Abbot & Costello buy a computer

Discussion in 'Humor - Jokes - Games and Diversions' started by Witch Doctor 01, Feb 14, 2011.


  1. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Someone sent me a copy of Abbott & Costello's "Who's on First"


    broadcast in the 1930's. Now fast forward to 2008 and try to imagine Abbott

    and Costello trying to buy/sell a computer. If you have never heard Abbott

    & Costello's "Who's on first" I feel really sorry for you, because you were

    obviously deprived not only as a child, but as an adult too. 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: Hello. 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 wan t 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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  2. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    hee hee

    Had to send that one to Mom. :)
     
  3. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Yup I had that feelin'!
     
  4. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Only a Mac Guy would get the most out of that routine....
     
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