Maybe They’re Jealous of the Failwhale?

By  |  Friday, July 8, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Are these whimsical Google error messages new, or am I just out of the loop?



8 Comments For This Post

  1. Andrzej Says:

    Actually, I get it quite often on youtube… it's at least a couple of weeks old

  2. Chester Keasberry Says:

    It's real.

  3. Chester Keasberry Says:

    And yes, new. ;p

  4. petebocken Says:

    Not new, been around for a few months now.

  5. petebocken Says:

    Came out in March:

  6. Tired_ Says:

    I used to get an error message on Gmail, years ago, about alarm bells ringing at the Googleplex…I thought that was pretty funny.

  7. ijesus Says:

    those error messages are not new.. I (ab)use the Google Image Charts API on a project of mine and whenever where is an error with the URL (the actual call to the api) it shows a similar error message.
    This has been arround for a few months now

  8. Arnum Says:

    Yeah, I have come accross this error message as well. Usually when I have over used the API. Of course I always report the error 😉