Friday, April 02, 2010

Topeka, Louisiana

Google is currently trying to find some "beta" cities for a new fiber network, called Fiber for Communities. The new fiber network is supposed to be 100x faster than what's currently available. You or someone you know is probably already a member of a Facebook fan page to get Google to install the new fiber lines in your city.

And just so we're all on the same page here, the "fiber" in question is not the kind that makes your bowels explode through your rears. (Although I'm sure the guys at Google could do that if they put their minds to it.)

We Baton Rougeans are pushing hard to become a beta city, although it looks like New Orleans might get it instead of us.

But about a month ago, in an effort to be an attention whore, the city of Topeka, Kansas, changed its name to Google for a month. In response, Google changed its name to Topeka for April Fool's Day.

But the city of Baton Rouge didn't realize that the formerly named Topeka, Kansas, had changed its name only temporarily, and also didn't realize that Google had renamed itself to Topeka as an April Fool's Day joke. So Baton Rouge, in an effort to steal the limelight off of Topeka, er... Google... Kansas, renamed itself to Topeka.

So now we live in a suburb of Topeka, Louisiana. Please update your address books accordingly.

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