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Postby sky » Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:44 pm

There's a really great interactive Google Doodle today for Les Paul's 94th birthday:

http://www.google.com/logos/2011/lespaul.html

I started looking through the index of Google Doodles and found these that might be of interest to Lotta Livingites:

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I probably missed a few, so please look through the index yourself:
http://www.google.com/logos/

And here's another really good interactive one for the road:
http://www.google.com/pacman/

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Postby sky » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:32 pm

Today's Google Doodle (July 22) is for Alexander Calder's 113th birthday. It's not in the archive yet, so if you want to see it today, just go to google.com.

It's a scriptable rendering of a Calder-like mobile (I assume it's not an actual Calder since it spells out google) so I'm not sure if there will ever be an image that I can simply paste here.

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Postby sky » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:02 am

Quick! Click this before it disappears:

http://www.google.com/

Today's doodle is for Art Clokey's 90th birthday ... that is if you keep counting after he died. But, in any event, it's a cool interactive doodle with Gumby, Pokey, Prickle, Goo and a couple of Block Heads.

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Postby sky » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:40 am

Gumby is not in the archive yet, but I did see these recent ones that I liked for Lottta Living:

This one is for Lucille Balls's 100th:
http://www.google.com/logos/2011/lucilleball.html
You have to go to the above for the full effect, but here's the tv image:
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Roberto Burle Marx's 102nd:
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Here's the Calder one from above, although not animated:
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Pedro Paulet, rocket scientist:
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Karel Appel:
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Since there was some recent discussion on trains, Richard Trevithick
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Not sure how I missed this one the first time through. Here's the animation link:
http://www.google.com/logos/2011/space.html
And the image:
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Robert Bunsen, the animation:
http://www.google.com/logos/bunsen.html
And the image:
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Will Eisner:
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Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena had something to do with inventing Color TV:
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Pop artist Robert Indiana on Valentines Day:
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I'm, kind of stretching it here, so last one for Jules Verne:
http://www.google.com/logos/verne.html
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There are a lot of amazing ones that are just doodles. Again, check them all out here:
http://www.google.com/logos

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Postby sky » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:54 am

Charles Addams 100th birthday!
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Postby sky » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:54 am

This is a good one - Mies Van der Rohe's 126th birthday!

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Postby Futura Girl » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:02 pm

yes - that was a good one. i especially liked the clear glass rooms at either end of the google.
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Re: google doodles

Postby triviacompanion » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:40 pm

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I love the flintstones one! (I should check, I wonder if they had a jetsons? google)

Maybe all the monitors and UNIBLAB were too close to what google labs is doing eh?

Flintstones were cool, taking mod stuff and imposing it in the stone age. 8-)

Somewhere out there, there's a commercial with Fred & Barney pitching wintston smokes... yea, the flintstones weren't originally intended to be a kids show.

Cool doodles!
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Postby sky » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:29 am

I did a thorough search on the google doodle site looking for ones that were mcm to post here - very thorough, at least as thorough as Maude's doctor in the Big Lebowski. So, I don't think I missed a Jetsons one - but their 50th anniversary is coming up in September, so be on the lookout.

And welcome, newbie!

... also, I'm listening to triviacompanion.com as I write. Love the music, but not the site name - too easily associated with people who are just into trivia games. Are those images in the upper right corner real Shag? Sometimes I've seen fake Shag, like in the insurance commercials, but if they are real, they should have some accreditation.
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Postby triviacompanion » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:33 am

I wish I were a newbie, I've been lurking here on and off for probably 3 or 4 years now. (I was sure I've posted here before, but if I had, I lost my account details long ago...)

sky wrote:I did a thorough search on the google doodle site looking for ones that were mcm to post here - very thorough, at least as thorough as Maude's doctor in the Big Lebowski. So, I don't think I missed a Jetsons one - but their 50th anniversary is coming up in September, so be on the lookout.


Cool! will keep an eye out for them! The jetson cartoons had some really cool artwork.

sky wrote:... also, I'm listening to triviacompanion.com as I write. Love the music, but not the site name - too easily associated with people who are just into trivia games.


The name is unfortunate. The original plan was to make a podcast, ask a trivia type question, play some tunes, answer the question.. move to the next one.

Podcasting, due to licensing wasn't going to happen. So I tried to do the same thing in stream format.

I do bring up trivia. Not as a game, more like, here's a dumb fact you'll never need... but maybe you can use it to start a conversation at a party or your next meeting with Dr. No. (or to relieve the boredom at the cubicle)

I wish I had a solution for this, because I've had pretty much the same thoughts you've had about it.

The thing I've noticed is that there are a lot of people who don't know this type of music exists, I mean, they've heard of Frank Sinatra, but thats about it. It would sure be nice to find people who would enjoy it if they knew about it.

sky wrote:Are those images in the upper right corner real Shag? Sometimes I've seen fake Shag, like in the insurance commercials, but if they are real, they should have some accreditation.
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I don't know? I got them from photobucket, and in the links area, I do give that page a link. It should say something more than "Neat Artwork" though.

I'll fix that now, something like, (in [links]):

"The artwork in the upper hand corner may, or may not be, genuine Shag. In any event.."

Thanks for pointing it out. The links now say more than simply "neat artwork".

Cool google doodles! I'll be watching for the jetsons!

I think "jetsonian era" (or "flintstonian") should be a word. :wink:
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Postby Futura Girl » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:29 pm

triviacompanion wrote:The thing I've noticed is that there are a lot of people who don't know this type of music exists, I mean, they've heard of Frank Sinatra, but thats about it. It would sure be nice to find people who would enjoy it if they knew about it.


koop and java check in now and then - and most everyone here knows about music other than frank sinatra.

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Postby triviacompanion » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:03 am

Futura Girl wrote:
triviacompanion wrote:koop and java check in now and then - and most everyone here knows about music other than frank sinatra.

welcome aboard.


I would think everyone here would! :-) It was Java who reminded me of it, awhile back I was searching for java programming stuff and landed on his site. Wow! I'd forgotten all about it! (I really respect him, he's great, not many could walk the fine line between trash and tasteful the way he does.. he really has an incredible talent)

But I meant people from other places, in real life, that sort of thing... I think there are a lot of people who, maybe aren't incredibly interested in atomic age vegas style buildings, but, there are a lot of people who like them.

I don't seek buildings out, it's not something I really talk about too much.

When I do seek it out, I'm never quite sure what to call it, modern makes me think of "country style" mcmansions. The meanings for words change, if you say "space age pop" people are likely to think of "electronica". Modern, to me, is a pointer at whatever happens to be popular right now.

I sometimes refer to it as "jetsonian" and people seem to know what I mean, but I'm sure thats not a word.

I go to antique stores, now and then. I usually see at least one other person in them. I see a lot of stuff from the 60's, last time I was there, I saw several phones from the same era as your profile picture!

I use this as a kind of evidence that people are still interested... it's just INCREDIBLY difficult to reach them.
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Postby scowsa » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:24 am

As a British-American (but admittedly not much of a royalist) I thought I would add this one one to Sky's collection.

It celebrates Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee


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For thise of you unaware, the Queen is a big fan of Corgi dogs.
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Postby sky » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:17 pm

First thought ... sixty years as the Queen ... haven't those folks ever heard about term limits?

Second thought ... who isn't a fan of Corgis! Look at this video - it has nearly seven million hits (of which a few hundred thousand are me):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glii-kazad8

There's an ad you have to sit through, and it starts off a little un-corgi-like, but give it some time; it will grow on you too.

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Postby sky » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:00 pm

So, checking what I've missed between Her majesty (she's a pretty nice girl, but she doesn't have a lot to say) and Mies Van der Rohe ...

On April 13, Brasilia's anniversary, featuring Oscar Niemeyer (apparently still alive at 104!):

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On May 23, Robert Moog's 78th birthday, although he stopped counting when he died in 2005:

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... but better is the working version, kind of like the Les Paul guitar (posted here about one year ago) and which you can play to your heart's content here:

http://www.google.com/doodles/robert-mo ... h-birthday

I suppose it's a stretch to include Omar Khayyam's 964th Birthday doodle:

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... but of course his "Ruby Yacht" was made famous in a Rocky and Bullwinkle episode - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ruby_Yacht

And finally, simply because I can:

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I may never post here again without including at least one corgi reference.

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Postby sky » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:02 am

How did I miss this googie Google doodle from June 6:

http://www.google.com/doodles/79th-anni ... e-in-movie

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and, of course, also this:

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Postby sky » Wed May 08, 2013 5:28 pm

A really excellent doodle today for Saul Bass' 93rd birthday, but it has to be played to be appreciated:

http://www.google.com/doodles/saul-bass-93rd-birthday

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And I also missed, between posts, these:

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Postby sky » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:30 pm

Both within the last week:

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Re: google doodles

Postby sky » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:57 am

Today:

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Yma Sumac's 94th birthday Google Doodle. (Although there is a bit of a discrepancy about the actual date - could be 09/10, not 09/13.)

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Re: google doodles

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A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google's homepages that commemorates holidays, events, achievements, and people. ... By 2014, Google had published over 2,000 regional and international Doodles throughout its homepages, often featuring guest artists, musicians, and personalities.Dissertation writing service


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