Google Used Video in Their Logo For the First Time Today

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Google is getting even more daring (and bandwidth-hogging) with their doodles, with today's logo celebrating John Lennon's 70th birthday being their first to feature video. It's a clever embedded YouTube of Imagine, one of the greatest songs ever written.

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Hopefully the logo has appeared on all international Google search pages, with the message in Imagine about world peace being relevant to all. Not to mention the twinkly piano notes definitely putting smiles on faces (and perhaps tears in eyes, too).

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As has been said below, there are any number of songs that are significantly better than Imagine.

Many of which are by the Beatles.

While I'm a fan of the idea of world peace, I don't really think I would want to live in the world that Lennon espoused in Imagine. The world he describes is one that is free of thought, free of freedom, and free of discussion. In short what is described is a perfect communist utopia. I don't know if this is really what John wanted, or if there was a chance he was being ironic, but I do know that the world described in Imagine isn't someplace I want to live.

And just so people know, I'm not one of those Fox news watching, Glen Beck loving nitwits that scream "COMMUNIST!!! SOCIALIST!!! every time Obama is on the television. I trend to being liberal (with some notable exceptions) and despise it when people say that we are becoming a socialist country (but that is a whole other discussion - I just want people to know that what I said above is not some knee-jerk reaction).

There are many other songs that espouse the idea of man living together in peace in a much better way - for example the Youngbloods - Get Together.

I think that with Imagine people like to hear only the lyric

"You may say I'm a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us

And the world will live as one "

which sounds quite pleasant, until you also throw in

"Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can "

Well no thank you, I don't want to imagine that. I quite like the fact that there are some things that are mine that I get to enjoy.

I could go on... But suffice it to say that Imagine is a pleasant sounding song, as long as you don't bother to listen closely and really hear what Lennon was trying to say.