Yes it’s real, although a lot of people weren’t sure.
Erik Thauvin has a screen shot. (Update : according to Kevin Fox Erik’s are faked, but his are real via Boing Boing
Someone commented (can’t remember who, sorry) that given Google impending IPO, the SEC might frown on such a joke.
and the real Goolge gag was the job posting for a position at Google’s Copernicus Center. (I applied just in case) was because the subject of todays User Friendly (and now I know where all that 419 money is going).