Screwing in a light bulb?
From: Joani Blank (
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 23:12:14 -0500
I'm sure that , like me many coho-l subscribers receive lots of joke
material over the internet. Until now I haven't seen anything that I
thought my cohousing buddies would enjoy, but today I'll take a chance with
the following.:(You'll be able to tell right away if you want to hit that
delete button--sorry if you are getting the digest.) 

Does this inspire answers to the following question?: How many cohousers
does it take to screw in a light bulb? first, okay?

> 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 stopped.
>         111 to defend the posting to this list saying that we
>             are 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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