(Fwd) [NEW-WINE] EMail Lists - Humor

From: Jim Lindemann (jlindem@canuck.com)
Date: Thu Apr 17 1997 - 09:16:21 EDT

This merits an "ouch!"

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Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997 00:16:21 -0500
Reply-to: new-wine@grmi.org
From: Kym Farnik <Kym.Farnik@metro.com.au>
To: Multiple recipients of list <new-wine@grmi.org>
Subject: [NEW-WINE] EMail Lists - Humor

This is travelling around currently from list to list, so if you've already
seen it, I apologize..... But on the other hand, how many times.....

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 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 brands 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.

[Another added:
        20 to start a new thread on the copyright violation of
             copying previous posters.]


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