[TowerTalk] Changing a lightbulb

Tom Osborne w7why at verizon.net
Tue Feb 28 21:18:11 EST 2006

Here is one I got off another list.  Thought it hit the nail right on the 
head.  Some suggested I should post it on this reflector.   It's pretty 


How many listmembers 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 

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 bulbs.

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<about:blank> and start it all 
over again!

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