Welcome to Google, KS

Phong shared this funny story today about Topeka (the capital city of Kansas) changing it's name to Google for a month.  Google.  Why exactly did they name it Google?

"It's just fun. We're having a good time of it," he said of the unofficial name change, which will last through the end of March. "There's a lot of good things that are going on in our city."

Just for fun!  Just for fun they say!  I wonder what good things they're talking about?  Maybe I should drive up and find a job there.  Or maybe Google might swing down and startup a new facility there!  Oh the possibilities!

The funny thing is that they've pulled this stunt before.  Cuong told me that they actually did the same thing before: they changed the capital to ToPikachu, KS.  ToPikachu as in Pikachu from Pokemon, lol.  That's pretty amazing that they did that once already — they must be anime fans!

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3 Responses to “Welcome to Google, KS”


  1. 1 Hangaku Gozen March 4, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Just for fun? Right…..

  2. 2 patapete March 4, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Yeah, you're right as usual. It's never surprising to me to see the kind of self-preservation that goes on in this state when it comes down to bringing jobs to an ever-failing economy. Is it hard finding jobs over there? Here it feels practically impossible.

  3. 3 Hangaku Gozen March 4, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    In Sacramento where I live, there's supposedly 6 unemployed people for every job available. In Modesto, which also has the highest foreclosure rate in the country, it's like 13 people per job opening.


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