Charles Adams Goodle Doodle

Charles Adams Google Doodle

Growing up I was a big fan of The Addams Family so when I saw todays Google Doodle, I figured I should blog about it. The Doodle was made to celebrate Charles Adams January 7 birthday. Charles Adams was a cartoonist who created the Addams Family characters which led to two TV shows, cartoons, movies and a broadway show. My favorite Addams Family series was the 1964–1966 black comedy live-action sitcom. I was a big fan of that show when they played it on Nick At Night along with The Brady Bunch, Three’s Company and Gilligans Island which are some of my other favorite old shows from the 1960’s/70’s. I was surprised to see that there were only 2 seasons of that series made. It upsets me that these shows are hard to find on TV anymore.

Google’s Green Gumby Doodle

In celebration of Gumby creator Art Clokey’s what would have been the 90th birthday, Google today created a doodle that features Gumby and his pals and enemies. I say enemies because the Blockheads which make up Google’s capital ‘G’ and first ‘o’, are always trying to ruin Gumby’s plans on the TV show. And I say pals because Prickle, Goo an Pokey which make up the second ‘o’, second ‘g’ and ‘e’ respectively are always on Gumby’s side. I used to watch this TV show on Nickelodeon every day after school which is how I know so much about Gumby’s pals and enemies. Well done Google! You should see what Gumby can do today.

Richard Scarry Busytown Google Doodle

Google Doodle Richard Scarry

I grew up reading The Richard Scarry books about Busytown. Richard Scarry (June 5, 1919 – April 30, 1994) was a popular American children’s author and illustrator who published over 300 books with total sales of over 100 million units worldwide. Today Google celebrated what would have been Scarry’s 92nd birthday with a Google Doodle celebrating his life an Busytown.

Doodle 4 Google Winner on Google Homepage

Doodle 4 Google

The National Winner of the 2011 Doodle 4 Google contest has been selected and today has their doodle posted on Google’s homepage. The winner is Matteo Lopez, age 7 from San Francisco. The doodle title is “Space Life” and here is Matteo’s description of his doodle:

Is become an astronaut and explore space life. I want to wear a space suit, fly in space, walk on the moon and make friends with aliens in other planets.

He will take home a $15,000 college scholarship and $25,000 technology grant for his school. Congratulations and love the doodle!

Doodle 4 Google Contest

Doodle 4 Google is a competition where K-12 students use their artistic talents to redesign Google’s homepage logo for millions to see. That’s right, the winner’s doodle will be featured on the homepage on May 20, 2011. There are four levels to the competition: K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12. The doodle on the right is an example of an entry for the 10-12 grade level. To judge and submit your favorite doodles, go here. Voting ends May 13, 2011 at 11:59:59 P.M.