Apparently money can't buy a sense of humor. In a recent interview with AdAge, Bob Garfield asked Bill Gates about his thoughts on the John Hodgman "I'm a PC" character from the Apple ads.
GARFIELD: I want to ask you one more thing: Those Mac ads — how do you feel about the John Hodgman character?
GATES: I can't comment on someone else's ad.
GARFIELD: OK… but he's you.
GATES: Yeah, I'm not gonna comment on someone else's ad.
GARFIELD: OK, well, Bill Gates, thank you so much for joining us.
GARFIELD: Can I just have a clean goodbye?
GARFIELD: OK, can you just say goodbye? Thank you or goodbye or something like that?
Holy crap, that's awkward. And if you have any doubt to how snippy that "goodbye" is, check out the audio of the interview on the site.
We're lucky he didn't plain drop kick Brian when he asked him about his prison record.