Friday Funnies: Watch Steve Ballmer Open Up A Microsoft Store

It’s Friday–yay! Be warned that it is not iPhone-related and has nothing to do with Canada–but it is downright hilarious. I happened to be at the Bellevue Square Mall a week ago with my wife, and I was surprised to see a Microsoft Store in preparation for opening on the 18th.

The interesting thing is the Microsoft store is only three stalls away from an Apple Store. Also, Microsoft Stores have similar cosmetic features and layouts like Apple Stores, but their openings are a bit more…over the top.

A classy window display at the Apple Store, three stalls away.

Here’s a video of Steve Ballmer opening the store yesterday. Note that there were quite a few people camped out for the opening. Some of them were teens eager to be in the first 1000 to get free Miley Cyrus tickets (or were they waiting for an HP Slate?). Please enjoy Steve Ballmer in all his tongue-wagging glory as he double clutches the hands of Miley-Cyrus-ticket-seeking-wannabe-fans.

What do you think of yet another Microsoft Store opening? Yay or nay?

[Tech Flash via iClarified]

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  • Ex

    What a loser! The whole plan for Microsoft stores is a joke.It’s rather amusing that the line was artificially made, as the majority of the line was there for concert tickets and couldn’t care less for the store!

  • appledudy

    hahaha the guy with an iphone4 at 3:09 is gonna get killed by steve ballmer

  • The Black Eyed Peas are utilized to their full potential during these
    openings. It gets employees pumped and ready to dance.

  • I was worried about that guy. Maybe he just switched to Windows Phone 7?

    From 2007, Ballmer on the original iPhone:

    “$500 full-subsidized with a plan! I said that is the most expensive phone
    in the world and it doesn’t appeal to business customers because it doesn’t
    have a keyboard which makes it not a very good email machine.”

    “Now, it may sell very well or not, I, you know. We have our strategy, we’ve
    got great Windows Mobile devices in the market today. You can get a Motorola
    Q phone now for $99, it’s a very capable machine, it’ll do music, it’ll do
    Internet, it’ll do email, it’ll do instant messaging. So, I kinda look at
    that and I say, well, I like our strategy. I like it a lot.”

  • Anonymous

    “Hey guys! You know how Apple does a store opening? Let’s just do that, but with DANCING! Weeeeee!”

  • William

    Not many if anyone was playing on the computers at all in the video..unlike what you see in an Apple store.

  • Robertjohnperry1

    The best parts, the guy taking video with his iPhone 4, and the girl at the end, yaaaaaay tickets!

  • Anonymous

    Exactly! I would love a follow up to this video. After the free swag is gone let’s see who cares…

  • Noahattic

    because most of them already have windows computer at home… why bother to play them at store?

    i know this is an apple fan based blog, but don’t be closed minded. there’s nothing magical on Mac seriously………i use iphone 3G and iphone4 but i personally like windows phone as well. competition is always good.

  • Buzz67

    What was I just watching?? I can’t decide which is worse his wacky ramblings prior to the opening or some crazy balled billionaire high fiving teenagers….FML

  • mike

    dude lose the pedophile looking pic.

  • The proper spelling you are looking for is BALD.

    That is all.

  • Wow… Steve, buddy stop yelling in the mike. I was half expecting him to say “But wait there’s more! Buy the windows mobile phone and recive this Shamwow absolutely free, yes you heard me!”

  • The Microsoft guys standing around are even dressed the same as apple employees lol, same Device hanging around their necks too lol

  • I don’t see anything wrong with his picture, perhaps it’s just you.

  • Here’s your Miley tickets, would you also be buying a WM7 phone today? “no thanks, I bought the iPhone 4 just 100 feet that way, but thanks for the free tickets while I was waiting for the apple store to open” lol

  • Here’s your Miley tickets, would you also be buying a WM7 phone today? “no thanks, I bought the iPhone 4 just 100 feet that way, but thanks for the free tickets while I was waiting for the apple store to open” lol

  • Ex

    M$ Owned!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    You again?! I’m not sure why you think I look like a pedophile. Maybe I look like your Dad, I don’t know. I have a daughter, and calling me a pedophile is really offending. Is there criteria for NOT looking like a pedophile?! Grow up.

  • alex

    it’s a very good business strategy to open your store as close to your competitors as possible, eco100

  • Please post relevant comments about the article. Last warning.

  • Mike

    It’s like Microsoft is trying to be Apple, but LOUDER!!!! LOUD NOISES SELL PRODUCTS!!!! apparently.

    And I love that all the people waiting were there to see Miley Cyrus, not the store.

  • Weebsurfer

    Good god! It’s like a frakin’ Wiggles Orgy in that place!

  • Guest

    FAIL

  • Guest-Again

    Please someone – Post this on FAILBLOG.ORG LOL

  • Chrismackin

    Hey balmer, have you seen face time yet? You haven’t? Well there’s an apple store down the hall! What about the new MacBook air? No? Well you have some catching up to do!!!!

  • jdinner

    It’s like watching a train wreck.
    Talk about copying Apple right down to the font of the displays.
    Time to think for yourself MS.

  • Aloombox

    What are they, the Microsoft Apple store??? Gosh what a bunch of copycats!!! The darn store looks just like the Apple store, don’t these people have any imagination??
    It’s like those fake coffee shops one sees around Toronto that try to look like Tim Hortons or Second Cup, they use all the same colours and themes to trick the eye, and only when you look very closely you see Hortons is spelt something like Hortoons. This what the MS store looks like.

  • mmmmmBalls

    I thought it was funnier the other way ; )

  • Rory’s Groupie #4

    I think you could show a little more skin ; )

  • suckaaaaa!!

    Lmfao!!!!

  • Darrenmike16

    I LOVE the guy recording it with his Iphone!!!

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  • Jason

    Why are all of those apple store employees at the Microsoft store grand opening?

  • Jason

    Why are all of those apple store employees at the Microsoft store grand opening?

  • Jason

    MS is lead by a clown. If Balmer ever retires he would be the perfect circus clown! Hahaha

  • Jason

    MS is lead by a clown. If Balmer ever retires he would be the perfect circus clown! Hahaha

  • Jason

    MS is lead by a clown. If Balmer ever retires he would be the perfect circus clown! Hahaha