A modern Day "Who's on First"

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A 21st Century ‘Who’s on first?’

If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous 
sketch, “Who’s on First?” might have turned out similar to 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.


COSTELLO: No, the name’s Lou.

ABBOTT: Your computer?

COSTELLO: I don’t own a computer. I want to buy one.


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?


COSTELLO: For my office?


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 


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?


(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've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#1 posted 2326 days ago

LOL – Very, very true!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 2326 days ago

Funny Karson!

I seen this a couple of years ago, but its still funny.LOL

Thanks for the replay. START?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 2326 days ago

Love IT! Thank you for putting a smile on my face. Have a great day.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 2326 days ago

Great punch line. Times have changed.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#5 posted 2326 days ago

ROTFLOL . . . thats too funny!!!!!

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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#6 posted 2326 days ago

This is too Funny. I had to send this to the tech guy that work with me.


-- Hope Never fails

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#7 posted 2326 days ago


-- making sawdust....

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#8 posted 2326 days ago

Very funny Karson, I’ve never heard that one, but it fits perfectly. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 2326 days ago

Thanks Karson that was funny.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 2326 days ago

yah.. last line is the best! Of course you’d click on Start to Stop.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 2326 days ago

thanks for the laugh karson!

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#12 posted 2326 days ago

Perfect, made me laugh at the end of a long day.

-- Keep your tools sharp, your mind sharper and the coffee hot

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#13 posted 2326 days ago

Ha, ha. That was great. I spend a fair amount of time programming these beasts and I really do have a few customers who sound way to much like Costello! That can be frustrating, but looking at it this way puts a great new light on it. Thanks for the laugh.

-- Steve - "Dang, no matter how many times I run it through the planer it's still too thin!"

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#14 posted 2326 days ago

I’m still laughing, Karson. I hope you wrote that. It’s even funnier if you did. I think I needed that. Thanks.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#15 posted 2322 days ago

That’s pretty funny Karson. Should keep me smiling at least until the phone rings! LOL


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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