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Viva Yahoo? Yahoo is Elvis, Yahoo is Everywhere

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Viva Yahoo? Yahoo is Elvis, Yahoo is Everywhere

Viva Yahoo? Yahoo is Elvis, Yahoo is Everywhere

Yahoo’s Jeremy Zawodny had a post on his blog this morning called Viva Yahoo! which quotes Topix.net’s Mike and his comparison between Yahoo and Las Vegas. As quoted from the Topix.net Blog :

So what does that have to do with the publishing industry? Well, when I look at Yahoo, I see Vegas. I sign up for free email, read stock quotes and sports scores there for free and maybe even play some fantasy baseball for free. They don’t seem to mind. Why, because as long as when I am there, I do a search or two, all the bills get paid. The layout on these pages may differ, but the one consistency is the ever-present search bar on the top.

In Jeremy’s post, he asked his readers for more comparisons between Yahoo and Vegas, which I’m thinking would lend some chuckle fuel to Jeremy and his workmates.

I got to thinking a bit about Yahoo, its comparisons to Las Vegas Casinos (Yahoo Games) and showgirls (Yahoo Media) but really couldn’t come up with a comparison between Yahoo and Sin City worth posting. Then I got to thinking, what is a major symbol of Vegas, not the new Vegas, not the old Vegas.. but Vegas. And it hit me, The King.

Yes, Yahoo is Elvis. Yahoo’s not young hip swinging Ed Sullivan Elvis, and Yahoo’s not even peanut butter & pork rind sandwich eating Kung Fu Elvis either.

Yahoo is 1968 Comeback Concert Elvis – blowing away the new young blog and 2.0 crowd while still familiar enough to keep the older Yahoo’rs happy without too many changes to their core. Yahoo is Elvis, and is still Yahoo, even with the new direction of tags and social media.

And what better way to backup my theory than looking at one of the most popular songs about Elvis, Elvis is Everywhere by Mojo Nixon, and applying some Yahoo polish to it. At first I meant for this to be humorous, but the comparisons between Yahoo and Elvis are much more than a coincidence. These words are incredibly defining of Yahoo and its history.

Yahoo is Everywhere

When I look out into your eyes out there,
When I look out into your faces,
You know what I see?
I see a little bit of Yahoo
In each and every one of you out there.

Let me tell you.
Wellllllll…

Yahoo is everywhere,
Yahoo is everything,
Yahoo is everybody,
Yahoo is still the King.

Man oh man What I want you to see
Is that the big Y!’s
Inside of you and me

Yahoo is everywhere, man!
It’s in everything.
It’s in everybody.

Yahoo is in your jeans.
It’s in your cheesburgers.
Yahoo is in Nutty Buddies!
Yahoo is in your mom!
It’s in everybody.

It’s in the young, the old,
the fat, the skinny,
the white, the black
the brown and the blue
people got Yahoo in them too.

Yahoo is in everybody out there.
Everybody’s got Yahoo in them.
Everybody except one person that is,
Yeah, one person!
The evil opposite of Yahoo,
The Anti-Yahoo!
Anti-Yahoo got no Yahoo in him,
lemme tell ya.

Michael J. Fox has no Yahoo in him.

And Yahoo is in Joan Rivers
but it’s trying to get out, man! He’s trying to get out!
Listen up Joanie Baby!

Yahoo is everywhere,
Yahoo is everything,
Yahoo is everybody,
Yahoo is still the King.
Man oh man
What I want you to see
Is that the big Y’s
Inside of you and me

Man, there’s a lot of unexplained phenomenon
out there in the world.
Lot of things people say
What the heck’s going on?
Let me tell you!

Who built the pyramids?
Yahoo!
Who built Stonehenge?
Yahoo!

Yeah, man you see guys walking down the street
pushing shopping carts,
and you think they’re talking to Allah,
they’re talking to themselves.
Man, no they’re talking to Yahoo!
Yahoo! Yahoo!

You know whats going on in that Bermuda Triangle?
Down in the Bermuda Triangle?
Yahoo needs boats.
Yahoo needs boats.
Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo
Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo
Yahoo needs boats.

Aahh! The Sailing Yahoo!
Captain Yahoo!
Commodore Yahoo it is!
Yeah man, you know people from outer space,
people from outer space they come up to me.
They don’t look like like Doctor Spock.
They don’t look like Klingons,
all that Star Trek jive.
They look like Yahoo.
Yahoo!
Everybody in outer space looks like Yahoo.

Cause Yahoo is a perfect being.
We are all moving in perfect peace and harmony towards Yahooness

Soon all will become Yahoo.
Everything everywhere will be Yahoo.

Why do you think they call it evolution anyway?
It’s really Yahoolution!
Yahoolution!

Yahoo is everywhere
Yahoo is everything
Yahoo is everybody
Yahoo is still the King.
Man oh man What I want you to see
Is that the big Y!’s Inside of you and me.

That’s right ladies and gentlemen,
The time has come!
Time has come to talk
To that little bit of Yahoo inside of you.

Talk to it!
Call it up!
Say “Yahoo, heal me!”
“Save me, Yahoo!”
“Make me be born again in the perfect Yahoo light.”

That’s right!
You’ve got that Yahoo inside of you
and it’s talkin to you.
It says it wants you to sing!
Everybody’s got to sing like the king!

Like the king
Get that leg going now
Get your lip too.
Not no fool Billy Idol lip either.

Everybody!
Yeah, we’re rockin’ now!
Yahoo is with us.
It’s with us and it’s speaking to us.

It says “Peoples!”
“Peoples!”
“Everybody!”
“Everybody got to sing!”

Yahoo is everywhere
Yahoo is everything
Yahoo is everybody
Yahoo is still the King.
Man oh man What I want you to see
Is that the big Y!’s
Inside of you and me.

Yahoo is everywhere
Yahoo is everything
Yahoo is everybody
Yahoo is still the King.
Man oh man What I want you to see
Is that the big Y!’s
Inside of you and me.

Yahoo!

So, if Yahoo is Elvis, then that (for all of you Quentin Tarantino fans reading this) means that Google is the Beatles. Sergey the cute one (Paul or his lookalike), Larry the quiet one (George), Eric is Ringo (keping the company in beat) and they are all witty ones (John). But that’s another story for another weekend.

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