Goodson humour:
The Light-bulb Joke

Subject:Sheding Some Light On the Matter
Date:Mon, 21 Apr 1997 11:19:33 -0400

Q: How many Goodsoners does it take to change a light bulb?

A: 1,386 from the following breakdown:

  • 1 to change the light bulb and to post a message that the light bulb has been changed

  • 14 to share personal experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently.

  • 11 to cite references to light bulbs in Nick Cave songs

  • 7 to post lyrics to obscure blues songs about light bulbs

  • 17 to cite biblical references to light

  • 47 to question the existence of god

  • 205 to defend their religious convictions

  • 27 to point out factual errors in biblical references

  • 53 to flame the fact checkers

  • 41 to correct facts in the fact-checking flames.

  • 156 to write to the administrator complaining about the light bulb discussion and its inappropriateness to this forum.

  • 109 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this exchange elswhere

  • 111 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts **are** relevant.

  • 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.

  • 22 to post favorite light-bulb jokes

  • 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 about other light bulbs relevant to this forum.

  • 7 to ask anyone to please re-post light-bulb URLs because they accidentally deleted them

  • 33 to post messages saying "Me Too."

  • 12 to post to the forum that they are unsubscribing because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy.

  • 19 to quote the "Me Too's" to say, "Me Three."

  • 1 to propose a new Nick Cave mailing list without light bulb discussions.

  • 86 votes of agreement.

  • 57 votes of disagreement.


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