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A bit of light(bulb)-hearted humour

The inimitable Alice (well, only by herself) sums up some ‘lightbulb blogs’. In the spirit of pro-Samizdata bias I select two for your amusement:

How many David Carrs does it take to change a lightbulb?

I had thought that the madness of last week’s lightbulb-blowing could not be toppled. I was, of course, wrong. Things are much worse than I thought then, in my light-hearted, innocent, Morris-dancing kind of way, and it is now perfectly apparent to all of us here at Samizdata.net that today’s lightbulb lunacy is tomorrow’s Mysteron plot to destroy the universe. Those who disagree must be conquered in the strongest terms. I refuse either to change the bulb or not change it. It is an outrage that anyone should dare to ask such a thing in the first place. I personally refuse to compromise and demand that they cease forthwith!

How many Brian Micklethwaits does it take to change a lightbulb?

Yesterday I posted about this article. Tomorrow I am going to post about this blog, which related to an earlier posting of mine here, about this rather interesting subject from last Thursday, which I’ve been wondering about for weeks, to do with car parks. I wonder whether anyone will comment or not? Sometimes they comment many times, and other times they don’t. It’s hard to predict these things. In the meantime, I might watch Friends tonight. Not sure yet, depends whether or not I blog about lightbulbs.


9 comments to A bit of light(bulb)-hearted humour

  • Sorry, the links to Alice’s archives seem to be buggered up. Could it be the Blogspot?!

  • Bravo. Being able to laugh at yourself is a strong indicator of good mental health.

    Q: How many libertarians does it take to change a light bulb?
    A: None: they let the free market handle it.

    Q: How many Leftists does it take to change a light bulb?
    A: That’s not funny!

  • Oh, dear. Have I just unleashed a barrage of lightbulb jokes? Can it be contained?…

  • Personally I have never been able to access Alice’s blog. I don’t know if it is the funny long URL or what.


    I can’t believe you guys are making me do this, but I decided to combine my skills at light bulb changing and free market enterprise, and hereby offer this used light bulb for sale. It doesn’t light up any more, but that is only because the teensy weensy filament inside is broken. I can’t bear to throw it away; maybe it can be repaired.

    Be patient with me; I had some problems writing the ad copy, and the description…. well….

  • How many Alice Bachini’s does it take to change a lightbulb?

    “I went out a got a replacement lightbulb at Lidl for just 14p! Yay!!”

  • How many Tony Blairs does it take to change a lightbulb?

    “Well, hey, I’m a regular kind of electrician. I mean, this new EuroLightbulb is kind of neat, isn’t it? I managed to change one in Tuscany and thought I could do it in Number 10 but I seem to have started a huge fire that has burned down the Constitution…..”

  • J.M. Heinrichs

    But the Question(s) remain: How Many …

    Brian? David? Answers, we need answers; but in a more concise form than the templates offered.


  • Liberty Belle

    David Carr, How many Tony Blairs does it take to change a lightbulb? “Well, I’m a pretty regular guy and – hey – whenever a focus group tells me I need a change of lightbulb, I call a family conference and ask Cherie and the kids how they feel about it, warning them that my getting involved in changing a lightbulb may cost me my job, as I’m a pretty regular guy (oh! I already said that!) but I have to do what’s right and my conscience is as clear and luminous as a light bulb. The pearly kind. Anyway, Cherie and I always guard the kids’ privacy and we therefore won’t be saying whether Leo has had a lightbulb change in his nursery as that would be an infringement of his human rights – even though my government is trying to force every other child in the UK to have a change of lightbulb. And, look! – frankly …” *Sound of something heavy crashing down on Tony Blair’s head.*