Steve Ballmer egged at Hungarian University (with video)

“Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was egged by a protester during a speech he gave at a Hungarian University,” Matt Asay reports for CNET.

“As this video shows, the protester rose to his feet to challenge Microsoft for stealing billions in Hungarian taxpayer money, then started hurling eggs at Ballmer, who was forced to take cover behind a desk,” Asay reports.

Steve Balmer egged (angle 1):

Direct link to video via YouTube here.

Steve Balmer egged (angle 2):

Direct link to video via YouTube here.

Asay’s full blog post via CNET here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Pyeman” for the heads up.]

Ahh, the memories. Hopefully, those eggs were properly aged. Too bad the protester wasn’t more closely related to Al Hrabosky.


  1. Did you see the guy who had to pick up his laptop as the egger moved? It was a macbook–sweet ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  2. I know it was Ballmer, but I still dislike disruptive idiots like that. His shirt was enough. There is always someone with an axe to grind. Each one of us most likely has someone out there that would like to throw an egg at us for some real or imagined transgression. Next time it might be some Greenpeace activist tossing an egg as Steve Jobs. Not cool.

  3. To give Ballmer a little credit, he handled that very well. By now he should be very thick skinned.
    I disagree with his vision, tactics, and past antics, but he really did not deserve that. As a teenager, I was guilty of putting snakes in mailboxes, blew up paper boxes with M-80’s, changed the words on church signs on Saturday night, hit cars with muskedines, and co-egged busses for rival high schools. But that guy went too way too far. He really crossed the line. I don’t like Ballmer, but I would never do that. He actually shined and gets my first positive comment ever.

  4. I’ve seen this done to all sorts of politicians and celebs that I personally don’t like and you know what? I’ve never thought it was cool. I can’t help thinking that it makes the thrower look just as much of an asshole as the recipient.

    An egg’s capable of causing a great deal of injury if it hits the right spot (eye, temple etc). It’ll happen one day and even though I can’t stand Ballmer, I can’t gloat over this.

  5. Egging and other forms of public humiliation at other people’s expense are immature and show absolutely no class. Make a point by not buying/using their products, don’t egg. Hold yourself to a higher standard, they may call us Mac Snobs, but let’s not digress to low levels of degradation.

    Remember, Baller provides plenty of fodder to us, we don’t need to create it on our own.

    Now, had everyone shown up with a MacBook and iPod/iPhone earbuds . . . that would’ve been a sight to see.

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