Picking on the fact that “Happy Birthday” is not in the public domain is a pretty popular fact on which to poke fun, especially considering its popularity and age, and how deeply embedded into society the song is. Even Aaron Sorkin picks on it. Barats & Bereta, creators of digital shorts put up on the YouTubes, have come up with a solution to the age-old problem of “Happy Birthday” not being public domain. Granted, there are many ways around the issue to begin with, but this is an amusing one that’s about “an Egyptian river god who finds a place to sleep atop two sheep and a deer named Harrison, who also happen to be governors of Algiers before the French conquest in 1830.” So, you know. Watch it.
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