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    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 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:


    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'...

    Tom (... saw this one and had to share it!)

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    Senior Member Watchinherskip's Avatar
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    Hysterical...guess that puts me in the target demographics!!!

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    I was laughing so hard I almost spit out my Sixlets.

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    OMG that's GREAT!!!

    Were they the ones who used to yell, "HEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYAAABBOTTTTT?" That yell is stuck in my memory bank somewhere.

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    Lol, who's on first?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 293823
    OMG that's GREAT!!!

    Were they the ones who used to yell, "HEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYAAABBOTTTTT?" That yell is stuck in my memory bank somewhere.
    Yep. That was Lou Costello.

    Tom (... classic comedy!)

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    This made my day
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    I'd let Bob (who still needs help remembering how to read his e-mails) read it, but I'm not sure if he'd get why this is hysterical

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    And this may not be the one that started it all, but here is the first one of those routines I ever heard.

    Abbott: Strange as it may seem, they give ball players nowadays very peculiar names.
    Costello: Funny names?
    Abbott: Nicknames, nicknames. Now, on the St. Louis team we have Who's on first, What's on second, I Don't Know is on third--
    Costello: That's what I want to find out. I want you to tell me the names of the fellows on the St. Louis team.
    Abbott: I'm telling you. Who's on first, What's on second, I Don't Know is on third--
    Costello: You know the fellows' names?
    Abbott: Yes.
    Costello: Well, then who's playing first?
    Abbott: Yes.
    Costello: I mean the fellow's name on first base.
    Abbott: Who.
    Costello: The fellow playin' first base.
    Abbott: Who.
    Costello: The guy on first base.
    Abbott: Who is on first.
    Costello: Well, what are you askin' me for?
    Abbott: I'm not asking you--I'm telling you. Who is on first.
    Costello: I'm asking you--who's on first?
    Abbott: That's the man's name.
    Costello: That's who's name?
    Abbott: Yes.
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    Costello: When you pay off the first baseman every month, who gets the money?
    Abbott: Every dollar of it. And why not, the man's entitled to it.
    Costello: Who is?
    Abbott: Yes.
    Costello: So who gets it?
    Abbott: Why shouldn't he? Sometimes his wife comes down and collects it.
    Costello: Who's wife?
    Abbott: Yes. After all, the man earns it.
    Costello: Who does?
    Abbott: Absolutely.
    Costello: Well, all I'm trying to find out is what's the guy's name on first base?
    Abbott: Oh, no, no. What is on second base.
    Costello: I'm not asking you who's on second.
    Abbott: Who's on first!
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    Costello: St. Louis has a good outfield?
    Abbott: Oh, absolutely.
    Costello: The left fielder's name?
    Abbott: Why.
    Costello: I don't know, I just thought I'd ask.
    Abbott: Well, I just thought I'd tell you.
    Costello: Then tell me who's playing left field?
    Abbott: Who's playing first.
    Costello: Stay out of the infield! The left fielder's name?
    Abbott: Why.
    Costello: Because.
    Abbott: Oh, he's center field.
    Costello: Wait a minute. You got a pitcher on this team?
    Abbott: Wouldn't this be a fine team w i t h o u t a pitcher?
    Costello: Tell me the pitcher's name.
    Abbott: Tomorrow.
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    Costello: Now, when the guy at bat bunts the ball--me being a good catcher--I want to throw the guy out at first base, so I pick up the ball and throw it to who?
    Abbott: Now, that's he first thing you've said right.
    Abbott: Don't get excited. Take it easy.
    Costello: I throw the ball to first base, whoever it is grabs the ball, so the guy runs to second. Who picks up the ball and throws it to what. What throws it to I don't know. I don't know throws it back to tomorrow--a triple play.
    Abbott: Yeah, it could be.
    Costello: Another guy gets up and it's a long ball to center.
    Abbott: Because.
    Costello: Why? I don't know. And I don't care.
    Abbott: What was that?
    Costello: I said, I DON'T CARE!
    Abbott: Oh, that's our shortstop!

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