Google celebrates Festivus with "Seinfeld"-inspired Easter Egg
If the phrase “A Festivus for the rest of us” is not familiar to you, then settle down for a little lesson in “Seinfeld” history. In the 1997 holiday episode of the most popular show about nothing at all, George Costanza’s father teaches everyone a lesson about the holidays and how to celebrate Festivus in place of the over-commercialized Christmas holiday. Festivus is a holiday made for those who hate the holidays, and includes such traditions as the “Airing of Grievances” (gather with your friends and family after dinner and point out all the ways they have disappointed you this year) and “Feats of Strength” (the head of the house gets to challenge one person to a wrestling match). Instead of a Christmas tree there is the shiny Festivus pole – a metal pole with no decorations. Here, maybe it is best you just watch and learn:
Google decided to offer a tribute to the “Seinfeld” holiday tradition by planting an Easter Egg for fans to find. Spotted yesterday by TechCrunch, if you would like to test out the Easter Egg for yourself just do this little experiment. Go to Google and search for “Christmas”. You should be presented with a typical list of results and top hits. Now, if you go and search “Festivus”, you find yourself greeted by the sight of the merry Festivus pole.
“If you’re not big on the holidays, don’t forget there’s a Festivus for the rest of us. No tinsel, just a sturdy pole. Good luck if you’re chosen for the Feats of Strength.” says a Google spokesperson.
Remember, if you are chosen, Festivus isn’t over until the wrestling match ends, so save your strength.