|(Stratford-upon-Avon, England — April 23, 2015) – William Shakespeare quietly celebrated his 451st birthday today.
As announced last year, the Folger Shakespeare Library is still planning on publishing a new Shakespeare book – containing an updated history of The Bard plus a one-act Shakespeare-like play – but the details are still being worked out, according to a Folger Shakespeare Library spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Fareed Zakaria, an author, journalist, and convicted plagiarist – including publications such as The New York Times – penned a poem for the occasion:
Unfortunately for Zakaria, the poem he “authored” is really Shakespeare’s Sonnet 104.
“It’s amazing that this guy can still go on television and write for respectable news outlets like CNN,” said a broadcasting industry spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity. “I mean, what does this guy have to do to get fired – permanently?”