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The vagaries of Google Image Search

Remember the C=64-izer, the quick hack to display an image in the style of the Commodore 64?

Recently, I’ve started getting hits to this demo image of the “O RLY?” owl — lots of ’em.

It turns out that the C=64-ized rendition of this image is now the top hit for “O RLY” on Google Image Search; pretty bizarre, since there are obvious better images on the first search page, one result along in fact. What’s more, the page listed as the ‘origin page’,, doesn’t even use that text.

This has resulted in lots of Myspace kiddies etc. obliviously using the C=64 rendering. Yay for Commodore ;)

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