To change a light bulb

Subject: To change a light bulb
From: Peter <pnewman1 -at- home -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2000 20:15:11 -0400

Q: How many Techwhirlers does it take to change a light

A: 1,393:

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

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

4 to complain that they were happy with the old one,

7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs,

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

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
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 all use light
and therefore the posts **are** relevant to this mail list,

306 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to
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

12 to flame the AOL users for violating netiqeutte and blame them for
starting this whole thing,

3 to post about links they found from the URLs that "are relevant to
list, which makes light bulbs relevant to this list,"

45 posts about whether or not AOL should even be allowed to exist,

33 to concatenate all posts to date, then quote them including all
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 this is just what alt.physic.cold_fusion was meant for, leave

143 votes for alt.lite.bulb.


"When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a
minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute-and it's
longer than any hour. That's relativity," - Einstein-

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