Sunday, December 23, 2007

I Don't Get Google's Holiday Logo!!!

I love Google's changing logos, particularly around the holidays. Some of them are really cool, funky, or clever.

The current one is too clever for me though.

I don't understand it at all! Mousing over it reveals "Happy Holidays" so it definitely was intended to represent Christmas. There's some sort of Santa-like figure made out of ribbon, this I can discern, but why is Santa being whipped around by a crane? And why is the crane hanging some poor construction worker? How does this all wish me a merry holiday googling?

I feel like Elaine on Seinfeld just not getting the cartoon in The New Yorker. If you can figure it out, please let me know below!!!!

BTW, Yahoo copied Google awhile ago and started changing their logos every now and then. As a victory for Canada (as if the higher Canadian dollar lately wasn't enough) Yahoo Canada's logo is much nicer than the main Yahoo logo! (Ah who am I kidding, it's not like anything Yahoo Canada does anything in Canada. Their tiny office on Toronto's Front Street I've heard doesn't do anything except sell ads.)

Dec. 23 Update: Google changed their logo to another weird construction holiday logo and I'm more mystified! It appears they may be working towards something, click on the logo to see the others in the series. But I still don't get it and it's not making my yuletide festive, rather frustrating!


Anonymous said...

It's a series of doodles that, together, tell a little holiday "story":

Glen Farrelly said...

Thanks to whomever posted this explanation. I missed some in the series and never got it. It's a relief to see them all put together - an early Christmas gift in fact.

Thanks again,