The pluck of the Irish

Yahoo user DepFavreSupTroop1982 can't wait to kick the Chinese hacker out of his mail account to start using Gmail on it!
Yahoo user DepFavreSoopTroop1982 can’t wait to kick the Chinese hacker out of his mail account to start using Gmail on it!

Leave it to the Irish to sum up being able to load your Gmail in Yahoo’s mail client in one subheading:

For some reason you can now access your Gmail account through Yahoo

[Emphasis ours.]

Yes, come back to Yahoo for email. Please? We’ll let you use Gmail, and we all know that everyone prefers unsecure, spammy monoliths from the early-aughts Internet over anything Google produces.

This development may coincide with estimates that Yahoo is not even worth the paper it’s printed on before scanned and posted online.

So, congratulations, Paul Mallon and the Irish Independent! You just won SeriouslyGuys’ Copy of the Day.

This sounds like a job for Facebook dog-owning tough guys

Did they try lowering a rope within pit bull jumping range?
Did they try lowering a rope within pit bull jumping range?

Your moment has arrived, people who care entirely too much about pit bulls and stranded dogs. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a woman who fell down a cliff with her two pit bulls, but, as of 7 a.m., have still left one of the pit bulls behind.

G’on, now. Time to throw the metaphorical rock through the windshield that is a cliff separating a pit bull from life and life on a cliff-side.

Bonus quote:

Firefighters tried to initially rescue the woman, but her two dogs were acting aggressive, and rescuers weren’t able to reach her, according to fire officials.

People *really* love this gourd

Awwwww, yeeeeeeeah! Shaved.
Awwwww, yeeeeeeeah! Shaved.

OK, so some scientists have traced the genetic roots (ha!) of the South American bottle gourd — which people have used since before Columbus to carry and store their water — and found that it must have floated over intact from Africa.

Fascinating, but not why this story came to The Guy’s attention.

No, the reason we’re sharing this with you is to launch our new post category: Copy of the Day. (For non-journos, that’s short for copywriting, or the act of writing things you don’t care about because you’re paid to do so.)

And, folks, Los Angeles Times writer Melissa Healy can barely contain herself about bottle gourds, right in the very first sentence:

The bottle gourd, beloved since pre-Columbian times not only for its voluptuous shape but for its endless uses … [emphasis ours].

Oh my.