Not for the humorless.....

Date: Wed Apr 16 1997 - 22:51:26 EEST

     Let no one say that we at DTM don't have a sense of humor.......
     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
     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
     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 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.physics.cold_fusion was meant for,
     leave it there.
     143 votes for alt.change.lite.bulb.
     Enjoy, but do not even pretend you thought that this attempt to
     brighten your day in any way represents any position that the DTM
     Corporation takes about anything, anywhere, at any time.
     Will Pattison
     Applications Manager,
     DTM Corporation

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