Changing Light Bulbs

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by BigUnionGuy, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    How many forum members does it take to change a light bulb?

    1 to change the light bulb.

    1 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.

    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 participant's ISPs 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 lightbulb forum.

    203 to demand that cross posting to hardware forum, off-topic forum, and lightbulb 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 URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs.

    14 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URLs.

    27 to post about links they found from the URLs 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 search on 'light bulbs' before posting questions about light bulbs".

    1 new forum member to respond to the original post 6 months from now and to start it all over again.

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  2. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do I dare renew the CFL/incandescent debate or revive the $60 light bulb poll?
  4. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    You forgot the most important thing: Assorted sexual innuendo!
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    and a couple of irrelevant YouTube videos.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The list Bug compiled was for the grown-ups----you two can go play in the Romper Room forum.
  7. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    42 to read the Wikipedia page on "Incandescent light bulb", then pretend to have a Ph.D. in "spherical photon excretion."
  8. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    What's a light bulb ?
  9. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    Ill gladly pay the $50 bucks for a light bulb with a 20 year lifespan at a lower operating cost in electricity usage. Cmon, think about people. ONE BULB=20 years. Its the future. Pay now, or pay 20 times that much over the next 20 years.

    The republicans want to act like technology is a bad thing. Why do they want to push CONSUMPTION so badly?

    They want us completely dependent on OIL and will do or say anything to achieve it.

    $50.00 spread over 20 years is 2.50 a year, 2.50 spread over 12 months is .21 cents a month. Thats pretty cheap for 20 years of service.

    Think about it.


  10. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    1 To say that Canada makes better lightbulbs than America.

    At least 1 who will tell the above to shove said Canadian lightbulb up his bum.
  11. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    And one dumb Mod to delete the whole thread cuz someone's having fun!
  12. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis


    And someone needs to say they do their best work in the dark!!
  13. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Careful aj, or you'll be banished to the Romper Room with me and rod.
    I bet we can find a way to pass the time.
  14. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis the dark?

    Game ON
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    upchuck should banish himself ------again
  16. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    That would be me!!!!!!!
  17. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Does it involve safe words? I have a room like that. :winks:
  18. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    So tos, isn't one of Thomas Edison's first bulbs still glowing in NJ.?
    What's the cost estimate for that one ?
  19. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    Silly rabbit, tricks are for kids. You are trying to compare an historic relic with an everyday use bulb in the average home??

    The bulbs of the future save energy, plain and simple. If you think its more complicated than that, then your just too old to change your mindset. Just like people who wouldnt forego the horse for the automobile.


  20. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Ah the Lightbulb Conspiracy aka Pyramids of Waste.

    I like LED because I can either go to Radio Shack or online and get the parts for cheap and just build my own lights.