Google Zeitgeist pro-imperialism caption contest

Google has put out its annual year’s end Zeitgeist video. Initially, this year’s edition struck me as more annoying than usual. They spend a lot of time using the world’s triumph and tragedy to sell their failing Google+ product. A bit distasteful, but hey Google does a lot of good, so whatever. On my second view this afternoon though I noticed something disturbing. They end the film with a rapid-fire montage of 2011 images that ends on and lingers on the image below:

What the hell? Maybe I’m missing something, but it looks to me like a child of indeterminate nationality high-fiving an American service-person. This is the image that Google chooses to end its summing up of 2011 on? Is Google taking product-placement money from the Department of Defense? Inexplicable.

Here at Hammer of Truth, the only appropriate response to the inexplicable is a caption contest. Here are a couple to start you off.

“Thanks for blowing up that wedding, I was really nervous about being ring-bearer!”

“If I smile for this picture does that mean you won’t send the robots to kill my daddy?”

Robert Morris

Robert Morris Tweets @TheFederalGovt, posts video as the More Freedom Foundation, and has written a quick pamphlet on the drug war that can be found here.

  1. “If you’re a good occupied country, next year instead of cluster bombs we’re giving everyone an xbox. Also, it’s considerable cheaper and Microsoft is now a military contractor.”