Steve Ballmer completes Microsoft CEO triumvirate's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

With Satya Nadella completing the ALS awareness Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday and Bill Gates finishing the task Friday, only Steve Ballmer was left to take the challenge for all three current or former Microsoft CEOs to do so – and now he's done just that.

Ballmer tweeted a video of himself taking the challenge, uploading it to what appears to be a new YouTube account with the username "SteveBClippers" (Ballmer finalized his $2 billion purchase of the National Basketball Association's L.A. Clippers this week). The former Microsoft CEO was challenged to dump a bucket of ice water on his head in the name of ALS awareness by Clippers player Spencer Hawes, and he passed the challenge on to team coach Doc Rivers, former UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel and Hal Wright (it's not immediately clear which Wright Ballmer referred to).

The video lacks the flair of Gates' all-out take on the challenge, though it is noteworthy in that Ballmer revealed it from his seldom-used Twitter account. Ballmer last tweeted from the account on May 16, when he wrote advice to USC MBA graduates after delivering a commencement speech at the school. The video's name, "WP 20140815 001," also indicates Ballmer is keeping his undying Microsoft allegiance, as it uses the Windows Phone automatic naming scheme of "WP" followed by date information.

Source: Steve Ballmer (YouTube)

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For the record, this ice bucket challenge crap is the stupidest thing on the planet right now. Only a complete moron would do it.

Nogib said,
For the record, this ice bucket challenge crap is the stupidest thing on the planet right now. Only a complete moron would do it.

It's getting coverage for ALS, so I don't see the problem.

Nogib said,
For the record, this ice bucket challenge crap is the stupidest thing on the planet right now. Only a complete moron would do it.


Yeah, what morons.

Ice Bucket Challenge Leads To 1,000% Spike In Donations To ALS Association

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...-fundraising_n_5668602.html

It's called raising awareness, which is a common practice for many fundraisers. Sheesh, I'm sure glad I'm not the type of person who looks for the negative in something good. The current state of humanity is not the best right now, but when people try to do something positive only to have people like you criticize it...

I feel sorry for you, bud.

Edited by COKid, Aug 17 2014, 2:44am :

Nogib said,
For the record, this ice bucket challenge crap is the stupidest thing on the planet right now. Only a complete moron would do it.

hurray for the morons

I liked Satya's better since his was more focused on the cause and was more team-oriented.
I also liked Bill's because he made it fun and very creative.
Steve's is just boring, sorry.

bucket: a roughly cylindrical open container with a handle, made of metal or plastic and used to hold and carry liquids.

You're right - no handles. Cheat!

I think the real question we should be asking is whether or not they have donated money to the cause. Wealthy people dropping buckets of ice cold water on their head to raise awareness so that 'normal' people can donate their cash. Meh.

Steve Ballmer should have nominated Developers, Developers, Developers

Also funny that his Twitter picture is still an egg.