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Lesson Plans


How Many? - humor?

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Sears, Ellen (ESears.ky.us)
Tue, 22 Apr 97 10:38:00 PDT


>
>>>
>>> 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
>>>
>>> 156 to write to the list administrator complaining about
>>> the light bulb discussion and its inappropriateness
>>> to this mail list.
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>
>I presume the total is the sum of the parts although I have
>seen people fit into several categories.

Ellen