Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 13:06:19 CST From: Ellen Johnson Subject: A little humor This is irrelevant here but, hey, go ahead and flame me! It was sent to me by someone at WKU, but I notice Duane's name at the bottom, coincidentally. Ellen >>> 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 >>> 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. >>> 47 to say this is just what alt.physic.cold_fusion >>> was meant for, leave it here. >>> 143 votes for alt.lite.bulb. >>> >> > > >Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > > Received: from by INETGW.WKU.EDU (SMTPLINK V2.11 PreRelease 4) ; Wed, 16 Apr 97 11:35:55 CST Return-Path: Received: from HOST1.SWOSU.EDU by (MX V4.3 Alpha) with SMTP; Wed, 16 Apr 1997 11:35:46 CDT Received: from [] by with SMTP; Wed, 16 Apr 1997 11:35:26 -0500 (CDT) X-Sender: nadels[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Message-ID: MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 11:37:25 -0500 To: jrbarret[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE], kanthony[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE], vburton[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE], m-leff[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE], "Ronald P. Toby" From: Richard Jensen (by way of nadels[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] (Stan Nadel)) Subject: A little humor