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05-20-2004, 11:19 AM
How many Forum Members 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 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.
1 to post a photo of the light bulb that was changed;
3 to post photos of their own "variant" light bulbs;
2 to proclaim that the first lightbulb is in fact a "textbook" bulb ;
7 to contest the "textbook" designation and to proclaim the changed bulb "suspect";
4 to say that they are not experts on light bulbs, but that the changed bulb just doesn't look "right" to them, and that they wouldn't want that bulb in their sockets! ; and...
1 to definitively determine the changed bulb to be one of the new generation of bulbs being produced in Latvia



05-20-2004, 01:10 PM

that's pretty damned funny and Oh so true!

but there's some spelling errors in there somewhere, I'm sure of it, I took grammar for 12 years in school so I should know, ya know! lol lol lol lol lol ;)

where'd you find that? Is there more?


05-20-2004, 06:13 PM
Very funny jeddah! lol

05-20-2004, 11:01 PM
Actually, technically the proper term would be "globe" when discussing the bulb itself. "Lamp" would be used when talking about the entire unit including the housing. :D

05-21-2004, 04:45 AM

(snip)where'd you find that? Is there more?(snap)


There has recently been a flame war on the R2Builders group that I'm a member of, regarding the droid room at Celebration 3. In the spirit of reconciliation and peace, one member posted it to try to break the tension. It worked and I thought it was funny so I copied and pasted it ici. It originally came to the R2Builders from the prop board ASAP but I am not sure where it first appeared.


05-21-2004, 11:44 AM
Shouldn't 'R2Builders' have a space in it. You know, 'R2 Builders'? Jeez..... :D :D :D

05-21-2004, 12:04 PM
Hey, I just changd my lightbulb! :)


05-22-2004, 12:51 PM
I have been left in the dark. Whats the best way to change a bulb?

05-22-2004, 02:14 PM
Nice avatar, Rocketboy!!

05-22-2004, 11:38 PM
I have been left in the dark. Whats the best way to change a bulb?Man, it's harder than it looks. It involves 2 lightbulbs, screwing and unscrewing, turning electricity off and on. I think you can get a how to manual at most hardware stores. It's probably easier than way.

Nice avatar, Rocketboy!!Yeah, thanks! I saw 'em live Thursday night.
You should've been there...oh wait...you were.

05-23-2004, 10:30 PM
2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"

wow... my girlfriend was an electrician off broadway, and she corrects me all the time about the "lamp!" that's funny!

Very funny jeddah! lol

ME TOO!!! ;)

Bobby Fett
05-30-2004, 11:02 PM
I've been away for a while, but does anyone have any suggestions for changing a lightbulb? Seriously, can you get the little diapers at Wal-Mart?