New Castle News
NEW CASTLE —
I have always been a big fan of Yahoo chocolate pop.
When the neighborhood gang would hang out at DePaolo's on High Street, I would always get a bottle of Yahoo from the pop machine.
The other kids would make fun of me, because the bottle was so small, compared to their giant bottle of RC Cola.
When I had to choose a homepage on the Internet, Yahoo was a natural for me.
If you haven't seen a Yahoo homepage lately, they have a news feed that tries its best to get you to click on an article.
They like to use tabloid headlines to get your attention.
One title I noticed was, "Rihanna without makeup."
I didn't click on it.
First, I don't know who Rihanna is.
Second, I think I would rather see her with her makeup.
Some of the headlines do get my attention though.
After I read them, I like to share the information that I learned with my wife.
She just doesn't seem to believe a thing I tell her, even though I mention I got it off the Internet.
The one article, about the risk of getting sugar being 33 percent higher after drinking diet pop, really made her think I was nuts.
How am I ever going to tell her that the hand sanitizer she uses won't protect her from the flu?
I am now full of information that no one wants to hear.
When Yahoo Internet connection was first introduced to the world, I had a friend who was a pop salesman.
He was not into computers, but did dabble in the stock market a little.
He kept telling me how well Yahoo pop was doing in the stock market.
I think some of the younger guys at the pop plant set him straight.
You can Google or Ixquick, but I'll continue to stick with my Yahoo.
How else will I know if the giant asteroid is going to hit Pennsylvania?