A little self-reproach humor

Jerry Bricker lcjbrick at ANTELOPE.WCC.EDU
Fri Mar 13 12:11:02 CST 1998


Here's a little humor for the weekend.



How many internet mail list subscribers does it take to
change a light bulb?

  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

 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.

Jerry Bricker
Department of Biology
Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007-3299
Phone: (307) 778-1139
Fax: (307) 778-1395
e-mail: lcjbrick at antelope.wcc.edu
Homepage: http://www.science.lcc.whecn.edu/biology/mainpage/biology.html

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