Abbot and Costello on computers.

@Polly1 (12650)
United States
May 21, 2007 4:05pm CST
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".............
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7 responses
• United States
21 May 07
That's hilarious! "Who's on First" for the 21st century. Very clever.
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
21 May 07
I am glad you liked it. My cousin sent it to me. I used to love the routine "whos on first".
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@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
21 May 07
That is sooo funny. I printed it off for my dauughter, Emily to read when she visits. She is a HUGE Abbot and Costello fan. 19 years old and she loves the 'old' stuff. I also sent it to my mom. She loves funny emails and this really will make her laugh.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
21 May 07
Hey sherrir Hows your day going? I hope good!
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
23 May 07
I am so glad you liked it and your daughter too. I just love Abbot and Costello, they are soooo funny.
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• United States
29 May 07
Sorry, got behind. LOL Emily and Mom loved the joke. Things have been busy here with trying to make the shed waterproof. Bruce spent three days doing that. Had a yard sale. Transplanted rose bushes, tomatoes and such...gosh, I've been busy! LOL
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22 May 07
Reminds me of a pair closer to where I live... Well I enjoyed this, very funny! ~Joey (I can never response in a long way when I'm laughing) lol
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
23 May 07
Hey Joey, I hope things are going well for you.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
21 May 07
Hi, vicky that was funny, I have seen that one before, Ok, Have a nice day! Marcie, how as your week-end? I hope good!
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
23 May 07
Hey Marcie, I had a houseful of grandkids all weekend. Lots of fun.
@suscan (1957)
• United States
1 Jun 07
This is great, I laughed so hard. Good smile to share. Thanks
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
10 Jun 07
Your so very welcome, I love to share smiles.
@mugzy528 (801)
• United States
26 May 07
Allways loved that one whos on first whats on second I dont know on third..lol Have a Great Day/Night.
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I have always liked the whos on first, whats on second too. I wish you a great day/night too.
@tammyr (5958)
• Etowah, Tennessee
11 Jun 07
LOL That was so funny I love the jokes about people getting confused about computers. They make me feel a little better when I don't understand something!