Google’s Brin in a pink Batmobile
When you work at one of the world’s most successful — and occasionally silliest — companies, it’s hard to create wonderful April Fool’s pranks.
After all, you’re supposed to contribute your best ideas to the company, so that they might be selected as one of the 15 or so that are used to fool the world on April 1.
It’s astonishing that any Googlies have time left over for personal japes. You know, like punking the boss, for example.
And yet, evidence has emerged that members of the Google(x) team — which I believe exists to expunge any remaining elements of humanity from humanity — managed to find a spare hour or 10 to purloin Sergery Brin’s Tesla and turn it into a pink Batmobile.
As a post from Google(x)’s Corey Tabaka reveals, here was this beautiful car suddenly garish in color and with batwings protruding at the rear photographed by LinkedIn’s Brian Li.
The Next Web reports that the car wasn’t painted, but rather vinyl wrapped.
It seems clear, too, that Brin adored the fun, as he wore his Google Glasses behind the wheel.
This will have surely perturbed one or two lawmakers in West Virginia who have been trying to get Glassing-and-driving banned in their state.
Many will be glad that those who work at the company that is intent on taking over our minds, brains, and actions still have childlike instincts.
Some, though, will be perturbed that those who work at the company that is intent on taking over our minds, brains, and actions still have childlike instincts.