Today’s bright “Google Doodle” — of pioneering physicist/chemist Marie Curie in her light-dappled lab to celebrate her birth — is a fitting tribute to the inspiring Nobel winner. But: Is it one of Google’s most inspired efforts?

As we weigh the evidence (and invite you to share your favorites), here’s Comic Riffs’ TOP TEN GOOGLE DOODLES OF 2011 going into today:

1. LES PAUL: THE PLAYABLE GUITAR

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2. MARTHA GRAHAM: THE ANIMATION DANCE

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3. LUCILLE BALL: CHANNELING THE HIGHLIGHTS

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4. FREDDIE MERCURY: THE MUSIC VIDEO

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5. JIM HENSON: THE CLICKABLE MUPPETS

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6. ART CLOKEY: THE “GUMBY DOODLE”

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7. JULES VERNE: DEEP-SEA DOODLE

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8. MARY BLAIR: THE DISNEY DOODLE

9. THOMAS EDISON: THE ILLUMINATING DOODLE

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10. LUNAR ECLIPSE: THE MOON DOODLE

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Writer/artist/visual storyteller Michael Cavna is creator of the "Comic Riffs" column and graphic-novel reviewer for The Post's Book World. He relishes sharp-eyed satire in most any form.