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    OT- Who's on first

    To start the weekend, I once heard this and played it several times to get the message (I am not an english speaker):


    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/humor4.shtml


    I'll think you love it. It is from the old ages of baseball and with Abott and Costello... well known with "us oldies" .

    Have fun,

    Raymond
    [PS scroll down to the very lower end, click on that pre-historic radio, watch your ears at the beginning.... and......]

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    Re: OT- Who's on first

    I have an old cassette of the entire radio show that premiered that routine. Many of the other bits on that show are also very funny - all on the topic of baseball...

    Lou: I'm going see the Cleveland Indians tomorrow...
    Bud: Oh really? Feller pitching?
    Lou: Of course there's a feller pitching...

    Not quite as timeless, but still funny.

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    Re: OT- Who's on first

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond62
    To start the weekend, I once heard this and played it several times to get the message (I am not an english speaker):


    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/humor4.shtml


    I'll think you love it. It is from the old ages of baseball and with Abott and Costello... well known with "us oldies" .

    Have fun,

    Raymond
    [PS scroll down to the very lower end, click on that pre-historic radio, watch your ears at the beginning.... and......]
    Hou je van honkbal?
    Jim Williams
    Professor of Capitalism
    N9EJR
    Indianapolis Brass Choir
    All Your Bass Sus&Short Are Belong to Us.

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    A timeless classic indeed! Brings back sooooooooo many warm, laughter filled memories. Nice post, thanks much.
    Styxx

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    Re: OT- Who's on first

    Fun post! I saw a variation of this on the softwarepo website:

    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. OK, forget that. Can I watch movies on the Internet?
    ABBOTT: Yes, you want Real One.
    COSTELLO: Maybe a real one, maybe a cartoon. What I watch is none of your business. Just tell me what I need!
    ABBOTT: Real One.
    COSTELLO: If it's a long movie, I also want to watch reels 2, 3 and 4. Can I watch them?
    ABBOTT: Of course.
    COSTELLO: Great! With what?
    ABBOTT: Real One.
    COSTELLO: OK, I'm at my computer and I want to watch a movie. What do I do?
    ABBOTT: You click the blue "1".
    COSTELLO: I click the blue one what?
    ABBOTT: The blue "1".
    COSTELLO: Is that different from the blue W?
    ABBOTT: The blue "1" is Real One and the blue "W" is Word.
    COSTELLO: What word?
    ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.
    COSTELLO: But there are three words in "office for windows"!
    ABBOTT: No, just one. But it's the most popular Word in the world.
    COSTELLO: It is?
    ABBOTT: Yes, but to be fair, there aren't many other Words left. It pretty much wiped out all the other Words out there.
    COSTELLO: And that word is real one?
    ABBOTT: Real One has nothing to do with Word. Real One isn't even part of Office.
    COSTELLO: STOP! Don't start that again. 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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    Re: OT- Who's on first

    This is very real and not only a persiflage on that subject.
    Go to an average computerstore and you will face just the same discussion with that staring young "sales guy".

    In the early days of the "home computer" I went to shop to have a particular computer demonstrated. One thing he couldn't find was the "on-off" switch!!!

    Raymond

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    Re: OT- Who's on first

    Quote Originally Posted by snorlax
    Hou je van honkbal?
    No [nee], don't know if I like it [weet niet of ik het leuk vind]. Never seen a real match [nooit een echte wedstrijd bezocht]. Sorry, but that discussion between A & C was really wonderful [maar die discussie erover is écht goed].

    Raymond
    [en ik hou ook niet voetbal]

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    Re: OT- Who's on first

    Thanks for fixing my monitor problem. My eyes were getting dry so I couldn't see it very well. But after reading your post about Abbot and Costello and "Word" my eyes got moist and I could see again. I guess it was the LOL.

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