hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
 Navigation
Articles
Gallery of Plants
Blog
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Patents
Mailing Lists
    FAQ
    Netiquette
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
Links
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Changing light bulb (OT)


This is an oldie but goodie. Not about hosta but could be applied to a
certain hosta-related maillist. 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Question:  How many internet mail list subscribers does it take
            to change a light bulb?
 
 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.light.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 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 concatenate 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 controversey.
      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.light.bulb newsgroup.
      47 to say this is just what alt.physic.cold_fusion was meant for,
         leave it here.
     143 votes for alt.lite.bulb.



---------------------------------------------------------------------
To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@mallorn.com with the
message text UNSUBSCRIBE HOSTA-OPEN





 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index