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Abbott & Costello on computers!! This is hilarious!!

Just a little something that I received via email so I wanted to share.  It is truly fantastic!! 

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 famous 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.
COST ELLO: 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.
!
COS TELLO: 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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Comment balloon 8 commentsJoe Gonzalez • March 31 2008 07:46AM

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Joe: I am still new. Can humor be considered a Featured Article? This is brilliant!
Posted by Tara Colquitt, Credit Counselor (Tara Colquitt, The Credit Woman, LLC) almost 11 years ago

I could picture Abbott and Costello doing this routine as I was reading it. Thanks for sharing.

Good Post!

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA almost 11 years ago

I am not sure but I don't see why not! Go for it!! Let me clarify though that this is something that someone had sent me & I have no idea who wrote it. I thought it was so funny that I just had to post it!

Posted by Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563 (GMH Mortgage Services LLC) almost 11 years ago
Joe - I'll email you shortly, but this is freaking Gold:-)
Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) almost 11 years ago
Joe: If it is not original, then you must edit the post so you don't get points on it. This would be one of the last things items to check prior to posting. If you do this, I will definitely flag. It is truly a classic. Thank you for sharing.
Posted by Tara Colquitt, Credit Counselor (Tara Colquitt, The Credit Woman, LLC) almost 11 years ago

I'm not sure how I do that.  It's no big deal. I have only been on Active Rain since the end of February really.  So I'm a total newbie in every way!! I didn't even know I could flag it for a feature post until now!! LOL  Yeah well.

By the way, I'm in Allentown & could use some help with credit repair.  Unfortunately most of the people I have run into around here are a joke. You know, challenge everything, try to get the credit agencies to take it off. Temporary fix at best & the worst part is that they charge too much money!! Please call me when you get a chance to set up a time to talk!! This is what activerain is really about! Networking - i love it.

Posted by Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563 (GMH Mortgage Services LLC) almost 11 years ago
Calling now. 8-)

And it is still worth it to post. People will 'see' you. I will walk you through the procedure. I am at least 6 weeks more experienced than you!
Posted by Tara Colquitt, Credit Counselor (Tara Colquitt, The Credit Woman, LLC) almost 11 years ago

This was originally posted on GCFL.net by a "Stephen L Fields".  This is as far back as I can find this skit.

 

http://www.gcfl.net/archive.php?funny=20080917

RX

Posted by Richard Xavier almost 10 years ago

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