Google Talks Like a Pirate

By  |  Friday, September 19, 2008 at 10:34 am

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a holiday that dates only to 1995 but which is as beloved on the Web as any day of the year. Among the examples of the celebration going on all over the planet is Google Pirate–a new version of the search engine with an interface that, arrr, be in pirate-talk, matey. (Okay, that’s all the talking like a pirate I’m going to do today.)

It’s a good example of the Bizarro Googles I wrote about a little while back. And here’s an image, in case you’re too busy forcing your enemies to walk off the plank to click through and check out Google Pirate for yourself:

I don’t mean to be a party pooper, but I’m worried that Talk Like a Pirate Day has jumped the shark–there’s an interesting image!–since it’s hard for a holiday to remain quirky and culty when it’s been embraced by big companies such as Google. May I suggest that we all concentrate our efforts on making sure that Don Martin’s National Gorilla Suit Day receives the attention it deserves next January 31st?



3 Comments For This Post

  1. Nikhil Kardale Says:

    Haha.. we’ve known Google to be smart with their logos and designs.. but that’s a really nice one there! I saw the site and it also has a ‘Sail into port’ tucked in a corner where the ‘Sign in’ would be.. intuitive!

  2. Ed Oswald Says:

    Harry, I don’t know where you find this stuff 🙂 “Talk Like a Pirate Day”? haha

  3. Andrew Leal Says:

    I’m always in favor of more National Gorilla Suit Day love. Though if it gets enough exposure, a Googlerilla will be inevitable. Ook!