Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Ballmer joke

It isn't every day that a slashdot comment actually makes me burst out laughing. The post said:

"In a recent Fortune interview with Steve Ballmer, the newer kinder Microsoft CEO is not only ready to take on the videogaming, search, music download and mobile markets - but he's also laying down the law in his own house. Steve says that his kids are not allowed to use Google or have an iPod."

The first comment said:

I'd take the other approach - if they choose rival manufacturers then study first hand why they do so.

I can hardly quote the follow-up comment, as my hands are shaking with laughter.

Whoa, study? It's Steve Ballmer we're talking about, if he as much as SEEs his kids anywhere near iPods or within 20m of a computer displaying a Google page it'll be Chair Throwing time, he'll Fucking Bury(TM) them. He's done it before and he'll do it again. He's going to Fucking Kill(TM) his children.


ArC said...


CJ said...


I read the same post yesterday here at work, and busted up laughing too. :-)

I love it! "TM" lol!!

Joshua Allen said...

I think it was Battelle after the alleged comment, remarking on the subsequent surge in GOOG stock, who said, "Please Mr. Ballmer, could you fucking kill me, next?". But honestly, anytime any employees have raised the absurd idea of blocking Google, it gets shot down quickly -- and I have been on e-mail thread directly from BillG saying curtly, "we should use Google and understand why they're good". OTOH, I hear that GOOG doesn't use much MSFT technology...

Anonymous said...

What's so funny about the joke?

Maybe I have now seen comments about "bury", "throw" "pu**y" blah blah in relation to Ballmer much too often.