Posted July 11, 2008 10:21 am by with 52 comments

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If a picture is worth a thousand words then this one is worth at least twice that. This photo is from July 10 the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Yahoo’s founder Jerry Yang (in middle with head in hands) is talking with Google founders Larry Page (l) and Sergey Brin (r). Considering the current state of affairs of the parties represented here I have to suspect that this conversation may have gone something like this:

Larry: So Jerry, how’s it going?

Jerry: How do you think it’s going?!

Sergey: Do you think I should pack light or heavy when I get shot into space?

Well, you get the picture ;-). What do you think a caption for this photo should read? What do you think may have been said amongst these new media giants?

C’mon, Pilgrims, it’s Friday. Get creative and give us your thoughts.

Have a great weekend!

  • Steve Rosenbaum

    Looks like they’re offering Jerry a starting position in the company. Maybe a tour of duty in the mail room with potential for advancement if they see a positive attitude and solid performance. Too kind!

  • Joe Hall

    Paper, rock, scissors. Who ever wins, gets Yahoo!

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  • Ruben Zevallos Jr.

    Well… as the Jerry position at picture, he is not so well as he want’s to show… may be they are talking about the Yahoo’s falling stocks price and how the market react about his no for MS offer.

  • Forumistan

    Are they friends ? The founders of Google and Yahoo, The Lords Of The Internet.

  • JP Werlin

    Larry = Selling

    Sergey = Strategizing

    Jerry = Struggling

  • Andy Beal

    LMAO at all of the above – great stuff, keep them coming!

  • V

    They are probably talking how to finish their PhD

  • Frank Reed

    This is going to be fun………..

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  • David Temple

    Jerry: So that’s how you guys did it, damn I wish I would have thought about that.

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  • WD

    Jerry: So where this contract says “soul”, can you define that.

  • Jody

    Larry: You know being second place in the Search wars is not that bad.

    Jerry: I think I should have ordered the tuna…

    Sergey: Hey Larry, did you see that movie “I Am Legend”?

    Larry: Yeah. it’s starting to feel a little like that around here…

    Jerry: Yup, I should have ordered the tuna.

    Seriously though, Jerry Yang is a brilliant man. I love the fact that he is taking such as strong stand to hold on tho the company help help built. I have gained much respect for Yahoo in recent months. Judging by the pic, it may be starting to take its toll on Mr. Yang. Fight the goof Fight!

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  • Seologia

    We told you you should wear dark sunglasses, Jerry! We’re celebrities, you know. Quick, hide your face!

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  • Mike Moran

    Jerry: I can never work the tip calculator on this Android phone.

  • Kelly Jones

    Sergey: Did you guys watch The Hills last night?
    Larry: Yeah that Lauren Conrad is a hottie.
    Jerry: I just don’t understand what Heidi sees in Spencer! He has never had enough Yahoo Buzz to make it on the front page.

  • Ed Shaz/ NextInstinct

    Where are you guys camping out for a 3G iPhone?

    Sergey and Brin: {silence}

    Steve stopped by with several last week Jerry. We’ll send you one.

  • Seph

    Larry: you kmow Jerry ?…
    Im dating your sister.


  • baiduyou

    In a statement to the press earlier today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer strenuously denied allegations he has been studying Sith mind control techniques.

  • Fifty Studio

    I’m curious to know who the fourth person is.

  • Andy Beal

    @Fifty – good eye. Don’t know.

  • CT Moore

    Jerry: I should have bought you guys out when I had the chance…

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  • Fifty Studio

    The more I look at it, the more I wonder. It just looks like there is someone behind Brin. The grassy knoll person?

  • Erik

    I think jerry’s trying to hide behind that awkwardly placed pot. “If MSFT doesn’t see me then I don’t exist right?”

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  • Scott Van Achte

    Yang: “This Hair Club for men thing really works!”
    Page: Ya, We just bought them out last week – offering free GoogleHair now to all men
    Brin: The glare of the sun off all those bald heads is washing out our Google Earth images. Hopefully this helps.

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  • Ross Dunn

    Sergey: “Hmm, I have thought about this in great detail and in all honesty I believe you are screwed.”

    Larry: “Ha ha ha, yeah you really are Yangy… hey, is that hair on the table?”

    Yang: “Oh my god, it is! I am losing my hair, look at this! Give me another month and I am going to look as scary as Ballmer!”

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  • Vanessa

    Sergey: Jerry you gotta let loose a little bit man, you look like you are about to have a breakdown.

    Larry: Yeah if you don’t have your sunglasses at least tossle your hair a bit so you don’t look so uptight.

    Jerry: I know I know, it’s just, well you guys know what it’s like where I’m at, I mean I don’t even have a bean bag in my office.

  • Brian Gilley

    Larry: So Jerry, how’s it hangin?

    Jerry: Shhh, is that a Yahoo shareholder over there. Quick, pretend I’m not here.

    Sergey: Are those chips?

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  • Andy Beal

    You guys are very talented. We should do caption contests more often!

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  • Gevil

    I whipped up a couple of images for how I thought the conversation might have gone (check out the CommentLuv link).

    Sergey: Hey, isn’t that Bill over there?
    Larry: Whataya think Jerry, should we invite him over?
    Jerry: I’d really rather you didn’t. He keeps telling me to call him “daddy.”

    Lol… Thanks for posting this pic, it’s priceless!

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  • Search Engine Optimisation

    Ha ha, funny link Gevil. I agree with you Andy, although I was too late to comment really, I think it is quite entertaining.

  • Nicole Price

    “Why oh why did I ever get into this?”

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  • Web Marketing Man

    “Anything to get Microsoft off my back, ANYTHING!!!!”

  • Goran Web Design

    Well at least they are talking.

    I cant believe you dont like my hair style.

  • MB Web Design

    Jerry: The maid left this wonderful honey and mango hair conditioner in my hotel room, my hair’s so smooth. I feel like I should be in a L’Oreal advert… I wonder where I can get some?

    Sergei: Maybe you should google it.

    Larry: Dude…

  • Utah SEO Pro

    They were plotting Microsoft’s death.

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  • Ashley

    Jerry: One day I will surely revenge yourselves

  • PS3

    Guy with head in his hands:

    Dammit, they’ve spotted my bald patch on Google Earth!

  • Top Rated Digital

    Jerry – Guys I seem a little short on cash, could someone spot me $50 a share for lunch?

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  • Cars blog

    worth 5k words..

    very interesting pic. :)

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  • Search Engine Optimisation

    Larry: Good night last night wasnt it.

    Sergie: Yeah. You had fun didn’t you Jerry.

    Jerry: You could of told me that she was really a man before I found out the way I did.

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  • Kari Rippetoe

    Jerry: Man, I had waaay too many Yahootinis last night!

    Larry: I would have too…that was a Microsoft-sponsored event.

    Sergey: You know, I thought I saw Steve behind the bar at one point…

    Jerry: Aw, crap.

  • Alex Isaacs

    Do ya think they actually divide the check, or ask for separate tabs? haha

    That’s the most money I’ve ever seen in one place outside of driving past one of the Federal Reserves!

  • PS3

    I agree Andy, you really ought to have a regular caption context, we all like to have a go at (trying ) being funny!

  • Tiffany

    He is just like the confused Stacey :)

  • Warenwirtschaft

    All 3 of them look like having abig hangover. They are probably not saying very much. But the talks in the night before could be really interesting.

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  • Raj Krishnaswamy

    Jerry: I searched for Yahoo on Google today and it says: Did you mean the one Microsoft is poking fun of. I could not believe it. Larry can you change the algorithm a little bit.

  • Filmari Nunti

    Larry: hey , how do u feel guys ?.

    Sergie: hmm fine larry , you jerry ?.

    Jerry: fine sergie , you larry ? .

  • Christopher Richardson

    Larry it is fate… don’t you see the formula that makes it your obligation. Don’t you see the mathematical relationship. It is not a coincidence but done with intent and…

  • Travel Point

    Discussing on the ingredients of American Pasta !!

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  • Quilmes Verano

    I think it’s about time you post another caption contest! 😉