Google "Hires" 'Silicon Valley' Character for April Fools' Day

Employees at the company formerly known as Google X are clearly fans of the HBO comedy.
Courtesy of X: The Moonshot Factory

Google is getting in on the April Fools' Day jokes.

X, the secret research and development company created by Google, sent out a press release on Friday, April 1, announcing the hire of Richard Hendricks.

Yes, the character played by Thomas Middleditch in HBO's Silicon Valley.

"All of the problems in the world seem really big, but if we could make those problems really small then they won't seem as big," says Hendricks/Middleditch in the video below, "and then we can tackle them, or squish them like giants." 

Wise words from the former Pied Piper CEO.

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