[Jokes] Lightbulbs

David 'The Raven' Chisnall theraven at sucs.org
Wed Jul 31 16:16:08 BST 2002

How many mailing list subscribers does it take 
to change a light bulb?

a.. 1,343

b.. 1 to change the light bulb and to post to the
mail list that
the light bulb has been changed;

c.. 14 to share similar experiences of changing
light bulbs and
how the light bulb could have been changed

d.. 7 to caution about the dangers of changing
light bulbs;

e.. 27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in
posts about 
changing light bulbs;

f.. 53 to flame the spell checkers;

g.. 41 to correct spelling/grammar flames;

h.. 6 to argue over whether it`s "lightbulb" or
"light bulb";

i.. another 6 to condemn those 6 as

j.. 156 to write to the list administrator about
the light bulb 
discussion and its inappropriateness to this mail

k.. 109 to post that this list is not about light
bulbs and to 
please take this email exchange to litebulb-l;

l.. 203 to demand that cross posting to
spelling-l and illuminati-l about changing light
bulbs be 

m.. 111 to defend the posting to this list saying
that we 
all use light bulbs and therefore the posts *are*
relevant to 
this mail list;

n.. 306 to debate which method of changing light
bulbs is 
superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what
brand of 
light bulbs work best for this technique and what
brands are 

o.. 27 to post URL`s where one can see examples
different lightbulbs;

p.. 14 to post that the URL`s were posted
incorrectly and 
to post the corrected URL`s;

q.. 3 to post about links they found from the
URL`s that are
relevant to this list which makes light bulbs
relevant to this 

r.. 33 to link all posts to date, then quote them
including all
headers and footers and then add "Me too";

s.. 12 to post to the list that they are
unsubscribing because
they cannot handle the light bulb controversy;

t.. 19 to quote the "Me too`s" to say "Me three";

u.. 4 to suggest that posters request the light
bulb FAQ;

v.. 44 to ask what is "FAQ";

w.. 4 to say "didn't we go through this already a
short time 
ago on "that other list"?"

x.. 143 to ask "what's 'the other list'?"

y.. 853 to pose the question -- "Should light
bulbs be changed?"

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