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Google - Agatha Christie

Post by Adam106 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:21 am

Google have re-done their logo for Agatha Christie's 120th birthday. I know it's supposed to be Christie (the "G", in particular, being Poirot) but the others scream Clue. Miss Peach looks like the victim whilst Col. Mustard, Mrs. Peacock and Mr. Green crowd round her. I have no idea what the "E" is at all.

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Post by Jamie » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:51 pm

I took the L to be Inspector Japp and the others to be a generic well to do lady and colonel/major type character from her novels. Dont have a clue about the E either.

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Post by Lord Caspen » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:11 pm

I think the 'e' is Miss Marple. Small, frail-looking, retiring, and with a floppy gardening hat. *shrugs*
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Post by cacums » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:35 pm

The Body in the Library. A beautiful blonde in front of a fireplace. The 'o' and the 'g' could easilly be Josephine Turner and Mark Gaskell

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Post by Adam106 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:51 pm

Ooh that gives me an idea - maybe it's Colonel and Dolly Bantry actually finding the body in the beginning of the novel? Poirot and Japp have just decided to help Marple in this newest adaption. :wink:

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Post by WarnerPlum » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:55 pm

Smashing!
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Post by Michael » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:08 pm

That's great! I like to think the brown one next to Poirot is his sidekick Captain Hastings.
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Post by cacums » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:39 pm

Michael wrote:Captain Hastings.
Well now I guess I know what happens at the end of Mysterious Affairs at Styles. Oh right the killer too..

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Post by Lord Caspen » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:37 pm

Three things:

1) When I load the Google main page, I don't see this logo;

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2) if the first "o" is Hastings, then maybe the second "g" and the "l" could be Tupence and Tommy Beresford, respectively;

and

3) cacums: I don't understand what you're saying.

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Post by cacums » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:04 pm

In the book Mysteries Affairs at Styles Hastings is just a common folk person. Michael mentioned he gets promoted to Captain.

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Post by Michael » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:06 pm

Apparently it's not available in the US.

Here's a bit about it:

http://mashable.com/2010/09/15/google-agatha-christie/

Today’s Google logo (or Google Doodle, as the company calls its everchanging logo) is one of the most elaborate we’ve seen: It’s a murder scene with one of Google’s o’s depicting a lady lying dead in the middle of a room full of other characters.

But who’s the murderer: the butler, the elegantly attired woman, the gentleman, or the stable boy? There’s only one person who can find out: Agatha Christie’s fictional detective Hercule Poirot, represented by the capital G in the image, sporting his famous bow tie and mustache.

The logo is, of course, a tribute to the famous crime writer, who was born on September 15, 1890 — exactly 120 years ago. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Christie is the world’s bestselling author, having sold more than 2 billion copies of her books in 44 languages (puts Stieg Larsson’s success on the Kindle in perspective, doesn’t it?).

Google often highlights famous writers with its logo; it even had a series of UFO-related doodles celebrating the work of famous science fiction author H.G. Wells.

The logo is currently visible in the UK, Ireland, and several other countries, but not in the U.S. To see it, click here.
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Post by Lord Caspen » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:22 pm

cacums,
cacums wrote:In the book Mysteries Affairs at Styles Hastings is just a common folk person. Michael mentioned he gets promoted to Captain.
I just looked it up -- apparently, Hastings was a Lieutenant in the novel. He was, after all, recuperating from wounds received in the War. He does not get promoted in the book, as I recall. Also, in your post, you indicated the identity of the murderer was somehow spoiled for you, and I didn't follow that at all. A joke?
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Post by cacums » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:29 am

It was a joke actually.

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