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Listserv humor [NONSUMO]



Fellow Sumoans--

This amusement was posted by the moderator
of my business-related mailing list this morning.  
Since we here do occasionally swing far away 
from Real Sumo, I offer this light-hearted diversion
in the same spirit.

Please just push the TRASH button right now 
if you only want to read about Akebono cherry 
trees or (gasp!) actual sumo news today.
                                                    --Chewie
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Q:  How many internet mail list subscribers does it
        take to change a light bulb?

A:  1,331, as follows:

        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 controversy.

        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.