Hey Google Cobbers

December 23rd, 2006 at 10:38 am by David Farrar

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It’s nice of you to try and personalise the Google pages for Xmas, but you know kangaroos for google.co.nz just isn’t fair dinkum!

Someone should send Google Head Office a copy of Google Earth so they can tell the difference between New Zealand and Australia.

UPDATE: Seems those kangaroos have taken over the planet, not just New Zealand. So we presume it is deliberate :-)

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14 Responses to “Hey Google Cobbers”

  1. Murray () says:

    Those aren’t roo’s they’re rats.

    It’s an homage to our government.

    The little one on the left is El Jefe.

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  2. Errol () says:

    You might want to check out http://www.google.com, http://www.google.co.uk, http://www.google.de etc.

    Have a bouncy Xmas!

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  3. crasster () says:

    Kangaroos are a clever device internationally. Not only are they a cute Xmas device, they will also do for Boxing Day (geddit, “Boxing” Day). Boom – Boom.

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  4. crasster () says:

    Kangaroos are a clever device internationally. Not only are they a cute Xmas device, they will also do for Boxing Day (geddit, “Boxing” Day). Boom – Boom.

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  5. reAl () says:

    DPF: From what I can see the same symbol is used on all the google local sites. Somehow they got the idea that kangaroos have something to do with Christmas — refreshing since I ususally get rather unbelieveable stories about virgins giving birth and such. And Three Wise Men in the Middle East? Since when!

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  6. jcuknz () says:

    It would be nice if next year they added a Kiwi pecking at one of the O’s dressed up as a Christmas pud.

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  7. Fred () says:

    Plenty of NZ wallaroos /wallabies hopping around Otago.
    Feel included.

    NZ’s lack of a significant mammal let the Maoris (suspiciously unsubsidised) poor management of a surrogate mammal, the moa… blanch this little Maori dhimmi’s heart to a sliver of beige.

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  8. Fred () says:

    The NZ left can only be cauterised by political union with Aust…..

    Google know something.

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  9. Théo de Belgeonne () says:

    It isn’t just NZ either! , they are appearing in the UK too!..

    they 1st appeared as xmas day first hit the planet (australia i assume is the first major country/continent to get christmassy) , but why?

    come on google, come clean on the Kangaroos!? (or Knitting rats, or crocheting walabies or whatever!)

    T de B

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  10. hayman () says:

    If you click on the Google logo it takes you to a page with the full range of ‘doodles’, with music to match !!
    http://www.google.ca/doodle12.html

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