404 of Mass Destruction Posted on February 18, 2003 Thanks to Doc Searls, I stumbled across this little gem: 404: Cannot find Weapons of Mass Destruction
October 3, 2008
Loved by some, hated by many envied by most yet wanted by plenty
-definition of Kierra
May 17, 2010
I remember this so well! You used to be able to just type in “weapons of mass destruction” and the 404 would just pop up, like a real 404. That was back when Google was relatively new & they allowed themselves to be witty. I also miss the decorated logo for holidays! Corporate greed+PC=no more happyfun! Thanks for putting this up-I hope its accessible for years to come.
July 12, 2010
The page wasn’t made by Google, it would have been made by someone else and they would have promoted it to the top results (this is called ‘Google-bombing’) – it wouldn’t just pop up unless you clicked the “I’m feeling lucky” button.
Also, I believe they still have decorated logos for holidays.