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Bill Gates Gets April Fooled... Badly

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 12 years ago

It's funny.  Laugh. 9

According to this Y! article, Bill Gates got a phonecall from two radio personalities from Quebec Canada, imitading Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien. Gates' aides didn't question the authenticity of the caller, and forwarded the call straight to Gates. Gates took it hook, line, and sinker. They insulted windows, invited Bill to some well known Canadian strip joints, and had a longAccording to this Y! article, Bill Gates got a phonecall from two radio personalities from Quebec Canada, imitading Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien. Gates' aides didn't question the authenticity of the caller, and forwarded the call straight to Gates. Gates took it hook, line, and sinker. They insulted windows, invited Bill to some well known Canadian strip joints, and had a long ten minute conversation, all of which was broadcast tuesday evening.

Yeah... rejected. Heh, I can't believe it.

Maybe michael got ahold of it and still remembers me. I should start submitting anonymously.

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9 comments

Hmmm (2)

JMZero (449047) | more than 12 years ago | (#3284274)

You notice how nobody quotes what was said? Apparently that's because the conversation was boring, like -

Them: "Tabernac! My Windows 95 just crashed. Curse whoever made it."

Bill: "Uhhh, OK..."

Prank calls are only funny when something funny happens. It would have been great if the guy had actually said something funny that Bill might have actually gone for - like "We're going to start taxing every OS sale, unless you give ME a little cut."

As as Canadian, I think the real guy who got snubbed here was Chretien. Bill Gates wouldn't take his call for weeks. That's funny.

lather rinse repeat (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3284308)

after some cleaning, I submitted the following:

Last Monday, Bill Gates got a phonecall from Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, except it was actually two radio personalities from Quebec, imitading the PM. Gates's secretary didn't question the authenticity of the caller, and forwarded the call straight to his desk. Gates took it hook, line, and stinker [yahoo.com] . They insulted Windows, invited him to some well known Canadian strip joints, and had a long ten minute conversation, all of which was broadcast Tuesday evening.

micheal.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3284538)

he's definitely working today. a few hours ago i saw a story get removed because it was a duplicate of another from a week ago. the story was posted by micheal. so are some others by michael currently listed on the homepage.

wow suprising (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3285517)

Since this is somewhat anti-MS (or at least anti BillG) I'm really suprised it got rejected ...

Anyone have the audio or a transcript? (1)

jarodss (243400) | more than 12 years ago | (#3286100)

The title says it all.

first accepted story ever..... (2)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 12 years ago | (#3286661)

I am so proud, I finally got one accepted...I have posted 9 gazillion stories for submission and FINALLY!!! one got accepted...I feel complete now...

ok, it was cool to get one accepted, but it was an uninteresting read....about something I don't even use, but hey, my name will forever be linked to that stupid article....erm...uh, damnit, nevermind.

Here is what you want? (2)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 12 years ago | (#3286812)

Okay, I know NO French. Here. Go to this link [radioenergie.com] for the mp3. It starts about 35% of the way in.

If it doesn't work, go to this page [radioenergie.com] and click on the link below his Billness's smiling mug.

Shouldn't that be... (2)

Safety Cap (253500) | more than 12 years ago | (#3288702)

"Bill Gates Gets April Fooled... Poorly"?

I loved the Rene Angelil bit (1)

Ars-Fartsica (166957) | more than 12 years ago | (#3327892)

Of course he had to invoke Celine Dion's husband, who himself was fresh off of an..indiscretion..scandal.

Haha. It was great.

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