I suspect this is one of those things a lot of you may already have seen, leading you to wonder if I've been under a rock, but I just got wind of it today and, as an avid watcher of old Abbott and Costello movies as a kid, just had to pass it on.  I'm not sure who came up with this, but I received it on an internal Microsoft distribution list, and I see it certainly had a lot of exposure on the Web already.  Enjoy!

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'.............