On the night of the May 6th, the votes were being tallied in the important Democratic primary elections in Indiana and North Carolina. I had dinner at the home of some friends, and we watched the early election results as Barak Obama was slowly closing the gap with Hillary Clinton in the Indiana primary. Unfortunately, I had to go home early, so I didn't know the outcome. I was looking forward to finding out in the morning.
The first thing I did the next morning, after showering and dressing, was to turn on my computer to check the election results. I typed, www.yahoo.com, and waited for the headlines. Ta Da!
Further down the page were the top ten searches that had recently been performed by Yahoo users. Britney Spears topped the list, followed by Rihanna, Elisha Cuthbert, Iron Man 2, Cyclone, Ryan Reynolds, Webby Awards, and Baskin Robbins. Finally I found some election results, but it was on the newspaper equivalent page 10.
The word Yahoo was invented by Jonathan Swift and used in his book Gulliver's Travels. It represents a person who is repulsive in appearance and barely human. Accordingly I've coined the expression, “Yahoo IQ” to mean barely intelligent. And, like an embarassing stain, I've purged Yahoo from my browser's bookmarks.