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Friday, August 21, 2015

THE SUPER DUPER COMPUTER STORE







Bud Abbott and Lou Costello did a famous sketch, "Who's on First?"  
To see it, click here.
   
If they were alive today, it might have turned out something like this:


COSTELLO CALLS TO BUY A COMPUTER FROM ABBOTT
(I would like to thank whoever sent me this,
but I can't remember who it was!!)


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? Do 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. At 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."















I took the road less traveled, & now I don’t know where the hell I am----fishducky

 




16 comments:

  1. You took the road less travelled and now you have a lot of new scenery to explore and enjoy.
    I'm glad to say I understand my computer a teensy bit more than when I first got it.

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    1. I don't want to brag, but I can now turn my computer on & off all by myself!!

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  2. I understand a teensy bit more too. Sadly I am pretty certain I need to understand a LOT more.

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    1. That's why people had children--thank you, Blake!!

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  3. I think I've got it till I accept a new upgrade then it's aw crap again.
    Loved the take on "Who's on first."

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    1. I just got this—it seems to be appropriate:
      PROGRAMMER'S DRINKING SONG
      99 little bugs in the code,
      99 bugs in the code,
      Fix one bug, compile it again,
      101 little bugs in the code.
      101 little bugs in the code,
      101 bugs in the code,
      Fix one bug, compile it again,
      103 little bugs in the code...

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  4. Your Abbot and Costello routine was excellent.

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  5. I like the cartoons, but LOVE the Abbott & Costello schtick. It sounds exactly like what they would have done.

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  6. Love that updated Abbot and Costello routine. I loved the original as well.

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    1. You couldn't appreciate this one if you didn't love the original!!

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  7. People used to have kids so they didn't have to get up and change the channel. Now they have them to set up their computer.

    I liked Max the cat and his shocking neutering photos!

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    1. I forgot about that changing the channel stuff!!

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  8. I love the updated Abbot and Costello routine.

    Love,
    Janie

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