Even Microsoft Execs Like Making Fun of Steve BallmerS

Ritual Steve Ballmer humiliation isn't just for blogs anymore! Nope, now even Microsoft's corporate class—in this case Microsoft Developer Division VP Scott Guthrie—is in on the joke. Way in.

This clip comes from today's Mix Keynote, where Guthrie was running through the nuts and bolts of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 development tools, demonstrating an app called Marionette. Ballmer, to his credit, appears to have been in on the joke, contributing a slightly strained audio clip to the gag. Even Steve Ballmer likes making fun of Steve Ballmer!

So, are we allowed to laugh at this anymore? I think so?