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Shpigler the Shark's Tips for Yahoo Still Work!

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Is it just me or does this funniest of all Yahoo-Microsoft takeover videos by Shpigler the Shark still make a lot of sense, even as billionaire investor Carl Icahn circles Yahoo (YHOO) like–let’s just say it, shall we?–one of those creepy vultures from “The Lion King”?

Watch out, Simba! Oops, I mean Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang!

My favorite piece of Shpigler advice for Yang: “You are strong. You are beautiful. You are handsome… love yourself.”

And, of course, the classic brush-off for Yang to tell Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer: “Take $44 billion and buy a country. Go buy Liberia. See if you can monetize Liberia.”

Just replace the name of Ballmer with Icahn and you are good to go, Jerry!


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik