This is a joke!!

Discussion in 'Community' started by HydroMan, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. HydroMan macrumors 6502

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    Found this reasonably funny joke while I was bored waiting for a couple of things to be delivered (but weren't :mad: ) on my day off from work, it cheered me up on a very boring very cold day and immediately thought of here and some of the threads I've read :D

    How many forum member does it take to change a light bulb Version 1.1


    1 to change the light bulb and to post 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

    1 to move it to the Lighting section

    2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section

    7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs

    5 to flame the spell checkers

    3 to correct spelling/grammar flames

    6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid

    2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"

    15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct

    19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum

    11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum

    36 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

    7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs

    4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's

    3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group

    13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

    5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy

    4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

    13 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"

    1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again
    ;)
     
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Don't forget: 1 to make a graph of all the posts on Light Bulbs so far.
     
  3. Roger1 macrumors 65816

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    It's light bulb not lightbulb. A lamp is something that holds a light bulb.
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    [​IMG]

    ...but it's still very funny, mainly because it's so true :eek:
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I think he left off...

    6 members to ask it to be moved to Wasteland.

    11 member to confirm the above because the joke is a repost

    1 moderator to close the silly old thread to protect the original poster from further abuse
     
  6. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    On the contary its a lamp not a lightbulb I've worked in the industry.....Blahblahblahgurgle.
     
  7. HydroMan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Woah, that didn't take long :D ,I was just bored
     
  8. Vader macrumors 65816

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  9. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Two brunettes and a blonde walk into a bar

    The first brunette asks for a R&C, bartender asks "What's that", brunette responds "Rum and Coke, DUH!"

    The second brunette asks for a V&T, bartender asks "What's that", brunette responds "Vodka and Tonic, DUH!"

    Finally, the blonde asks for a 15, bartender asks "Now...what's that", blonde responds "7 and 7, DUH!"
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Oh, and on *this* forum, at least 10 members to make exorbitant claims that Steve Jobs, in actuality, invented the light bulb. :D
     
  11. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Just remember...

    [​IMG]
     
  12. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    ...shortly before claims that Bill Gates then stole it :eek: :D
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    And at least one person who worked extensively in the field, thirty years ago, and published an extensive treatise, on how light bulbs are fundamentally the wrong lighting paradigm for the modern world's needs, which no one has ever read. :)
     
  14. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    This thread proves how confused people get when they fight over shiny objects.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. kiwi-in-uk macrumors 6502a

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    You also forgot the troll who insists that light bulbs / lamps are too expensive, are underpowered, and that windows are brighter.
     
  16. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    Should be using compact flourescents or led's! who uses lite bulbz, windows users?

    edit: those ole style bulbs are expensive and underpowered! :p
     
  17. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Yes, but windows are generally a pane.

    Unless you end up with a version of windows that are multiple panes.
     
  18. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    ...and one to ask why Apple hasn't yet put the G5 into light bulbs.
     
  19. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Or light bulbs in the G5... :D
     
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  21. HydroMan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think you'll find the correct spelling is FAHTERED

    :p
     
  22. Jeromie macrumors member

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    And the obligatory response that while windows work well sometimes, they fail at least once a day.
     
  23. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    FATHERED, right? Or did I miss another inside joke? :confused:
     
  24. HydroMan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, a lot of posters(not necessarily on this forum) correct incorrect spelling, while not checking their own grammatical errors/spelling mistakes
     
  25. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    GUILTY...Eye doo iht ahl tha tyme
     

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