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Author Topic: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?  (Read 5816 times)

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Offline David_CA

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How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« on: July 12, 2009, 02:44:06 PM »
(from another forum...)

1 to change the light bulb and 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

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

5 to flame the spell checkers

3 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

19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum

11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum

36 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

7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs

4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's

3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group

13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy

4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

13 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"

1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.
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Offline bear60

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2009, 02:59:31 PM »
Good one David.  How true, how true.
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Offline next2u

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2009, 03:32:41 PM »
dunno, i think we should discuss this ad nauseum.

i think it takes at least a dozen posters. i mean, we are talking about the creation of the lamp, err light bulb (lightbulb?).  wait, no, thats only to change the lightbulb.

i'll go with one. but i'm not an expert and will wait for the others to chime in. i hope we are talking about the energy saving lamps and not the old bulbs...lol.

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Offline mjmel

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2009, 04:26:37 PM »
Here's another good one...


 A blonde woman was speeding down the road in her little red sports car
and was pulled over by a woman police officer, who was also a blonde.

The cop asked to see the blonde's driver's license. She dug through her
purse and was getting progressively more agitated. "What does it look
like?" she finally asked.

The policewoman replied, "It's square and it has your picture on it."

The driver finally found a square mirror, looked at it and handed it to
the policewoman.

"Here it is," she said.

The blonde officer looked at the mirror, then handed it back saying,
"Okay,you can go.  I didn't realize you were a cop."

Offline AndyArrow

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2009, 05:05:45 PM »
We never had such problems back in the day ... We used good simple beeswax candles!  :D
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Offline Bpoz

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2009, 05:41:46 PM »
Total newbie here (since last Nov)... but wanted to point out that there was nothing wrong with initial bulb in the first place (slightly used and/or damaged) but basically still the same bulb it always was...perhaps the problem is with you... expecting way too much light from such a fragile thing...frankly better to not shine too much light into dark corners anyway...

Anyway thanks for the chuckle... and for shining a light on an internet wide phenomenon... too many experts, not enough humans....


Brian... (a dim bulb in his own way)

Offline BlueMoon

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2009, 07:34:43 PM »
David, I'm sure you've seen the 'oil wars' that erupt on motorcycle forums.  Humanity at its worst.
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Offline anniebc

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2009, 07:44:30 PM »
Good one David..but you forgot one:

3 Moderators to say "enough is enough" and if the arguments continue a 7 day TO will be given to those who insist on starting a flame war against those who can't spell properly and if this doesn't stop then the thread will be locked down... ;D

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Offline fearless

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2009, 07:52:34 PM »
(from another forum...)

1 to change the light bulb and 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

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

5 to flame the spell checkers

3 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

19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum

11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum

36 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

7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs

4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's

3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group

13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy

4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

13 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"

1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.

lmfao
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2009, 07:55:07 PM »
David,

Thanks four the lauf !  :D  Everthing you wanted to know about bulbs,. but were afriad to ask :
LOL !!    ;D


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Offline David_CA

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2009, 08:50:04 AM »
Good one David..but you forgot one:

3 Moderators to say "enough is enough" and if the arguments continue a 7 day TO will be given to those who insist on starting a flame war against those who can't spell properly and if this doesn't stop then the thread will be locked down... ;D

Hugs
Jan :-*

Jan, we were going to add that one as a comment, but it's better coming from an actual moderator!  After that thread is locked, another poster will start another thread like "So, I'm thinking of changing a light bulb".  ;)

David, I'm sure you've seen the 'oil wars' that erupt on motorcycle forums.  Humanity at its worst.
For sure!  I haven't' visited a motorcycle forum in years due to just that.  The last one I checked in on had more complaining about things unrelated to motorcycles such as how the queers are trying to take over and that import vehicles (and bikes) are the root of our demise!  There was very little talk about actual motorcycles.
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Offline anniebc

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2009, 06:02:59 PM »
Jan, we were going to add that one as a comment, but it's better coming from an actual moderator!  After that thread is locked, another poster will start another thread like "So, I'm thinking of changing a light bulb".  ;)

Ah...you know this place so well David.. ;D

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2009, 06:17:26 PM »
Everthing you wanted to know about bulbs,. but were afriad to ask :
the gardener in me is lmao
 ;D  ;D  ;D
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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2009, 07:50:25 PM »
You forgot to mention the couple of posters who will complain that they are not a part of the light bulb changing clique and are therefore leaving the forums.
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Offline David_CA

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2009, 11:06:30 PM »
You forgot to mention the couple of posters who will complain that they are not a part of the light bulb changing clique and are therefore leaving the forums.

Don't forget... their leaving the forums is a threat that only lasts 2-3 days.  After that, they're right back complaining about not belonging to some other clique or that the bulb-changers are ganging up on them!
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Offline BikerGuy

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2009, 11:11:23 PM »
Hey, what about changing LED, CF, Neon and HPS, LPS, MV, CR, etc... people need to know how to change these too.
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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2009, 12:39:02 AM »
If you would like information about changing LED than may I suggest you start your own thread. You may  receive more replies in reference to your particular situation.

This thread is about changing lightbulbs. Going off topic is considered hijacking and not considered good forum etiquette.

I see you're fairly new to posting here. May I suggest you read the welcome thread, if you haven't done so already.

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=277.0

 ;D :D ;D

Hey, what about changing LED, CF, Neon and HPS, LPS, MV, CR, etc... people need to know how to change these too.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2009, 12:40:58 AM by Dennis »

Offline next2u

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2009, 03:02:26 AM »
no, this thread is about changing lamps, not light bulbs...lol
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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2009, 03:22:28 AM »
But not a single one reporting sightings of the holy grail of all light bulbs? That's not very realistic then ;)

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2009, 06:54:54 AM »
Hey, what about changing LED, CF, Neon and HPS, LPS, MV, CR, etc... people need to know how to change these too.

How true! Perhaps a studmuffin like you could teach us a thing or two.
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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2009, 07:55:15 AM »
Metaphysically speaking, are you changing the lightbulb, or is the lightbulb changing you?

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2009, 08:12:52 AM »


   I like the way lightbulbs work as is......   I think you meant replace a lightbulb.8)
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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2009, 08:33:29 AM »
Metaphysically speaking, are you changing the lightbulb, or is the lightbulb chaning you?

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2009, 08:37:27 AM »

   I like the way lightbulbs work as is......   I think you meant replace a lightbulb.8)

Quit trying to hijack with semantics!  See number 3 below:

change  [cheynj]   verb, changed, chang⋅ing, noun
1. to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: to change one's name; to change one's opinion; to change the course of history.  
2. to transform or convert (usually fol. by into): The witch changed the prince into a toad.  
3. to substitute another or others for; exchange for something else, usually of the same kind: She changed her shoes when she got home from the office.
 
See, it is proper to say 'change a light bulb'.   ;)
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  Atripla started 12-01-2006
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05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2009, 08:40:53 AM »
Metaphysically speaking, are you changing the lightbulb, or is the lightbulb chaning you?

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I don't know if the bulb is actually changing me, but they do often help me see things in a different light.  I guess it's more of an influence than a change.
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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2009, 10:45:20 AM »
Excuse me (raises hand shyly)  I thought we sub contracted that work out   ;D  Have the best day
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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2009, 10:54:09 AM »
Why in the world would we sub contract this work out when so many of our members living with HIV are unemployed and looking for work!

Excuse me (raises hand shyly)  I thought we sub contracted that work out   ;D  Have the best day
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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2009, 06:46:29 PM »
Why in the world would we sub contract this work out when so many of our members living with HIV are unemployed and looking for work!


Hey Dennis,

That is in itself a very good question which deserves a very good answer.  First, I need to ask if you are preparing for the clergy?

The reason I never thought to ask for a job during the past 13 years is... The Medical Staff at Catholic Healthcare West said I would never work again and I thought they meant it.  As a person living with HIV, I started applying for jobs in 1998 and 450 job applications later began to realize how many people those priests really talk to... This is bigger than the Mormons on CA Prop 8 (marriage ='s 1 man and 1 woman).

Well one person did hire me.  My friend Jack, an unemployed actor, person living with HIV and the son of one of the I Love Lucy producers.  I took some head shots and he was never hired either.

Not long ago, I was in the St. Ignatius Cathedral in San Francisco... Oddly enough, I was on a date so don't ask.  I put $2.00 in and lit 2 candles.  My date asked if I would like to talk to a priest, I chose not to.   ;D  Have the best day
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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2009, 07:17:44 PM »
It would seem to me that the lightbulb has helped the OP (David).. as he says and I quote "it has helped me see many things in a different light", so if the lightbulb is doing it's job why would we want to change it ..but most importantly of all, and I don't think anyone has thought to ask, but does the lightbulb really want to change..just saying.

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2009, 09:01:07 PM »
Shouldn't this post be in the Research News and Studies forum???
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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2009, 10:06:12 PM »
I'm am dumbfounded at the brutal cruelty that I see in this thread.  Some of you should be ashamed that you would so callously change the light bulb, with no feeling whatsoever for the bulb itself.  Maybe the bulb is tired of jumping to your every whim, ie. having to illuminate itself, anytime you feel like throwing the switch, no matter what the bulb may be feeling.  How sad that you are unable to see that this poor bulb has worked its Tungsten off for you. 
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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2009, 12:19:04 AM »
I agree Joe, the blant cruellty in this thread leaves me speechless

In the 1880s, the lightbulb revolutionized the world, our whole world lite up and we celebrated, but now today we are saying we can do better...shame, shame on all of us for the way we have treated this lightbulb.

So the light has dimmed a bit, so what, since when has getting old been a crime or a reason to change  something that has served us so well over the years, I'm saddened by it all and I call upon all those who care to leave the lightbulb alone, change is not always good,  certainly not in this case anyway~~sigh~~~

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2009, 04:30:48 AM »
All of you who have posted in this thread are in grave danger of being given a time out. Why? Because I'm sick and tired of hearing about light bulbs and ... because I can. So there.

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2009, 04:46:27 AM »
All of you who have posted in this thread are in grave danger of being given a time out. Why? Because I'm sick and tired of hearing about light bulbs and ... because I can. So there.

;D

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2009, 06:27:35 AM »
An odd thread. Truely.
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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2009, 07:38:26 AM »


  What should we do with the old one once we change it, and what exactly are we changing it into?  My ex-sister-in-law used to work in an ER and there was this one guy who thought a light bulb could light up his rectum.........  I forgot to ask if they could see the light at the end of the tunnel though... :-[
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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2009, 08:03:16 AM »
The latest theory on The Smoking Gun.com is that a certain AM moderator (who shall remain nameless) is in the back pocket of The Save The Light Bulb lobbyists. 

A certain nameless moderator is considering giving a certain nameless forum member a time out. No, on second thought, a vigorous spanking in a room where all the light bulbs have been removed seems more appropriate.
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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2009, 02:09:39 PM »
A certain nameless moderator is considering giving a certain nameless forum member a time out. No, on second thought, a vigorous spanking in a room where all the light bulbs have been removed seems more appropriate.

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2009, 07:48:14 PM »
:o  :o :o  ....  Lions & Tigers & Bears ... Oh My!!!  ;) :D ;D

(done in my best theatrical accent)

I have no fear of the other nameless Moderator, the lightbulbs are my friends and will protect me from harm..but now I must go, the men in white will be here soon and I must hide from those who do not believe in the lightbulb for they are evil... :o

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2009, 10:18:50 PM »

 :P :P :P   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dMegyhViIE&feature=PlayList&p=2ECD864E039DB134&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=13


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That is just plain mean Ray..you are obvious a non-believer, I would give you a TO for that but I'm still in hiding..and wondering at what stage of this thread did I start to lose it... ;D I blame David of course for starting the whole thing.

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2009, 10:37:03 PM »
That's what I'm talking about, Ray.  First-degree bulbicide!
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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2009, 10:44:10 PM »
There is no way Ray is getting away with Bulbicide Mom..he is on my Lite Hist..Damn!! I mean Hit list.

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #43 on: July 16, 2009, 08:51:16 AM »
That is just plain mean Ray..you are obvious a non-believer, I would give you a TO for that but I'm still in hiding..and wondering at what stage of this thread did I start to lose it... ;D I blame David of course for starting the whole thing.

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #44 on: July 16, 2009, 10:41:16 PM »
what sort of light bulbs are we talking about? the old ones or the new long lasting power savers, that also happen to be full of mercury... so whether they are 'green' or not is arguable. they may save us from global warming, but what are they doing to the fish in the ocean and our sperm?
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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #45 on: July 17, 2009, 12:15:57 AM »
LOL this was hilarious... and in my short time being here and reading its so true lol...
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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #46 on: July 17, 2009, 12:35:49 AM »
but what are they doing to the fish in the ocean and our sperm?

Mr Steve you know the rules of the forum, the wee fishes and your sperm have nothing to do with this..don't you be starting any trouble now.

And I think Ms belle is taking the micky out of us...with that flashy thing she has going there in her avatar..look suspisiously like a light bulb to me..and one that has already been changed..I call that bulb abusive if ever I saw it.

And yes David we will have words in Boston..provided they allow me to travel in my straight jacket.

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2009, 09:27:17 AM »
what sort of light bulbs are we talking about? the old ones or the new long lasting power savers, that also happen to be full of mercury... so whether they are 'green' or not is arguable. they may save us from global warming, but what are they doing to the fish in the ocean and our sperm?

In Australia you have fish in your sperm?

hmmm.... Shines a new light on fly fishermen ...

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/news/lib/132

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #48 on: July 17, 2009, 10:23:38 AM »
*highjack in progress*
I'm with ya, fearless one. How in the hell can they claim those new bulbs to be 'green' and what's to be done with a ga-zillion used light bulbs containing mercury?

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Re: How Many Forum Posters Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?
« Reply #49 on: July 17, 2009, 10:30:28 AM »
what sort of light bulbs are we talking about? the old ones or the new long lasting power savers, that also happen to be full of mercury... so whether they are 'green' or not is arguable. they may save us from global warming, but what are they doing to the fish in the ocean and our sperm?

Not trying to be a denialist or anything but I credit those long lasting power savers, not the HIV meds, as being the  sole reason for my high cd4 count and my undetectable viral load.  There are many web sites that allude to this phenom....  out of respect I won't post them til I can figure out how to secretly do so..
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