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A net-head joke

Dusty Dowse dowse at MAINE.MAINE.EDU
Tue Apr 22 07:27:36 EST 1997

 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
            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
         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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