"Usage: 'Google' as noun referring to, well, us. Example: 'I just love Google, they're soooo cute and cuddly and adorable and awesome!' Our lawyers say: Good. Very, very good. There's no question here that you're referring to Google Inc. as a company. Use it widely, and hey, tell a friend.
Usage: 'Google' as verb referring to searching for information on, um, Google. Example: 'I googled him on the well-known website Google.com and he seems pretty interesting.' Our lawyers say: Well, we're happy at least that it's clear you mean searching on Google.com. As our friends at Merriam-Webster note, to 'Google' means 'to use the Google search engine to find information about (as a person) on the World Wide Web.'
Usage: 'Google' as verb referring to searching for information via any conduit other than Google. Example: 'I googled him on Yahoo and he seems pretty interesting.' Our lawyers say: Bad. Very, very bad. You can only 'Google' on the Google search engine. If you absolutely must use one of our competitors, please feel free to 'search' on Yahoo or any other search engine."
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In other news, Nathan has been signed to a "talent holding deal" with Fox, the network almost universally blamed for the demise of Firefly. I'm not crazy about him being on Fox, but they have committed to either giving him a new show, or putting him in an existing series. (Maybe they'll put him on Prison Break. I can imagine something good coming out of that.)
This is also a good excuse to repost this wonderful photo of him in a kilt:
Kitschy Pink Flamingo Faces Extinction
I think Kitschy Pink Flamingo Faces Extinction is one of the best headlines of all time. Apparently Union Products, the manufacturer of the pink plastic flamingoes that, were at one time apparently very common, but I personally have never seen on an actual lawn, has fallen on hard times, and closed its only factory. Now, I kind of want one. (According to the LA Times, they are only sold in pairs, so I'll have to get two.)
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USB Hamster Wheel
I must have one of these. A USB Hamster Wheel, which is exactly what it sounds like, but in addition, the speed at which the hamster runs depends on how fast you are typing. Now, the cynic in me wonders if this is some sort of sinister keylogger, but holy crap, it's a USB Hamster Wheel. How cute is that?
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