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Abbott and Costello At Blockbuster
March 4, 2005 9:17 PM   Subscribe

Movie Store "Who's on First."
CUSTOMER: Why can't I rent Seven?
CASHIER: Because it's over the limit.
CUSTOMER: Right, but I want Seven. Get rid of Ten.
CASHIER: (Pause.) That would leave negative three.
(via McSweeney's)
posted by adrober (23 comments total)

 
Abbot and Costello did it better.
posted by substrate at 9:34 PM on March 4, 2005


Is it really via McSweeney's? It's at McSweeney's.
posted by kenko at 9:52 PM on March 4, 2005


Maybe Mr. McSweeney telephoned adrober and told him about it.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:44 PM on March 4, 2005


Ha, ok---ya that "via" was gratuitous. And I know it's taboo to post McSweeney's links on Metafilter, but I couldn't resist. I found it funny but I suppose that's only via my opinion.
posted by adrober at 10:54 PM on March 4, 2005


A tear of mirth just rolled down my cheek via my duct.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 11:11 PM on March 4, 2005


I bet if I were jacked up on Starbucks caffeine, this would crack me up.
posted by BoringPostcards at 11:18 PM on March 4, 2005


I enjoyed it.
posted by rafter at 11:36 PM on March 4, 2005


A tear of mirth just rolled down my cheek via my duct.

Why a duck?
posted by Robot Johnny at 11:44 PM on March 4, 2005


Why a duck?

Because it's scientifically proven to be the world's funniest animal of course
posted by TungstenChef at 12:31 AM on March 5, 2005


Didja hear about the duck who went to the video store to rent "Before Sunrise?" He told the clerk to put it on his bill.
posted by davidmsc at 12:46 AM on March 5, 2005


Q: How do I unsubscribe from this newsgroup?

A: You don't - you unsubscribe from a duck!
posted by wilberforce at 2:05 AM on March 5, 2005


Quack.

*ducks*
posted by gwint at 4:15 AM on March 5, 2005


I enjoyed it too, thank you.
posted by nthdegx at 6:26 AM on March 5, 2005


Where's the soap?

Yes, it does, doesn't it.
posted by nthdegx at 6:37 AM on March 5, 2005


Didn't people make hay with Chinese president's last name, Hu, when he came on the scene? There's another Chinese last name 'He', properly pronounced like 'her', which begs for an Abbott-and-Costello treatment as well.
posted by of strange foe at 6:57 AM on March 5, 2005


o<
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:40 AM on March 5, 2005


Funny duck. (self-link)
posted by WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot at 11:52 AM on March 5, 2005


Heh. McSweeneys just turned into Cambridge Footlights.
posted by flashboy at 4:57 PM on March 5, 2005


ROU_Xenophobe: That's a rabbit.
posted by NickDouglas at 5:03 PM on March 5, 2005


SLAPPY: Who is on stage.
SKIPPY: Yes.
SLAPPY: Who is?
SKIPPY: Yes.
SLAPPY: Oh. So the name of the band is Yes.
SKIPPY: No, Aunt Slappy, Yes is not even at this concert.

posted by Silune at 10:25 PM on March 5, 2005


adrober - thanks for reminding me to check out McSweeny's. This one is my favorite.
posted by frecklefaerie at 11:03 PM on March 5, 2005


of strange foe:
George: Condi! Nice to see you. What’s happening?

Condi: Sir, I have the report here about the new leader of China.

George: Great. Lay it on me.

Condi: Hu is the new leader of China.

George: That’s what I want to know.

Condi: That’s what I’m telling you.

George: That’s what I’m asking you. Who is the new leader of China?

Condi: Yes.
(And amusingly enough, Silune came up with my site for the "Who's on stage" link...thanks!)
posted by djwudi at 9:43 AM on March 6, 2005


Speaking as someone who used to work in a video store in which all kinds of crazy antics took place: this isn't funny.
posted by bingo at 10:48 AM on March 6, 2005


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