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Google Celebrates Freddie Mercury’s Birthday

Jim Burroway

September 5th, 2011

As I noted in my personal recollection in today’s Daily Agenda, today is Queen frontman Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday. It’s Labor Day in the United States, so Google is displaying only a discrete American Flag at the bottom of the U.S. edition of Google’s home page. But go to, Google’s search page for Britain where September 5, 2011 is otherwise known as “Monday,” and the page looks rather different. Clicking the Google Doodle plays this video:

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Very nice tribute.

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same thing for!

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So, is this “really’ a tribute to our beloved Freddie Mercury? Why is the Google brand name all over the place in this video?

Seems more like Google pushing itself using the deceased Freddie Mercury as their spokesperson.

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And after posting on the other article, I immediately see this! Sorry for not noticing earlier.

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Freddie Mercury.

The embodiment of EPIC.

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