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Festive Animated Google Doodle For Google’s 18th Birthday — September 27, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to access the Google Doodle.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Some memorable past OUR Birthday
Google Doodles.

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Click to ENLARGE. Use link, directly above, to access these from the Google Archive.


Some interesting pictures from last year’s Doodle.

Click 1st image to access original (or here).

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Last Google Doodles:
>> US voter registration.
>> British tea.

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by Anura Guruge


German BMW, On Its 100th Anniversary, Apologizes For Nazi Ties & Using Concentration Camp Labor.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” original
from March 7, 2016.

Click image to ENLARGE and enjoy here.


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This is why I REFUSE to own, drive or touch a German car — even today.

I explained, in this post, my epiphany against most things Germans after seeing the destruction wrought on Liverpool (the home of the ‘Beatles‘ in England) 35-years after the end of WW II.

And the irony. Given roots in Ceylon I do not have any family members or folks that I knew who served, let alone died, in WW II. All the WW II veterans I have met, and I have met quite a few, have been British, American, Canadian, Australian and yes, German! [I skied in Austria with a German who lost his leg in WW II. They had rope lifts — as is common in Europe. He, given that he only had one leg and as such one ski, needed someone on the other side of the lift to compensate him — essentially to have their skis pointed at an angle to straighten him out. He would wait at the bottom of the ski life until I appeared. Then he would ask me.] But I still feel very strongly about all the ALLIES that served, suffered and died during WW I and WW II.

That is why I am will only now own American, British, Korean or Indian cars.


Click to ENLARGE. My Red Poppy collection.

Related posts:
++++ Search on ‘German cars’ for many other related posts from past years >>>>


by Anura Guruge


2016 Valentine’s Day (At Least) Three Google Doodle Variants; Blushing, Prickly & Emotional.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access the Google Doodle.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Main 2016 Valentine’s Day Google Doodle Post
click here.


Last Google Doodles:
>> 2016 Valentine’s Day.
>> Dmitri Mendeleev of Periodic fame.

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by Anura Guruge


Valentine’s Day 2016 – Blush Inducing, Rather Touching Google Doodle.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access the Google Doodle.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Prior Google Doodles for Valentine’s Day
— inc. those that Google displays in its search results.

Click to ENLARGE and enjoy here.
Use this link to access originals.

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Last Google Doodles:
>> Dmitri Mendeleev of Periodic fame.
>> 2016 Chinese New Year.

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by Anura Guruge


Imposing & Dignified Google Doodle For U.S. Veterans Day 2015.

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by Anura Guruge


veteransday2015thmbvsadLast Google Doodles:
>> Hedy Lamarr 101.
>>
Adolphe Sax.

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Click to access the Google Doodles.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


2014 Veterans Day Google Doodle


Google has always done a Veterans Day
Doodle since 2007.
Not sure why they didn’t do ones before.

The Veterans Day Doodle only appears in the U.S.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Says Red Poppy, In U.S., Should Be Worn On Memorial Day, Not Veterans, i.e., 11/11.

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by Anura Guruge


Click to access the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
official Q&A page with these answers.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here.


This, to be fair, makes sense.

Our Poppy Day/Remembrance Day is to honor and remember the war dead — though by extension we use it also to honor and commemorate all past wars. The U.S. makes a distinction between its two holidays: Memorial Day (in May) & Veterans Day, 11/11. That is made clear in the first Q&A.

My problem. Enough Americans don’t wear Red Poppies either for Memorial Day or Veterans Day.


Attractive Fourth (4th) of July 2015 Google Doodle — Without ‘Google’ Spelled Out.

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Last Google Doodles:
>> Canada Day 2015.
>> Copa América 2015.

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>> How they celebrate 4th of July in England, Britain <<


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Click to ENLARGE and ENJOY.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.

One of the RARE Google Doodles without ‘Google’ in it.


Past 4th of July Google Doodles.


4th of July Google Doodles As Of 2000.

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Last Google Doodles:
>> Canada Day 2015.
>> Copa América 2015.

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>> How they celebrate 4th of July in England, Britain <<


Click to ENLARGE and ENJOY.
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Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Canada Day 2015 Google Doodle — And Some From The Past.

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by Anura Guruge


Last Google Doodles:
>> Copa América 2015.

>> Father’s Day & solstices.

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Click images to access the Google Doodles.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Shame that this Google Doodle was ONLY shown in Canada.
They already KNEW it was Canada Day.
It should also have been shown in the U.S. and the REST of the glorious British Commonwealth.
Those are the folks, who like I, always forget this holiday.


Some prior (not all) Canada Day Google Doodles.

Click to ENLARGE.


Eye-Catching Google Doodle For Danish Inge Lehmann, Discoverer Of Earth’s Inner Core — 127th Birth Anniversary.

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by Anura Guruge


Last Google Doodles:
>> U.S. 2015 Mother’s Day.
>>
U.K. 2015 Parliamentary Elections.

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Click images to access the Google Doodles.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link above to access original at Google Doodle Archive.


Impressive Worldwide reach as befits a Doodle
that deals with the Earth’s inner core.


Click to access Wikipedia entry for Inge Lehmann.