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    I stole this from a Louisville based foodie forum and thought I'd drop it here. Most is pretty funny, a lot of it is true, you'll recognize most. Enjoy!

    I AM NOT SUGGESTING WE ARE LIKE THIS SO NO FLAMES PLEASE:

    How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb?

    1 to change the light bulb and to post 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

    6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb"

    Another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid

    2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"

    15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct

    19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a light bulb forum

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

    36 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

    5 People to post pics of their own light bulbs

    15 People to post "I can't see S$%^!" and use their own light bulbs

    7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs

    4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's

    13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

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

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

    13 to say "Do a search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"

    1 to bring politics into the discussion by adding that George W. isn't the brightest bulb.

    4 more to get into personal attacks over their political views.

    1 moderator to lock the light bulb thread.

    1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.
    Cheers & I'm out!
    David R. Pierce
    NABC & Bank Street Brewhouse
    POB 343
    New Albany, IN 47151

  • #2
    Is it possible to post a link on all the beer geek websites to this

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    • #3
      http://www.probrewer.com/vbulletin/s...9119#post29119

      There's the link.
      Cheers & I'm out!
      David R. Pierce
      NABC & Bank Street Brewhouse
      POB 343
      New Albany, IN 47151

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      • #4
        I'll be happy to lock the light bulb thread.

        Admin

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        • #5
          Originally posted by admin
          I'll be happy to lock the light bulb thread.

          Admin
          That would be fun. I originally was going to change the content to reflect a beer industry version but am lazy and thought it'd turn into a flame war. I am one in the 13 that say do a search first!
          Cheers & I'm out!
          David R. Pierce
          NABC & Bank Street Brewhouse
          POB 343
          New Albany, IN 47151

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          • #6
            I like the 'curly' florescent bulbs myself... I don't like to change light bulbs. BTW. My spell check says 'lightbulbs' is incorrect!

            hahhahaha

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bham Brewer
              I like the 'curly' florescent bulbs myself... I don't like to change light bulbs. BTW. My spell check says 'lightbulbs' is incorrect!

              hahhahaha
              Actually that should be "compact florescent lamps"

              Tehehe
              Jeff Byrne

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jephro
                Actually that should be "compact florescent lamps"

                Tehehe
                Excuse me, that should be compact florescent lamp not lamps.
                Cheers & I'm out!
                David R. Pierce
                NABC & Bank Street Brewhouse
                POB 343
                New Albany, IN 47151

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                • #9
                  Congratulations! You are the first to hit 500 posts!

                  Iíll buy you a beer in San Diego if youíre going to the CBC.

                  Admin

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by beertje46
                    Excuse me, that should be compact florescent lamp not lamps.
                    Actually that should be: "compact fluorescent lamp" if we go by proper spelling.....

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by admin
                      Congratulations! You are the first to hit 500 posts!

                      Iíll buy you a beer in San Diego if youíre going to the CBC.

                      Admin
                      Thank you for the offer. I will not be able to attend again this year. I'll take a raincheck though.
                      Cheers & I'm out!
                      David R. Pierce
                      NABC & Bank Street Brewhouse
                      POB 343
                      New Albany, IN 47151

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by beauxman
                        Actually that should be: "compact fluorescent lamp" if we go by proper spelling.....
                        Sweet! Good to know PB is not that far off of other forums.

                        (I cut & pasted from Jephro's post and didn't spell check)
                        Cheers & I'm out!
                        David R. Pierce
                        NABC & Bank Street Brewhouse
                        POB 343
                        New Albany, IN 47151

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by beauxman
                          Actually that should be: "compact fluorescent lamp" if we go by proper spelling.....
                          According to my spell check 'florescent' and 'fluorescent' are both acceptable spellings, so I would use 'florescent' instead of 'fluorescent'... you know, to save time...

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                          • #14
                            I've always spelled it with the 'u' but us Canadians like to put extra u's in a lot of words.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by grs
                              I've always spelled it with the 'u' but us Canadians like to put extra u's in a lot of words.

                              Although not Canadian, I like to use extra 'u's at the end of 'or' words... 'colour', 'armour' and so forth... although, my spell check DOESN'T approve...

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