cyberspace humor / DELETE / FUNNY BUT NOT URGENT

peace through reason (
Tue, 14 Jul 1998 07:52:04 -0400

I anticipate being flamed heavily for this, but I can't resist. I think our

lists need a touch - very small touch - of humor. Cheers, David McReynolds

Subj:	 cyberspace humor

 Date:	98-07-13 20:56:32 EDT


 Q: How many people does it take to change a light bulb in cyberspace?


  1 to successfully 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



  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 using

  light bulbs and therefore the posts **are** relevant to this mail list.


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


  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



  3 to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant to


  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 lightbulb 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 a new list alt.lite.bulb.


  38 votes proclaiming the advantages in using vintage lightbulbs.


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