Tuesday, January 24, 2006


These pictures came in an e-mail from my friend BJ Scroggins, wife of Joe's Jottings.

An Australian sheep farmer, after loosing sheep set up an electric fence. This is what he caught. In looking into the snakes of the country, it's a constrictor. You can tell by the three rows of teeth in the top jaw. It's a species of Python or Boa.

If I have any Australian friends out there who can identify it, give me a shout!

P.S. I think I know where one of the missing lambs is located! Yikes!

And the honor for this next one comes from my friend M.C. Pearson.

Abbott and Costello in "Buying a computer"

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 infamous sketch, "Who's on First?" might have turned out something like 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 need?


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".......


  1. Anonymous said...
    the picture really scared me
    M. C. Pearson said...
    I love that picture...yikes!

    Wow, you got this up fast! I just sent the AAAAbott to you. Still cracks me up...I think I have to go tinkle again from laughing!
    Mindy Tarquini said...
    That Abbott and Costello bit is priceless.

    Office with Windows.

    Oh dear.

    Not too many years ago, I'd have said the same thing. And I have a degrees in the stupid little things.

    By the way - your word verification hates me.
    Bernita said...
    "Click on Start"
    Then on Run.
    Joe said...

    (I didn't know my wife sent you that picture. She's cute.)
    Anonymous said...

    You and M C got me absolutely rolling with the Abbott and Costello bit. Very funny.
    Stephen Newton said...
    Bonnie, You are tagged to tell us five things about yourself that others consider weird, then tag five bloggers to do the same.
    Bonnie S. Calhoun said...
    Steve, Steve, Steve...well I guess there's got to be a first time (insert maniacal laughter here) see you later on tonight!
    Denise McDonald said...
    SNAKES - EEK!!!!!! OMG!!!!

    So me, I tag you, and get a lecture. Steve tags you and you are gonna do it? man ... =) LOL

    at least I have already done that one...
    Anonymous said...
    That snake looks like someone I used to call a friend. :-)
    Jennifer said...
    That's a snake??? Holy moly.

    The Abbott & Costello skit is too good! My 11-yr-old loves Who's On First.
    An Ordinary Christian said...
    Another entertaining post, but the animal is frightening.
    M. C. Pearson said...
    I've already done the wierd things so you cannot tag me...

Post a Comment