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    Breaking News. Shakespeare Dead.

    William Shakespeare RIP.

    Reports and reaction came in yesterday from a TV outlet in Argentina with regard to the demise of William Shakespeare.

    Canal 26 presenter Noelia Novillo announced that "one of the most important writers in the English language - for me the master" had died.

    She added that "We've got news that has stunned all of us given the greatness of this man. We're talking about William Shakespeare and his death. We'll let you know how and why it happened."

    It was in fact the UK William Shakespeare, a former Rolls Royce worker and parish councillor, who received his first virus jab in December thus becoming the first man, and the second person, to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

    He died on Thursday from an unrelated illness, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust said.

    The Bard died in 1616, which either means that some in Argentina are four centuries behind the times on breaking news, or in fact one man in his time does play many parts and all the world’s a stage.

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    Oh, my! I remember the guy. He had a brief moment of fame in December, because he was the second person in the world vaccinated against Covid and, of course, because of his name! Sorry to hear that he already died.

    As for Argentina, forgive them their slight date mistake. We live strange post modern times, when nothing holds and everyone can turn into everyone. His parents wanted to honor the bard anyway.

    Near a building where I lived before moving to the present one, there used to be a parking place. One of the employees was called Shelley (with the accent on the second syllable). No idea where he got his name. I don´t think his parents have heard about the English poet or his wife.
    #Stay home as much as you can and stay well

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