Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/23

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Warning: Long humorous post, how many LUG NUTS to change a light bulb?
From: Alan Ball <>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 08:02:51 +0200

This is off-topic and inadmissible !

But since you raise the matter, you once more show how yankee-centered
this group is: what about the 37 LUG nuts who will have no choice but to
describe the problems of voltage incoherences between the different
bulbs mentionned in yankee-centered web sites compared to the voltage
used in their countries ? And the non-uniformity of bulb threads (I'm
talking 'bout the real threads) ? And the different physical setups for
the plugs ? This should amount to quite a few dozen additional posts.

Now that I think of it, is it normal that there should be any yankees
allowed in a group devoted to germanic technology ? I bet none of you
even have the faintest notion of the unbelievable superiority of
craftsmanship that goes into German made bulbs...

Ahem,  :-) (just in case)


Eric Welch wrote:
> In the spirit of making peace, here's a bit of humor. I will try to read this
> at least once a week to remind me not to get involved in nonsense.
> (Just a bit of a change from a post on the web).
> "How many LUG NUTS does it take to change a light bulb?"
> "1,331:
> 1 to change the light bulb and to post to the mail list 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.
> 156 to write to the list administrator complaining about the light bulb
> discussion and its inappropriateness to this mail list.
> 41 to correct spelling in the spelling/grammar flames.
> 109 to post that this list is not about light bulbs and to please take this
> email exchange to alt.lite.bulb.
> 203 to demand that cross posting to alt.grammar, alt.spelling and
> alt.punctuation about changing light bulbs be stopped.
> 111 to defend the posting to this list saying that we all use light bulbs and
> therefore the posts **are** relevant to this mail list.
> 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 to post corrected URLs.
> 3 to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant to this list
> which makes light bulbs relevant to this list.
> 33 to concatenate all posts to date, then quote them including all headers and
> footers, and then add "Me Too."
> 12 to post to the list that they are unsubscribing because they cannot handle
> the light bulb controversey.
> 19 to quote the "Me Too's" to say, "Me Three."
> 4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ.
> 1 to propose new alt.change.lite.bulb newsgroup.
> 47 to say this is just what alt.physic.cold_fusion was meant for, leave it
> here.
> 143 votes for alt.lite.bulb."
> --
> Eric Welch
> St. Joseph, MO
> Nix illegitimi carborundum ( Don't let the bastards grind you down)