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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald