[Dixielandjazz] How Many Internet Mailing List Subscribers Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?

Dan Augustine ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu
Fri Mar 14 12:27:54 PST 2003


BLUE LIGHT (TRANSBLUESENCY), by Duke Ellington & Lawrence Brown (1938)
I'M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT, by Duke Ellington, J Hodges & Harry James (1944)
LIGHT HOUSE BLUES, by Joe Schuster, Ira Schuster & Duke Yellman (1927)
PASS OUT LIGHTLY, THERE AIN'T NOTHIN' TO IT, by Jack Washington (1927)
SEARCH LIGHT RAG, by Scott Joplin (1907)
WHITE LIGHTNIN' BLUES, by Bennie Moten (1927)

    Ain't they great OKOM tunes?  Speaking of 'light'....

>Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 11:24:30 -0500
>From: Bettina Silber <tina.silber at verizon.net>
>X-Accept-Language: en
>To: wolfe-list <wolfe-list at mirror.org>
>ANSWER:  1,331
>  1 to change the light bulb and to post to the mail 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.
>  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
>156 to write to the list administrator complaining about the light
>        bulb discussion and its inappropriateness to this  mail list.
> 41 to correct spelling in the spelling/grammar flames.
>109 to post that this list is not about light bulbs and to please
>        take this email exchange to alt.lite.bulb
>203 to demand that cross posting to alt.grammar, alt.spelling and
>        alt.punctuation about changing light bulbs be stopped.
>111 to defend the posting to this list saying that we are all use
>        light bulbs and therefore the posts **are** relevant to this
>        mail 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
>        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.
> 33 to collect all posts to date, then quote them, including all
>        headers and footers, and then add "Me Too."
> 12 to post to the list that they are unsubscribing because they
>        cannot handle the light bulb controversy.
> 19 to quote the "Me Too's" to say, "Me Three."
>  4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ.
>  1 to propose new alt.change.lite.bulb newsgroup.
> 47 to say this is just what alt.physic.cold_fusion was meant for,
>        leave it here.
>143 to vote for alt.lite.bulb
>(A friend forwarded this to me -- I assume they add up to 1331, but I'm
>too lazy to check)

    Thank goodness those kinds of posts never appear on the DJML.  No, no, don't thank me, i'm only providing a service, please don't reply or refer to this message....

** Dan Augustine - ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu             **
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