Good lord, I got hit with that just now! I came here to see if anyone else had the problem. ARG!
What's weird is I can go to google.us (which is google.com) and get it, and go to google.nl and not get it, but my colleague sitting right next to me cannot get it on either.
I really really HATE the top menu being copied now to a sidebar which wastes my screen space. The very freakin same menu is already sitting right on the top!! Are people complaining to google that they can't find the "images" section???? I want it GONE.
One of my few reasons for using Google is it's easier on the eyes than cluttered crap like Yahoo.
If only ixquick could give the same results as google.... : (
They test new designs by showing them to only 1 in X0,000 searchers.
Hopefully this means tomorrow it will be gone. I'll sleep with crossed fingers and keep my google-guys voodoo doll close at hand in case it's still there tomorrow.