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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:06 AM
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How many DUers does it take to change a light bulb?
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 Electrical 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.

and 1 to steal this post from another forum and post it here without asking :evilgrin: OK, I'll credit her. The lady who posted this first goes by the handle "Karrie" but I won't tell you which board it was from.
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:12 AM
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1. You missed the most obvious sign of a DU thread:
1 person managing to somehow relate lightbulb changing to their pet cat.
1,000 subsequent lightbulb-related cat posts.

Otherwise, I think your assessment is perfect. :)
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:43 AM
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3. Don't forget the 50 DUers to start a picture Lightbulb thread
and of course the one DUer who has to start a lightbulb sex thread - you know they are out there
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:40 AM
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2. kick
:kick:
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conscious evolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:53 AM
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4. How many freepers does it take?
:evilgrin:
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:28 AM
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6. None, admitting the lightbulb failed aids the ter'rists.
x(
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:37 PM
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12. 0, they'd outsource the job to India for short-term market advantage.
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Truebrit71sbruv Donating Member (890 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:34 PM
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15. 67..
... one to hold the bulb and the other 66 to turn the room...
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LiberalHeart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:35 PM
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32. None. They're in the dark.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:10 AM
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5. 1 to hijack the thread with kitten pictures screwing in a light bulb!
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:30 AM
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7. six to post copy cat threads
how many duers does it take to light a bud?
:hippie:
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:03 PM
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8. WTF - no rove/cheney/halliburton conspiracy/plots
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:05 PM
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9. That's okay, because Karrie stole it from someone else!
:D That's one of the funniest things on the internets. I enjoy it everytime I see it. :hi:
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:16 PM
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10. You forgot at least one person to post a popcorn smiley
And one more to post a eye roller smiley.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:17 PM
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11. 3 to start a flamer about the correct name of the vertical brace
surrounding the lamp bulb
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:41 PM
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13. and one to kick for the halibut
:kick:
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:47 PM
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14. 20 to call someone a DLCer
for not turning off the light switch before changing the bulb.
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:39 PM
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16. I have a cat story about lights!
Pitter-pat

like to chase the light generated from a flashlight.


Do flashlights count? :shrug:
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:19 PM
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17. one post to question the timing of the lightbulb outage
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:24 PM
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18. And 10 to post about how the lightbulb outage is a Rovian trick.
:P
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:28 PM
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19. And, natch, a POLL!
Who changes the light bulbs in YOUR house?

1. Me
2. Spouse, S/O
3. One of the kids
4. M-I-L
5. F-I-L
6. Maid
7. Butler
8. Independent contractor
9. We're earth friendly. Don't USE electricity. Won't allow it in the house.
10. Amish. Doesn't apply.
11. Better to light a single candle than curse the darkness.
12. Other
13 Robb is a dingbat.
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photogirl12 Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:32 PM
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21. LOL!!!
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:38 PM
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22. It was #13 that got to you, right? Robb is a dingbat?
Sure fire laugh getter.
;-)
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photogirl12 Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:40 PM
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24. Actually
it was the length of the list that got me!!

I think you forgot "I hire an electrician"
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:17 PM
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26. "Outside contractor" I thought about
"I have someone come in to do that."
;-)
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:30 PM
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20. 2 to tell the lounge to stay clear of GD til the light bulb thing dies down.
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:38 PM
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23. And at least three
to call someone out as a troll and threaten to 'alert'
then go start another thread asking for help.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:41 PM
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25. Beautiful! You must be a god!
I love that and I'm saving it for gloomy Monday mornings. Thank you.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:19 PM
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27. 8 to post pictures of cats sitting on light bulbs.
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conscious evolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:23 PM
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28. 3 to ask
Does the lightbulb really want to change?
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:54 PM
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29. And at least 3 more to point out that the lightbulb's refusal to
change is indicative of the deplorable state of the country.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:58 PM
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30. And at least one inevitable parody thread: "The fight club has been arranged."
B-)
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:28 PM
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31. Did the lightbulb go out on 9/11?
One administrator to send that discussion to the dungeon.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:36 PM
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33. No, but it got a dim bulb reelected. n/t
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:36 PM
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34. All right, then. That was funny.
Redstone
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LiberalHeart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:40 PM
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35. One to post "this isn't a sex thread even though the lights are out"
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conscious evolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 08:15 AM
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36. It's a sex thread
because someone gets to 'screw' in a lightbulb
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:08 AM
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37. Then, one of our snarkmeisters will say something about who is
small enough to fit inside a lightbulb, let alone screw in one. That will generate another flamer about bigotry toward small people. Cooler heads will try to calm everyone down; they'll get hurt. The thread will be locked, but it will return, replacing Kudzu as The Thread That Would Not Die.

:popcorn:
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:14 AM
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38. Hilarious. n/t
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jarab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:48 AM
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39. One DU mystery writer ... with one solid twist.
...O...
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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:56 AM
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40. Hey, what about Compact Fluorescents?
Why no mention of them? They save energy and produce great quality light these days!
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