    • Replies: @shk12344
    I've been using Bing for last 3 years.
  24. The NYT usually ignores Christian holidays on its first page. If they do acknowledge it, they’ll have a multi-cultural story or show a black church service.

  25. At this point, what difference does it make?
    \

  26. It’s not like its Nigerian elections day.

    • Replies: @ChaseBizzy
    As a regular listener of NPR that was just too funny.
  27. America is basically run now by Silicon Valley CEOs – all of whom are raging Prog Democrats.

    Who needs Democracy? Let’s just put everything up to a vote of the Google and Apple CEOs — Facebook Fuckerberg can be the deciding vote.

  28. Maybe the guys at Google are Orthodox, and for them Pascha is *next* Sunday.

  29. For once we gays and you christians can sing from the same choir sheet. Despite the imputation that they’re pushing the entire Liberal Agenda, Google’s Doodles have had a conspicuous absence of a gay-pride doodle throughout their entire history. Google had set it up so that if you *searched* for words like gay, LGBT and so on, their page would show a small rainbow, but they wouldn’t show anything gay to the general public. Why, it’s almost as though, despite a superficially liberal air, they’re a very large corporation that wants to avoid upsetting large numbers of customers…

  30. He is risen!

    Google is a bit annoying because they are pretentious. But they too shall pass, and they will go the way of all flesh.

    But Easter will remain.

  31. OT: The 144 min long Russian documentary on Crimea’s reunification with Russia is now available on the web with English subtitles. People can find it by doing a search for “Crimea. The Way Back Home / Subtitled in English by V.P.E.” The version with French subtitles was posted today at Alain Soral’s site and that’s what made me look for the English version. Putin has lots of interesting things to say throughout. It was interesting too to hear the Night Wolves motorcycle club kidnapped a Ukrainian army officer. That was news to me.

  32. God forbid they make a token concession to the majority culture of the country that made them richer than the Sun King.

  33. Render on to Cesar that which is Cesar’s, and render that which is the American Citizen’s unto the world. Sheesh Steve this shit isn’t that hard get with the fucking program already. p.s. we’re pronouncing it hey-zeus now

    • Replies: @Ivy
    I want to render a Caesar salad.
  34. @Anonymous
    Bing has an Easter theme today:

    https://www.bing.com/

    Maybe all the dorks and tight asses upset at Google today should put their money where their mouths are and use Bing, at least today?

    I’ve been using Bing for last 3 years.

  35. @Anonymous
    Render on to Cesar that which is Cesar's, and render that which is the American Citizen's unto the world. Sheesh Steve this shit isn't that hard get with the fucking program already. p.s. we're pronouncing it hey-zeus now

    I want to render a Caesar salad.

    • Replies: @every thing in it's place and you in yours
    good job Ivy, your showing a little holiday spirit. Thanks to you a Mexican is a little fatter and Steve's lawn a little more wilted. you have brought a little bit of order to ours, excuse me THE WORLDS country, UFW's blessing be upon you. P.S. to have UFW forgive you for a major sin pay for your salad by recycling the copper from Vicky davy hansons water pumps.
  36. @SFG
    They do Christmas sometimes, but it's always pretty secular.

    Y'all should start a campaign--didn't they start doing Veterans' Day or Memorial Day after being complained at?

    It all depends on who is complaining. If it is bunch of white (non-Jewish) folks complaining, Google will ignore it. But if it was some brown and black people doing the complaint, then Google will probably change it.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    bingo

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/04/living/google-doodles-diversity/
  37. Today my sister, a research librarian, told me that she recommends duckduckgo, https://duckduckgo.com/, as a primary search engine. Unlike Google, there are no cookies to create directed searches, no censoring, and no games using commercial priorities to set the ordering of search returns. (Ever notice how YouTube entries — YouTube is wholly owned by Google — seem so often to turn up at the top of Google search returns? Doesn’t happen with duckduckgo!)

    The only way you can get the attention of the financial elites, and perhaps make them behave more reasonably, is to attack them where it hurts, i.e. by doing things that hurt their bottom line.

  38. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @rod1963
    It used to be in America, that businesses didn't work against the country or the people. Sadly the tech companies have been the first to embrace both. Maybe it's the sociopathic high IQ's that are attracted to tech and end up running the places, or their anti-social upbringing, who knows. But they aren't a asset to the country anymore given the policies and politicians they support. They are as much the enemy as the tribe is.

    Nothing more than modern day robber barons.

    As for Google, to expect that they give a rats ass about some white Christian holiday is expecting too much. After all these are the people who work with the NSA to spy on us, put security holes in Android OS, who read our g-mail, tried to promote those creepy "google glasses" to spy on people everywhere, monitor all our web traffic patterns and sell the info to whomever can pay the price,etc. Oh yeah most of their work force is foreign as well.

    Right now I can't see why the company and it's leadership shouldn't be bulldozed into the Pacific ocean because they provide no real benefit to anyone except themselves. For the average people they are merely a extension of the NSA that provides a search engine.

    These are not nice people, the fact their motto is "don't do evil" was a bad omen from the get go. Because it means the opposite when companies roll out such mottoes.

    Rod:

    Back in the 40’s-70’s, it was unthinkable for an American company to be seen as against the country. A combination of Unionism, Immigration Restriction (1920’s), WWII, and patriotism made that impossible. The weird thing is that even thought that was the norm when we were younger, it has become completely unacceptable to think or say that way now.

  39. @Ivy
    I want to render a Caesar salad.

    good job Ivy, your showing a little holiday spirit. Thanks to you a Mexican is a little fatter and Steve’s lawn a little more wilted. you have brought a little bit of order to ours, excuse me THE WORLDS country, UFW’s blessing be upon you. P.S. to have UFW forgive you for a major sin pay for your salad by recycling the copper from Vicky davy hansons water pumps.

  40. Oh sorry Ivy how rude of me. HAIL CESAR!!!!!!

  41. The cult of diversity is really wearing on me.

  42. @ABN
    They should just create a brand-new Cultural Marxist calendar like the Jacobins did during the French Revolution. Then nobody will be affronted by reactionary microagressions like "Christmas" and "Easter."

    Months would be given PC names, with seasonal thematic clustering:

    January: Kingsmonth
    February: Civilrightsmonth
    March: Obamasmonth

    April: Chaveziana
    May: Reconquistiana
    June: Raziana

    July: Feministide
    August: Gaytide
    September: Transgendertide

    October: Socialjustidedays
    November: Intersectionalitydays
    December: Awarenessdays

    Federal holidays would include Kingsmonth 20 (Obama Inauguration Day), Reconquistiana 1 (Immigrant Rights March Commemoration Day), Transgendertide 11 (Islamic Heritage Day), Awarenessdays 7 (Japanese-American Internment Memorial Day), and Awarenessdays 26 (First Day of Kwanzaa). Several birthdays would also be elevated to official holidays, including Cesar Chavez Day and Harvey Milk Day. Lunar-calendar-based events such as Chinese New Year, Eid al Fitr, and Rosh Hashanah would also be observed on the appropriate dates. Independence Day would still be celebrated, but only as the "Anniversary of the Rebellion Against Hanover Privilege."

    Hilarious all the way through.

  43. @Josh
    It's not like its Nigerian elections day.

    As a regular listener of NPR that was just too funny.

  44. I would have been content with an image of chocolate bunnies and fluffy yellow chicks.

  45. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    I’m still mad at Chavez (or his liberal lawyers) for getting the US Dept. of Ag to avoid funding robotics research related to Ag and for getting the UC system to avoid going there as well…

    Wired, “Farms Fund Robots to Replace Migrant Fruit Pickers”, Eliza Strickland, June 21, 2007.:

    “Cesar Chavez, the legendary leader of the United Farm Workers, began a campaign against mechanization back in 1978. …”

    CIS, “Alternatives to Immigrant Labor? The Status of Fruit and Vegetable Harvest Mechanization in the United States”, Yoav Sarig, James F. Thompson, Galen K. Brown, December 2000:

    “Harvest labor productivity must be greatly increased so that production costs can decrease and worker income can increase. This is a key factor that the U.S. Government has been neglecting since 1979, when the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture of that time, Bob Bergland, stated, ‘I will not put federal money into any project that reduces the need for farm labor.’ This policy supported an anti-mechanization movement that had brought a lawsuit against the University of California for using public funds to conduct mechanization research.”

    Kinda ironic to see Google lauding a Neo-Ludite, but I guess that’s modern times, or maybe Google, for you. I wonder what side Google would have been on if it had been around in 1978?

  46. @shk12344
    It all depends on who is complaining. If it is bunch of white (non-Jewish) folks complaining, Google will ignore it. But if it was some brown and black people doing the complaint, then Google will probably change it.
  47. @rod1963
    It used to be in America, that businesses didn't work against the country or the people. Sadly the tech companies have been the first to embrace both. Maybe it's the sociopathic high IQ's that are attracted to tech and end up running the places, or their anti-social upbringing, who knows. But they aren't a asset to the country anymore given the policies and politicians they support. They are as much the enemy as the tribe is.

    Nothing more than modern day robber barons.

    As for Google, to expect that they give a rats ass about some white Christian holiday is expecting too much. After all these are the people who work with the NSA to spy on us, put security holes in Android OS, who read our g-mail, tried to promote those creepy "google glasses" to spy on people everywhere, monitor all our web traffic patterns and sell the info to whomever can pay the price,etc. Oh yeah most of their work force is foreign as well.

    Right now I can't see why the company and it's leadership shouldn't be bulldozed into the Pacific ocean because they provide no real benefit to anyone except themselves. For the average people they are merely a extension of the NSA that provides a search engine.

    These are not nice people, the fact their motto is "don't do evil" was a bad omen from the get go. Because it means the opposite when companies roll out such mottoes.

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