• Subject: Mail list joke -- Delete if you are having a good day with no time for nonsense, read if bad day and need a break
  • From: Bob Crothers <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 16:40:38 -0500
  • Organization: Cornerstone Communications, LLC

Sorry folks, but I just couldn't resist forwarding this one cause I 
know we have all "Been There, Done That" and done it right here!

[Forwarded from a Software Vendor list I am on which says it was 
Stolen from Fred Langa's LangaList, which got it from Philip A. 

Q: How many internet mail list subscribers does it take to change a 
light bulb?
A: Exactly Five Hundred:
1 to change the light bulb and to post to the mail list that the light 
bulb has been changed 7 to share similar experiences of changing light 
bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently.  4 
to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.  17 to point out 
spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs.
21 to flame the spell checkers
49 to write to the list administrator complaining about the light bulb 
discussion and its inappropriateness to this mail list.
20 to correct spelling in the spelling/grammar flames.  32 to post 
that this list is not about light bulbs and to please take this email 
exchange to alt.lite.bulb 69 to demand that cross posting to 
alt.grammar, alt.spelling and alt.punctuation about changing light 
bulbs be stopped.
41 to defend the posting to this list saying that we all use light 
bulbs and therefore the posts **are** relevant to this mail list.
106 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.  12 to post 
URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs 8 to post 
that the URLs were posted incorrectly, and to post corrected URLs.
2 to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant to 
this list which makes light bulbs relevant to this list.
15 to concatenate all posts to date, then quote them including all 
headers and footers, and then add pointedly, "Me Too."
6 to post to the list that they are unsubscribing because they cannot 
handle the light bulb controversy.  9 to quote the "Me Too's" and 
happily add, "Me Three!"
3 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ.
1 to propose new alt.change.lite.bulb newsgroup.  24 to say this is 
just what alt.physic.cold_fusion was meant for, leave it here.
53 votes for alt.lite.bulb.

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