old but good humor

Subject: old but good humor
From: Maria Fish <Maria_Fish -at- BROWN -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 08:18:21 -0400

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

111 to defend the posting to this list saying that we 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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