Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Micro Boo-Hoo

"Well, isn't that special?" was a catch phrase of Dana Carvey's Church Lady character on SNL (about 100 years ago).

I think that would be an appropriate response for Yahoo in the wake of Microsoft's patented if-we-can't-buy-you-we'll-just-rip-your-arms-off approach to acquisitions.

A proxy fight? Really? Wow - no one saw that coming.

It's sort of funny, really. It reminds me of that scene in Monty Python's Holy Grail where there is a guy with a cart of human bodies roaming through the plague-stricken countryside shouting "bring out your dead, bring out your dead." A man comes out with an old man over his shoulder and negotiates a price with the vendor, when the old man says "but I'm not dead, yet." The guy carrying him says to the vendor "ah, but he's nearly dead" while the old man cries "I'm feeling better" as the cart moves down the lane.

Maybe Steve Ballmer saw the movie...

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