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OMG--this is the funiest thing EVAH!!!!!!!!!! - One of the "substitute people"
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OMG--this is the funiest thing EVAH!!!!!!!!!!
It doesn't take more than a couple of minutes to read it, and apologies if you've seen it before. But this nearly had me spewing beverage at 4:15 am and I just knew *someone* on my flist would enjoy it. So here it is, straight from roommie's mom.




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.

COSTELLO: You recommended something?

ABBOTT: Yes.

COSTELLO: For my office?

ABBOTT: Yes.

COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for! my off ice?

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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Current Mood: giggly giggly
Current Music: "Plush" (acoustic) STP

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bm_shipper From: bm_shipper Date: February 5th, 2008 07:04 am (UTC) (Link)
*rofl* That's REALLY funny :D
araestel From: araestel Date: February 6th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you enjoyed it! ;)
bee_ta_baby From: bee_ta_baby Date: February 5th, 2008 07:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Age coming through here... I can see them doing this, omg, how fuuuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnnnny!
araestel From: araestel Date: February 6th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)
It's just so PRICELESS!!
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araestel From: araestel Date: February 6th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL Innit?! ;)
slori From: slori Date: February 5th, 2008 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)
*ROTFL* ! :))))
araestel From: araestel Date: February 6th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I know!!!!!!!! LOL
matan4il From: matan4il Date: February 5th, 2008 07:59 am (UTC) (Link)
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!

*lmao* Too true! XD
araestel From: araestel Date: February 6th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Absolutely!! :P
tinkerfairy From: tinkerfairy Date: February 5th, 2008 08:28 am (UTC) (Link)
LOOOOOOOOL now that was fantastically funny :D
araestel From: araestel Date: February 6th, 2008 03:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you enjoyed it too!
tularia From: tularia Date: February 5th, 2008 08:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I've seen it, but loving Bud and Lou as I do, it's always worth a re-read.
*hugses*
araestel From: araestel Date: February 6th, 2008 03:40 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* I thought it was a riot!

Hope you're safe in the storms!
From: kailorien Date: February 5th, 2008 10:31 am (UTC) (Link)
lol
jack4will From: jack4will Date: February 5th, 2008 10:57 am (UTC) (Link)
*snickers so bad* I love it.

Going to snatch it and send it to my some of my family. *hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: February 6th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Hope they enjoy it too!! LOL
grey853 From: grey853 Date: February 5th, 2008 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
OMG, that's hysterical. And soooo true.
araestel From: araestel Date: February 6th, 2008 03:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Isn't it just priceless?!!

You avoid all the bad weather? We did.
belil_gaviel From: belil_gaviel Date: February 5th, 2008 12:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is so funny....Thank you for the advanced warning to make sure I didn't have anything to drink while I was reading it. LOL
araestel From: araestel Date: February 6th, 2008 03:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I thought that warning might be advisable. ;)
cyclonicblast From: cyclonicblast Date: February 5th, 2008 12:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
hahahahahahahaha OMG! Not even my mom is *this* bad. LMAO
araestel From: araestel Date: February 9th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL!!!!!
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araestel From: araestel Date: February 6th, 2008 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL I'm so glad you enjoyed it!!
dpitman From: dpitman Date: February 6th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC) (Link)
that is too cute!! I was just at best buy today trying to buy a wireless router and talking to the Geek Squad and trying to appear like I am not as ignorant as I truly am about computers!! LOL!
araestel From: araestel Date: February 6th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL I'm not all that swift on networking and routers, but thank god I'm ahead of this guy! ;)
ladyheatherlly From: ladyheatherlly Date: February 7th, 2008 05:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Best post ever and so true! Thanks for sharing!
araestel From: araestel Date: February 9th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you enjoyed! :)
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