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User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

Well this is way, way off-topic, but it just reminds me so much of this forum, I just couldn't let it pass.




Q: How many Airliners.net forum members does it take to change a light bulb?

A: 1,189

1 to change the light bulb and to post to the forum 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.

41 to correct spelling/grammar flames.

6 to argue over whether it is "lightbulb" or "light bulb"; another 6 to condemn these 6 as anal-retentive.

156 to write to Johan 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 to lightbulb@egroups.com

203 to demand that the cross posting to light_bulbs@egroups.com, spelling@egroups.com and illuminato@egroups.com about changing light bulbs be stopped.

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

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

4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ.

44 to ask what is a FAQ.

4 to say "Didn't we go through this already a short time ago? Read the archive"

43 to ask "Where's the archive?"

48 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11963 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (15 years 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2504 times:



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (15 years 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

Hi Scotty,

you made me laugh, iam still at office (since 14 hours)


User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (15 years 6 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

That's the best Scotty!!  

User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 6 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2412 times:


User currently offlineSabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2748 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (15 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2389 times:

Wel, how do you change the single lightbulb in your room when you're fully in the dark? Can someone bring some light on this...

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2374 times:

I think you've got a good overall analogy of life there..  C'est la vie I guess.

User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 869 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2367 times:

Sabenapilot: just wait till next daylight time and change then.

User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1844 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (15 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2345 times:

fantastic - reminds me of the discussion on PPRUNE jetblast of the use of commas - I wet myself.

User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (15 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 2335 times:

What if the room has no windows (I mean holes in the wall covered with cristal, not a PC operating system)?


dominguez(dash)online(dot)ch ... Pushing the limits of my equipment
User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (15 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 2322 times:

Scotty, add a few hundred to argue whether they should use Sylvania lightbulbs or Philips lightbulbs, what wattage is the best for the amount of light they hope to illuminate the room with, and which lightbulb company's packaging looks the best, unless they changed it recently and now it sucks. -Mark

"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1896 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (15 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 2320 times:

Sabenapilot, that's why you need to have at least two bulbs... or four, if your room is not ETOPS-certified... don't ask about three, two bulbs do the same work for less money, and the third bulb is usually difficult to be accessed.

User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2664 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (15 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 2297 times:


Don't forget about the 10 who just bought Microsoft's "Light Bulb Change: Sim 2001", and think it's 'awesome' because the screen bathroom at the Empire State Building, or the chandelier's at La Tour Eiffel "look just like the real thing!"  

User currently offlineEyeSky From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (15 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2276 times:
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User currently offlineKLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (15 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2274 times:


User currently offlineLauda 777 From Sweden, joined May 1999, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (15 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2255 times:

You...good...That´s great brissie...

We need a humor forum!

Right Danny?


Joystick for flightsim. Yokes for real planes.
User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (15 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

That's funny, but what's so frightening is how close to reality that really is  


« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 7142 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (15 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2223 times:

Great information. So next time you have to change a light bulp, check out http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/335188/ - or post a new topic and tell us about your problem, preferably on the techn/ops forum.
Cheers, Preben Norholm

Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs
User currently offline777kicksass From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 668 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (15 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

And then people telling other people to stop the wars and grow up.   Nice one Brissie_lions (where did you get the name from?)

User currently offlineAgrodemm From Greece, joined Apr 2000, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (15 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2200 times:

That was nice.....
But what bulb did they use? GE?

ok here is another good one....
I read it some years aggo in a quality book, but I don't rember the title to give credit.....

A Little story

This a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have done it but Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry because it was Everybody’s job.
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done

User currently offlineTWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (15 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

G*DDAMNIT Brissie, who the hell do YOU think you are coming in here with this trash?? Just some brilliant know-it-all Aussie freak?? Well let me tell you something you jerk.....

  Brilliant joke. Very real.

User currently offlineB727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (15 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2157 times:

I am sorry but the light bulb you are refering too is WAY TOO BIG and will never be required by the wider community!!

Also, if that light bulb was to blow, it would only make us go back to the trusty light bulb we have known and loved for over 30-years now.  

User currently offlineZanadou From South Korea, joined Nov 2000, 342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (15 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

What's a lightbulb...?

User currently offlineWestjet#1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (15 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

hey that was a good joke....that kinda shows how thing go around here......personally i don't like it when people tell me that the question was asked already....i'm asking cause i didn't know that and i want to know.... 

User currently offlineWorldTraveller From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 624 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (15 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

You're so damn right Scotty!


the Lightbulbchanger

25 Fanoftristars : Don't forget that when you are installing light bulbs to lay them out in a 3-3-3 layout. That way a light bulb doesn't get stuck in the middle of a ba
27 XNV : What about the debate regarding the initial purchase/lease cost of the lightbulb vs. the operating costs of said lightbulb?
28 Fanoftristars : Well that is what everone has to decide is if the cost of a new light bulb is less than maintaining the current light bulb. Some people don't maintain
29 Post contains images Jonnyboy : If you check this really obscure broken link: http://www.go2.somewhere.cheapcrappyhomepage.crapgraphics.dodgyinformation/lightbulb/orders/recent.htm T
30 Post contains links and images Brissie_lions : What about the case when someone announces they will be buying 44 20-year old lightbulbs, and spending $35 million per lightbulb to upgrade it, when t
31 TurbineBeaver : Now, what light bulb would be most efficient? What is the ultimate use of the light bulb. Personally, the GE 100watt, EL (extended life) is better tha
32 Dc-9-10 : This is a very good way of looking at our forum. Just being mostly a spectator I have noticed all of these things happening. Thanks> Dc-9-10
33 Post contains images B727-200 : A lightbulb has reportedly gone down in the upstairs toilet. It is believed a pair of Nike trainers and a "U"-shaped splash-mat are amongst the likel
34 Aerosol : I prefer candles! Good ol` days... gone
35 Post contains images Zanadou : Are lightbulbs made by Airbus? --->Zanadou!
36 Post contains links The Ticketor : You know, there is a good website about this, Lightbulbs.com http://www.lightbulbs.com Good joke!
37 BNE : One of the best posts I have read in awhile. Some more lightbulb jokes. http://www.eyrie.org/~thad/strange/lightbulbs.html Good one Zanadou, someone h
38 Na : WELL SAID!
39 Post contains images Corey777 : Corey777
40 Post contains images GE : LOL! Well done!! This really happens in this forum!
41 Post contains images Classic707 : You got us Scotty! RIX, you are a riot too
42 Post contains images Agrodemm : Since somebody mentioned Candles, here is something that was said 200 years ago by the French Economist Frederic Bastiat regrading competition. To the
43 Post contains images GKirk : Thats totally funny.
44 Caravelle : Life's too short for this thread. - caravelle
45 Post contains images Vw : very creative!
46 Post contains images B727-200 : Zanadou: Yes, Airbus do. In fact, soon they will have big new double ones that will revolutionize light production everywhere. Unfortunately the worl
47 Post contains images Agrodemm : B727-200....... Thanks, nobody called me crazy ever..... However, since the topic went way off, I would tell you, what is wrong with the topic, since
48 Avilitigator : Under the Watt-saw Convention, anyone injured in a room during the changing of a lightbulb is entitled to $75,000, unless the person or surviving fami
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