Cease and Desist

Well, it’s true folks.

I’ve had to abruptly wrap up today’s storyline in light of a recent C & D I received from Google. I can’t go into it any further than I’ve already mentioned in the strip, lest I risk the further wrath of said company. Please accept my humble apologies.


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These beautiful and intelligent people wrote

  • JohnReply
    April 1, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Wow. For a company who should do no evil, they apparently have a major stick up their butt.

  • hariReply
    April 1, 2009 at 12:20 am

    This is ridiculous. I have no idea what you did in your strip except satirizing the working of a company. I mean you’ve not done anything illegal as far as I am aware.

    Being a student of law myself, I would say this kind of thing is pure and simple legal blackmail and I feel that these big companies use their power to stop any kind of commentary on them, especially one which shows them in a funny way.

    I say you should get a lawyer and demand further explanation from the said company instead of succumbing to their threats.

    Let’s get bloggers to write about this kind of nonsense. We need to spread the awareness.

  • michaelfeb16Reply
    April 1, 2009 at 12:21 am


    (As in “Seriously, they C&D’d you?”, “Seriously, Google cares about your comic?”, and “Seriously, you would let such a C&D stop you from making said comic?”)

  • hariReply
    April 1, 2009 at 12:25 am

    My suggestion to you is to get a lawyer and send a reply to this company couched in legal terms and demanding exactly what content in your comic has offended them.

    And even if so, your comic is a purely satirical and fictional piece of work and even represented as pure fiction, in no way intended to represent any form of reality whatsoever. And any company which claims that your comic has “slandered” them in any form is absolute bull****

  • Jylan WynneReply
    April 1, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Wow I can’t believe Google would actually send you a C&D for this comment, sure paints a different picture from what Google would have you believe (that they do no evil).

  • hariReply
    April 1, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Oh I get it, it’s april 1.

  • Jason ReedReply
    April 1, 2009 at 1:24 am

    Happy April fools day everyone :D

  • timelawdReply
    April 1, 2009 at 3:08 am

    you just couldn’t resist, did you ?

    have a nice 1st of April. The end of a footle messaaaage.

    Tomorrow’s my day. Birth and all …

  • BartimaeusReply
    April 1, 2009 at 4:12 am

    Ha ha. See you on April 2nd!

  • g3Ck0Reply
    April 1, 2009 at 4:37 am

    If we (the software department) hadn’t been planning an April Fools on sales for 2 weeks I might have fallen for this…

  • Mathew JenkinsonReply
    April 1, 2009 at 6:28 am

    HA HA HA HA HA, Happy Aprils Fools day :)

  • KarlReply
    April 1, 2009 at 6:38 am

    You are truly a MASTER of your craft!!!!!
    Best web April fools ever seen!
    You had me going there……
    Love it!!!

  • KeaneReply
    April 1, 2009 at 7:40 am

    no, no this is a Google April fools . . . They send out S&D to all kinds of people then tomorrow send out lol apologies.

  • Theala SildorianReply
    April 1, 2009 at 7:48 am

    What jerks. Don’t they know satire is protected speech?

    I hope this is an April Fools Joke.

  • CarlisleReply
    April 1, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Wow, six comments in before anyone caught on that it was an April Fools joke. Not too shabby.

  • MacMasterReply
    April 1, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Hahahaha!! You had me fuming all morning until I read the comments. Good one!!

  • Dave BergschneiderReply
    April 1, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Classic! You are truly a devious one Krishna. So will this mean a new Microsoft storyline parody is on the way too or doing its competitors paint the picture for them?

  • Lynn K. FletcherReply
    April 1, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Nice one. :-)

  • SeamusReply
    April 1, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    I have to admit….Until I started reading the comments you had me and had me good……Krishna you are the first person today to nail me on an April Fools Joke (and yes this late in the day as well)…way to go.

  • Jylan WynneReply
    April 1, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    LOL I got tricked as well, somehow didn’t click that it was an April Fool’s joke :D

  • krishnaReply
    April 1, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Wow! Lots of responses to today’s comic. Some of you guessed it, and I had to contain my laughter at the others who didn’t. All I can say is, April Fools! :)

  • michaelfeb16Reply
    April 2, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Good April’s fool. You did it so early that I dismissed it, despite the thought crossing my mind.

  • abitdarkReply
    April 2, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Hahahahahah… You had me till I read the date, Nice one.

  • vyzion360Reply
    April 3, 2009 at 12:05 am

    *lol* I am glad I waited to publish my comment! I’ve been composing the appropriate rant all day, and was just getting ready to lay it on, when I thought, “Hmmmmm … is this a joke? I mean, the GOOG guys seem pretty laid back, and nothing in the comic was really offensive or anything”.

    Nice one! Have a great weekend!

  • C WillisReply
    April 3, 2009 at 7:19 am

    You know that the folks at (that web site) read your strip just like everyone else.

  • JefbotFan#300Reply
    September 18, 2009 at 4:12 am

    AWWWWW MAN,,,,,,,,,, i was just about to send a BIG F U to Girgle…..man….lolz…………5 months down the road and your strip manages to outwit and entertain

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