I found this on another forum, thought it was cute, so I'm posting it here:

How many forum participants does it take to change a lightbulb?

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

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

53 to flame the spell checkers

41 to correct spelling/grammar flames

6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another

6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive

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

156 to email the company's ISP complaining that they are in violation of
their "acceptable use policy"

109 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this
discussion to a light bulb forum

203 to demand that cross posting to hardware forum, off-topic forum, and
light bulb forum about changing light bulbs be stopped

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

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

14 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

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

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

19 to quote the "Me too's" to say "Me three"

4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ

44 to ask what is a "FAQ"

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

143 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



10 posters to claim the light bulb failed because of George Bush's policies

20 to denounce those 10 and blame the failure on the previous administration



1 to say that if you were any damn good at all you wouldn't need the
freaking light bulb

3 to say that those of you talking about light bulbs aren't working and
should get back to work



1 to say there's really 7 that are burned out, the gov's lying to us that
there's only 1



In California.Only 1, but it doesn't matter. They don't have electricity.

In Oklahoma.Zero. What the heck is a light bulb?

In Ontario.Only 1. It's not just a light source, it's HEAT

In Austin.None.They haven't seen the light in many years and are not looking
to see it any time soon

In Las Vegas...Hundreds.Have you seen the strips out there? That is a full
time job just keeping the lights burning



I wait until I have four or more out to build a good network of faulty
lights, I then purchase 8 new bulbs to add some redundancy

I always used a 'fixed' height ladder when changing bulbs, so I never worry
about a HI (Height of Illumination) bust



Legally, Can one legally change a neighbor's light bulb and not be a
licensed electrician?



What kind of flowers comes from light bulbs?



Is it OK to replace a light bulb set by someone else? What about if you
think their light bulb is in the wrong location and set your own. Then you
end up with a chandelier



Then the neighbor says "That bulb's in the wrong place. I know it goes in
the refrigerator."



In the event the bulb has been broken off in the socket, obtain a large
potato from your vegetable crisper. Carefully push it against the socket.
Rotate the potato as if you were unscrewing the bulb from the socket. Voila!
The remnant of the bulb is now removed.



Be certain the switch has been turned off. (This is how the French
discovered... ahh never mind)