A few weeks ago, March 30th to be exact, Catherine and I went for lunch at a German restaurant after church. Nothing special about that, but a few days later Catherine received an email from Google+, with something called “Auto Awesome” which randomly takes photos from our blog and enhances them with “cool” new features…
My short rant about Google, is they force us to have a Google+ account with our blog, and then they integrate all the aspects they control. No google, I don’t want to take advantage of all your services… I just want an email account and the blog.. Why can’t I just stop there..??
So a few days after we posted the lunch blog Google decided to spruce up one of our photos, without asking us of course, and this is what they did…
When I opened the email and saw David Hasselhoff super-imposed into my photo, first I laughed, and then thought to myself, “Google, what are you doing?” I felt violated… I felt that Google invaded the privacy of my photo and our blog.
Why, Google, Why??
Did they think I had the “Hasselhoff look” going on? Were the black jackets a coincidence? Was it because I was eating in a German restaurant, and the “Hoff” is a singing sensation in Germany..????
It made no sense to me, or anyone else that I showed it too… That day, Google lost many cool points in my book. I deleted the email and tried to remove it from my memory, until last week when I was looking at my daily news on the USA Today app – yes, I get my news from USA Today – and I came across this article and it all made sense: USA TODAY: Hoff not sorry for Photo Bomb
After reading it I realized what happened was actually pretty cool. The “Hoff” chose me to photobomb. I know he bombed a lot of people, but I still feel a little special.
Good job David Hasselhoff. Way to make yourself relevant for something cool this time. Everyone remembers the drunken rant while eating a hamburger from a few years ago. Don’t be surprised if today’s teenagers only know you as the guy who photo-bombed them on April Fool’s Day, and not the sexy male star of Baywatch, or as the Knight Rider, like the rest of us over 30!