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Google+ is ‘fucking with The Oatmeal’

Think Google doesn’t have a sense humour? Well, you’re wrong. Remember a while back when that Oatmeal guy, Matthew Inman, dissed Google+ because no one used it and he couldn’t get a vanity URL?

Inman didn’t completely say Google+ was down for the count: he wrote a post pointing everyone to his comic (see below) on how comments on Google+ sounds like crickets. Then he went on to say that:

Google+ is still a very young social network. Give it another 6 months to a year and maybe it’ll begin to really chip away at Facebook. Also, the new design is pretty bitchin, although I still wish I could set up a fancy profile URL so I don’t have to link people to http://plus.google.com/blergasdf1234thimbleturdorgasm99meatpoopypoopxv9donkeypie when I want them to follow me.

Well, apparently he shouldn’t have done that. According to a report on Techcrunch the engineers at Google+ decided to get even. You go geeks, don’t get mad, get even.

What did they do? They redirected http://plus.google.com/blergasdf1234thimbleturdorgasm99meatpoopypoopxv9donkeypie to Matthew Inman’s Google+ profile, so now the Oatmeal author can have his fancy ridiculously long and somewhat inappropriate URL with the phrases like “turd orgasm”, “poopy poop” and “donkeypie” in it. Lesson here: don’t mess with the Google geeks.

What’s more fun is that the engineers have a note in the social network’s code asking future engineers not to take out the redirect, saying: “Don’t take this out, we’re fucking with The Oatmeal.”

Inman doesn’t seem to have responded to this yet.

Author | Mich Atagana

Mich Atagana
Mich started out life wanting to be a theoretical physicist but soon realized that mathematics was required. So, she promptly let go of that dream. She then decided that law might be the best place for her talents, but with too many litigation classes missed in favour of feminist... More