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Topeka, Kansas Unofficially Renamed "Google"

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the statue-of-liberty-insurance dept.

Networking 7

Mayor Bill Bunten issued a proclamation Monday that Topeka shall be referred to as "Google, Kansas - the capital city of fiber optics," for a period of one month. Bunten says the proclamation is mostly for fun, but that he hopes it will put Topeka on top of the list of cities vying for Google's fiber optics. I wonder what it would take to get Google to buy Detroit?

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Nah, OCP already bought Detroit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31347946)

Didn't you ever see Robocop?

And thus. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31349012)

and thus ending any questions as to if America has officially slid into corporatism.

Hard to foretell... (1)

clone53421 (1310749) | more than 4 years ago | (#31350580)

...Bad jokes all month long about perverts in Topeka?
...Lawsuits from an unamused Google for unauthorized use of their trademark?

This could go a couple of different ways... but in any case, I predict the bad jokes.

Re:Hard to foretell... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31372518)

Grew up in Kansas, not all that far from Topeka, incidentally. Anything that can bring the lands behind the Iron curtain of Sasnak into the 20th century (ironic, since it's the 21st) can only be a good thing. If you should ever happen to visit there, I advise STRONGLY to have your papers in order, especially if you happen to be a minority.

Re:Hard to foretell... (1)

clone53421 (1310749) | more than 4 years ago | (#31372690)

I’ve been there a few times, and it didn’t seem all that bad. Must’ve been a different part.

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