At Google, Paddington's Birthday Trumps Columbus Day

Columbus Day gets no respect. Be honest, how many of you are actually celebrating it? That’s what I thought.

Even Google doesn’t care (or maybe Columbus Day just isn’t PC enough). The logo on Google’s homepage today is celebrating Paddington Bear’s 50th birthday instead of a drawing of the Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria.

We’ve been getting some concerned e-mail asking us if we know what’s up:

Isn’t Columbus Day more important than a bear?

Does Google even like America?

Yeah, Google. Do you even like America? Everyone knows that Paddington is a Commie-terrorist bear.