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A Video Tip for Yahoo: "The Aloof"

Yesterday, I posted a video of the classic Nancy Sinatra song, “These Boots Are Made for Walking,” as a metaphoric tip for Microsoft to deal with its continuing rejection from Yahoo.

Then someone sent me this video answer to Sinatra’s, which turns out to be a perfect path for Yahoo to follow in its likely futile efforts to ward off the attentions of the software giant.

From the movie “Sweet Charity,” it’s called “The Aloof,” and subtitled, “Rich Man’s Frug.”

Perfect!

Here’s the video:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus