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Kathryn Evans <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 18 Apr 1997 14:06:37 -0500
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FYI, from a friend.  Pretty funny...

>>Subject: An Internet Joke
>>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.light.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 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.light.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.