Normally, Cinco de Mayo is a day I love because of it’s historical prominence. That, and any excuse to get drunk is a good holiday (hence, why I’m not a big Easter fan. Even Christmas has booze!). So what has today making me more excited than the Mexicans using cows to defeat the French? MSN has dropped their bid to totally fuck up buy Yahoo!
Apparently, Ballmer is better at reading between the lines than dancing. That’s right – after friggin’ cheap ass Microsoft offered them a few bucks more per share, Yang was like “Let me think about this, ‘cuz, you know, that will only buy two KFC Snackers per share. . . .” and Ballmer was like “Whatever. You realize, overall, that’s a lot of Snackers” and then to the press, “Hey man, we can do advertising stuff too! We know how to monetize! Well, except for search . . . .” and now it’s all “Hey Yang – suck it!”
Just as the small but brave Mexican army outflanked and stampeded the French, I like to think Yang has outflanked and stampeded Microsoft and Ballmer. Only, instead of cows, he used procrastination. And instead of getting Microsoft to retreat in defeat, they retreated out of something that wasn’t fear nor defeat. I don’t know what it was. All I am is glad is that Yahoo! is still Yahoo! and MSN is still shitty. Life is back to normal.
So, while many will celebrate that victory on a muddy slope in Puebla in 1862, I’m going to celebrate the non-triumph of Yahoo! remaining independant from the all thumbs club of Microsoft. Now, I have a margarita calling me . . . .