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Offline Matthew

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Google doodle for 4th of July - for USA or Canada?
« on: July 04, 2017, 07:47:23 AM »
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  • If someone showed me this graphic and said: "quick! name a country!"
    I would say, "Canada!"

    The animal with the antlers, and the Canadian goose next to it, might be why I lean that direction. Even the stars are arranged so that they look like snow falling! Even the blue background suggests nighttime or twilight on a clear night in winter. And then we have the pine trees...

    The bear, fox, and general collection of animals suggest a forest in a very cold climate like northern Canada.

    The only part of the USA where you see such forest wildlife is maybe Alaska.

    This graphic just doesn't seem very USA to me. Whoever picked this graphic to celebrate the American 4th of July (which has NOTHING to do with animals, nature, etc.) should be fired.

    If America looked like this, then apparently we were wiped out in a massive nuclear strike or other catastrophe. It's winter everywhere, and nature took over everything that man had formerly conquered. It looks like the population of America is 0 (at least if we're counting humans!)
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    Re: Google doodle for 4th of July - for USA or Canada?
    « Reply #1 on: July 04, 2017, 08:44:29 AM »
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  • I see what you mean.  There are some stars and stripes in there but they are not the first thing one notices.

    http://searchengineland.com/fourth-july-google-doodle-inspired-u-s-s-1st-national-parks-director-stephen-mather-278367

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    Google is celebrating today’s Fourth of July holiday with a doodle inspired by the U.S.’s first National Parks Service Director and noted conservationist Stephen Mather.

    The red, white and blue logo leads to a search for “Fourth of July,” and includes images of deer, bears, moose and other animals you may find in one of America’s 58 national parks.
    According to Google, Mather’s birthday was also on July 4th. He was named director of the the National Parks Service — often cited as “Amercia’s best idea” — in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson who created the NPS the same year.
    “Over a century old, America’s national parks span 84 million acres and host more than 275 million visitors every year,” writes Google on its Google Doodle Blog.

    It looks to me like they were trying to find something non-controversial to say about America: "Yay! We have nice parks!"  I don't expect it to work.


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    Re: Google doodle for 4th of July - for USA or Canada?
    « Reply #2 on: July 04, 2017, 09:27:02 AM »
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  • I don't know, doesn't bother me.  But I'm from a place where there are bears, and foxes, and moose, and snow, and not Texas. 
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    Re: Google doodle for 4th of July - for USA or Canada?
    « Reply #3 on: July 04, 2017, 09:59:25 AM »
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  • Looks like this could have been used on Saturday (July 1 2017) to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary.
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    Re: Google doodle for 4th of July - for USA or Canada?
    « Reply #4 on: July 04, 2017, 10:37:26 AM »
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    Re: Google doodle for 4th of July - for USA or Canada?
    « Reply #5 on: July 04, 2017, 11:21:07 AM »
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  • I don't know, doesn't bother me.  But I'm from a place where there are bears, and foxes, and moose, and snow, and not Texas.
    And pines.  I see there are pines in the graphic.
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    An in-law of mine, visiting Texas, was eschewed as a "jack-pine savage."  Do you really call us that down there?  It's a funny term.  Fittingly Germanic.  
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    Re: Google doodle for 4th of July - for USA or Canada?
    « Reply #6 on: July 04, 2017, 03:38:21 PM »
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    of deer, bears, moose and other animals you may find in one of America’s 58 national parks.
    They literally meant "one" ... you'll find moose in approximately one US National Park. Most things "American" have a Northern bias, but I too thought this graphic was over-the-top.

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    jack-pine savage
    I've never heard that before.
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    Re: Google doodle for 4th of July - for USA or Canada?
    « Reply #7 on: July 06, 2017, 04:12:23 AM »
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  • Google sucks.  

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    Re: Google doodle for 4th of July - for USA or Canada?
    « Reply #8 on: July 06, 2017, 08:25:39 AM »
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  • I'm surprised it wasn't a rainbow flag- google usually has a rainbow something every couple of weeks in the logo.

     

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