In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
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).
>>> No more coffee for that man!
>> Reminds me of Cal Worthingtons ad: I'll paint any car for $99.95!
> "Calvin Coolidge Worthington (born November 27, 1920 in Shidler, Oklahoma )
> is a well-known car dealer throughout the West Coast of the United
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.)
Compared to that sort of salesmanship, Bill Gates doesn't
have a chance. ;-) (Though BG might be a little richer.)
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