Oh right, “Happy Birthday,” William Shakespeare! Because you’re sooooo great and important that apparently you still get a birthday party centuries after you die.

What did you ever do beyond create a dynamic framework by which we can understand virtually all human experience and potential and basically usher in humanity’s modern understanding of itself in a way that continues, inescapably, to shape every man, woman and child born into Western culture, even if they’ve never read a word you’ve written?

Big whoop. Get over yourself.


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