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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Can You Figure Out Today's Google Logo?

I couldn't. Dear readers, I am curious. Without mousing over the live Google doodle, what do you think the below illustration is?


11 comments:

Michael Walsh said...

Well, Clara Schumann had eight children...

Tom DePlonty said...

I didn't know she had eight children.

It was nice for Google to honor her, and a little surprising. I thought hardly anybody knew or cared about her, except for some musicians. Somehow this doesn't seem to best tribute.

Lisa Hirsch said...

I'm livid over the doodle, myself, for exactly that reason.

Michael Walsh said...

God's honest truth, I was making a joke. I just clicked on the logo to find out that's actually what they meant!

Unglaublich.

Tom DePlonty said...

"...seem the best tribute" I meant to say, of course.

Yes, Lisa - one of the great piano virtuosos of her time, a fine composer, a tremendously influential musical intellectual - and the doodle suggests The Sound of Music more than anything else. It trivializes her.

Lisa Hirsch said...

One of my co-workers thought it was Maria von Trapp.

Tom DePlonty said...

OK - as if the doodle weren't bad enough - both the LA Times and the Monitor did little articles about it; both manage to refer to her as "sassy". WTF?

Lisa Hirsch said...

Oh, lord.

Google has a history of dumbass logos featuring women. Here's a blog posting about the last two International Women's Day logos.

Mary Jane Leach said...

Unglaublich, indeed. It looked more like a happy-faced illustration for a Louisa May Alcott novel.

Elaine Fine said...

Oy. I had no clue.

Lisa Hirsch said...

OY is exactly what I thought!!!