some newsgroup humor

Tue Apr 29 13:12:38 EST 1997

As a long time poster/reader of this newsgroup, when i saw the humor 
below, i couldn't resist.  If you don't find it funny/pertinent, my 
apologies in advance.

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
has been changed
14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the 
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
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 
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
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 this
which makes light bulbs relevant to this list.
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
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.>>>

--------- End forwarded message ----------
Julia Frugoli
Dartmouth College

visiting grad student at
Texas A&M University
Department of Biological Sciences
College Station, TX 77843
FAX 409-847-8805

"Evil is best defined as militant ignorance."
																										Dr. M. Scott Peck

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