Ballmer gets egged

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  1. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen this on a few sites now, does anyone know what it was actually all about?
     
  2. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Too bad the guy missed. Definitely not as good as the one where Gates got smacked with a pie.
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i do wonder what was said and what it was about though.
     
  5. Maui macrumors 6502a

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  6. big_malk macrumors 6502a

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    What does the guy say before he throws the eggs?
    And what was written on the back of his shirt?

    I think he looked a bit disappointed that he didn't get a get better (from his point of view) response from the crowd! Fool.
     
  7. Samarium macrumors 6502a

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    Thats lack of respect. For the one who asked, "Microsoft=Corruption" is what its written on the back of his shirt.
     
  8. Everythingisnt macrumors 6502a

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    LOL!!!! :D

    That made my day.

    Too bad Balmer didn't say "Moving right along" after the egging... :D
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    He said something like, "Microsoft has stolen millions of dollars from ... How about giving that money back?" ? And the shirt said something like Microsoft = Corruption, I think?

    Strange....security was very laid-back, considering someone stood up and started throwing something at Ballmer. What if it had not been just eggs? :eek:
     
  10. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    At much as it made me laugh (I personally don't think Balmer is fit to run MS) it's kind of childish, the only reason I watched the video was to see Balmer being egged, not to hear about the guys "cause".
     
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    I agree with whoever a few posts ago said nobody deserves to be treated like that. As funny as this is, I think it's a bit wrong. Funny shirt, though. My favourite part is the guy right next to him who isn't with him, but picks up his Macbook to move for the guy :p
     
  13. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    A shame he missed :p

    I would have payed money for that.
     
  14. pooky macrumors 6502

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    That's totally lame and inappropriate. How about asking a substantial question, or raising a point related to your problems with Microsoft. He was given the chance, after all.
     
  15. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Completely childish; there truly is no excuse for such behavior.

    And I must give Ballmer some credit, he handled the situation rather diplomatically. ...I'm surprised he didn't throw a chair. ;)

    And I've never seen such a lackadaisical crowd before, let alone the security.
     
  16. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    Ballmer Pelted With Eggs

    linky

    Come on then, own up... ;)
     
  17. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I saw this on TV this morning, it was pretty funny to watch, especially Balmer cowering behind his podium. What I found even more amusing was the fact that no one did anything to stop the guy (including security) and there was no real outrage. Apparently others thought this behavior was justified as well! ;) :D
     
  18. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Why do I get the feeling that I wish I was there and joined the student in throwing an egg or two at Mr. Balmer? :p
     
  19. mac 2005 macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, the need to grow up occurred to me. As much as I dislike Microsoft's business practices, I believe more in the rule of law. Throwing an egg at someone constitutes assault. I hope the university expels the student and files criminal charges.
     
  20. Melrose macrumors 604

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    I have to agree with you, however it shows something for his character that he didn't throw pipe bombs or bullets. The fact is, it was funny to watch Ballmer hiding behind the stage, but the man acted wrongfully - I detest M$ but all those people voluntarily attended the event to watch the evil empire give a speech.

    Ballmer should count himself lucky - Bill Gates actually got creamed by a pie that one time..
     
  21. MacNut macrumors Core

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    What would the charge be, scrambled.
     
  22. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    I saw a nice cameo of a Macbook in the video. I am sure the student had it to send a message. He wasn't using it.
     
  23. Prof. macrumors 601

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    I've never actually heard Steve Ballmer talk b4. WOW - He has an annoying voice. I'd hate to listen to a presentation by him.
     

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