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Re: On the lighter side



This has got to be one of the funniest pieces I have read in months!  Did
someone say "lighter" side.  Does that have anything to do with where, in
the room, the light-bulbs are kept?  Comments, anyone?

Charles.

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> From: Jennifer Gorman <jenng@US.IBM.COM>
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
> Subject: On the lighter side
> Date: Monday, June 08, 1998 6:15 AM
>
> >  Q:  How many internet mail list subscribers does it take
> >      to change a light bulb?
> >
> >  A:  1,331:
> >          1 to 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 use 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 brand of light bulbs 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 concatenate 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
> >            controversey.
> >         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 this is just what alt.physic.cold_fusion
> >            was meant for, leave it here.
> >        143 votes for alt.lite.bulb.


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