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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Hey Abbot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who's On First????????????????

You have to be old enough to remember Abbott and Costello, and too old to REALLY understand computers, to fully appreciate this. For those of us who sometimes get flustered by our computers, please read on...
If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch, "Who's on First?" might have turned out something like this:
COSTELLO CALLS TO BUY A COMPUTER FROM ABBOTT

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
COSTELLO: Thanks. I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking about buying a computer.
ABBOTT: Mac?
COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou.
ABBOTT: Your computer?
COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.
ABBOTT: Mac?
COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou.
ABBOTT: What about Windows?
COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?
ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?
COSTELLO: I don't know. What will I see when I look at the windows?
ABBOTT: Wallpaper.
COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.
ABBOTT: Software for Windows?
COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business. What do you have?
ABBOTT: Office.
COSTELLO:! Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?
ABBOTT: I just did.
COSTELLO: You just did what?
ABBOTT: Recommend something.
COSTELLO: You recommended something?
ABBOTT: Yes.
COSTELLO: For my office?
ABBOTT: Yes.
COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?
ABBOTT: Office.
COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!
ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.
COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need?
ABBOTT: Word.
COSTELLO: What word?
ABBOTT: Word in Office.
COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.
ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.
COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?
ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue "W".
COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue "w" if you don't start with some straight answers. What about financial bookkeeping? You have anything I can track my money with?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?
ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.
COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?
ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge
COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?
ABBOTT: One copy.
COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money?
ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.
COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?
ABBOTT: Why not? THEY OWN IT!
(A few days later)ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?
ABBOTT: Click on "START".............

Peace

16 comments:

BikerbabeNJ said...

hysterical bit!!!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

yeah, i get it. am i old odat? ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Matt-Man said...

HA...Very Good!!

Kiyotoe said...

that's funny. I know "who's on first" is a classic but i think i like yours better.

Michael C said...

Ha!!! I'm taking this to work today.

Sarge Charlie said...

yep I am old enough, what ever happened to funny stuff like that.

Hammer said...

Very clever!

katherine. said...

this is just what they would do!

M@ said...

ODAT, really....

Paul Champagne said...

Guess I'm old enough ... that was terrific.

I don't know ... third base!

Roger said...

haha good stuff ;D

Mike M said...

Dude, I'm laughing on the inside and ROTF on the outside!

Claudia said...

OMG!! that is great!!!! LMAO!

Ralph said...

Microsoft Windows deserves ridicule. You could make an acronym for many versions of Windows: Still Has It's Troubles (follow the caps :>)

CS said...

Ha! I alwsy liked "Who's on First" but I agree with Kiyotoe that this one is funnier.

The CEO said...

A new timeless classic! Thank you.