The delicate music and the strolling scene of today’s Google Doodle has me a bit mesmerized.
The music does have an artist and a title and it the artist which has inspired Google today. Achille-Claude Debussy‘s “Clair De Lune” translated of course means “light of the moon” hence the fitting interactive doodle.
In other news, there is a red aura or halo around the sun, or at least there was this morning. I don’t think that bodes well. I’m not sure what it means thought. Anyone? Beuler?
The premise is cool, swabbing something onto empty petri dishes and then watching something grow. I mean every kid loves doing experiments with petri dishes in school, myself included.
But sitting at my computer and running through the Google Doodle only to see the disgusting stuff that grows from a keyboard swab…eck! Seriously ready to buy a new keyboard because really how do you save one which has been used by multiple people and has evident gunkiness under the keys?
In addition to learning that one of the gross petri dishes is meant to represent growths from a computer keyboard the other sources of GEW-ness include: smelly socks, a door knob, a panting dog, soil near a plant in the rain, and a dish being washed.
Some quick background information:
Julius Richard Petri was born on May 31, 1852 and he was the Bacteriologist who is considered to have invented the Petri dish.
Major props to him for inventing the dish and developing the technique of agar culture to purify or clone bacterial colonies. Thanks to his smartness other bacteriologists today are able to identify the bacteria responsible for diseases.
An art student from a high school in Wisconsin created the Google Doodle we are all seeing on our search engine landing page today. It is a thought provoking and beautifully illustrated Doodle of a young girl running with an American Flag in her hand and finding herself in the embrace of her father, a solider having returned home.
Besides the home-page display, Google says Sabrina has won “a $30,000 college scholarship, a Chromebook computer and a $50,000 technology grant for her school.”
Well done, Sabrina Brady, you’ve touched the hearts of millions with your art today.
This post wasn’t planned, but this morning when I pulled up my browser and the Google Doodle started drawing itself out and promising me a Square Dance… well, how can someone choose to NOT write about that… right?
If you get a chance to run through it then please do, otherwise the video is above this post.
So what’s all the square dance fuss about?
American graphic designer and filmmaker, Saul Bass, has been given a video Google Doodle to mark what would have been his 93rd birthday. For West Side Story (1961) Bass filmed the prologue, storyboarded the opening dance sequence, and created the ending title sequence. And apparently it’s retro enough that the Google Doodle Designers decided to have a wee bit of fun with it. Their animation includes some of his designs from film title credits, film posters and corporate logos.
You’re not the only one wondering why Google is honoring Cesar Chaves this Easter Sunday instead of, well, Easter.
As it turns out they didn’t have an Easter doodle last year either. In fact, there hasn’t been an Easter Google Doodle since the year 2000. I guess I’m only noticing because of Cesar Chaves being on my search engine page this morning. If the page were just the normal Google logo I probably wouldn’t think anything of it. But I’m sure people will find way to be offended by this and that is just silly.
Cesar Chavez Day is an official state holiday in the U.S. states of California, Colorado and Texas. As a senator, Barack Obama made a call in 2008 for a national holiday in Chavez’s honor, saying: “Chavez left a legacy as an educator, environmentalist, and a civil rights leader. And last year President Obama made it so by the power vested in him March 31st is now Cesar Chavez Day.
“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.” – Cesar Chavez
This morning my phone rang before 5:30 am. At first I thought my alarm was going off and I growled, then I turned to see it was an actual phone call. That’s when you feel panic ripping through your chest. It was my husband’s name on the screen and I fumbled past Amelia to answer. (Baby girl was laying with me in bed). “I hit a deer.” Slowly processing I asked, “You what?” He repeats “I hit a deer, I’m okay but the Jeep is not.” This is when the emotional rush of hearing there has been an accident and then hearing my husband is okay and then processing the Jeep is damaged and then thinking about waking the three kids and packing them up to go get him… it was rapid fire synapses exploding in my groggy morning brain. Fortunately, Brian was able to drive the Jeep home. Not all of the pieces of the Jeep made it home but we do have a nice piece of deer in the front left bumper and along the left driver door. GEW!
Not only was this weekend DayLight Savings..and so we lost an hour, although I’m sure with three kids we have in effect lost years of hours over the last decade. So really what is one hour over the weekend? But it does impact everyone. You wake up and it is dark! Plus there was very thick fog going on this morning. Oh yeah. And a deer. o_O
Anyway, I’m at work now, the kids are all where they need to be and hopefully my husband has taken some Advil and can try to unwind a bit after his eventful morning.
Google has a fun interactive Google Doodle up this morning. It’s in honor of Douglas Adams, this would have been his 61st birthday. Adams is best known for the five-novel “trilogy” “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” which began as a 1978 comedy series on the BBC (where the young Adams worked as a producer) and, as a result of its popularity, was adapted into book form.
The Google Doodle, complete with audio, has several endings. You push the “Don’t Panic” button and then see something like a goldfish being eaten or a graphic of the Earth. You can also click on the elevator and other places in the Doodle to see an animation and hear the sci-fi “wooo oooo ooo” sound. It’s pretty cool, I enjoyed it and I hope you do, too.
You know I love me some Google Doodles! And normally I post bright and early in the morning as soon as I see the clever doodleness while I’m scouring online and working. However, the working came first today and I didn’t get a chance to screenshot and put something together for you until just now.
So there are several possibilities available when you push the Google Doodle, watch the ferris wheels spin and then see your animal love connection. I was highly amused by the Octopus holding up his boombox for the Duck peering our an upstairs window. Much like a favorite John Cusack movie of mine, “Say Anything.” Oh you know.
However, this one with the monkey and the elephant dancing under a disco ball is also very amusing.
Did you push the red heart? What crazy, wild animal love connection came up for you?