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Google doodle dandy

Posted by Mark Feeney  February 22, 2012 02:15 PM

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google-doodle.jpgThe best job in America? It has to belong to the person or persons assigned to come up with Google doodles. Those are the little variations on the look of the Google homepage that honor various individuals, anniversaries, or events. One for Les Paul's 96th birthday, for example, featured a playable guitar shape. Yes, you can twang away with your cursor.

Has a movie lover recently started doing the job (or been added to the group that does it)? On December 3, the doodle was for Nino Rota's 100th birthday. On Jan. 20, it was for Fellini's 92d birthday. On Feb. 6, it was for Truffaut's 80th birthday. The best movie-related Google doodle has to be the one from April 16 of last year, for Charlie Chaplin's 122d birthday. It came with its own video, no less.

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