I have a hard time figuring out if this is a green duck or a goose? Perhaps it is a duck, not a parrot as the other birds look like. I wanted it to a goose because of the long neck, that is very much not a duck. Well, it looks mostly like a duck, let’s go with duck. The green duck only seems to be looking at four of the Google team members and not the last one with the party cone on the head. Still the fourth member (g) is throwing confetti, as in the other doodles today. A regular duck has a green head and neck, but a brown body, however there are totally green ducks as well.
There is a cartoon named Green Loontern, he is a green dressed duck, but not green in total.
Searching on green duck gives green duck images. It also gives hits on companies, of course. There are restaurants, IT companies, breweries and much more. There are also green ties with ducks… haha. Guess a hunter would want one. There is even Irish music with the name Green duck. I’m feeling it turns mainstream when there are so many things named Green duck really. Boring in fact. So is this green duck mainstream? Is it just a lot of mainstrem being hatched? Not five turtles, nor one crocodiles in 2016? So is the spotted star just a regular mainstreamer? A big green duck just looking backwards/in one direction/looking right/watching the biggest crowd and not the unique individual to the right?
The duck seems harmless, compared to the crocodile earlier today. Smaragdankan är grön. In Swedish it means emeral duck. It is green and has green eggs. The duck is black, but shines green in sunlight.
An emerald is green, of course. According to Paranormal it symbolises peace, love and eternal life. It is suitable for predictions and prophecies. According to Diamondcenter the emerald (the color of the duck) symbolises vitality, strenght and inner happiness. The emerald is a friend to “Gud och människor”(God and humans). (Diamondcenter)
The emerald can be used for pshycic and spiritual awareness. It can protect from magic, it is also used in exorcism. It can also be helpful in healing. It is said to enhance memory, joy, faith and harmony. (http://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/emerald/)
An emerald is also the birth stone of May. (Birthstonezodiac)
Did you know that Cleopatra was said to claim ownership of all emeralds in Egypt? She loved them. Roman Godess of Love was also believed to be emodied in emeralds. Royals have been buried with emeralds. Our princess Sofia uses emeralds in her tiara, I believe, at least the stones are green. (Birthstonezodiac)
Emeralds have been in graves, with engravings refering to the Bible. (Wikipedia)
Since the duck is green, the connection to emerald duck was easy to make. This wasn’t a jade duck, since they don’t exist. Anyways the green duck has the same colour as the crocodile and the turtles in earlier doodles today.
Green can also be used to explain beginner, military, being green concerning the environment, believing in green technology , being vegetarian and such.
Green is also the traffic light that gives you a “go” in traffic.
I consider perhaps this duck like Donald Duck, he’s a unlucky worker. With the best of intentions, he often fails or does stupid things, but in the end he has a good heart. He is also rather poor, but has a rich uncle. Some say “dum som en anka”, which means dumb as a duck.
The term duck is being used for unintelligent persons. It is also a term for someone that lets others take advantage of them. (http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/duck)
A sitting duck… is a expression used for someone in a unfavorable situation, with no good outcome. Also if you have no score, you are a duck. (stackexchange)
A sitting duck is also a easy target.(thefreedictionary.com) This duck surely sticks out in the crowd, since it is green and doesn’t look like the other birds…
I searched for duck online, but in Swedish, all I seem to get hits on is mostly Anna Anka. She is a Hollywood wife in the Swedish version of the series. I don’t want to bring her in to the analysis.
Well, so is it a big harmless green duck, a emerald duck, a easy target for the Google team, a little bit unlucky, been in bad places with no favorable outcome, now just seeing parts of the Google team and not all of it, making no score? But as all emeralds, full of wonderful gifts? Maybe a little bit different, but still a bird, as all the other birds in the Google team…? Well, it seems that Google thinks they didn’t spot a intelligent being, just a dumb duck, a mainstreamer, a easy target, after all. But they seem happy and partying anyways. Making fun on the behalf of the duck. Like bullies. The duck cannot do other than to look at them, wondering what set them off. So all the Google birds where waiting for the dumb duck to hatch, in the new years eve doodle… Well, if Google team are partying an having fun on behalf of the mainstream odd duck being hatched, and if they are thinking that you can bully someone just for looking different, but being mainstream, then perhaps the Google team are the dumb ones…
In this cartoon Sitting ducks we find both ducks, parrots and crocodiles by the way(the figures in the Google doodles contain these elements)(however no turtles). The fun thing is that there is a café named “The decoy” and it is about someone ordering stuff for someone else. It is strange, but in this film the ducks make cushions of feathers… Also that one of the feather donators is famous for its nice feathers. Behind it there is a secret forumla, to which he can grow his feathers back all the time. All others have become gator bate, since they have just regular feathers. But then it all returns to normal. Just as the Google doodle turns normal after new years day…
They removed the Sitting duck film, there are however many of those on YouTube, but the one with feathers I couldn’t find, since I don’t know the name of the episode. The original link was: youtu.be/Vm2pNoEqa28
Here is another episode instead.
Here is Sitting duck gameplay.