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    Nintendo Boss to Microsoft: "Suck my yellow balls."


    How Nintendo boss silenced Steve Ballmer

    Balls in the other court

    By Nick Farrell: Thursday 06 January 2005, 09:10
    NOW HE IS safely retired, the 77-year old former Nintendo boss Hiroshi Yamaushi is regaling Wired magazine about how he reverted to abuse to silence the mighty Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

    Apparently Microsoft was making a bid to buy Nintendo for absolutely huge amounts of money. Vole was confident that Nintendo would take it. The Game Cube wasn't doing particularly well at the time and there was a lot of money involved. Ballmer himself showed up at the negotiations to have a quiet word.

    However Yamaushi didn't like the deal, which he saw as a loss on a level similar to World War Two. He said he ranted a bit about Japanese values and identity but it went no-where. So in the end he said in Japanese "suck my yellow balls Mr Ballmer".

    The translator looked embarrassed and was clearly not translating the phrase exactly, although Ballmer did smile at a sentence that included the word 'yellow' in it.

    Frustrated Yamaushi stood on a chair, put his hands around his mouth and very slowly and in English said: "Hey Ballmer why don't you suck my tiny yellow balls."

    He said Ballmer and team were speechless. They were as scandalised as if he had shown them a nipple at the Superbowl, he said.

    It is nice to know that high powered board room meetings involving billions of dollars use the same language and methodology of a Kave piss-up. A copy of the interview can be found here but is probably illegal so you should buy a copy of the February issue of Wired.
    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=20547


    Right on :P

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    haha
    i like the addition of "tiny". very...south park-ish

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    That's a great article. Not just the part where he tells Ballmer off, but the whole thing. He's a very awesome man.
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    Nice to see that not everyone can be bought, no matter what the price!

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    Yeah that too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    By the wat, like your icon
    Gotta love that Physics!!
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    OMG!! That is hilarous. Finally someone stood up to the extremely arogant M$. But Yamaushi, a simple "STFU N00B!!!" would have done the job.

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    Great spirit and a great grasp of plain english, thats all you need to sort out these M$ hooliagns;

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy1701
    Gotta love that Physics!!
    sure do

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy1701
    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
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    Gotta love that Physics!!
    Jeremy
    And the calculus powering it.
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    They look like electromagnetic formula to me...

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