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Old 04-18-2009, 05:28 PM   #11
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Re: How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?

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Hey, I am the master of the snotty reply. Now go take a hike!

Watch it pal. Don't make me type something we'll all regret. You have snotty replies for me? As a wise man once said: "Bring 'em on"!
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:31 PM   #12
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One to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed.

Fourteen to share similar experiences of changing lightbulbs and how the lightbulb 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.

Three to correct spelling/grammar errors.

Fore to spelle evere singel wird in the poste rong and ezpect evrywon to nowe wut thare sayin anywaye.

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 lightbulbs is superior, where to buy the best lightbulbs, what brand of lightbulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty.

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

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

Three to post URLs found when following the aforementioned URLs.

Thirteen to quote 5-paragraph posts in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and then add "Me too" or "+1".

Five to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot mentally handle the lightbulb controversy, or because the question will just encourage a popularity contest or a "steel base vs. plastic base" discussion.

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 easy questions about light bulbs."

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

Nine to ramble on about how those liberal bastards want to take away all lightbulbs, and then sum it all up with a lame pun about Rosie O'Donnell choking on a 'fish taco'.

Twenty-four to read the first half of the post, and then answer a question NOBODY ASKED!!!

Five who get pissed over a joke that they probably didn't get in the first place.

Fifteen to argue which is more important; wattage or bulb placement.

Four to say that they only buy custom made lightbulbs.

Three to say that they buy cheap bulbs that are just as good as the custom made ones, but that way they have extra money for lampshades.

Five to ask the infamous "can a +P wattage bulb be used in my socket?" question.

AND

One group lurker to respond to the original post 9 months from now with something entirely unrelated, starting it all over again.

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Old 04-18-2009, 06:07 PM   #13
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Light bulbs are not lights at all, they are dark suckers.




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Old 04-18-2009, 08:45 PM   #14
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.....my head hurts....
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:44 PM   #15
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Re: How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?

To link this to another weird thread...

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Old 04-19-2009, 04:04 PM   #16
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Re: How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?

I mistakenly employed my mother to help refurbish the rental house in Indiana several weeks ago. After missing the deadline for carpet install I drove out there in the F250. The headlamps have good bulbs but the plastic lenses are all yellow and dull, almost like my TJ before upgrading to Round Eye lights, which is to say practically worthless.

Among other things that needed doing in the house were a handful of lightbulb replacement. My mother was cramming these compact florescent bulbs in all the fixtures, some of which didn't fit without eliminating some one of the bulbs (so two bulb fixtures now have one, others you can't get the cover on, etc).

One of the first things I told her when I arrived was to please take out and return all the 10-year fluorescent bulbs. A) they're expensive B) the renters are responsible for bulbs so who gives a hoot if they burn out in 6 mos. C) if I own the home in even three years I'm going to be hella unhappy since we've been trying to sell and renting is only an economy stop-gap.

She said it didn't matter since she'd taken them out of the closet at home, e.g. my dad paid for them. Which is also to say that she went out and bought so many 10 year bulbs that she had more than one complete package left after putting in all the bulbs they'd ever need at home.

I bought some more bulbs that matched existing bulbs in fixtures, and took the mismatched fluorescents and incandescents (which was every spare bulb from my parents' house) and went around distributing light through out the house. In the end she'd only put two bulbs in, left the covers off anyway and it turned out things fit- however there were a dozen other spots in the house where she hadn't bothered to replace the burned out bulbs. In the end I'm not sure how many bulbs I replaced, but I had only one spotlight bulb from a 3-pack left over.

Oh and three plug in fluorescents that were for specialty fixtures that exist neither at their house, nor ours. Why they bought them at nearly $9 a bulb I have no idea.

Anyway, when it was all said and done I got a bill from my mother, with, among other things a $30 charge for compact florescent bulb purchases, and another $16 for "lites" which I imagine were the incandescents she brought.

Incidentally I can't imagine how she worked in the house for nearly two weeks with the majority of lights burned out.

I should really put this on my blog, but hey, this is a lightbulb thread after all, and she reads my blog.



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Old 04-19-2009, 05:29 PM   #17
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B) the renters are responsible for bulbs so who gives a hoot if they burn out in 6 mos.
My landlord includes the bulbs....not only do all the light fixtures in the apt have CFB, he will even provide them to tenants for their own lamps.

The building is pre-war (as in the Civil War.) And by providing CFB instead of us using incondesent bulbs he saves money on fuses.
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:16 PM   #18
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... I drove out there in the F250. The headlamps have good bulbs but the plastic lenses are all yellow and dull, almost like my TJ before upgrading to Round Eye lights, which is to say practically worthless. p
Has anyone tried the headlight restoring kits out there, or will any plastic polishing compound work fine? The plastic headlight lens on our VW is yellowing and I should do something sooner than later.




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Old 04-19-2009, 06:55 PM   #19
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Re: How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?

I tried a super fine plastic polish that failed. I'm not sure about products over the counter but they must exist. There is a place in Fresno that restores headlight plastic lens covers so there has to be something out there.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:45 PM   #20
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Re: How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?

Here's the webpage that got me thinking about trying to restore it myself.

http://www.autogeek.net/headlight-lens.html


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