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Old 09-06-2005, 10:28 AM   #1
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How many members...

I saw this posted at another, totally-different-than-Airstreams forum, and was struck at the number of similarities :

How many forum members does it takes to change a light bulb?

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 show dog and a light bulb.

AND

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

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Old 09-06-2005, 10:43 AM   #2
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:54 AM   #3
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Which Light-Bulbs

Tom:

Just wondering if the light bulbs you mentioned were 110 volt, 115 volt, 120 volt, or 12 volt. You did not mention if they were interior or for the outside lighting - it is important to know just WHICH lightbulb you are referring to.

Your post DID touch on spellcheck, but I do not remember any comments on the decimal parsec time limit on editing.

If the bulb is still working - should I change it?

What about age appropriate - where can I find an antique AirStream (or is it Air Stream) light-bulb?
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:05 AM   #4
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:13 AM   #5
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Quote:
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Six to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ...
BTW, the proper usage is "lightbulb".

A "light bulb" is a bulb that is light in weight.
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:15 AM   #6
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... it is important to know just WHICH lightbulb you are referring to...
I believe that should be, "... it is important to know to just WHICH lightbulb you are referring."

Remember - A preposition is something you never end a sentence with.


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Old 09-06-2005, 11:35 AM   #7
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I can agree with some of the posters, as long as we all understand that this light bulb controversy is the Federal government's fault ...
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:44 AM   #8
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Didn't finish typing......

Quote:
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I believe that should be, "... it is important to know to just WHICH lightbulb you are referring."

Remember - A preposition is something you never end a sentence with.


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Tom:

What I MEANT to type, but now can't because of edit time limits follows below:


"... it is important to know to just WHICH lightbulb you are referring to, a$$ hole."


....or is it a$$hole?
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:48 AM   #9
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If you put it THAT way...

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Tom:

What I MEANT to type, ...


Yes, that would have been more grammatically correct.

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I wonder

Something I've always wondered, does a dim bulb need to be changed?

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How Many Dogs Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?

ROTTWEILER: Just one. You want to make something of it?

DOBERMAN: Immediately decides to change the brand of lightbulb and find a more efficient form of lighting--perhaps a fluorescent bulb.

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD: One, but just *try* to convince them that the burned-out bulb is useless and should be thrown away.

JACK RUSSELL TERRIER: Two, but the job never gets done--they just keep arguing about who is supposed to do it and how it's supposed to be done!

BULLDOG: Just one. But it takes them three years to do it.

POMERANIANS don't change light bulbs, although sometimes their agent will get a German Shepherd in to do the job for them while they're out.

PUG: Er, two. Or maybe one. No, on second thought, make that two. Is that OK with you?

LABORADOR RETRIEVER: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned-out light bulb?

AFGHAN: Lightbulb? What lightbulb?

~CAT: I don't waste my time with these childish jokes.~

SHIBA-INU: Zero! Shibas aren't afraid of the dark!

SCHIPPERKE: It's your lightbulb - change it yourself. Unless... is there food involved??

POODLE: Sorry, Just had my nails done

BEAGLE: How many cookies do I get?

WEIMARANER: Light bulb? You want ME to change a LIGHTBULB??

LAB: Why change it? The darker it is, the longer I can sleep.

BASENJI: LIGHTBULB?? We don't change no steenking lightbulbs!!

MALAMUTE: Let him do it, you can pet me while he's busy.

BOXER: If I could stop wiggling my butt long enough to quit falling off the chair...

AMERICAN BULLDOG: One: JUMP,remove bulb, land. JUMP, replace bulb, land. Two: What lightbulb? So? We can play in the dark.

GOLDEN RETRIEVER: "I'll be glad to change the light bulb for you, but first can't we play catch with the tennis ball, or frisbee - and then I want
to lick your face and rest my head in your lap and look up at you with my sad eyes. What, you're changing the light bulb yourself - you didn't have to do that - but I looooove you so much for being my friend and doing that."

DALMATIAN: Just one, but it will really hate the new bulb.

ROTTWEILER: I'll change the light bulb if I can eat the old one.

CORGI: I can't reach the stupid lamp!

SPRINGER: Lightbulb? Lightbulb? That thing I just ate was a lightbulb?

STANDARD POODLE: None. Go get human, sit under it, look up and point it out. Then go lie down in disgust that it took so long.

BORDER COLLIE: Just one. And he'll rewire the house while he's at it.

WOLFDOG: Let me see that light bulb, anyway. What's it made of, what's inside of it, what will happen if I drop it. I might change it, but let me think about it. You're not trying to tell me what to do, are you? Hey, I just had a great idea. I think I'll change that light bulb!

GERMAN SHEPHERD: "I'm kinda busy right now! I have to chase the cat, protect the kids, herd the horses, beg for food and take a nap. I'll add the lightbulb to my 'to do' list..."

DACHSHUND: Well, first get me a ladder and a treat... no, you took too long. I want TWO treats and I'll do it... No, not that treat, the other kind. Geez... do I have to do everything? (of course, followed by "the look".)

IRISH SETTER: It only takes one, but it will put in a really dim bulb.

PIT BULL TERRIER: Jump and take hold of old light bulb. Now, let go of old light bulb... I said LET GO OF LIGHT BULB. Please?? Let go of the light bulb??

GOOD OL' SOUTHERN HOUND DOG: Huh????
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Old 09-06-2005, 01:08 PM   #12
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Something I've always wondered, does a dim bulb need to be changed?

Mark
I did a search on Google for "dim bulb" and came up with an answer to your question.

The dim bulb is actually the symptom of a larger problem. You should be more concerned about the contacts and socket than you should be about the dim bulb. Here's one answer:

a) Check for corroded contacts on the bulbs or in the socket.
b) Check for poor fit or mashed-down socket contact. You may be able to pry up the center contact in the socket (with power off!). Do not overtighten the bulbs.
c) Check for poor contact or wires screwed down too loosely in the fixture or in the house wiring, especially if changing the bulb does not change the behavior much.
d) Replace the socket or the fixture if necessary.
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Old 09-06-2005, 03:23 PM   #13
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I'm feeling like a pretty dim bulb for actually taking the time to read this post ! P.
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Was or is the bulb powered by a Univolt or SOB ??? It does matter,,,,,,
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