It's the least they could do
Frida Kahlo gets a Google surprise on her birthday
Frida Kahlo fans, you'll be pleased to note that if you tried to google your sorrows today, the bastards learned how to sketch.
Just work with us on that adapted Kahlo quote.
Today, we'd like to take a moment to wish a very happy 103rd birthday to the late painter Frida Kahlo. She died in 1954, but c'mon. This is America. We love celebrating the births of formerly living people.
"Frida Kahlo?" you might ask in bewilderment. Before we turn up our in-the-know noses at you, we'll try to jog your memory.
Remember that time Salma Hayek donned a unibrow and sucked face with Ashley Judd? That wasn't to indulge her bi-curiosity, nor for the titillation of fraternity boys the world over. Hayek was portraying one of the most influential Mexican painters of the 20th century.
And if that doesn't do it, please say you at least remember the postage stamp.
Anyway, Frida, as a gift from Silicon Valley for your accomplishments? A personalized masthead on the Google homepage! A Google Doodle, for those concerned with formalities.
Do you recall the Top Friends feature on MySpace? This is just like that, only bigger.
Other than the introspective portraits that made her a strong feminist icon, what's Google's particular fascination with Frida? We aren't quite certain, but we sure hope Frida enjoys her well-deserved place above the cyber mantle today.