Yesterday was International Women’s Day. Yay women! And before you start asking why there isn’t an international men’s day, there is:
That’s not what I want to focus on today. I want to focus on why yesterday’s Google Doodle was so, so terrible:
Let’s just do a quick run-down:
Even if you don’t see all this subtext in the doodle (lucky you), you have to admit it’s not good. That got me thinking – what other Google Doodles have totally sucked?
And it turns out (spoiler alert) it’s really hard to find another Google Doodle that’s anywhere near as bad as this one. Most of them look like they actually took some care and thought. But here we go anyway, the five-ish worst-ish Google Doodles ever, in my humble estimation …
Two years in a row, the Father’s Day logo centered around neckties, proving they are equal opportunists when it comes to gender stereotypes. What percentage of dads actually wear a tie?
If Father’s Day means ties, Mother’s Day means flowers, obviously. Mothers are also women, and as established above, women love flowers! (In 2012, I think I’ll be subversive and send my dad flowers.)
I’m including this one for the lost opportunity. Why wasn’t she carving out the double-o like a figure 8? SMH. (There is a whole, too-long series of these, for skiing, curling, etc., and they are all pretty dullsville.)
But what’s with the kangaroos??
I’m including this one partly because I forgot how ugly the Google logo used to be. Also, it’s really kind of embarrassing that the Google boys were so excited about going to Burning Man they had to commemorate it in a Doodle.
It reminds me of when the Beatles went through that stoner stage. We get it, we get it! You really like weed!
On the upside, like I said, most of Google’s doodles really are pretty good. You can browse through them all here and here.
Elisa Gabbert is WordStream’s Director of Content and SEO. Likes include wine, karaoke, poker, ping-pong, perfume, and poetry.
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