Essential Google services (!) have been persistently down in the last couple of days. Techcrunch reported about Google Analytics remaining down for more than 24 hours, SEO Round Table reported about Google Finances and Google Stats, Search Engine Land reported about the malfunction in Google News.
In the meantime, Ask was having fun at Google's cost. Ask posted a seemingly serious post about Google Pen suddenly running out of ink! The post received equally hilarious comments, including one from the Google-in-person Matt Cutts.