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Old Feb 15, 2005, 2:20 PM   #1
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Lifted from a thread on Garage Glamour...

How many discussion group posters does it take to change a lightbulb?

1 to change the light bulb and to post 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

7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs

5 to flame the spell checkers

3 to correct spelling/grammar flames

6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb"

... another 6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive

2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"

15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct

19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum

11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum

36 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

7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs

4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's

3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group

13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy

4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

13 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"

1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.
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Old Feb 15, 2005, 2:51 PM   #2
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1 to express a preference for bayonet over screw fixing.

Oops, sorry, didn't mean to drag this old thing up again.
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Old Feb 15, 2005, 3:07 PM   #3
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Kalypso, I know you are not a lurker, but this has been posted before...about six months ago. :G:G
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Old Feb 15, 2005, 4:03 PM   #4
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I seem to remember an almost identical thread when the candle was introduced. Then the two and three wick candles threw everyting into chaos. :blah::blah::blah:

Funny post, might ring a little too true.

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Old Feb 15, 2005, 7:30 PM   #5
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See http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...amp;forum_id=2

Life imitates art (after all a joke is an art form)

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Old Feb 15, 2005, 8:27 PM   #6
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Monza76 wrote:
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See http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...amp;forum_id=2

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Oh boy!!! That was exactly what I had in mind when going thru Kalypso's lightbulb (light bulb) post. :G


BTW, isn't it supposed to be flashbulb? :blah:
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Old Feb 15, 2005, 9:15 PM   #7
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At this rate I can give up my Joke-of-the-Day subscription and spend more time at Steve's!
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Old Feb 16, 2005, 1:03 AM   #8
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Maybe it is reallylite-bulb? :blah:

Flashbulb?? fLash-pOwder was much more phun. :G

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Oh boy!!! That was exactly what I had in mind when going thru Kalypso's lightbulb (light bulb) post. :G


BTW, isn't it supposed to be flashbulb? :blah:
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Old Feb 16, 2005, 5:38 AM   #9
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Found this quote in an old (1919) photo book:
"The camera man no longer waits for daylight to photograph a railroad wreck, for instance, but catches his picture in the flare of a pound or more of flash powder."

The Dept of Homeland Paranoia would shoot their color warning system up to ultraviolet if you did that today.
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