1352181 story Bill Gate's and Steve Ballmer Are Funny Posted by CmdrTaco on Saturday July 25, 1998 @07:01AM from the stuff-to-view dept. Jon wrote in to send us a link to This Commercial . It stars Gates and Ballmer in a hilarious parody of those car commercials. Say what you want about MS, this is a funny, clever ad. They may not write good software, but they sure can market it.