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Pele'sWhippingBoy


member
Location: Rochester, NY, USA

Total posts: 442
  Posted: 1 to change the light bulb and 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
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 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
7 people to post. can this be made a sticky?
1 new forum member to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again


FYI: I am not Pele. If you wish to reply to me and use a short version of my name, use: PWB.

English? Who needs that? I'm never going to England. - Homer Jay Simpson

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  Posted:Funny thing is you posted it three times!

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
  Posted:You shouldn't change lightbulbs. They only just go getting broken when you're spinning inside.

It's also advisable to find some soot coloured paint for the ceiling....


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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ViciousVixen


member
Location: Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Total posts: 103
  Posted:That was great! So very true.

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JinX


mushroom collector
Location: JHB, South Africa

Total posts: 208
  Posted:the question is: is it light bulb or lightbulb?

JinX : If it doesnt kill you it makes you stronger

The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earth worms dizzy.
It will however make cats dizzy and cats throw up twice their bodyweight when dizzy.

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total posts: 6086
  Posted:shouldn't that be "lamp"!!??

sorry - couldn't resist!


My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
  Posted:

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
  Posted:HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

7 to make obscure comments about something copleatly diffrent

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This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

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sunbeam
SILVER Member since Nov 2001

sunbeam

old hand
Location: Madrid, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1032
  Posted:



chuckle chuckle - nice one PWB

and Cantus thanks for the advice, maybe some new people will read it and can avoid learning those valuable lessons the hard way


"I don't take drugs. I am drugs" - Salvador Dali

sunny

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Bendy


member
Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia

Total posts: 750
  Posted:1 to ask about coloured flames and sparkly Poi.

Courage is the man who can stop after only one peanut

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Oaken


member
Location: Canada

Total posts: 34
  Posted:HOW MANY FORUM MEMBERS DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE A LIGHT BULB???

who cares, we can twirl in the dark...

hehe...


One Love, Dont forget.

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JinX


mushroom collector
Location: JHB, South Africa

Total posts: 208
  Posted:What is a fountain?

JinX : If it doesnt kill you it makes you stronger

The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earth worms dizzy.
It will however make cats dizzy and cats throw up twice their bodyweight when dizzy.

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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Total posts: 3989
  Posted:Priceless! Absolutely priceless!

One question though...what is this "sticky" that is referred to towards the end...


HoP Posting Guidelines
* Is it the Truth?
* Is it Fair to all concerned?
* Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
* Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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JinX


mushroom collector
Location: JHB, South Africa

Total posts: 208
  Posted:so it takes
649 forum members to change a lightbulb/light bulb/lamp


JinX : If it doesnt kill you it makes you stronger

The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earth worms dizzy.
It will however make cats dizzy and cats throw up twice their bodyweight when dizzy.

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Flynt
SILVER Member since May 2002

Flynt

Intrepid Penguin
Location: Australia

Total posts: 5635
  Posted:add 3 more to argue the math and convert it into miles/kilometres/litres/gallons and argue about bulb burn time...

Currently on the right side up of the world.

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Narr


Narr

(*) (*) .. for the gnor ;)
Location: sitting on the step

Total posts: 2568
  Posted:too true!

she who sees from up high smiles

Patrick badger king: *they better hope there's never a jihad on stupidity*

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BamBam


BamBam

Pooh-Bah
Location: London

Total posts: 1810
  Posted:Lets not forget the random person coming in and saying.....

PING



Bammy
Hels is home


A kiss blown is a kiss wasted, the only kind of kiss is a kiss tasted.

I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a LITTLE bit scary.

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DJ Dantana
BRONZE Member since Aug 2001

veteran
Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA

Total posts: 1495
  Posted:and it takes two people to eat icecream while the lightbuld is being changed.....

we eat and we drink and we smoke and we try!

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Pele'sWhippingBoy


member
Location: Rochester, NY, USA

Total posts: 442
  Posted:I have no idea how 3 threads got in there. That really bugged me, but Pele took care of it.

A sticky is something other forums have. It's a way to keep a thead at the top of the list. Usually it is used to inform members of something important. Like the rules for a section or other similar announcements.


FYI: I am not Pele. If you wish to reply to me and use a short version of my name, use: PWB.

English? Who needs that? I'm never going to England. - Homer Jay Simpson

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soldari


soldari

busy-tofu!
Location: montreal: bagel capital

Total posts: 133
  Posted:How do you get coloured ligth bulbs? Does it require more HoPers to change it? But more importantly, how much fuel would it take?



there is no better way to say I love you than with the gift of a spatula!

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
  Posted:He read this to me and I nearly fell off the chair laughing!
Then just thinking about the fact that our fearless leader Malcolm is an electrician made me laugh harder! lol

Oh have I a story about changing a lightbulb...this one time at band camp...


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
  Posted:What about the one guy who doesn't even change lightbulbs starting a sarcastic thread on a lightbulb changing website.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total posts: 6086
  Posted:Don't you then need someone else to take it back to the shop when you've bought the wrong type of bulb!!

or is it just me who does that?


My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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Gidg
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

Gidg

Super Gidg!!!!
Location: Portland Oregon USA

Total posts: 8506
  Posted:And the other random person coming in and answering with...

PONG



Growing old is mandatory; growing up is NOT.
Proud member of the HoP DPS.
Sanity is a highly overrated state of mind.
I'm normal ... it's everyone else that's crazy.

Gidg

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
  Posted:quote:Originally posted by NYC:
What about the one guy who doesn't even change lightbulbs starting a sarcastic thread on a lightbulb changing website.

i was wanting to say something similar but couldn't think how to phrase it.....


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
  Posted:I'm starting to think like C@ntus... uh oh... time to change my medication levels again.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 1049
  Posted:Yes, I used to be an electrician.

One day I had to change a light bulb (I like bulbs cause they grow in the ground)
The bulb was for a car park light and it was very expensive at about US$80. I purchased the bulb from the wholesaler and got my cherry picker to drive/lift up to the bulb holder and then as I was licking my ice-cream and waving at some friends, I dropped the bulb all the way to the ground and it smashed into hundreds of pieces. I then finished my ice-cream and put all the glass pieces in a bag and took it back to the wholesalers and said it was faulty, they said it looked faulty too but still gave me a new replacement one free of charge


May your balls always burn

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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Total posts: 3989
  Posted:that's a cool story. I know it is made up coz I've met your cherry picker, and while she is very cute, she certainly isn't all that tall...



HoP Posting Guidelines
* Is it the Truth?
* Is it Fair to all concerned?
* Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
* Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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