OT humor -- How many listmembers does it take to change a lightbulb?

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How many list members does it take to change a lightbulb?
One to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been
Fourteen to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how
the light bulb could have been changed differently.
Seven to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.
Seven more to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about
changing light bulbs.
Five to flame the spell checkers.
Three to correct spelling/grammar flames.
Six to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ...
Another six to condemn those six as stupid.
Fifteen to claim experience in the lighting industry and give the
correct spelling.
Nineteen to post that this group is not about light bulbs and to
please take this discussion to a lightbulb (or light bulb) forum.
Eleven to defend the posting to the group saying that we all use light
bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this group.
Thirty six 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 faulty.
Seven to post URLs where one can see examples of different light
Four to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the
corrected URL.
Three to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant
to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group.
Thirteen to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety
including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"
Five to post to the group that they will no longer post because they
cannot handle the light bulb controversy.
Four to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"
Thirteen to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting
questions about light bulbs."
Three to tell a funny story about their cat and a light bulb.
One group lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now
with something unrelated they found at snopes.com and
start it all over again!
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Me too :)
BTW, how many mother-in-laws does it take to change a light bulb?
Just one. She holds the bulb and waits for the world to revolve around her.
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Dave Lyon
You forgot entirely about all the neat bulb-changing devices that we could make with our machinery. Stuff to make it easier to reach those difficult bulbs or to simply avoid getting out the ladder, which of course would take much less time to do than to make the bulb-changer and aso removing the justification for all that necessary machinery in the basement and the swarf tracked upstairs. You also forgot to remind us that easily burned-out bulbs are due to a Liberal conspiracy to separate us from our money, since they can't easily find new ways to tax us anymore. They collect tax on light bulbs instead.
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And then someone is sure to point out that the drowning of the lady in Ted Kennedy's car was far worse than the burning out of ANY light bulb.
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Leo Lichtman
And the damage to the US manufacturing base caused by installing foreign-made lightbulbs.
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Jim Stewart
And the fact that the most basic lightbulb changing skills are no longer taught in our school system.
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Jim Stewart
Sad, but this one is probably true. LL
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And one to post (ok, me...) that in the "good old days" we were too poor to buy a new light bulb but were self reliant and skilled enough to sit in the dark........
Andrew VK3BFA.
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Andrew VK3BFA
When I was a lad we had to walk five miles (uphill both ways) with our bare feet wrapped in barbed wire for traction to get the light bulb.
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Errol Groff
Who needs light bulbs. I can watch tv by candlelight. I admit it takes a lot of them to power up the tube but.... Nearly free
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daniel peterman
I remember those light bulb ads reading "Don't be a bulb snatcher"
I also remember the conventional looking light bulbs with left hand threaded bases. They were used to light the interiors of subway cars, and the "backwards" threads discouraged pilferage. Or, at least they helped once folks figured out that those bulbs wouldn't be much good at home.
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Jeff Wisnia

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