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Re: Another Ballmer boner

On 2006-10-12, The Ghost In The Machine <ewill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted something concerning:
> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
>  wrote
> on Thu, 12 Oct 2006 18:47:53 +0100
>> __/ [ GreyCloud ] on Thursday 12 October 2006 18:19 \__
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> __/ [ GreyCloud ] on Thursday 12 October 2006 04:36 \__
>>>>>"The bone doesn't fall out of our mouth easily"
>>>>>Atta boy, Steve!
>>>> I was rather surprised to see the snapshots they had extracted from that
>>>> video (see right-hand-side thumbnails). I often make an observation that
>>>> the media selects the least flattering shots of Ballmer and Gates. But it
>>>> depends on the source (CNET is never one of them, thus the surprise). This
>>>> also depends on the context, e.g. Dunn during H-P investigations. Some
>>>> pictures can easily demonise the person and since there is no text
>>>> involved, there is no way to tackle the selection (arguing it's biased).
>>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvbWLfr-Z4s
>>>> No more coffee for that man!
>>> Reminds me of Cal Worthingtons ad:  I'll paint any car for $99.95!
>> Hmmm...
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal_worthington
>> "Calvin Coolidge Worthington (born November 27, 1920 in Shidler, Oklahoma )
>> is a well-known car dealer throughout the West Coast of the United
>> States..."
> Yeppers.  Although I think he's retired now, but he's done
> very well for himself, apparently.
> In any event, he had a lot of dogs, all of them named
> Spot.  Most of them looked an awful lot like non-dogs.
> (Apparently a goose took exception to being named Spot
> and left his namesake on Cal's suit while filming on
> Johnny Carson's show.)

I used to see him with a dog named Spot that looked a bit like an
elephant. And another dog named Spot that bore a resemblance to some
sort of large cat, a leopard perhaps. There were others but that was
about 25 years back.

> Compared to that sort of salesmanship, Bill Gates doesn't
> have a chance. ;-)  (Though BG might be a little richer.)

Have some time to waste? Install Windows.

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