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John Lennon: Walrus, eggman and tech genius

The late great front man to The Beatles is re-introduced as the iPod's true inventor in this clever video starring British comedian Peter Serafinowicz. It spoofs on the case of Apple Computer v. Apple Corps, in which a U.K. judge ruled the technology giant's iTunes Music Store in the U.K. doesn't breach a trademark deal. The agreement, made in 1991, prohibited Apple Computer from distributing music on physical media.

The video on YouTube showcases flawless impersonations of 1980s era Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as they take us back to 1968, the magical year of drugs and free love when Lennon took a night course in computers and invented "The BeatleBox," a 363-pound converted refrigerator that played all of his favorite records.