Oracle hires Kramer in US$100 million spokesperson deal

Okay, that headline is completely untrue but what better way for the business software maker to counter Microsoft’s recent contract win with Jerry Seinfeld? While Redmond is trying to out-cool Apple, Cosmo Kramer would bring some much-needed levity to Larry Ellison’s sweat shop by acting as comic foil.

Other great celebrity-vendor pairings we’d like to see? How about Mike Mysers (as Dieter) for SAP, Fred Savage (who could pass for a young Michael Dell) for Dell and for IBM you could cast . . . um, there’s really no one that could make Big Blue appear very cuddly. Except maybe Cookie Monster.

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