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Offline Lee2

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Lou Buys A Computer..-
« on: June 17, 2016, 08:48:54 PM »
To fully understand this ........You have to be old enough to remember

Abbott and Costello (if born after 1955 you probably won't know them)

and you have to be old enough to not REALLY understand computers.

For those of us who sometimes 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:

 

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 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.'
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Re: Lou Buys A Computer..-
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2016, 10:08:44 PM »
Thanks,  not quite that old, yet.   But this is still really funny!!  ;D

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Re: Lou Buys A Computer..-
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2016, 10:28:59 AM »
Yes very good

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Re: Lou Buys A Computer..-
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2016, 10:42:27 PM »
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Re: Lou Buys A Computer..-
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2016, 03:25:06 PM »
For those too young to remember the Who's On First sketch.

Really like the computer version.  Would be funny to hear them do that if they were still around to do it.

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Re: Lou Buys A Computer..-
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2016, 03:39:07 PM »
That brought back memories Joel, though only from replays and as a kid loved their show. Very quick and a play on our language, humour has changed so much over the years. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers, Steve.

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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2016, 11:21:01 PM »
Hey Lee,

Thanks for that, it was clever. But being born after 1955, I know about Abbott & Costello, very well. Including the routine on paying rent, 7 into 28. No matter which way you add, subtract, multiply or divide, the same 3 figures can be used very cleverly.

When I was studying Psychology, our professor used the "Who's on first" as a very big part of our Psychology course. When I went on to be a prof, I sort the permission to adopt this routine as part of my lessons too. It really makes you think and helps to put people in a different way of thinking, depending on which pair of shoes you were wearing, either Abbott's, Costello's or a third persons point of view. It can really be mind provoking. But that was from a Psychology perspective. Really interesting. I know a prof friend of mine, teaching Law, also used this routine, but from a different angle, really challenging.

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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2016, 11:37:40 PM »
Not sure if people were aware, but Lou Abbott was illiterate and could not read nor write, not even his own name. Which is why later in their lives he was ripped off by his business manager. Both famous routines, "Who's on First" & "paying rent (7 into 28), were both created by Lou and memorised to great effect. Lou, even though he could not read or write, had a fantastic mind and even better memory. He was the creative genius behind the duo. Just thought people might find this interesting.

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Re: Lou Buys A Computer..-
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2016, 03:43:56 AM »
Not sure if people were aware, but Lou Abbott was illiterate and could not read nor write, not even his own name.

ABC
If memory serves, wasn't it Lou Costello?

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