Thursday, September 22, 2005

Tiny yellow balls...

Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo's founder and retired president gives an interview in wired. Scanned version of it here.

Stop, do not pass go, do not collect $200, and go read this immediately.

This guy is awesome. He walks a fine line between CEO Bravado and retiree-senility, but you've got to hand it to the guy. He's no pussycat.

Choice quotes:

"Japanese businessmen are tigers; american businessmen are like Yogi Bear, fat and complacent."

"Look at the size and weight of the PSP, you could kill a man with it. Look at it's shape. It's so threatening. It's shaped like a giant penis."

and, all respect to my employer, but you got to hand it to a guy with the guts to say,

"Hey, Ballmer, why don't you suck my tiny yellow balls!"


Mark said...

did that article actually show up in a magazine? I was assuming it was fake!

KimPallister said...

you're right. it's fake.

Dang. and I *SO* wanted to beleive it.

PSP *is* shaped like a penis though. A very bizarrely shapped one, but a penis nonetheless.