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#203456 - 11/23/11 05:13 PM Re: Google Honors Madame Marie Curie With A Doodle [Re: bexter]
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#203457 - 11/23/11 05:20 PM Re: Google Honors Madame Marie Curie With A Doodle [Re: bexter]
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Originally Posted By: bexter
no! ours is brilliant...best doodle made so far i think! try googling google doodle stanislaw lem




That is pretty awesome, all right. thanks.
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#203613 - 12/03/11 04:23 AM Google Doodle pays tribute to Mark Twain [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Google Doodle ~ depicting scenes from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer on November 30th.

The full-width illustration greeting web users logging on to the search engine portrays an episode in the novel in which the protagonist is made to whitewash a fence. Resembling a drawing from a children's story book, the picture appears to show Tom and his friend Ben at various stages of the paintwork job, with the 'e' and half the 'l' of "Google" subjected to their brush.

Did you know that Mark Twain was his pen name? He was born
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 176 years ago.



Remember this thread??
I wonder if changing those words has made any difference in the end.....

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#203615 - 12/03/11 06:17 AM Re: Google Doodle pays tribute to Mark Twain [Re: Candy]
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I just finished reading (the authentic) Tom Sawyer for the first time in fifty years, and, after a couple of books in queue ahead of it, will read Huckleberry Finn for the first time ever. Wonderful writing.

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#203621 - 12/03/11 09:04 AM Re: Google Doodle pays tribute to Mark Twain [Re: Tromboniator]
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You're right - two very fine books which are among my top favourites. Indeed, my daughter is named after Tom's girlfriend, Judge Thatcher's daughter.
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#203624 - 12/03/11 10:40 AM Re: Google Doodle pays tribute to Mark Twain [Re: Candy]
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Originally Posted By: Candy


Google Doodle ~ depicting scenes from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer on November 30th.

The full-width illustration greeting web users logging on to the search engine portrays an episode in the novel in which the protagonist is made to whitewash a fence. Resembling a drawing from a children's story book, the picture appears to show Tom and his friend Ben at various stages of the paintwork job, with the 'e' and half the 'l' of "Google" subjected to their brush.

Did you know that Mark Twain was his pen name? He was born
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 176 years ago.



Remember this thread??
I wonder if changing those words has made any difference in the end.....



Yes, I remember the thread, and I repeat what I said then:
It is the nonsense we have in this country called
"Political Correctness" perpetuated by the media.

There is a show on AMC now called "Hell on Wheels" which
makes Twain mild by contrast, and there is no political
correctness in its vocab. Just the way it was with the
building of the Transcontinental railroad.
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#203625 - 12/03/11 10:45 AM Re: Google Doodle pays tribute to Mark Twain [Re: Tromboniator]
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I read both of them or an either/or situation, at least once
a year. And I only do that with no more than three books,
as there are so many out there that are good. I have all
the Huck movies on DVD and watch them a lot as well.
I live close to where Twain lived and wrote and have been
there as well. Its like home.
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#203898 - 12/24/11 08:33 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Boo on Google for their physically incorrect snowflake. But go ahead and click on the colored squares anyway. Be sure to have the sound set at a reasonable level.

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#203899 - 12/24/11 09:55 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Faldage]
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Somewhere I was told that not one snowflake is like the other. And still it can be incorrect?

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#203900 - 12/24/11 10:03 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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All snowflakes are based on hexagons. This one is an octagon. The molecular structure of water does not allow that.

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