The Vetting Begins

Webcomic Storyline: 

Help Desk, by Christopher B. Wright

Comic Transcript: 

THE BOSS: Now if everyone will take their places, my marketing division has created a portfolio for every applicant we will consider, and placed a copy of those portfolios in front of each of you.

THE BOSS: Let us consider the first portfolio of the day, which is for...

THE BOSS: TASER International?

THE BOSS: This is ridiculous. TASER International isn’t part of the computer industry. Who put them here?

G’OO’GL: Don’t be evil.

THE BOSS: What possible reason could you have?

G’OO’GL: Don’t be evil.

THE BOSS: “Third most popular search term on YouTube” is not sufficient.


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It strikes me that G'oo'gl, with his (its) head on one side, looks like the kodama forest spirits in films like Princess Mononoke.


I haven't actually seen that movie, though (it's a movie, right?)

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Yes, it's an anime by Hayao Miyazaki, released by Disney. Here's the wiki on kodama:
Just looking at the picture doesn't give you the same feel that watching them in action does. Their heads are always rolling to the side. Of course, your G' here has his head on one side because that's the way it was done originally :) It's just, you know, evocative like.