Re: I find the argument bizarre
And yet, believe or not, there *are* actually written laws that make it illegal to push somebody into a woodchipper. And I'm pretty sure that you've been explicitly made aware at some point that those laws exist, however strenuously you deny it.
If you haven't, please, talk to a lawyer.
If Google hasn't written down such rules that forbids an alert system on other people's calendars (and clearly, they were actively encouraging looking at other people's calendars), then the excuse looks very much valid. Using convoluted imagery to make your own invalid argument look fun and then tie it to somebody's else much more valid one, that's a crappy move.