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Which MajorGeeks member should change the lightbulb?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Insomniac, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. Insomniac

    Insomniac Billy Ray Cyrus #1 Fan

    Major Attitude : I'm a radio star, I don't change bulbs.

    Spyware Moderator : Make sure YOU turn the POWER OFF first.

    GoldFish : I can't, I'm busy folding. Try PM'ing me.

    Adrynalyne : Is that an Apple bulb, I've got Woot.

    Kodo : I can't change it, it's apisdn umop.

    Matacumbie : My trailer hasn't even got electricity.

    Halo : Star honey, give me a leg up?

    Star : I'll do it, twist the ladder while I hold the bulb.

  2. Kodo


    Insomniac: Hey jeb.. you ever seen one of these here bulby things?
    Abbysue: PULL!
    Chas: Are there bugs in it?
    Bluesman: Only if I can get 1000 watts out of it !
    Corporal Punishment: No ones ever seen me in the light.. i'm not about to start now
  3. Insomniac

    Insomniac Billy Ray Cyrus #1 Fan

    Newbee : Someone give me a hand, I've never done this before?

    Major Attitude : I'm not going to dirty my MajorGeeks T-Shirt.

    Matacumbie : I'll gets me wife-in-law to change it, hey Lurleen?

    Major Attitude : Let me autograph that bulb for you, I'm a radio star.

    Halo : 'Morning Star, is that a bulb in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

    Star : I love you boo!

    Halo : Ditto, I love ya too.

    Star : You light up my life.

    Halo : You too Boo!

  4. mcadam

    mcadam Major Amnesia

    Glad I've stayed out of this one ;)
  5. Lev

    Lev MajorGeek

    Me too...although I would probably say....

    Bwahahahaha...what light bulb?
  6. Insomniac

    Insomniac Billy Ray Cyrus #1 Fan

    Lev : I have a husband, 5 kids, 3 grandkids, more on the way, 8 cats, a fish, some frogs, insects, several aquatic mammals, marsupials, three amoebas, some single celled algae, plants and a full time job. I don't have time to change bulbs. :p
  7. G.T.

    G.T. R.I.P February 4, 2007. You will be missed.

    Phantom: Notice how the carbon molecules have departed the filament due to the extreme heat, and condensed on the inside of the glass, making it darker. When too much of the carbon has left the filament and condensed on the glass, the filament becomes too weak to support itself, and it breaks, causing malfunction of the bulb and darkness.

    Oh... CHANGE it. OK.
  8. star17

    star17 MajorGeek

    Q: How many MG forum members does it take to change a light bulb?

    A: 1,331:

    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.
    27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs.
    53 to flame the spell checkers.
    156 to write to the forum administrator complaining about the light bulb discussion and its inappropriateness.
    41 to correct spelling in the spelling/grammar flames.
    109 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to private messaging.
    203 to demand that cross posting other forums about changing light bulbs be stopped.
    111 to defend the posting saying that we are all use light bulbs and therefore the posts **are** relevant to this thread.
    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 topic which makes light bulbs relevant to this thread.
    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 leaving the thread 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 a new light buld subforum.
    47 to say this is just what physic cold fusion was meant for, leave it here.
    143 votes for alt.lite.bulb.
  9. Shadow_Puter_Dude

    Shadow_Puter_Dude MG Authorized Malware Fighter

    What happened to the other 180 people?

    Lost in space 2. ;):D
  10. star17

    star17 MajorGeek

    Obviously you haven't got a grip on the "new math". :D
  11. martinch

    martinch Specialist

    Give me the damn bulb and I will change it as long as I follow the proper procedure:

    Lock out Tag out on the control box for that circuit. ( ok now we are in total darkness because all the other lights are also on that circuit.)

    Run approved extension cord to area affected and hook up approved temporary lighting.

    did I mention that first we need to fill out the proper paperwork and get it approved to do said task ????

    At my place of employment we each have a Safety Buddy,( I assume to call ambulance if needed.)

    Extend approved step ladder into position with safety buddy helping.

    Put on proper safety equipment, ( full face shield, steel toed boots , hardhat, Linemans Gloves, Jock strap attached to static discharge line.)

    CHANGE LIGHT BULB with proper safety harness hooked to appropriate place.

    Now spend next hour putting away safety equipment and filling out the rest of required paperwork!!!!!!!

    Job done!!!!

    now wasnt that easy!!!!!! :) :eek: :rolleyes:
  12. Shadow_Puter_Dude

    Shadow_Puter_Dude MG Authorized Malware Fighter

    New math!!!! I can handle 1+1=10

    [EDIT] or if you prefer 7+7
  13. G.T.

    G.T. R.I.P February 4, 2007. You will be missed.

    Or obsessive-compulsive math:
  14. Phantom

    Phantom Brigadier Britches

    Actually, I stopped using carbon filament light bulbs long, long ago! ;) I now use the new-fangled carbon filament L.E.D.'s. (Hey! That's what the guy at Tandy told me they were :D )
  15. Kodo


    just nod and agree with the man... you'll ruin his day if you tell him the truth :)
  16. rogvalcox

    rogvalcox MajorGeek

    Not quite sure where in the hell this came from, but It is amusing to say the least!!

    I believe I will continue to stand aside with mcadam!!!!

  17. Strange1

    Strange1 Staff Sergeant

    I only had one bulb so I planted it in the yard next to the tulips. If we get a little rain next year I should have enough bulbs for everyone here.

  18. Gektumi

    Gektumi Private First Class

  19. Maxwell

    Maxwell Folgers

    Hang on, is your procedure in your e-mail on the computer? If so, when you turn the electrics off you don't have a procedure to follow! ;) ... then you're free! Unless of course there is a disaster recovery procedure as well. :D

    Almost as bad as MS telling to look up the appropriate repair procedure on the Internet when you cannot get on the Internet to affect the repair that you need in order to getonto the Internet. Hang on, I'll just use this remote desktop assistant to fix your light bulb... :p
  20. star17

    star17 MajorGeek

    Insomniac. ;)
  21. splitt3r

    splitt3r You are now the victim of a drive by title change

    I could change it.:eek:
  22. Rumple

    Rumple Numbnuts

    I wouldn't be so eager to volunteer splitt3r....an uncle of mine died whilst changing a light bulb.....his job was changing blown bulbs on London Underground stations and some of them are up 12/15ft or more....he fell off the pair of steps he was using and landed wrong....died instantly.....

    So for those who might see a light at the end of the tunnel just consider those who gave their lives so you could see it!!:)
  23. comperroruter

    comperroruter Darth Meatloaf

    I have only ever had to change one light bulb, the one over my head. It keeps going out. I am beginning to think that the wiring is faulty.
  24. Insomniac

    Insomniac Billy Ray Cyrus #1 Fan

    Newbee : I'm going to PM every member till I find out how. :)
  25. N5638J

    N5638J Guest

    i'm with you on that one;)
  26. Gektumi

    Gektumi Private First Class

    Ah, I see. So that's how it's done! ;) ...Just kidding, just kidding...:D
  27. Shiver Me Timbers

    Shiver Me Timbers MajorGeek

    Just a thought .... if you don't know how to change a light bulb or just can't for some reason ... why not light a candle? :)
  28. ACE 256

    ACE 256 MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Overclocking Expe

    Fire is far more entertaining then a light bulb too :D.........* stares at the flame for hours*
  29. BoredOutOfMyMind

    BoredOutOfMyMind Picabo, ICU

    Do you then exchange bulbs, instead of change?

  30. tester36

    tester36 Private First Class

    Let me change the light bulb I can do it standing on the floor, at work we have a cut off broom handle with extenstions and a rubber coated grasper on the end to grip the light bulb remove the old and put new bulb in grasper then replace in socket. strange1 if I send you the old burned out bulb will you plant it too?:eek: :)
  31. G.T.

    G.T. R.I.P February 4, 2007. You will be missed.

    Won't help. You have to plant a live bulb. A dead bulb will just rot in the ground.
  32. martinch

    martinch Specialist

    So Very True G.T. :)
  33. Shiver Me Timbers

    Shiver Me Timbers MajorGeek

    Ace256 .... maybe you should stick to flashlights or something. Fire really isn't your friend. :D
  34. WobblesRArt

    WobblesRArt MajorGeek

    My first semester of college was at night…and 1st class was the start of computer repair, the Professor, who was a retired Navy chief…..He told us “what happened, was smoke came out the back, when it stopped working, So smoke is what makes it work”……wobbles
  35. MrPewty

    MrPewty MajorGeek

    Yes, it's the same with any electronic component. A capacitor, an I.C., anything. Once you let the smoke out, it's not gonna work anymore.
  36. Gensuknives

    Gensuknives Grand pooty-meister

    I should change it, since for the past 35 years, I've done my BEST WORK in the dark.

    Yes, Genevieve, I am a retired (RETIRED) pooty-meister. And for those of you not in the know on what that is, I suggest you speak with either AbbySue or the great KodoSan. They will tell you.
  37. Shiver Me Timbers

    Shiver Me Timbers MajorGeek

    I burn out monitors and hard drives fairly quickly. I have had smoke come out of the monitor but never any from the hard drive. I wonder if it slipped out when I was sleeping. :eek:
  38. Lev

    Lev MajorGeek

    I once burnt out 3 keyboards in 2 weeks. I couldn't work out why.

    Moral of the story: Do not keep high-powered walkie talkies near your keyboard :D
  39. LadyLaraCroft

    LadyLaraCroft elfette

    Star, so maybe he'll get electrocuted, and then I can make fun of his spikey hair :D among other things of course.
  40. G.T.

    G.T. R.I.P February 4, 2007. You will be missed.

    You don't have enough ammunition already? :D

    Hiya LLC :)
  41. LadyLaraCroft

    LadyLaraCroft elfette

    baha! True, GT, true.

    hiya yourself :) *big hugs*
    how are you?
  42. G.T.

    G.T. R.I.P February 4, 2007. You will be missed.

    I'm holding my own. :)

    Nobody else wants to. :D

    Nice to see you dropping in a bit lately. Nobody can hassle Star like you can. ;)
  43. Shiver Me Timbers

    Shiver Me Timbers MajorGeek

    Walkie talkies ... no but I do have two dixie cups connect to a string sitting right next to the monitor. Think that could be what's killing them? :eek:

    G.T. glad to see you. :)
  44. Insomniac

    Insomniac Billy Ray Cyrus #1 Fan

    Lev : I've got 5 rabbits, a camel, 12 fish, and a partridge in a pear tree, I don't have any bulbs.

    Adrynalyne : I've got 10 000 posts, I don't do bulbs.

    Major Attitude : My Harley has bulbs.

    AbbySue : Last edited by AbbySue because she hates Insomniac.

    ACE 256 : Put in a 1 Watt bulb and I'll turn it up.

    Insomniac : Leave that damn light off, I can't sleep.

    Newbee : You can get free bulbs from www.FreeIpodsForLosers.com

    Cleetus : Hey Lurleen, gets me uncle-in-law to change these here bulbies.
  45. N5638J

    N5638J Guest

    Hey Cleetus with a face like that (your avatar) who needs lights???
  46. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    Insomniac mate, I don't know if your joking or not with that comment, BUT Abbysue will only edit or delete a post/thread if its deemed not appropreate for Majorgeeks and its wide user base age groups, if this was not a commercial business then borderline things.. be that links, posts, inuendo etc would not be given a second glance, but as Admin, like the moderation team she has to look after Jim and Tims interests... so if a post thread gets deleted then so be it, personally I have most likely deleted/edited 20 or so this week.

    Abbysue I can honesty tell you does not have one ounce of hate in her bones at all, yes she may get hacked off like the rest of us as some users actions but hate NOPE.
  47. Insomniac

    Insomniac Billy Ray Cyrus #1 Fan

    Geez, I was kidding. I thought we were in the lounge?

    I'm also sending myself up, and others, and only did so with people who I thought were mature and had a sense of humour.
  48. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    Maybe my bad and I appologise if I got the wrong end of the stick.. guess I just dont get this thread at all!

    and will back out un-gracefully ;)
  49. Insomniac

    Insomniac Billy Ray Cyrus #1 Fan

    Offending you, AbbySue or anyone else here is never my intention.

    You have nothing to apologise for. It's very hard to gauge someones intent via a paragraph, especially with some my posts. ;)

    To clarify, I have the upmost respect for Admin and Mods, and if they deemed a comment or thread as inappropriate, that's what they are supposed to do.

    Here in Aus, if you send someone up, it actually means you like them.

    See how much I love you all? :p
  50. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    Thanks for that Insomniac, yes it is sometimes hard to gauge humour from different countries... generally its me mentioning that fact, but I guess I remember some threads/posts deleted of late and thought it was a dig.. again my bad and I'm not afraid to admit I get things wrong on occasion!

    guess I need a beer now.. want one


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