I’ve been a Yahoo user since they first started yodeling. It’s my home page and I like their sports, weather and finance news. I don’t use their search engine. I’m a Googler. And I have a “Chrome” page full of apps.
A few months back, I received an email from Yahoo (in my Gmail box) and asked if I would be interested in taking part in a series of studies and questionnaires regarding my computer use. I replied, Heck Yes, and I instantly became a designated “Yahoo Yodeler.”
We also tested new formatting of their video app and many other things. Currently I am also a beta-tester for Yahoo of some new Android apps, but that’s another story.
Being called a “yodeler” is pretty kooky. I realized I hadn’t heard that stupid Yahoo commercial on radio for a long time…you know, the one where it ends with the guy yodeling…Yaaaaaaahooooo.
In checking out what happened to the real yodeling, I found another crazy story. It seems the original yodeler is named Wylie Gustafson. He was paid a flat rate of $590 to record his “yaaahoooo.”
Wylie must have went crazy hearing that commercial every time he turned around so he sued Yahoo a dozen years ago for more money.
I just read he settled for an undisclosed amount. I feel better now, but still, I’m an unpaid yodeler. Anybody else out there a yodeler?
ONE MORE THING
I wanted to share a musical treat (Just 2 minutes….you can spare that). My Hoosier buddy sent it to me. I have started saving my empty beer bottles, but I’m not sure I can get the rest of our band to join me.
Check out the Bottle Brothers…fantastic stuff! (It’s OK…it’s church music)