How many MB posters does it take to change a lightbulb?

This is a repost, but it’s still funny-

One to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed.

Fourteen to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently.

Seven to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.

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

Five to flame the spell checkers.

Three to correct spelling/grammar flames.

Six to argue over whether it’s “lightbulb” or “light bulb” …

Another six to condemn those six as stupid.

Fifteen to claim experience in the lighting industry and give the correct spelling.

Nineteen to post that this group is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb (or light bulb) forum.

Eleven to defend the posting to the group saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this group.

Thirty six 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.

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

Four to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL.

Three to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group.

Thirteen to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add “Me too”.

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

Four to say “didn’t we go through this already a short time ago?”

Thirteen to say “do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs”

Three to tell a funny story about their chickens and a light bulb.

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

you forgot proper disposal of the light bulb :shock:

I pulled this off the Internet, Dennis. Marcel Cyr has a better version that he improved from this. He posted it about 4 years ago.

Don’t forget about 4 to complain about why the ESOP hasn’t stopped the thread yet

That should be a Capital “Y”

This thread is about light bulbs so please stick to subject.

I did not see the
3 to complain about lowballer lightbulb changers and how they ruin it for the professional light bulb tech.


Proper punctuation requires a period at the end of a sentence.

Always criticizing! :mrgreen::mrgreen:

Don’t forget, Canadian light bulbs aren’t as bright as US light bulbs, especially those used by CMI’s…:wink:


Are you calling yourself a light bulb, as in us lightbulbs or are you referring to United States’ (U.S.) lightbulbs?:roll:

Commonly used and not incorrect. Each to his own. Ah, I see. You are one of them thar Canuck See EM Eyes… explains a lot. :mrgreen:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Light bulb” redirects here. For other uses, see Light bulb (disambiguation).

A 230-volt incandescent light bulb, with a ‘medium’ sized E27 (Edison 27 mm) male screw base. The filament is visible as the horizontal line between the vertical supply wires.
An incandescent light bulb, incandescent lamp or incandescent light globe is an electric light which produces light with a filament wire heated to a high temperature by an electric current through it, until it glows (see Incandescence). The hot filament is protected from oxidation in the air with a glass bulb that is filled with inert gas or evacuated. In a halogen lamp, filament evaporation is prevented by a chemical process that redeposits metal vapor onto the filament, extending its life. The light bulb is supplied with electrical current by feed-through terminals or wires embedded in the glass. Most bulbs are used in a socket which provides mechanical support and electrical connections.
Incandescent bulbs are manufactured in a wide range of sizes, light output, and voltage ratings, from 1.5 volts to about 300 volts. They require no external regulating equipment, have low manufacturing costs, and work equally well on either alternating current or direct current. As a result, the incandescent lamp is widely used in household and commercial lighting, for portable lighting such as table lamps, car headlamps, and flashlights, and for decorative and advertising lighting.
Incandescent bulbs are less efficient than several other modern types of light bulbs; most incandescent bulbs convert less than 5% of the energy they use into visible light (with the remaining energy being converted into heat). Some applications of the incandescent bulb deliberately use the heat generated by the filament. Such applications include incubators, brooding boxes for poultry, heat lights for reptile tanks,[1][2] infrared heating for industrial heating and drying processes, and the Easy-Bake Oven toy. But waste heat can also significantly increase the energy required by a building’s air conditioning system.
Because of their inefficiency, incandescent light bulbs are gradually being replaced in many applications by other types of electric lights, such as fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL), high-intensity discharge lamps, and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Some jurisdictions, such as the European Union, are in the process of phasing out the use of incandescent light bulbs in favor of more energy-efficient lighting.

… and that should be a small case “C”…

This would not be an issue if Obama had not been elected…

Now watch my video link which after 20 minutes will prove my point.

When do we Use Capital Letters?

  1. Use a capital letter for the personal pronoun ‘I’:

What can I say?
2. Use a capital letter to begin a sentence or to begin speech:

The man arrived. He sat down.
Suddenly Mary asked, “Do you love me?”
3. Use capital letters for many abbreviations and acronyms:

G.M.T. or GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
N.A.T.O. or NATO or Nato (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
4. Use a capital letter for days of the week, months of the year, holidays:

Monday, Tuesday
January, February
Armistice Day
5. Use a capital letter for countries, languages & nationalities, religions:

China, France
Japanese, English
Christianity, Buddhism
6. Use a capital letter for people’s names and titles:

Anthony, Ram, William Shakespeare
Professor Jones, Dr Smith
Captain Kirk, King Henry VIII
7. Use a capital letter for trade-marks and names of companies and other organizations:

Pepsi Cola, Walkman
Microsoft Corporation, Toyota
the United Nations, the Red Cross
8. Use a capital letter for places and monuments:

London, Paris, the Latin Quarter
the Eiffel Tower, St Paul’s Cathedral
Buckingham Palace, the White House
Oxford Street, Fifth Avenue
Jupiter, Mars, Sirius
Asia, the Middle East, the North Pole
9. Use a capital letter for names of vehicles like ships, trains and spacecraft:

the Titanic
the Orient Express, the Flying Scotsman
Challenger 2, the Enterprise
10. Use a capital letter for titles of books, poems, songs, plays, films etc:

War And Peace
If, Futility
Like a Virgin
The Taming of the Shrew
The Lion King, Gone With The Wind
11. Use capitals letters (sometimes!) for headings, titles of articles, books etc, and newspaper headlines:

There should also be a post about a light bulb logo!:mrgreen:

And, there should also be a post (well several posts) on which software can best describe the condition of the light bulb. Oh, and one post stating that HG sux :wink:

Word ! :wink: