Wednesday, August 17, 2005

12 'Av 5765/17 August 2005: Sandcastle Day/National Thriftshop Day

Greetings.

We had a meeting of the Weird thing of the day staff recently, and unfortunately we are all feeling economic pressures. (Thank you George W. Bush and company.) As such we have decided to sign up with Google AdSense to allow regular advertising on the blog to generate a little extra revenue (assuming we can get it to work). We are not proud, but the alternative proposals, e.g., “hippoburgers”, were more contentious.

Today’s weird thing comes from Emily’s collection and is included below. Enjoy.

Aaron



How many mailing list subscribers does it take to change a light bulb?
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Answer: 578.

1 to change the light bulb and post to the 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.

27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs.

53 to flame the spell checkers.

41 to correct spelling in the spelling/grammar flames.

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

111 to defend the posting to this list saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts ARE relevant to this list.

27 to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs.

44 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly, and to post corrected URLs.

33 to summarize ALL posts to date, then quote them (including all the headers and footers of course) and then add "Me too."

19 to quote the "Me toos" to say, "Me three."

52 to post to the list that they are un-subscribing because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy.

Sooo silly!! But the funniest part is—it could happen... LOL
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