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(Google)   Doodle 4 Google's national winner. A very compelling, very moving image from a young artist. Never knew the tubes could get quite this dusty   (google.com) divider line 100
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2013-05-23 06:26:06 AM  
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2013-05-23 06:28:02 AM  
Damn, now I cant cee ro rupe.
 
2013-05-23 06:30:38 AM  
Wisconsin!  Yay.
 
2013-05-23 06:39:15 AM  
"When I was 10 years old, my dad came home from war. This was my best day ever."

I need a Heimlich maneuver.
 
2013-05-23 06:47:25 AM  
Having a very hard time believing some of those K-3 drawings were really done by a child that age and not mom/dad/big sister.
 
2013-05-23 06:47:42 AM  
Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.
 
2013-05-23 06:49:20 AM  

Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.


Same thing happens with porn. It has to get weird and weirder to keep working.
 
2013-05-23 06:50:55 AM  

Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.


What you're missing is empathy.  That's why you sound like an art critic.
 
2013-05-23 06:51:10 AM  
That was really sweet.
 
2013-05-23 06:51:43 AM  

Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.


And there's not really any clever integration of the letters of the Google name.  I don't get it either.
I guess it's like the Oscars -- if the movie has enough outbursts of raw emotion you'll at least get a nomination.  "Sure,far more talent is displayed in some of the other works, but this one has patriotism and tears, dammit!"
 
2013-05-23 06:53:05 AM  

Fizpez: Having a very hard time believing some of those K-3 drawings were really done by a child that age and not mom/dad/big sister.


ot to poo on the pics, but I agree. I have a 10 year old and even though he is very creative, the stuff from his age group looks like an adult "helped"

/still all pretty cool though
 
2013-05-23 06:55:08 AM  
OK, I was dismayed to see flags and a soldier...  only because I knew it would bring out the dickweeds.
 
2013-05-23 06:58:00 AM  
yay jingoism
 
2013-05-23 06:59:46 AM  

Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.


If you want uplifting soilders returning stories, look up Vietnam War.
 
2013-05-23 07:03:04 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.

What you're missing is empathy.  That's why you sound like an art critic.


I wondered why I had a flashback to my freshman year art class after reading this.

/They'd trash this
//But would go full circle jerk over a urinal with a name on it
 
2013-05-23 07:03:58 AM  

Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.


I had the same reaction, and I'm active duty military. Plus to me there was nothing interesting done with the google letters.  Oh well.
 
2013-05-23 07:08:27 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: OK, I was dismayed to see flags and a soldier...  only because I knew it would bring out the dickweeds.


Can't we just be happy for the little girl that got her daddy back; or, do we need to hurumph everything?
 
2013-05-23 07:09:34 AM  

Fizpez: Having a very hard time believing some of those K-3 drawings were really done by a child that age and not mom/dad/big sister.


If kids have had real art instruction, this is not unusual for the kind of work they can do. If they are talented to start. By the way, Sabrina is in 12th grade and on her way to attend a college of art. She won a $30,000 scholarship from Google and also won her school a huge tech grant.

I'm finding the whole thing very dusty.
 
2013-05-23 07:15:46 AM  

iheartscotch: BarkingUnicorn: OK, I was dismayed to see flags and a soldier...  only because I knew it would bring out the dickweeds.

Can't we just be happy for the little girl that got her daddy back; or, do we need to hurumph everything?


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2013-05-23 07:19:50 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.

What you're missing is empathy.  That's why you sound like an art critic.


No, that's not it.  LOVe a good onion cutting session. This was just bland and super farking duper sterotypical. There's not even a backstory to give it atleast a bit of a crutch. Even a fake one. I'm not an art critic, but what I am was a person that stared at that and really struggle at wondering how people voted that for a national award. "Tom, Dave and Helen, get over here now! This is something fresh, moving and quite frankly something totally unique to the human element of war."
 
2013-05-23 07:19:52 AM  
Christ I need to drink coffee before I click links.

Upon first glance I thought that it was a weird time lapse and for some reason the last panel, all in color, was a legless homeless vet.

I thought it was a call back to Vietnam vets returning home or something. I was thinking that it was much more depressing than dusty.

What the hell, brain?
 
2013-05-23 07:22:17 AM  
That was manipulative. That reminds me of the "Britain's got talent" shadow theater group, who used the same theme to gain a capital of sympathy among the judges and public.
 
2013-05-23 07:23:52 AM  
Uhm, this content looks to be based on my location as I get to see the Swedish competition. What am I missing?
 
2013-05-23 07:25:11 AM  
In that last panel the soldier is homeless with PTSD and attacking the little girl.
 
2013-05-23 07:28:41 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: In that last panel the soldier is homeless with PTSD and attacking the little girl.


^ This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2013-05-23 07:32:19 AM  
I must really be jaded. I only see two that weren't completely done by an adult.
 
2013-05-23 07:33:53 AM  

Fizpez: Having a very hard time believing some of those K-3 drawings were really done by a child that age and not mom/dad/big sister.


I can. My nephews were all very talented in art department by the time they were 3 or 4. Some really amazing stuff.
 
2013-05-23 07:33:56 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.

What you're missing is empathy.  That's why you sound like an art critic.


Empathy is nice and all, but if not properly maintained it overrides the logic.

I agree with Mixolydian there. It's commonplace and it loses it's meaning, sorta like someone who says 'sorry' to everything even if it's unneeded.
 
2013-05-23 07:38:52 AM  
Children with honest-to-God natural artistic talent can absolutely produce art like this on their own. I remember being in complete awe of several while growing up.

/thinks these are pretty damn awesome
 
2013-05-23 07:41:09 AM  

Capo Del Bandito: BarkingUnicorn: Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.

What you're missing is empathy.  That's why you sound like an art critic.

Empathy is nice and all, but if not properly maintained it overrides the logic.

I agree with Mixolydian there. It's commonplace and it loses it's meaning, sorta like someone who says 'sorry' to everything even if it's unneeded.


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2013-05-23 07:43:53 AM  
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2013-05-23 07:49:14 AM  
hawaii: beep beep! here comes the dipsh

aw, i can't
 
2013-05-23 08:00:02 AM  

Mixolydian Master: It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.


That it's such a common experience for kids is precisely why it's so heart-wrenching.
 
2013-05-23 08:04:29 AM  

Perducci: Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.

And there's not really any clever integration of the letters of the Google name.  I don't get it either.
I guess it's like the Oscars -- if the movie has enough outbursts of raw emotion you'll at least get a nomination.  "Sure,far more talent is displayed in some of the other works, but this one has patriotism and tears, dammit!"


This is my only complaint and would have lost some points, had I been judging.  But the sequence would have probably made most of those points back.  It's really well laid out and shows wonderful spatial awareness, right down to the reflections on the ground.

Well done, to this kid.
 
2013-05-23 08:04:49 AM  

Fizpez: Having a very hard time believing some of those K-3 drawings were really done by a child that age and not mom/dad/big sister.


^This^
 
2013-05-23 08:09:42 AM  
I like it. However, I assume it is only going to be displayed on Google in the US, not world-wide, right? Or at least, it's the plain old Google logo on Google Thailand right now. :(
 
2013-05-23 08:24:52 AM  

Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.


A certain level of cynicism is healthy but taken too far you're just an asshole.
 
2013-05-23 08:25:24 AM  
Can we at least bookmark this for the next time pearl-clutching conservative bloggers start pitching a shiat-fit over the doodles not being about whatever it is conservative bloggers think they should be about?
 
2013-05-23 08:29:21 AM  
Very nice, and congrats to all the finalists!
 
2013-05-23 08:30:26 AM  

Faddy: yay jingoism


Wanna know how I know you don't know what "jingoism" means?
 
2013-05-23 08:33:21 AM  
Obviously the doodle is a mistake with it missing anything resembling a yellow ribbon as that is the 'unofficial official' way of saying you love a soldier. In this case, I find the hug-based imagery to be quite amature and, quite frankly, a cheap way of pulling on heartstrings. Needless to say images like this which are so American-centric could have disasterous consequences, or 'blowback' to true American interests around the world.
 
2013-05-23 08:35:35 AM  
Nothing like burnishing the ol' corporate brand with a bit of PR for the military, which we see far too seldom--unless you've watched a TV show, movie, news program, concert, or sporting event over the past decade. Gotta Support The Troops!
 
2013-05-23 08:35:40 AM  

Perducci: Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.

And there's not really any clever integration of the letters of the Google name.  I don't get it either.
I guess it's like the Oscars -- if the movie has enough outbursts of raw emotion you'll at least get a nomination.  "Sure,far more talent is displayed in some of the other works, but this one has patriotism and tears, dammit!"


I agree, I'm unimpressed.  The artwork is good, but unimaginative.
 
2013-05-23 08:36:34 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.

A certain level of cynicism is healthy but taken too far you're just an asshole.


Well if you mean cyncical as "judgemental," you are aware that this is a, ya know..art contest. Being judgemental is kind of a big part of it. Why should I feel bad that I found it to be trite and lazy art?
 
2013-05-23 08:38:48 AM  
Yesterday, I would not believe myself that a Doogle can take me to the verge of tears
 
2013-05-23 08:45:23 AM  

Mixolydian Master: Voiceofreason01: Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.

A certain level of cynicism is healthy but taken too far you're just an asshole.

Well if you mean cyncical as "judgemental," you are aware that this is a, ya know..art contest. Being judgemental is kind of a big part of it. Why should I feel bad that I found it to be trite and lazy art?


no, I meant what I said, why would you think I meant "judgmental"? When you look at someone's personal portrayal of a meaningful moment in their lives(especially one as powerful as this) and then dismiss it for being derivative and "worn out". That's basically the definition of being a cynical asshole.

/no offense
//think of it as an opportunity to examine your attitude and do better
 
2013-05-23 08:45:29 AM  
Wisconsin is so much better than every other state.  There is nothing it cannot do!
 
2013-05-23 08:45:55 AM  

Tomahawk513: Perducci: Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.

And there's not really any clever integration of the letters of the Google name.  I don't get it either.
I guess it's like the Oscars -- if the movie has enough outbursts of raw emotion you'll at least get a nomination.  "Sure,far more talent is displayed in some of the other works, but this one has patriotism and tears, dammit!"

I agree, I'm unimpressed.  The artwork is good, but unimaginative.



What I liked about it that I haven't seen in other works of the same ilk is how she captured the moment they never talk about on the news, where the daughter is unsure if that's her dad because she doesn't really remember what he looks like and maybe he looks different. And he's in the same boat since he hasn't seen her and she looks different, too. So there's a moment of...you are the person i'm supposed to hug right?

I wonder if anyone's ever hugged the wrong kid who ran up to them by mistake.
 
2013-05-23 08:47:39 AM  

Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.


To me, the dusty part comes when you think of the young person and the life experiences that lead up to that moment. That's what she grew up with, that's what she had to deal with at a young age.

The prompt for this competition was "The Best Day Ever..." She didn't draw a school dance, or friends, or getting a puppy, or any other normal kid thing. If this was her best day ever, then what were all those nights where she thought about the fact that her dad was someplace overseas in a war zone?

Maybe I'm over-thinking this.
 
2013-05-23 08:48:17 AM  
Yeah, I saw the flag and the soldier and figured it would go like this.
 
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