For some time now, many PC apologists have made fun of MACWORLD Expos, comparing attendees to David Koreshis followers, or worse. Some have continued that analogy by saying that Steve Jobsis charisma is the equivalent of David Koreshis, or even worse. What they donit tell you is that a Steve Jobs appearance or a MACWORLD Expo is a dignified affair when compared to Micro$oft executivesi antics at a recently video-taped Microsoft rally.
For example, Observer "mambamac" alerted us to a link at The Register containing hilarious QuickTime footage of M$ CEO Steve Ballmer doing an ugly imitation of "Thade" from Tim Burtonis "Planet of the Apes."
After viewing this, you will agree that no Micro$oft devotee should ever again utter a single disparaging word against the Mac community or a Steve Jobs public appearance. To see what we mean, view the footage on this authoris iDisk where weive uploaded the 3 MB video clip ("control-click" on the iDisk link to download it, since weive discovered that it doesnit always play in some browsers).
The original link can be found at The Register, but we wanted to give you an alternative URL in case The Registeris link disappears, mysteriously or not-so mysteriously. After seeing it, feel welcome to add your comments to The Mac Observeris discussion thread on this topic.
We took the liberty of going through the movie frame by frame in order to bring you some of the most entertaining moments from this charming film. Please note that while these images are not really taken that much out of context, they were chosen (somewhat unfairly for Mr. Ballmer, to be sure) for bearing the closest resemblance to Thade from The Planet of the Apes. As amusing (or not) as these screenshots might be, they do not substitute for the real thing, so make sure you check out the movie. And, tell a friend.