has absolutly nothing to do w/ being single other than an 'off ' sense of humour..

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hello there y'all.

wanted to post this funny on the countryside forum. buuut i think folks are still a mite rilled about ms. millissas' forum problems. y'all on the otherhand are a laid back crew! :)

Changing Lightbulbs in Cyberspace

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


1 [one] 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

-- bj pepper ,in central MS. (pepper.pepper@excite.com), May 07, 2002


Thanks! ...gave me a good snicker!

-- Patty (SycamoreHollow@aol.com), May 07, 2002.

ROTFL. I love it . If we can't laugh at ourselves, who can we chuckle at? I use to ask "How many computer programmers does it take to change a lightbulb? Don't know, its never been done. They always call a diagnostic evaluation meeting that deduces its a hardware problem and issue a work order to the technicians ".

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (jayblair678@yahoo.com), May 07, 2002.

Good one bj! You should post it over on CS just because, then again you don't want to get thier flames going again. Bu really it would be funny to do.

-- Susan in MN (nanaboo@paulbunyan.net), May 07, 2002.

lol great one lol

-- Grizz Wondering the outskirts of DC!! (southerneagle@yahoo.com), May 07, 2002.


What are you thinking "fan the flames"? That would cause a backdraft and "super fire" that would send the server into meltdown :>)

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (jayblair678@yahoo.com), May 07, 2002.

bj, post it over there as they obviously need something to do with their life.

-- Joe (CactusJoe001@AOL.com), May 07, 2002.

Jay, my hope would be that maybe they would see themselves and laugh. Heaven forbid that they should get embarasses and feel shamed.

-- Susan in MN (nanaboo@paulbunyan.net), May 07, 2002.

naw, i try to keep my life relatively 'vanilla', outside forces do enough to make it 'rocky road'.

so i'll not be holding up mirrors to the populace to see if they laugh or stone me. btw. i see myself in the joke, i'm one of the 306. ;)

"if your not part of the solution you are part of the precipitate."

-- bj pepper ,in central MS. (pepper.pepper@excite.com), May 08, 2002.

Weeeeeeeeell, I DID share this....couldn't resist. Course it was to a pretty laid back, BUT sometimes "tetchy" crowd...thus the obvious pertinence. And ooooh yes, I'm definately guilty myself!! ;) But, you gotta laugh....

...they all sure did, in fact I think the thread has about...well lets see, posted it yesterday afternoon, and now 38 replies...lol

Such a bunch of dramatic satirists...and obviously no lives! hehe!

-- Patty (Sycamorehollow@aol.com), May 08, 2002.

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