Or, you can thank the Mrs. Mitt yourself at @AnnDRomney (be sure to add the #youpeople hashtag to your tweet to show you're clued in). Just when we were about to post a another glowing tribute to Yahoo! for making a bold choice to turn its fledgling web presence upside down by naming a 37-year-old female engineer from Google, Marissa Mayer, as its new CEO, our new modern-day Marie Antoinette, Ann Romney, lit up the online community and dimmed Ms. Mayer's aura - temporarily, we think.
We the people, the 99%, now referred to for eternity (or at least next week) by Ann Romney as "you people" have been maintaining a steady drumbeat this month demanding that we learn more about presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney's finances. Us you people want to see a few more years of Romney's tax returns other than the one year's worth he has thus far provided. The drumbeat naturally started from the left, but some on the right have joined in, asking the Mittster to come clean about Swiss bank accounts and Cayman Island P.O. box addresses.
Thank you Ann Romney for taking "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts to task for daring to ask the hard question about will the American people be able to see a couple of more years of the Romney tax returns. It may help some undecided voters decide for themselves if a guy like Mitt is better qualified to be in charge than Barack Obama.
Ann Romney responded unequivocally that "We've given all you people need to know." Don't worry your pretty little hopey-changey heads with our big complicated tax returns. Those of you making less than $1 million a year couldn't possibly understand the loopholes one must jump through to keep up the dressage hobby, the five homes and - lest we forget - the mandatory 10% tithe to the Mormon Church.
The Twitterverse exploded first with jokes and outrage tagged #youpeople. YouTube video snippets of the interview came next. Followed by the memes on Facebook. Such is life in the online media fast lane.
Not meaning to take anything away from Yahoo! and the Mayer appointment. It was a good week for Silicon Valley, the Internet and Yahoo! Appointing a 37-year old woman engineer who is credited with the sleek look of the Google homepage and the Gmail revolution is a savvy move indeed.
Still in the wake of the death of Apple genius Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook IPO flop, the Valley and tech needed a pick-me-up. Mayer's youth, experience and vision are all something to get excited about. Her announcement that she is also pregnant, and plans to work during an October maternity leave, was a slam-dunk for women execs across the board. And, thanks to Ann Romney, the fact that Mayer "is obsessed with fashion," has a "fly penthouse" and once stopped traffic in downtown San Francisco to have a Chihuly glass sculpture installed in said "fly penthouse" are small potatoes. Having The Killers perform live at her wedding? Well, that's just cool.
What else are people talking about this week?
- Street photographers, texters and daily deal searchers be aware. Thieves are stalking distracted smartphone users as an easy mark. iPhones are the most commonly stolen item in America.
- Brick and mortar malls are getting makeovers to compete with online shopping.
- And yes, it's true you can find anything online. One man reports finding his stolen car on eBay - 42 years later!