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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at MBAY dot NET>
Subject: Humour - off topic (sort of)
Date: Mar 9 1999 11:03PM

Hope you haven't all seen this one before - it made me laugh ;-)

Michael

  Q: How many list subscribers does it take to change a light bulb?
  A: 1,331:

  1 to change the light bulb and to post to the 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 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 summarize 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 this is just what alt.physic.cold_fusion was
  meant for, leave it here.

  143 votes for alt.lite.bulb.