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London 2012 Google Doodle Interactive: Canoe Slalom

Looks like kayak to me, but Google says it’s Canoe slalom, so… there you go. Slalom away. 

Either way, I’m a fan.

Love a doodle.

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London 2012 Google Doodle Interactive: Hurdles

Today’s track and field themed Google Doodle lets searchers play at jumping hurdles: Use the arrows to move the runner’s feet and the space bar to jump. Have fun.

Love a doodle.

 

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Les Paul & Record Your Own Google Doodle Tune Day

 

The fun just never ends, does it?

I did not know who Les Paul was, but now I do.

Now I know that Les Paul “was an American jazz and country guitarist, songwriter and inventor. He was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which “made the sound of rock and roll possible” (thanks Wikipedia).

Why? Because every once in a while I check to see if Google is doing anything entertaining for the day. And today the logo is musical. And it has a record button. And you can record your own tune. Then you get a link and it will play back for you.

Joyful.

Hit it.

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Busytown Google Doodle: Who Doesn’t Love Richard Scarry?

Sunday’s Google Doodle  was another amazing childhood shout out: Richard Scarry’s Busytown folk brought so much joy to my youth. The tattered tomes still reside in my parent’s basement. It’s a magical place.

Scarry’s birthday was June 5, 1919—hence the Busytown doodle celebration from yesterday.

When I was really  little, I somehow convinced myself that my parents knew Richard Scarry and that the books were actually from him. I have no idea how I came up with this alternate reality, but I it would have been super cool. Super. Cool.

Later today I will probably venture to dig out a battered copy of What Do People Do All Day? and Richard Scarry’s Busy, Busy Town. And I will have a great time reminiscing. I will.

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Best Google Day Ever: Little Miss & Mister!

Growing up, I adored the Little Miss and Mr. Men books by Roger Hargreaves. The earliest tomes I recall are Little Miss Bossy Boots (whose boots ran her all over town until she learned not to be bossy) and Mr. Greedy (who ate and ate, got fatter and fatter, but hungrier and hungrier).

When I was in college, Urban Outfitters started selling t-shirts featuring the characters. Guess who owns the Little Miss Bossy tee? I also may have caused a minor scene in a bookshop on Charing Cross Road when confronted by an entire rack of my beloved childhood books, unencountered for many years up to that point.

So much love.

Imagine my delight when I hopped on Google this morning and chanced to spy this logo of joy. Obviously, I clicked through.

Turns out today would have been Mr. Hargreaves 76th birthday, hence the Google-bration.


And there are so many more! So much joy.

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Women on the Bridge: 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day

Thanks to a special Google Google, internet searchers are reminded to take a moment for International Women’s Day‘s centennial.

Women for Women International and Google have organized an event in honor of the day, and in an effort to improve the lives of women the world over.

The “Join Me on the Bridge” events are being held—you guessed it—on iconic and not-so-iconic bridges across the globe: from the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, to the Great Barriere Bridge between Rwanda and Congo, to the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia.

You can check-in to attend a gathering in person, or show your support by checking in virtually.

You can also chose a specific cause for donation on the website. Women for Women International focuses on female survivors of war; there are also a wide array of organizations listed on the Google site which focus on other causes related to the quality of life for women worldwide.

Or you can come up with your own way to celebrate women, their rights and their achievements.

So if you are a lady, if you like ladies, or if you just know a lady who isn’t all that bad… take a moment and ponder the legacy of International Women’s Day.

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Van Google

In case you have not seen this today, I particularly enjoyed it… so… you’re welcome.

This post is dedicated to all the art history dorks out there.

You know who you are.

 

P.S. I originally thought it was a Van Gogh day, but apparently it’s Paul Cézanne. Oh well, I only minored in Art History, you know. Sorry.

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