Under terms of the deal, expected to close in the second quarter, GeoCities shareholders will receive 0.3384 share of Yahoo! for each share of GeoCities they own. GeoCities has 31.4 million shares outstanding.
Based on Yahoo!’s closing stock price of $335.875 on Wednesday, the transaction is valued at roughly $3.57 billion, a hefty premium over GeoCities’ market capitalization of $2.3 billion.” —Thanks, Awl commenter Giovanni, for directing me to this amazing CNNfn story from January 1999 about Yahoo’s acquisition of Geocities for $3.6 billion. (That’s fake money, of course, but still.) Geocities, of course, is being shut down by Yahoo because now there are other places to write about how freaking bonkers Woodstock ‘99 was.
— Legendary Cardinals broadcaster/gleeful drunk Mike Shannon, talking trash about how this year’s All-Star game in St. Louis will be better than last year’s at Yankee Stadium. He’s the greatest. Of all the Shannonisms, my favorite will always be: “I’ve heard it said that if you know English, Spanish, Italian, and I think it’s French, you can go just about anywhere in this world…except for China where they have all those derelicts.”
Full run of them here.
If I may speak for every member of the Dodger organization, our heartfelt and deepest sympathies to the mother and family of Nick Adenhart, and to every member in the Angels organization, for the untimely accident and death of young Nick last night at the tender age of twenty-two. Nick, from Maryland, had pitched six scoreless innings and was in a car with three friends, and a driver apparently went through a red light and T-boned the car, killing three of the four, including Nick, and one other member is in critical condition. And if there is one thing I’ve learned in all my years — and I haven’t learned much — but the one thing I’ve learned: Don’t even waste your time trying to figure out life.
Ground ball through for Andre Ethier, and life continues for those who still have it. And with a leadoff single, Russell Martin will be coming up.
But I would say, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to take a moment and say a prayer in memory for Nick, especially for his parents. What a shock to lose a twenty-two-year-old.
Andre Ethier at first base, Russell Martin the batter, James Loney on deck, and the Dodgers try to strike in the second inning against Kevin Correia.” — Vin Scully, as only Vin Scully can be, simple baseball poetry. Transcribed from today’s Dodgers-Padres telecast.
Seriously, this is BILL SIMMONS saying this to RICK REILLY. Sorry. I just don’t believe you. I think you are lying.
Oh, also: The 9/11 thing … What?
I don’t think Geneva Convention rules apply when the torture is really, really funny.