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Post by Lowell Terr » Tue, 07 May 2002 07:12:36


I saw this on the HawHaw joke site and thought it would be appropriate at this time.

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Changing Lightbulbs in ***space

Q: How many people does it take to change a light bulb in ***space?

Answer:

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

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

7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.

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

53 to flame the spell checkers.

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

41 to correct spelling in the spelling/grammar flames.

109 to post that this list is not about light bulbs and to please take this email exchange to
alt.lite.bulb.

203 to demand that cross posting to alt.grammar, alt.spelling and alt.punctuation about changing
light bulbs be stopped.

111 to defend the posting to this list, saying that, "We are all using light bulbs and therefore the
posts **are** relevant to this mail list."

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

27 to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs.

14 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and to post corrected URLs. 3 to post about links
they found from the URLs that are relevant to this list, which makes light bulbs relevant to this
list.

33 to collate all posts to date, then quote them including all headers and footers, and then add "Me
Too."

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

19 to quote the "Me Too's" to say, "Me Three."

4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ.

1 to propose new alt.change.lite.bulb newsgroup.

47 to say that this is just what this list was meant for, leave it here.

143 votes for a new list: alt.lite.bulb.

38 votes proclaiming the advantages in using vintage light bulbs


Lowell

 
 
 

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Post by harpe » Tue, 07 May 2002 08:31:47

Lowell-

No, this is off-topic. You need to substitute "unicycle" for "lightbulb"
and I think maybe you'll be OK.

I like funny stuff like that. Let's have a poll and see whose feelings
were hurt. HEY, WAIT, I'M IN EVERY CATEGORY! Dang, no spelling errors
either.

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Post by jesse73737 » Tue, 07 May 2002 08:46:29

I think gilby should remove this thread.  Its getting FAR to out of
hand.

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Post by jesse73737 » Tue, 07 May 2002 08:48:15

oops this isnt the really long one.  its just a reply.  But still thsi
is way off topic.

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Post by gaus » Tue, 07 May 2002 08:57:49

don't you mean "this" instead of "thsi".

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Post by jesse73737 » Tue, 07 May 2002 09:21:38

don't you mean "this" instead of "thsi".
AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Scott Kurlan » Tue, 07 May 2002 20:55:16


Quote:

> oops this isnt the really long one.  its just a reply.  But still thsi
> is way off topic.

YOU ARE FINED FOUR INTERNET DOLLARS.  TO WIT:

Oops, this isn't the really long one.  It's just a reply.  But still, this
is way off topic.

Spellcheckers save bandwidth.  HTH.  Drive on.