OK so that was a joke. I know you are referring to Gene. I had a look to see how your "source's" qualifications stand up. What I found was:
He holds a bachelor's degree in financial management and new venture strategies from the University of St. Thomas. You have to love that, assuming it's the one in Minnesota. Heck he might even be Hotmodel's neighbor! So he can count. Good sign.
Then I found: http://fakegene.blogspot.com/ Bad sign. Someone went to a lot of trouble to dis the guy. But his profile says his favorite music is Sheryl Crow! WAIT A MINUTE! Coincidence? I think not!
Finally I read this recent article where it appears that Gene thinks that Yahoo is a good product, and generally agrees with everything Crist Quarles says. Not an original thought in his head.
And your comment "merger very possible within six months" is as solid as anything else posted here for the last six months, although I have no idea how you tie that to any deal this weekend. So you choose, Herman or Gene. Give each of their rings a pull and see who gives the best advice.