Today’s Google Doodle Celebrates Diversity

“This is an outrage!” – Wingnut sites, probably. CNET reports:

A Connecticut student gets to share her vision of the future with the world, with a little help from Google. Sarah Harrison, a 10th grader from Bunnell High School in Connecticut, won the annual Doodle 4 Google competition with her drawing showing peace and diversity among people from all walks of life. The theme for the ninth annual contest, in which Harrison squared off against hundreds of thousands of other entries, was “What I see for the future…”.

“I wanted to draw something that I hoped would show that we can all get along well, and that it’s possible for us to be happy with each other,” the 15-year-old told Google. Along with having her art displayed Friday on prime internet real estate with Google’s hundreds of millions of views, Harrison will win a $30,000 college scholarship and a trip to the Googleplex in Mountain View.

In unrelated Google news, open Google Maps on your phone. We’ll wait.

  • TexasBoy

    Hmmm…Connecticut – Home of the armed police drone legislation.

  • pepΓ³n

    OT, but also to celebrate diversity:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKIGystgThc

    • ByronK

      I was feeling a bit cheated with that one great falling kilt shot but they came through in the end (so to speak).

      • Joe in PA

        Pssst, thanks, I fast-forwarded to the end. πŸ™‚

    • safari

      I’ve been following the “Kilted Coaches” vlog on youtube.

      • PickyPecker

        I think they’re funny…and sexy, too!

    • Todd20036

      I SO lack the coordination to do those moves. I looked like a lumbering ox trying to do yoga.

      I’ll stick with Interval training classes and spin classes.

      No coordination needed

      • Joe in PA

        but are you wearing a kilt and no underwear in that spin class?

      • another_steve

        When I was young and supple, I did yoga.

        Today, the extent of my physical exercise is getting out of bed in the morning.

        • John

          I know the feeling…LOL. I do, however, manage to walk 4 miles or more almost every day. Basically it just gets me out of the condo with the added benefit of a modicum of exercise. I think I burn enough calories to cancel the empty ones in the glass or two of wine in the evening. LOL…

          • another_steve

            Walking is very good exercise. It makes sense that nature would see to it that ordinary human activities (walking, climbing, stretching, etc.) are sufficient for the body.

            Gyms, after all, are a very recent development in our biological evolution. πŸ˜‰

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Nice to see they wear their kilts the way they are supposed to… w/o undies. What about a frontal view, handsome gents?

      • ChrisMorley

        It’s from BBC Scotland, and Auntie Beeb can’t risk kilt frontals.

        • another_steve

          Well at least you show tush there in the U.K.

          That’s more than we Yanks get on our TVs.

          • ChrisMorley

            We get regular reminders that British programmes have to be edited censored for US audiences.
            We did dump a lot of puritans on your shores.

          • Scott Carpenter

            Yes, we still haven’t properly thanked you for that.
            OK, Trump is in charge of foreign diplomacy. Maybe we have.

          • another_steve

            Yeah… thanks for the puritans, Chris.

            (And on behalf of all Aussies reading here, thanks for the criminals.)

          • Gustav2

            Pommies have more fun.

          • another_steve
          • Hue-Man

            The French were already in Canada but it’s the Brits’ fault they survived conquest! (I’m personally fortunate the French survived. Being able to parlez-vous got me my best job.)

            “Australia got the convicts, Canada got the French, and USA got the Puritans.”

          • another_steve

            The Australians (indigenous peoples and others) obviously survived the boatloads of thieves and pickpockets dumped upon their shores. Man and I traveled there in 2002 for the Sydney Gay Games. (What a schlep from here in Maryland
            — don’t ask.)

            We visited several cities on the east coast. What a lovely, friendly, embracing people. I’m sure marriage equality there is just a matter of time.

            I’d visit that lovely nation again in a heartbeat.

          • John

            USA here, can we make a trade????

          • Hue-Man

            I find it interesting that the Catholic church had near Taliban-like control of Quebec until the Quiet Revolution of the 1960s. Fifty years later, the province has one of the lowest rates of church attendance in Canada.

            Today’s American evangelicals wish to establish a similar 1950s religious regime in partnership with far right-wing politicians. Can they not see the oppression that results in countries like Iran, Saudi Arabia, etc?

        • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

          ☺ Still cheeky ☺

    • greenmanTN
    • EdmondWherever

      There was no diversity there, you libtard hypocrite! It was just a bunch of white guys! A bunch of pale-skinned, furry, Scottish, manly, bearded, muscular… oh no! I’m a GOP closet case!

  • fuzzybits

    Good on you Sarah!

  • MikeBx2

    Ha! I was going to mention the Google Maps thing. Warning: it’s addictive. πŸ™‚

  • JWC

    Kudosto this young lady a light for the futire

  • In Google-related news, it was reported in testimony earlier this week in the Senate intelligence hearing by Clinton Watts that news feeds on Twitter, Facebook, and even on aggregators like Google News were deliberately targeted by Russia’s trolls and bot-net army to promote Trump over his GOP nominee challengers and to divide the Dems by promoting the ‘Bernie or Bust’ movement or promoting Jill Stein as the only acceptable alternative after the conventions. This last often by spreading ridiculous conspiracy theory BS against Clinton.

    That propaganda effort has not stopped.
    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/3/31/1649106/-Bernie-Sanders-Called-Out-Trump-On-His-Ties-To-Russia-And-Something-Interesting-Happened

    The context is Bernie has been speaking out forcefully against Russia. And the bot-swarm responded with Soros and ‘Pizzagate’ bullshit.

    From the closer:

    Judging from these tweets by β€œusers” in response to Bernie Sanders, it does seem like the botnet is still in effect in trying to divide the Democratic Party, rile up anger towards Clinton by using Bernie Sanders, and carrying forth conspiracy theories. They’re definitely not REAL Bernie Sanders supporters, who mostly voted for Hillary Clinton, and in general are supportive of the Democratic Party.

  • james1200

    The White House is holding an emergency meeting to get a handle on this diversity thing.

    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/pbmo1vvlwtnvoymjnqqk.gif
    http://fistfuloftalent.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/diversity-quote.gif

    They’re trying, you guys!

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  • ok, what’s up with Google Maps?

    • safari

      α—§β€’β€’β€’

      • pacman?

        • safari

          Evidently.

          • hmm…not on mine πŸ™

          • safari

            On mine a red pink Ms. Pacman badge appears above the location and direction buttons on the right. There’s also a scroll up option on the bottom.

          • Ernest Endevor

            Is this like a Microsoft thing?

          • Do Something Nice

            It’s on my Andriod phone.

          • Ernest Endevor

            I meant, Not An iPhone.

          • safari
          • Rex

            I’m out in the country, so one main road and six dead ends and I got eaten immediately. Not that I’m complaining.

          • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

            Got it on my smart phone, not on my PC with Chrome.

  • JCF

    Oh, that’s almost worth promoting Google to share that image! [Seriously, I really like it. Just wish their shirts said “COEXIST” or something.]

    Hey, JMG is back! Was down for me a couple of hours ago—anyone else?

    • safari

      Joe made a post. The site was under attack.

      • james1200

        Damn Towleroad!!

    • Lazycrockett

      The rapture came and we are all in heaven now. Personally Im already bored.

      • edrex

        the cocktails are fine (nothing to die over, imho), but i could use a good cigarette.

        • Lazycrockett

          Mine was made with a jigger??

          • edrex

            ikr? so the joke is that we’re served 40 virgin cocktails?

      • BlueberriesForMe

        I’ll put in order in to change you into a dolphin and send you back to Earth. The oceans will have recovered by then since us humans aren’t around anymore to screw them up.

      • John

        True story, condensed version: ran into a jeebuz freak on the sidewalk who asked me if I wanted to go to heaven. I replied, “No. I definitely want to go to hell.” He looked like I had just thrown cold water in his face then asked me why. I replied, “That’s where all the fun people will be.” The jerk didn’t know how to respond to that! ROFL.

    • Welfare Monitor

      Don’t you have a job?

  • Rex

    What? No straight white privileged men?
    I’m liking what she sees in the future.

    • BlueberriesForMe

      I’m going to be the grumpy 13th fairy from Sleeping Beauty. Until those religious symbols take a hike, I don’t expect any real diversity.

    • Seth

      You’re creepy looking!

  • Tawreos

    How long before the christian outrage that they were towards the end of the line and their precious lower case t turned into an L?

  • Lazycrockett

    wocka wocka wocka

  • Ernest Endevor

    What about google maps?

    • kanehau

      Open it… even in your desktop browser. There is a PacMan icon in the lower left. Turns the entire street view into a PacMan game.

      Edit: It is no longer in the desktop browsers.

      • Natty Enquirer

        Not in my Chrome browser.

        • kanehau

          I can confirm not in my Chrome either. But it does under safari.

          Edit: It has now disappeared from Safari as well. Oh well.

      • Ernest Endevor

        Not on mine.

        • kanehau

          Ya, it apparently has now disappeared from the desktop browsers. Damn.

      • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

        I see it on the Google Maps App on my Smart phone. Not on my PC using Google Chrome.

  • Lars Littlefield

    As soon as the alt-right GOPers get full control of the interweb such deviant nonsense will stopped. /s

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    O/T: Caitlyn has made a brave and courageous statement on the NC ‘repeal’.

    This backroom deal is NOT a true repeal of #HB2…β€” Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) March 30, 2017

    Just about as impressive as when Trump, after a few weeks of begging managed to read a prepared statement letting us know Antisemitism is “bad, very bad”

    • Lars Littlefield

      By Jove, she must have found a hair on her ass this morning. That’s so butch.

      • edrex

        i did too — but it wasn’t mine.

    • Mr. M

      Why do any of us expect anything more from Caitlyn Jenner? She’s a Jenner! And a conservative who is against gay marriage. She can go hug a landmine as Dorothy Zbornak would say.

    • Lazycrockett

      Found time between her mani and pedi?

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        Perhaps she had an assistant tweet it for her? Wet nails and all.

      • Natty Enquirer

        There’s a lot of interesting stuff between her mani and her pedi.

  • sequel

    regarding google maps: wtf?

  • RobynWatts

    I like Sarah’s future vision….it’s a world that I hope to see someday very soon.
    The haters, every single one of them, belong in a museum in a exhibit, entitled “Ancient History.”

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

    I love it. Strange, here on Google.ca, we have a Google doodle celebrating the 145th birthday of Sergei Diaghilev, creator of the Ballets Russes.

    http://time.com/4720263/google-doodle-sergei-diaghilev-ballet-russes/

    https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/sergei-diaghilevs-145th-birthday-5691313237262336-hp2x.jpg?w=1100&quality=85

    • ChrisMorley

      That’s what we get in the UK, too.

      • Gustav2

        That’s cuzz y’all more edumacated.

        • ChrisMorley

          Why, thank you, kind sir.

    • Hue-Man

      wiki

      In 1909 [Nijinsky] joined the Ballets Russes, a new ballet company started by Sergei Diaghilev. The impresario took the Russian Ballets to Paris, where high-quality productions such as those of the Imperial Ballet were not known. Nijinsky became the company’s star male dancer, causing an enormous stir amongst audiences whenever he performed. In ordinary life he appeared unremarkable and was withdrawn in conversation. .Diaghilev and Nijinsky became lovers; the Ballets Russes gave Nijinsky the chance to expand his art and experiment with dance and choreography; he created new directions for male dancers while becoming internationally famous.

      Caption: Vaslav Nijinsky and Sergei Diaghilev in Nice, 1911
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f3916243127a1931ec8eeeb03f26c94844a1ba08d90c7be9bbdf54695fbcceb9.png

  • Natty Enquirer

    Erm, is “e=” supposed to represent skeptics, or atheists, or scientists, or physicists or something?

    • clay

      I’m assuming his shirt logo is a wrap-around rib protector that finishes up on his back.

  • Joe in PA

    Pacmam? Yeah, no.

  • Gigi
  • AtticusP

    Sarah Harrison’s vision of the future gives me hope that we will survive the orange menace that is currently occupying the West Wing.

    Brava!

  • Carl
    • Joe in PA

      Ah, with the possible exception of JMG!

      • Christian1234567

        The comment section of JMG is amazing. I love going to this comment section.

        • agcons

          I’ve been reading here for over eight years. I don’t participate all that much – I haven’t much to add to conversations – but it’s a great place.

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  • PickyPecker
  • I just fell for Petlexa, the new Amazon Echo app just for pet dogs, cats, and hamsters. I love the look on the kitties face ordering expensive take-out sushi!
    https://youtu.be/fdhxzqkvkZw

  • Blake J Butler

    I like the message, i think the go to fad for this shitty administration is hot guys with truth telling words written over their chests and parade around in public.

    Who votes Yay ?

    https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17626112_10208933015309571_6218164483542617539_n.jpg?oh=0ffafc9481d8aafa49d630943189e1c9&oe=59933C1A

    • Rex

      I say yay, and I don’t even care what the question is.

    • If Trump won’t agree to it can I volunteer?

      • Blake J Butler

        Of course πŸ™‚

  • Alt-right heads will be exploding everywhere. I’m increasingly gobsmacked how the election of Donald Trump has unleashed a deluge of repressed hatred toward just about every minority group you can name.

  • EqualityForAll

    Nice job. Where in Connecticut is she from? I grew up there (and escaped!)

  • billbear1961
  • Todd Allis

    That is cute, and beautiful.
    Also the Google Maps thing is fun. I overheard it when I was out for lunch but didn’t know what it was.

  • Natty Enquirer

    I guess all the icky old people are in the back.

  • Sammy

    I like it because the gay kid looks normal and they didn’t put him next to the “non-binary” freak.

  • patrick

    Umm – let’s all not get played here. Like too many of these crafty Corporations, Google is NOT our ally. Certainly not as long as they support our enemies – those groups and politicians which relentlessly seek to harm our Community. Let’s not offer them praise for acknowledging our existence. Instead, let’s demand that they put their money where their mouth is (while paying their fair-share if taxes so that we can fully fund our government and its programs)…

    https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.php?strID=C00428623

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c89b6b2169a649de28cd2f0cf0240b2d86947e519fb81222943bc102ead55584.jpg

  • patrick
  • nocadrummer

    Slightly Off topic…
    It’s reported that Gilbert Baker, the creator of the Gay Flag has passed.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155288933322042&set=a.10150554877042042.402528.722712041&type=3&theater

    • Gustav2

      I’ve made an executive order that all Rainbow Flags at half staff around the world.

      • John

        That’s a wonderful and heartfelt sentiment and one I voiced this evening, however, it was Gilbert’s wish that the flag never be lowered per Cleve Jones at the memorial at Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco tonight.

    • TuuxKabin

      Rest in love and peace Gilbert Baker. Thank you for our colors. I’ve been re-producing so many on to protest posters since January 20. Thank you.

  • DoctorDJ

    Opened my phone to check the traffic for the commute home, and wtf is this little Pac-Man icon here? Clicked around to try to get rid of it, somehow end up in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    Where the traffic was quite calm this time of the day.

  • TampaDink

    Wonderful artwork…so glad that she won scholarship money as well as a day of internet fame. My only critique is also a sense of relief…apparently her view of the future doesn’t include any rabid conservatives. Or if it does, I didn’t see anyone with a stick up their ass.

  • ScottSinEC

    HaHa! I love playing Ms Pacman over my neighborhood!

  • Aprilvhurst

    Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours & have longer with friends and family! !dh238c:
    On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
    !dh238c:
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