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Leonard Birthday google doodle

Post by scocoh » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:50 pm

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Hi all,

On the 'How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday' thread, it was resolved to aim for the building and placement of a bench on Hydra. Yesterday in that thread, mnkyface had a great idea of asking the Google folks to honor Leonard's 80th by making him the subject of the 'google doodle' for Sep 21 2014.

The google doodle is an illustrated version of the word 'google' which incorporates a certain theme, event or honoring of a person for a particular day:

http://www.google.com/doodles/about

People can provide google with subject ideas for any given day. Having Leonard as the illustration subject on his day would be very nice.

So as not to interfere with the original birthday thread and the bench discussion/updates, I'm starting this thread which can highlight the lobbying effort to make Leonard the subject of the google doodle for Sep 21 2014. Please email the google doodle illustration team ASAP. It takes time to plan their calendar and to develop ideas.

Please email google :

proposals@google.com

to lobby them to make Leonard Cohen the GOOGLE DOODLE SUBJECT FOR SEP 21
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Re: Leonard Birthday google doodle

Post by scocoh » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:04 am

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Here's a few more examples:

http://www.google.com/doodles/les-pauls-96th-birthday

(the guitar string google at the top of the page is the Les Paul example)

Toggle the arrows left/right of that image to see more examples.

(Any time there is a google doodle on the google search home page, use your arrow to hover over the image and it will tell you the subject of the illustration)
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Re: Leonard Birthday google doodle

Post by musicmania » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:34 am

Good idea to have a separate thread. I've emailed them and made sure to emphasise for a worldwide doodle because sometimes they are only in one country or continent!
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Re: Leonard Birthday google doodle

Post by scocoh » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:59 pm

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Let's hope that if they go 'Leonard Google' they do one as nice and extensive as today's Nelson Mandela birthday one: http://www.google.com
(click on the orange arrows)

http://time.com/3005070/todays-google-d ... n-mandela/

If you haven't emailed there is still time to do so.
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Re: Leonard Birthday google doodle

Post by lizzytysh » Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:32 pm

Thank you for initiating this thread, Scott.
I emailed them with this message:

This is Leonard Cohen's 80th birthday [I had copied & pasted what you wrote re: Sept. 21].
Through the song "Hallelujah" ALONE he has made his mark, due to the number of covers and vocal contestants winning with his song, plus how it's been used in various television programs.

Additionally, Leonard's songs have been used in films, as well, i.e. by Warren Beatty. He is INTERNATIONALLY known and revered, by poets, authors, intellectuals, music afficionados, and all those in between. He represents the human experience, from the joys to the pathos, to the hope and resilience, of religion and spiritual experience. You couldn't POSSIBLY have a better representative for your Google Doodle. Please let's do it!
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Re: Leonard Birthday google doodle

Post by scocoh » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:51 am

google has a nice doodle for Althea Gibson for Aug 25-- see google.com

less than a month away to see if they honor The Maestro.
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Re: Leonard Birthday google doodle

Post by UrPal » Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:36 pm

21 September is the International Day Of Peace, so that's an uphill struggle given the climate of the times....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_of_Peace

A combination of the two events could be forced by a suitably placed lyric....e.g. "The birds they sang at the break of day, start again I heard them say..." placed betwixt the Peace sign and the Order Of The Unified Heart:

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..and possibly with the odd bird and branch thrown in for good measure....

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Re: Leonard Birthday google doodle

Post by scocoh » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:40 pm

UrPal wrote:21 September is the International Day Of Peace, so that's an uphill struggle given the climate of the times....
Ah, darn. It sure isn't likely then.

http://youtu.be/24Vlt-lpVOY
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Re: Leonard Birthday google doodle

Post by sturgess66 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:07 am

Here's a link showing Google Doodles chronologically - through August 31st -

http://www.google.com/doodles/

And again - the email address to contact Google and propose honoring Leonard Cohen on September 21st - proposals@google.com
The doodle team is always excited to hear ideas from users - they can email proposals@google.com with ideas for the next Google doodle. The team receives hundreds of requests every day so we unfortunately can't respond to everyone. But rest assured that we're reading them :)
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