Bill Gates Will Punch You in the Face if You Call Him a Nerd

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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.
(Silence)
GARFIELD: Can I just have a clean goodbye?
(Silence)
GARFIELD: OK, can you just say goodbye? Thank you or goodbye or something like that?
GATES: Goodbye.

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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.

Come on Bill, after all these years and all that money do you really still hate yourself for being a nerd? Embrace it.

AUDIO: Bob Garfield vs. Bill Gates [AdAge]

DISCUSSION

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I don't get it what this guy, Bob, is trying to do. I listened to the audio and all they seem to be talking about is the infrastructure of ads on IP-TV. Then, out of nowhere, he questions Bill about the Mac ad. "I want to ask you one more thing: Those Mac ads —" That's it? That's his segue?? That's lame! And I agree with Jaximflash. It's like he's just trying to throw words out so the transcript will look like Bill was pissed off about the comment.

Of course Bill is not going to comment on that ad, especially since Bob is putting him as the character or Hodgeman. If he makes a single comment about it, he'll end up admitting everything the commercial stood for. We already know how that turned out on the last interview regarding the commercial.

Nobody is saying here that we like Bill or anything. We're just pointing out that the interviewer is doing a horrible job.