Lightbulb Jokes

Definitive Collection of Lightbulb Jokes So Far Known

Note: These are light bulb jokes I found or have been sent to me. I take no responsibility for any humour you may derive from them.

Q: How many singer-songwriters does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: One. They hold the bulb and the world revolves around them.

Q: how many ska kids does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: 6, one to drop it and 5 to pick it up! pick it up! pick it up!

Q: How many senior Presidential Aides does it take to change a light
bulb?

A: None. They’re supposed to keep the President in the dark.

A’ : One: to award a billion dollar sole-source contract with
Halliburton to replace it.

A’’: thirty-eight: One to say that no one could have foreseen the bulb’s
burning out, one to spin stories for newspapers that the President’s
bulb-changing program is working well, and thirty-five to go out on talk
shows to accuse the Democrats of being weak on light, and one to deny
rumors that it’s still dark in there.

A’’’: sixty: thirty to bribe staffers to write letters telling everyone
how wonderful it is to sit in the dark, and thirty more to bribe
newspaper editors to publish those letters.

A’’’’: The Administration will defend its policy of warrant-less
surveillance of all Americans suspected of supporting foreign terrorist
bulbs entering this country.

Q. How many voyeurs does it take to change a lightbulb?
A. Only one, but they’d much rather watch someone else do it.

Q: How many Yemenites does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Only one, but it must be a Yemenite lightbulb.

Q: How many customer service representatives does it take to change a
lightbulb?
A: 5. One to incorrectly diagnose the problem, 2 to repeat the first
rep’s notes to the customer, and one to inform the customer that the
lightbulb changing service is no longer available in that location.

Q: How many Palistinians does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: 2. One to negotiate with the old bulb and one to shoot at it at the
same time.

Q. How Many Dogs Does It Take to Change A Light Bulb?
A1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we’ve got our
whole lives ahead of us, and you’re inside worrying about a stupid
burned out bulb?
A2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I’ll replace any wiring that’s not
up to code.
A3. Dachshund: You know I can’t reach that stupid lamp!
A4. Rottweiler: Make me.
A5. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark.
A6. Lab: Oh, me, me!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can
I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please!
A7. German Shepherd: I’ll change it as soon as I lead these people from
the dark, check to make sure I haven’t missed any, and make just one
more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of
the situation.
A8. Jack Russell Terrier: I’ll just pop it in while I’m bouncing off the
walls and furniture.
A9. Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I’m sorry, but I don’t see a light
bulb?
A10. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the
dark.
A11. Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb.
A12. Pointer: I see it, there it is, there it is, right there …
A13. Greyhound: It isn’t moving. Who cares?
A14. New Zealand Sheep Dog: First, I’ll put all the light bulbs in a
little cluster…
A15. Toy Poodle: I’ll just blow in the Border Collie’s ear and he’ll do
it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.

The Cat’s Answer: “Dogs do not change light bulbs. People change light
bulbs. So, the real question is: How long will it be before I can expect
some light, some dinner, and a massage?”

ALL OF WHICH PROVES, ONCE AGAIN, THAT WHILE DOGS HAVE MASTERS, CATS HAVE
STAFF.

(The following refers to the current Bush regime.)
Q: How many Bush Administration officials does it take to screw in a
light bulb?
A: None. There is nothing wrong with the light bulb; it’s condition is
improving every day. Any reports of it’s lack of incandescence are
totally unfounded, and the result of delusional “spin” assaults from the
fanatic, elitist, liberal media. That light bulb has served honorably,
and anything you say undermines the lighting effect and dims it’s ego.
Why do you hate freedom?

Q. How many Massage Therapists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A. One, but they have to have candles and soft music to do it.

Q. How many Anglican ministers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A. Change? In an Anglican church? I think not!

Q. How many Englishmen does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A. None. They’d rather curse the darkness.

Q. How many femmes does it take…?
A. Why would we want to! - the world is full of perfectly good butches!

Q. How many transsexuals does it take…?
A. Only one, but she needs a note from two doctors.

Q How many people in Marin County does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A. Silly! They don’t screw in light bulbs in Marin County – they
screw in hot tubs.

Q: How many kids with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) does it take to
change a lightbulb?
A: Hey! Do you wanna go ride bikes?

Q: How many Blue Peter presenters does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Two. One to change the light bulb and the other to say “here’s one we
did earlier”

Q. How many Floridians does it take to change a lightbulb?
A. Don’t know for sure, they’re still counting.

Q: How many politicians does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Two. One to change it, and another one to change it back again.
A: Four, one to change it and the other three to deny it.

Q: How many MP’s does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Twenty-one. One to change it and twenty to form a fact-finding
committee to learn more about how it’s done.

Q: How many Tory MP’s does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Two, one to screw it in and the other to hang himself accidentally from
the flex performing a perverse sexual act involving womens underwear.
A: I’m sorry I can’t tell you that, the light bulb changing service has
been privatised and the information you require is commercially sensitive.

Q: How many Thatcherites does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: None. It’s up to the private sector to provide the finance for it.

Q: How many John Majors does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Two. One to not do anything about it and one to try and blame
the failure of the old bulb on the Labour party who put the
original bulb in place 17 years ago.

Q: How many Home Secretaries does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None - they merely sack someone else for letting it go out.

Q: How many Conservative economists does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: None. The invisible hand does it.
A: None. “There is no need to change the lightbulb. All the conditions for
illumination are in place. Recent surveys show growing confidence in the
lightbulb lighting up again.”
A: None, because, look! It’s getting brighter! It’s definitely getting
brighter !!!

Q: How many economists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None. If the light bulb really needed changing, market forces
would have already caused it to happen.
A: Two. One to assume the ladder and one to change the bulb.
A: Two. One to assume the latter (a pun) and change the bulb.
A: None. If the government would just leave it alone, it would screw
itself in.

Q: How many Liberal Democrats does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: None. “Well it’s not really a question of should we change it or should
we not change the lightbulb, but more a question of…(blah blah waffle)”

Q: How many liberals does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: One liberal and twenty eight delegates representing all the social,
economic, and ethnic communities.
A: Two-one to do it and the other to keep the first one’s knee from jerking.
A: None: They can’t remove the old ones since they are already part of
the environment.

Q: How many social scientists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: They do not change light bulbs; they search for the root cause
as to why the last one went out.

Q: How many conservatives does it take to change a light bulb?
A: One; after reflecting in the twilight on the merit of the previous bulb.

Q: How many Labour Party members does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: None. They haven’t got a policy on that.

Q: How many socialists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: One to petition the Ministry of Light for a bulb, fifty to establish the
state production quota, two hundred militia to force the factory unions to
allow production of the bulb, and one to surreptitiously dial an ‘800’
number to order an American light bulb.

Q: How many libertarians does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None, if he wants to sit in the dark, it’s his business.
A: None, because somebody might come into the room who likes to sit in
the dark.

Q: How many Perot supporters does it take to change a light bulb?
A: None, they all just quit and go home!

Q: How many Presidential family members does it take to screw in a
light bulb in the White House?
A: Two, Hillary for her office, Bill for the rest of the White House.

Q: How many Bill Clintons does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Two – One to promise he’ll do it better than anyone else and
one to obscure the issues.
A: None – He’ll only promise “change.”
A: He doesn’t. He whines a while, says “I feel your pain”, and gets
congress to pass a billion dollar light security bill, and blames
republicans and special interests for not making lightbulbs free.

Q: How many US Presidents does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None, the constitution says that only Congress can screw in light bulbs,
so only Congress is responsible for the dark, which is why we
need a Constitutional ammendment.
A: Only one. If he can handle 250000000 people a day I think he can handle
screwing one extra lightbulb.

Q: How many presidential candidates does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Less and less all the time.

Q: How many believable, competent, “just right for the job” presidential
candidates does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: It’s going to be a dark 4 years, isn’t it?

Q: How many presidential campaign staff does it need to change a light bulb?
A: 220! One to write a speech about how good it will be when the bulb is
actually changed, one to write a speech about why the other candidates
can’t even spell “lightbulbe”, eighteen to find out what the other
candidates did when the lightbulb failed, and another two hundred to find
out what the other candidate’s families think about lightbulbs, bulbs,
pear-shaped objects, light in general, any form of energy.

Q: How many Democratic presidential candidates from 1988 did it take to
screw in a lightbulb ?
A: (Mike Dukakis) In Massachusetts, my enlightened government has
made it unnecessary for people to screw in their own light bulbs, as we
have put thousands of former welfare recipients to work for the Dept.
of Light Bulb Installation. These employees will come to your home or
business and install any incandescent bulb, on only a few months notice.
A: (Bruce Babbitt) It’s foolish to talk about screwing in light
bulbs when we haven’t even taken the first step, and that is to remove
the old bulb. I challenge my fellow candidates to stand up with me and
help me remove this old light bulb [stands, but nobody else does] Hah!
What wimps. You guys make Bush look like Rambo.
A: (Richard Gephart) It doesn’t matter whether the bulb is changed or not; it
only matters that the new bulb was made in the US of A. Taiwan and South
Korea have put up massive barriers to importing US light bulbs; we’ll see
how they like it when their bulbs cost $10,000 to screw in here.
A: (Gary Hart) This oblique reference to screwing is an obvious
attempt to drag my personal life into this campaign. Frankly, I resent
it, and the American people resent it.
A: (Al Gore) As usual, the other left-wing wacko candidates are putting forth
solutions that moderate Southerners won’t cotton to on Super Tuesday. At
least I hope not.
A: (Paul Simon) My media experts tell me I’m foolish for wearing
my hair the same way I did in the 50’s. But that’s what Paul Simon’s
all about. And I suppose my media experts are gonna say I’m foolish for
this, but in all candor, I change my light bulbs the same way I did in
the 50’s: my wife gets on a ladder and I turn it.
A: (Jesse Jackson) Changing the light bulb is a partial solution
at best. I’m more of a Lone Ranger than a light bulb changer. But even
the Lone Ranger had Tonto and Silver, and the shameful fact is that the
American Indians of today don’t have enough silver, or gold, or even
paper money to allow them to buy into the American Dream or some extra
light bulbs. We must ensure that all Americans can light their homes,
from the lighthouse to the White House.

Q: How many Republicans does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Two-one to do it and one to steady the chandelier.
A: None, they only screw the poor

Q: How many Republican Presidential candidates from 1988 did it take to
change a lightbulb ?
A: (Dole) When I was a poor boy growing up in Kansas we didn’t
have light bulbs. Now I have the housekeeper do it.
A: (DuPont) Light bulbs need to be changed? Gosh. I guess the servants have
always taken care of that… With a DuPont administration, the power of
the free market will be unleashed to produce light bulbs that never need
changing.
A: (Robertson) Oh, Lord, with thy divine illumination, heal this light bulb!
A: (Kemp) It’s morning in America! Why should we worry about light bulbs? Let
those doom-crying Democrats worry about light bulbs! [stumble over chair
in the dark].
A: (Haig) One. Snap to it, soldier!
A: (Bush) None. (Bush in an earnest lap dog voice) I resent that question.
I’ve answered it before, and I think the media are keeping this thing
alive. I think the American people are TIRED of light bulb jokes.

The next three jokes are about the candidates who are running for a seat in
the Senate for Virgina.

Q: How many Oliver Norths does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: Hell, how can he? He sold all the lightbulbs to Iran.

Q: How many Douglas Wilders does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: I don’t know, he can’t decide if he is going to screw a lightbulb
in or not!

(Note: Douglas Wilder decided not to run, but then redecided to run
for a seat in the Senate. Repeat cycle over.)

Q: How many Chuck Robbs does it to take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: None, Douglas Wilder broke his lamp and Oliver North sold his
lightbulb to Iran.

Q: How many senators does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Two to sponsor the bill and thirty-three to constitute a quorum.

Q: How many Dan Quayles does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: One, but it has to be a pretty dim bulb.

Q: How many Kennedys does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: None, at least until we get some corroborating witnesses.

Q: How many Kennedy assassination conspiracy theorists does it take to
screw in a light bulb?
A: 15-One to screw it in, five to say he acted alone, one to say that someone
hidden in the ceiling helped, one to film it, one to do an intense
examination of the film and conclude that a) it was tampered with and b) it
proves that the first screwer did not act alone, one to insist that the
bulb was altered after it was unscrewed, three tramps to walk across the
room an hour later, one to insist LBJ really screwed the bulb in, and one
to accuse all the others of being disinformation specialists.

Q: How many aides does it take to change President Reagan’s light bulb?
A: None, they like to keep him in the dark.

Q: How many Reagans does it take to change a light bulb?
A: What light bulb?
Note: Topical to Reagan’s apparent poor memory.
A: Just one - Nancy.
Note: Topical to Reagan’s dependence on Nancy and her apparent de facto
ascent to power in 1987

Q: How many Reaganists does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Ten: One to deny that the bulb is burned out, one to clarify the denial
(“The bulb is really just dim”), one to blame the bulb burning out on the
Carter administration, one to blame the bulb burning out on Congress, one
to ask for a Constitutional amendment that will prohibit bulbs from burning
out, one to replace the bulb with a kerosene lamp, one to borrow money from
the Japanese to pay for the kerosene, one former Reaganist to lobby his old
colleagues for a special favour for the kerosene importer, one to cash the
cheque for investing in the kerosene importer, one to send the bill to the
next generation.

Q: How many election canvassers does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: None. They’d just go round telling everyone that it’s time for a change but
the only way this can come about is if everyone votes for “New lightbulb.”

Q: How many Russian leaders does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Nobody knows. Russian leaders don’t last as long as light bulbs.
A: None, the old bulb is just suffering from a cold.

Q: How many Russians does it take to change a light bulb?
A: That’s a military secret.

Q: How many military information officers does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: At the present point in time it is against policy and the best interests
of military strategy to divulge information of such a statistical nature.
Next question, please.

Q: How many running-dog lackeys of the bourgeoisie does it take to change a
light bulb?
A: None, that’s the proletariat’s work!
A: Two. One to exploit the proletariat, and one to control the means of
production!

Q: How many American Imperialist Pigs does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Three - one to put in the bulb, and two to search through the cartons of
inferior American produced light bulbs for one that isn’t defective.

Note: Probably the Eastern European equivalent of an ethnic joke.

Q: How many bureaucrats does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Two. One to assure everyone that everything possible is being done while
the other screws the bulb into the water faucet.
A: Five - one to change the light bulb and the other four to fill out the
Environmental Impact Statement.
A: One to spot the burned-out bulb, his supervisor
to authorize a requisition, a requisition typist, twelve clerks to file the
requisition copies, a mail clerk to deliver the requisition
to the purchasing department, a purchasing agent to order the bulb,
a clerk to forward the purchasing order, a clerk to mail-order
a receiving clerk to receive the bulb…
A: Seven-- one to supervise, one to arrange for the electricity to be
shut off, one to make sure that safety and quality standards are
maintained, one to monitor compliance with local, state, and federal
regulations, one to manage personnel relations, one to fill out the
paperwork and one to screw the light bulb into the water faucet.
A: Two - one to screw it in and one to screw it up.
A: Just one. But she gets promoted three times before she finally
finishes screwing it up.
A: None, we contract out for things like that.

Q: How many safety inspectors does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Four. One to change it and three to hold the ladder.

Q: How many Quality managers does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: We’ve formed a quality circle to study the problem of why lightbulbs
burn out and to determine the best thing we as managers can do to
enable lightbulbs to work smarter, not harder.

Q: How many admin assistants does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: None. I can’t do anything unless you complete a lightbulb design
change request form.

Q: How many civil servants does it take to change the light bulb?
A: 45. One to change the bulb, and 44 to do the paperwork.

Q: How many Federal employees does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Sorry, that item has been cut from the budget!

Q: How many Marxists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None, the seeds of revolution and change are within the lightbulb itself.

Q: How many Sparts does it take to change a light bulb?
A: You can’t CHANGE a light bulb!

Note: Sparts = Spartacus Youth League, a leftist fringe group that believes
in violent revolution. Attributed to Michael Anderson '83, a student activist
at Harvard.

(And in a similar vein…)
Q: How many Trotskyists does it take to change a lightbulb ?
(Cue typical sarcastic angry Alexei Sayle voice)
A: It’s no use trying to CHANGE it, it’s got to be SMASHED !!!

Q: How many anarchists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: All of them.
(Notes : An anarchic society has no one in charge; each must do for theirself.)
Perhaps it would help to say, “All of them. Or, none of them. Or several.”
(BTW, I prefer “theirself” to any other construction.)

Q: How many Communists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Two - one to screw it in, and a second to hand out leaflets.
A: One, but it takes him about 30 years to realize that the old
one has burnt out.

Q: How many (Generals/Politicians) does it take to change a light bulb?
A: 1,000,001: One to change the bulb and 1,000,000 to rebuild
civilization to the point where they need light bulbs again.
A: None, they can all see by the light at the end of the tunnel.

Q: How many British navy Officers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Only one, but it takes him seven weeks to get there.

Note: topical to the Falkland Islands war.

Q: how many vietnam vets does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: YOU DON’T KNOW! YOU WEREN’T THERE, MAN!!! YOU’LL NEVER KNOW!!!

Q: How many Chinese Red Guards does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: 10,000 - to give the bulb a cultural revolution.

Q: How many Chinamen does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Thousands, because Confucious say many hands make light work.

Q: How many Maoists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: One to screw in the bulb and a thousand to chant “Fight Darkness!”

Q: How many seventies disco dancers does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Two. One to boogie up the ladder and one to say “Get daaowwwwn !”

Q: How many blacks does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Three: One to boogie up the ladder, two to keep the beat.

Q: How many Asians does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Three. One to change it and two to go to the cash & carry.
(Well, it was funny enough to have made it onto TV…)

Q: How many Poles does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Just one, but you need 6000 Russian troops in case he goes on strike!

Q: How many Polish-Americans does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: 170. One to send the Never Fail Novena to the Cheektowaga Times for
publication so St. Jude may grant the lightbulb request, one to say the
Last Rites for the old lightbulb, ten volunteer firemen to break into the
house and smash the old light bulb to bits, fifty to protest the abortion
of the old lightbulb, ten to organize a lawn fete and spaghetti dinner at
Our Most Holy Precious Blood of the Seventeen Martyred Saints R.C. Church
to raise funds to buy a new light bulb (and the Monsignor a new pair of
bowling shoes as a gift on St. Stanislaus Day), twenty from Chiavettas
Catering to serve the food, twenty to run the Monte Carlo gambling tent,
fifty to run everything else, one to go to Koplinskis Appliances to buy the
light bulb, one to screw it in, five to say the Rosary as the bulb is being
screwed in, and the Monsignor to bless it.

Q: How many Italian-Americans does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: I dunno exactly, but my brothers girlfriends fathers boss
secretary’s sister’s next door neighbors’ priest’s cousin’s union shop
steward’s uncle’s Knights Of Columbus club Seargant-of-Arms nephew’s
best friend did it real cheap for me once.

Q: How many Italians does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Two. One to change it and one to sprinkle it with Parmesan. (Refers to
the Italian restaurant habit of sprinkling everything with Parmesan, even
though it makes everything smell convincingly of sick.)

Q: How many ■■■■■■■■ Italian gardeners does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: One, but don’t expect results.

(They’re supposed to be useless…(but we’re Europeans, so none of that!))

Q: How many European ballet dancers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None, they like Danzig in the dark.

Q: How many Mafia hitmen does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Three. One to screw it in, one to watch, and one to shoot the witness.

Q: How many inner-city gang members does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: Four-one to rob the liquor store to get money for the bulb, one to drive
the getaway car, one to screw it in, and one to hold his crack pipe while
he does it.

Q: How many Honor Guards does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: 22, one to screw it in, 21 to shoot the bulb.

Q: How many ice skaters does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Two, one to screw in the bulb, one to hire a hitman on club the other
skater on the knee.

Q: How many amoebas does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: One. No, 2. No, 4. No, 8. No, 16. No, 32…

Q: How many paranoids does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: WHO WANTS TO KNOW?
A: JUST EXACTLY DO YOU MEAN BY THAT? HUH? HUH?

Q: How many movie actresses does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: One, but you should’ve seen the line outside the producer’s hotel room.

Q: How many porn actresses does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Well, it looks like 2 of them are really doing it, but the real answer
is actually none. They’re just faking it.

Q: How many movie directors does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Just one, but he wants to do it thirty-two times and when he’s done
everyone thinks that his last lightbulb was much better.

Q: How many Directors does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: What do you think? (Theatre humour)

Q: How many Dario Argento fans does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Two. One to change it and one to film the demise of the old
one in explicit gorey detail, using obscure camera angles.

Q: How many schizophreniacs does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Well, he thinks it’s five but as we all now it’s only him, so…

Q: How many people with multiple personality disorder does it take
to screw in a light bulb?
A: One, but they’re really three.

Q: How many manic-depressives does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Only one, but they keep changing it back and forth between the new
and old bulbs. (Yes, ■■■■-retentive really does have a hyphen.)

Q: How many smokers does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: At least five. If they all light up together the lightbulb will do so too.

Q: How many people in a Burger King advert does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: None. “I can’t change my lightbulb. But I can change my burger to a Burger
King burger.”

Q: How many anglers does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Five, and you should’ve seen the light bulb! It must have been
this big! (Gestures with arms…) Five of us were barely enough!

Q: How many archaeologists does does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Three. One to change it and two to argue about how old the old one is.

Q: How many preservation society members does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: One, but it takes a year to find an antique Edison light bulb so
it’ll be architecturally accurate.

Q: How many aerobics instructors does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Five. Four to do it in perfect synchrony and one to stand there going “To
the left, and to the left, and to the left, and to the left, and take it
out, and put it down, and pick it up, and put it in, and to the right, and
to the right, and to the right, and to the right…”

Q: How many science fiction writers does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Two. One to screw in the light bulb, and one to say, “In 1876, Jules Verne
had the first intimations that electrostatic power was a viable energy
alternative. Hitherto, the only sources …”
A: Two, but it’s actually the same person doing it. He went back in time and
met himself in the doorway and then the first one sat on the other one’s
shoulder so that they were able to reach it. Then a major time paradox
occurred and the entire room, lightbulb, changer and all was blown out of
existence. They co-existed in a parallel universe, though.

Q: How many signal processing engineers does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Three. One to Fouriev transform the lightbulb, one to apply a complex
exponential rotational shifting operator, and one to inverse transform the
removed lightbulb.

Q: How many aerospace engineers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: None. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist, you know.

Q: How many Einsteins does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: That depends on the speed of the changer, and the mass of the bulb. Or
vice versa, of course. Then it just might be easier to leave the bulb alone
and change the room. It’s all relative.

Q: How many “Changing lightbulbs”-joke writers does it take to change a
lightbulb?
A: Two hundred, and don’t ask why because they haven’t -figured that out yet.

Q: How many of me does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Three. One to change it, one to make up a joke about it, and one to
spend the next 6 months going round telling it to everyone.

Q: How many cafeteria staff does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Sorry, we closed 18 seconds ago, and I’ve just cashed up.

Q: How many IKEA shop assistans does it take to change a light bulb?
A: “Sorry, we ran out of light bulb stock. We expect it to arrive early
next month. We do have ladders though! You just go straight on, then
left and then right. No, thanks, anytime.”

Q: How many Dixons assistants does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Err. Nahh, it’s MEANT to go dark after a few weeks. It’s a new fangled
addition. It’s been developed by, er, (etc…)

Q: How many pawnbrokers does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: None. It’s of no interest to them.

Q: How many grocery store cashiers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Are you kidding? They won’t even change a five dollar bill.

Q: How many London taxi drivers does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: (Cue typical indignant Saaaaf London accent) What ? Go all the way up
there and come back empty ? You must be jokin’ mate !

Q: How many newsmen does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Only one, but he’ll tell everybody.

Q: How many firemen does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Four - one to change the bulb and three to cut a hole in the roof.

Q: How many mutants does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Two thirds.

(Notes : Many mutations/birth defects result in people missing limbs, etc.
Thus, a mutant is often only “2/3 of a person”)
Or, perhaps it’s “Got three hands, only needs two for the job ?”

Q: How many waiters does it take to change a light bulb?
A: None, even a burned out bulb can’t catch a waiter’s eye.

Q: How many waitresses does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Three. Two to stand around bitching about it and one to go get the manager.

Q: How many Contras does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Only one, but he doesn’t know where it came from.
A: One, but he needs one Iranian, one Israeli, four Canadians,
and Arab, twenty Swiss, and Afghan, and Oliver North to help him.

Note: Both answers are topical to the 1987 Iran/Contra hearings.

Q: How many loggers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: One, but he uses a chainsaw.
A: They can’t do it, the light will disturb the spotted owls.

(Note : This is based on recent successful environmentalist pressures to stop
logging in the NW U.S. to protect the endangered spotted owl species.)

Q: How many procrastinators does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: One - but he has to wait until the light is better.

Q: How many editors does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Only one, but first they have to rewire the entire building.
A: Two - one to change the bulb and one to issue a rejection
slip to the old bulb.

Q: How many managing editors does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: You were supposed to have changed that lightbulb last week!

Q: How many art directors does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Does it have to be a lightbulb?

Q: How many copyeditors does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: The last time this question was asked, it involved art directors. Is
the difference intentional? Should one or the other instance be changed?
It seems inconsistent.

Q: How many marketing directors does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: It isn’t too late to make this neon instead, is it?

Q: How many proofreaders does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Proofreaders aren’t supposed to change lightbulbs. They should just query
them.

Q: How many cover artists does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Why is there…an eggbeater, I think?..sticking out of this light fixture?

Q: How many cover blurb writers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: A VAST AND TEEMING HORDE STRETCHING FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA!!!

Q: How many publishers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: Three. One to screw it in. Two to hold down the author.

Q: How many sales directors does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: (pause) I get it! This is one of those lightbulb jokes, right?

Q: How many social workers does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Four. One to remove the bulb from the socket and take it away, without
checking whether or not there was actually anything wrong with it, one to
accuse its owners of mistreating it, one to find somewhere else to screw it
in for the next 6 months, and one to eventually bring it back and say it
was all done with the lightbulb’s best interests at heart.
A: Four. One to change the bulb, one to counsel the old bulb because it’s been
thrown away by an uncaring society, one to arrange the case conference and
one to make sure they are all following the correct working practice.

Q: How many Indiana University “notes” users does it take to
change a light bulb?
A: All of them, since changing light bulbs is the only kind of job
they can get after they graduate.
A: Have you ever wondered why it’s so dark in Bloomington?

Q: How many Japanese industrialists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Three - one to make sure the new bulb is not foreign, one to change
the bulb, and one to look into the export potential of the old bulb.

Q: How many jerks who ask stupid questions does it take to screw in a
light bulb?
A: Change it to what?

Q: How many baby sitters does it take to change a light bulb?
A: None, They don’t make Pampers small enough.

Q: How many Ergonomicists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Five - four to decide which way the bulb OUGHT to turn, and…

Q: How many tight gits does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Two. One to change it, and one to complain that even after
all these technical advances, a lightbulb still only lasts 1000 hours.

Q: How many bankers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Four - One to hold the bulb and three to try to remember the combination.
(left a bit, right a bit, left a bit…)
A: None, bankers don’t change light bulbs.
(Note: Ever notice that the electronic bank signs are full of
burned-out light bulbs?)

Q: How many gardeners does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Three. One to change it and two to have a debate about whether this
is the right time of year to be putting in lightbulbs or daffodil bulbs.
A: Just one. The new light bulbs are just as easy to change
as the older, heavier ones.

Q: How many cats does it takes to screw in a light bulb?
A: You can throw away your light bulbs. Just douse the cat with
gasoline, light it up with a match, and you’ll have all the light you need.

Q: How many auto mechanics does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Six - One to force it with a hammer and five to go out for more bulbs.
A: Two, one to screw in all the bulbs he has until he finds one that fits, and
the other to tell you he thinks he’ll have to replace the whole socket.

Q: How many Mexicans does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: As many as will fit in the El Camino.

(Notes: El Camino is a type of Chevrolet (no longer made) that was popular with
Latinos. Mexicans are also known/stereotyped as putting a lot of people into
their cars when they go low-riding.)

Q: How many Filipinoes does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: We don’t know. The new bulb keeps getting shot at the airport.

Q: How many Englishmen does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: What do you mean change it? It’s a perfectly good bloody bulb! We
have had it for a thousand years and it has worked just fine.

Q: How many Germans does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Ve are asking ze qvestions here!
A: Two, one to give the order that the bulb be changed and one to screw it in.
A: None. They assign the task to a gastarbeiter.

Q: How many Argentinians does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Nine thousand-after all, it’s their light bulb.

Q: How many Belgians does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Two. One to change it and one to put some chips with it.

Q: How many U.S fighter pilots does it take to change a lightbulb ??
A: Hell !, You mean it was one of OURS !?!?!
(Notes : Topical to the shooting down of 2 allied helicopters over Iraq.)

Q: How many Iraqi soldiers does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: One. He takes it back to Baghdad for safe keeping…

Q: How many Iraqis does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: It doesn’t matter, they don’t have any electricity anymore.

Q: How many West Virginians does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None, they don’t have Eeeeelextrisssity in West Virginia.

Q: How many Iranians does it take to change a light bulb?
A: One hundred - One to screw it in and 99 to hold the house hostage.

Q: How many Ayatollahs does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None-there weren’t any light bulbs in the 13th century.

Q: How many terrorists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Twenty - one to do it and nineteen to develop a distraction.
A: Siz. One to change the bulb, and 5 to take the credit when it explodes.
A: Two: one to stage a suicide attack on the bulb and another to claim
responsibility in phone call to the news media.

Q: How many Shiites does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Four. One to hijack a light bulb, one to commandeer a jet to Beirut
airport, one to hold press conferences, and one to negotiate with Israel
and the US for the release of fluorescent bulbs held in hostage around the
world!!

Q: How many members of the P.L.O. does it take to change a light bulb?
A: 45 - One to drive the car, four to shoot the president of Sylvania’s
bodyguards, three to kidnap the president of Sylvania, five to think up
the ransom demands, ten to paste up the ransom note, eight to cut little
eye-holes in the cloth sacks, one to drive a truck with 2000 kilos of
dynamite into the American embassy, one to claim responsibility for the
bombing, and twelve to commandeer a building with working lights.

(and in a similar vein…)
Q: How many Israelis does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Six-four to storm the room and take control of it, one to forcibly
eject the old bulb, and another one to screw it in.

Q: How many SAS men does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Three. One to change it and two to shout GO! GO! GO!

Q: How many Arabs does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Only one, but it took three U.S. advisors to tell them that it was
burnt out in the first place.
(Notes: Is/was this topical to one particular event, or does it just
reflect American frustration with the Arab way of doing things and the
peace process in general ?)

Q: How many Australians does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: One, but you have to pry him off the sheep first.
A: Two - one to say “She’ll be right mate” and one to fetch the beers.
A: 16. One to change the bulb and 15 to say “Good on yer, mate!”

Q: How many armies does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: At least five. The Germans to start it, the French to give up really easily
after only trying for a little while, the Italians to make a start, get
nowhere, and then try again from the other side, the Americans to turn up
late and finish it off and take all the credit, and the Swiss to pretend
nothing out of the ordinary is happening.

Q: How many Scousers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: One, but 200 had to apply for the job.

Q: How many Liverpool supporters does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: 96. One to change it and 95 to get killed in the crush when the whole city
turns up to watch. (Topical to the Hillsborough disaster.)

Q: How many cryonicists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Four - One to ensure that the light bulb is certifiably dead, one to
perfuse it with cryoprotectants, one to slowly cool it to liquid
nitrogen temperature, and one to wait two hundred years for technology
to advance sufficiently to revive it.

Q: How many neurophysiologists does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Six. One to remove the old bulb and examine it under the microscope to
find out what went wrong, one to blow a tube of glass into the bulb shape,
one to coil the tungsten wire filament, one to clean up the metal base of
the old bulb, one to operate the vacuum pump to get rid of the air in the
bulb and one to apply the glue to seal the new bulb into the old base. The
new bulb won’t work, of course, but the whole process uses up a lot of
expensive equipment and keeps several intelligent people happily employed
doing something totally useless.

Q: How many antibiotics does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: None. They’re there to kill it off, not to help revive it.
(This one came to me in a dream, and somehow I remembered it upon waking.)

Q: How many EEPers does it take to replace a light bulb?
A: Ten - 1 to replace the bulb and 9 to do a long term study of the effects
on his/her social development relative to same-age peers who sat around
in the dark.

Note: EEP = Early Entrance Program at the University of Washington

Q: How many pessimists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None, the old one is probably screwed in too tight.
A: None, it’s a waste of time because the new bulb probably won’t work either.

Q: How many optimists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None, they’re convinced that the power will come back on soon.

Q: How many IBM types does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Just one, provided there’s an engineer around to explain how to do it.
A: 100. Ten to do it, and 90 to write document number GC7500439-0001,
Multitasking Incandescent Source System Facility, of which 10% of
the pages state only “This page intentionally left blank”, and 20%
of the definitions are of the form “A … consists of sequences
of non-blank characters separated by blanks”.
(Notes : This is one of the most impressively durable LBJs. It occurs,
virtually letter-for-letter identical, in lists whose contents are
otherwise wildly different.)

Q: How many IBM CPU’s does it take to turn on a light bulb?
A: 33 - 1 to process the instruction and 32 to process the interrupt.

Q: How many Apple and IBM nuts does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: An infinite number: nothing useful gets done while they’re arguing. Finally
a disgusted generic computer user (who will use any type that is in front
of him) gets up and changes the bulb, elbowing the participants aside. The
size of the crowd arguing seems to be a function of time, although whether
or not the function is exponential is not known.

Q: How many Apple employees does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: Seven. One to screw it in and six to design the tee-shirts.

Q: How many Apple programmers does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Only one, but why bother ? Your light socket will just be obsolete in
six months anyway.

Q: How many Microsoft employees does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: It burned out? You must be using a non-standard socket.
A: None. They just write it up as a new and useful feature.
A: One - but Bill Gates must inspect every single bulb and socket before the
operation is started.
A: Eight: one to work the bulb and seven to make sure Microsoft gets
$2 for every light bulb ever changed anywhere in the world.

Q: How many Microsoft Visual C++ programmers does it take …
A: 400. 1 to change the bulb, 50 to write a magazine about it, 50 to write a
help file about it, 50 to code a little gadget so when you hit the bulb it
will announce all the names of the team involved, 50 to go down to the
drinks machine and get everyone their can of coke, 50 to show off about
how installing a light bulb for Bill has made them paper millionaires, 1
to answer the phone at the help desk (“Putting you through to our light
bulb expert sir… click”), 148 to pad out the pictures in the “Light Bulb
- how we did it” magazine.

Q: How many C++ programmers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: You’re still thinking procedurally. A properly designed light bulb
object would inherit a change method from a generic light bulb
class, so all you’d have to do is send a light bulb change message.
A: At least a dozen, but it’s impossible to tell which one it is, because
they’re all pointing at each other going “That’s me, over there !”

Q: How many Bill Gates’ (runs Microsoft) does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: None. He simply declares darkness to be the new standard.

Q: How many operating systems are required to screw in a light bulb?
A: Just one-Microsoft is making a special version of Windows for it.

Q: How many Windows programmers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: 472. One to write WinGetLightBulbHandle, one to write
WinQueryStatusLightBulb, one to write WinGetLightSwitchHandle…

Q: How many Windows users does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: One, but she/he’ll swear up and down that it was JUST as easy for
him as it would be for a Macintosh user.

Q: How many people does it take to change an object-oriented light bulb?
A: Change it? Aw shucks, I was going to reuse it.

Q: How many Object Oriented programmers does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: None, they send it a message, and it changes itself.

Q: How many developers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: The light bulb works fine on the system in my office . . .

Q: How many shipping dept. personnel does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: We can change the bulb in 7-10 working days; if you call before
2pm and pay an extra $15 we can get the bulb changed overnight.

Q: How many Newtons does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Foux! There to eat lemons, axe gravy soup.
A: Farm.
(Notes: refers to the Newton’s poor handwriting recognition techniques)

Q: How many Apple Newton users does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: Only one, tharks to the extnq-producilve handwritling processcr.

Q: How many alt.fan.pratchett readers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Four. One to actually change the bulb, one to write amusing footnotes about
it, one to propose to Laura, and a newbie to ask if that’s really THE Terry
Or colette or both, and then to realise that the speed of light can’t be
measured, except in badgers, or possibly multiple of pi, then to say sod it
and ask if anyone knows where to find the lyrics for the hedgehog song…

Q: How many alt.folklore.urban readers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: It depends on the way the bulb is threaded.
A: Two-fifty.
A: One, to be dying of cancer and request that everybody around the world send
him light bulbs so he can get into the Guinness Book of World Records.
A: One, who’ll do it for food.
A: One, to have a drink with a strange woman in a bar and pass out, wake up
three days later in a seedy hotel room, find a scar on his
back, and realize where the light bulb went.
A: Derek Tearne, to confirm that the bulb turns the same way in the southern
hemisphere in spite of the Coriolis Effect (which is actually pretty
negligible).
A: Furrfu !
(Notes : - furrfu is the word “sheesh” encoded in Rot-13 (a simple but
commonly-used cipher that helps protect the unwary against unwanted
exposure to sexual, vulgar, or other offensive language).

Q: How many alt.conspiracy readers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: One to do it, one to insist that the CIA was responsible for the
old bulb burning out, one to blame it on the Illuminati, one to blame
the TLC/CFR/Bilderberg group, and Steve Crocker to say that Lyndon
LaRouche predicted the bulb would someday burn out whereas the
British-dominated establishment was telling us the bulbs would never
need to be replaced, Ted Frank to tell everyone they’re full of it,
and several other people to insist that Ted is a member of the CFR.

Q: How many net.jokers does it take to tell yet-another light bulb joke?
A: 622 - One to tell the original joke, and the rest to give some
minor variation of it, believing this to constitute a great new joke that
noone else had ever thought of.

Q: How many net.poets does it take to change a light bulb?

               swimming

A: None, fish are through the of my conciousness,
and edges
I dark.
like the

Q: How many net.junkies does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: One. But he’s gotta cross-post it ALL OVER THE ■■■■■■ PLACE.

Q: How many Mensans does it take to screw in a litebulb?
A: None. They know that litebulb is misspelled and therefore cannot
exist to be screwed in. Now of course, if it were a Miller Lite bulb…

Q: How many USENETers does it take to screw in a ligth bulb?
A: Six. One to point out the spelling error ^^ you illiterate idiot!,
one to flame: GET THIS GARBAGE OFF THE NET!!!, one to flame the flamer,
one to ask to be removed from the news group, one to ask for a copy of the
last message :slight_smile: , and one to ask how to unROT the joke.
A: Fifty - One to do it and 49 to talk about it on net.bulbs.d.
(Note: a nice try, but there’s no such group. alt.fan.lightbulbs is quite
active, though - BRIAN.)

Q: How many rec.humor.funny readers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: 50. They all stand out in the hall while Maddi comes out every once in a
while and looks at all the light bulbs people have brought. Finally she
selects a few. They’re all quite feeble and burn out after a few minutes,
so she comes out for more. But she selects more dim bulbs, which causes
great discontent among the people who have brought really bright,
long-lasting bulbs.

Q: How many rec.humour posters does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: 31. One to change the lightbulb and thirty to flame them for picking the
wrong wattage. No, better make that 32 … Captain Nitpick will want to
point out that the newsgroup is rec.humor (US spelling) not rec.humour.

Q: How many rec.humor readers does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: 100-one to announce that it burned out, 10 to agree, 20 to come running in
with new light bulbs and screw them in, 9 to screw them in and leave the
old bulb in, 10 to ask for a videotape of the screwing, another one to come
in a few minutes later and notice the bulb went out again and start the
whole process all over again. And one (me!) to notice that this doesn’t
actually add up to 100.
A: 1000. And they change the same bulb over and over and over again
and still no one notices it’s been changed so they change it again and
again and then they even discuss it and then someone flames them for
not doing it in rec.humor.d.
A: 565. 1 to put in a trick bulb (say, a flash bulb), 6 to flame the first,
pointing out that this bulb is different from the old one, 29 to
counter-flame, pointing out that the new bulb is deliberately different,
and is parodying the old one, 7 to leave the room, citing the extreme
density of the 6, 12 to demand that this commentary be redirected to the
other room, 14 to ask that the bulb be changed again, since they missed
seeing it the first time, and 496 (a bit excessive, but it’s not my joke)
to climb all over each other, trying to put the old bulb back in.
A: An infinitely growing number : -
One to announce that the bulb burned out. Ten to agree. One to change it,
one to post in saying “I got it”, one to post
in saying “Yes, but they have shots for it nowadays”, one to post in saying
“Our news software hasn’t been working and I missed the original lightbulb
joke. Would someone please post it again or email it to me ?”, one to post
in quoting everything so far and the
words “Me too”, two to turn it into a cascade, another ten to build the
cascade into a disk-wasting monster, one to post in with “I don’t
get it. Isn’t this the place for FUNNY jokes ?”, one to post in after two
months “What’s this lightbulb joke you’re all talking about ?”, one to
repost it a month later thinking it’s a new joke, one to post “I didn’t get
it. What’s the punchline ?”, one to post “Has anyone got a list of these ?
I’m starting a list, so please send me all your lightbulb jokes”, and one
to cross-post the joke to alt.fan.lightbulbs 6 months later prefixed by
“Are we allowed to tell jokes in here ?” and accompanied by all of our old
favourites like “How many programmers…? None that’s a hardware problem.”,
three to ask, a month later, “What FTP sites are the old lightbulbs
archived at ?”, and any number to revive the entire exchange at stochastic
intervals of two to six months.

Q: How many DR. ROCKETs does it take to change a light bulb?
A: juSt ONe, BUt he CHAngES It tO RADioACtIVE dusT WItH HIs NuclEAR WArHead!!

Q: How many Nitpicks does it take to change a light bulb?
A: None. They just let someone else change it, then they point out all
the mistakes the bulb-changer made!

Q: How many EXPLAINORs does it take to change a light bulb?
A: None, because The KILLOR killed him!

(Note : The last 3 all refer to personalities in the rec.humor group.)

Q: How many AOL users does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Two. One to screw in the lightbulb, and one to watch him to make sure
he doesn’t say ‘nipple’.
A: Eight. One screws in the lightbulb, but seven more do too, due to a
software bug.
A: Eleven. One to ask to be on the lightbulb gif mailing list, nine to
say “ME TOO!”, and another to post a message asking for the intructions
on how to view a lightbulb.
(Notes: If you don’t beleive me, see the alt.binaries.pictures.supermodels,
alt.binaries.pictures.celebreties, and alt.sex newsgroups and you will see
threads up to 10 "ME TOO!"s long consisting of all AOL’ers requesting to be
put on non exisitent .gif/ftp mailing lists. Internet folklore tells us that
all the gits are on AOL. The software they’re using is only partly to blame.)

Q: How many VEGAN-L subscribers does it take to change a lightbulb ?
(With apologies because of some overlapping with the rec.humor answer)
A: Most of them. One to change it and post a little joke about it to the list,
one to post in saying “I got it”, one to post in saying “Yes, but they have
herbal remedies for it nowadays”, one to post “And homeopathic ones too, I
read somewhere”, one to post in saying he accidentally deleted the original
lightbulb joke and could someone please post it again or email it to him,
one to post in quoting everything so far and the words “Me too”, two to
turn it into a cascade, one to post “What’s this lightbulb joke you’re all
talking about then ?”, one to post “I dunno, it sounds like some kind of
food”, one to post “In that case, has anyone got a recipe for one then ?”,
one to post in requesting Michael Traub look up and tell us all its B12
content, one to post “Will it help cure my auntie’s arthritis ?”, one to
assert that it probably won’t, but its effectiveness at this might well be
increased by accompanying it with some shiatsu and meditation, two to
condemn that as too unscientific, one to ask whether lightbulbs are totally
vegan, one to post “Read the FAQ”, one assert that they are and add “I like
lightbulbs. They’re low in fat, and stay crunchy in soya milk too !”, one
to announce that she’s leaving the list unless the discussion gets a bit
more meaningful, three to post in reassuring her that eventually it will,
Lissa Mosley to post that the list moderators feel they must respectfully
request that the discussion be moved to private email as it has been going
on far too long, one to agree with this and add “So what has all this got
to do with ethical veg*nism anyway ?” and suggest the discussion be moved
to alt.fan.lightbulbs , and one to post in quoting this suggestion and add
“What’s that ?”. So the discussion moves to usenet, as our intrepid vegan-l
subscribers venture beyond the boundaries of email, and alt.fan.lightbulbs
finds itself taking a few days off from the “My incredible light” and
“Lightbulb death” discussions and come up with some new jokes…

Q: How many alt.sex.stories readers does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Cindy fondled the burnt-out bulb whilst beads of sweat glistened on her
perfectly rounded breast… Her brother Billy had gone to the hardware
store to get a new lightbulb. Suddenly the door opened and there he stood,
silhouetted against the sharp light from the doorway. She could see the
bulge in his pants… “They didn’t have any lightbulbs but wait’ll you get
a load of my hardware”, he said as he started unzipping his pants…

Q: How many uk.singles readers does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Most of them. One female to notice that it had gone out and post something
about how lightbulbs are so masculine to the group, two to post in
disagreeing with this, Susan Macran to post “Bog off stumpy!”, a whole
terminal room in Keele to sit there discussing it only among themselves,
one to post a coherent critique of Susan Macran’s last post, Kate Smith to
complain that the women always get flamed more than the men, Menya to say
that lightbulbs are sexy as long as they’re orange and could someone bring
her a nice hot one, and two people to post in suggesting a boink so they
can all get together and change the lightbulb, with real friendship and
good lighting not relationships uppermost in their minds. During all this
time, not one person dares risk losing points by posting a personals ad.

Q: How many divorcees does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: None. The sockets all went with the house.

Q: How many w***ers does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: They can’t. They just move it backwards and forwards, faster and faster,
until it fuses.

Q: How many alt.pagan.* group readers does it take to change a lightbulb
A: None. Torches are more traditional.
A: 23. One to change the bulb and 22 to argue how their family tradition
regarding lightbulbs is more justified and ancient than anyone else’s.

Q: How many IRC chatters does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: None. They’re so busy saying hello, goodbye, and kicking each other off
that noone ever has enough time to get anything done !

Q: How many humor theorists does it take to submit a light bulb joke?
A: 300 - one to change the bulb and 299 to analyze it to death.

Q: How many Europeans does it take to submit a light bulb joke?
A: Who needs a light bulb when you have two suns?
(Notes : This joke was created after the creator saw the movie 2010.)

Q: How many netters does it take to submit a light bulb joke?
A: 1000 - One to invent the joke and 999 to submit “How many programmers does
it take to screw in a light bulb? None, that’s a hardware problem.”
A: 2, 1 to do it and 1 to read this huge file first to check it hasn’t
been done already !

Q: How many light bulb jokes does it take to change a light bulb joke?
A: Hmmmm - the probability that a given light bulb joke will be submitted
to the net in any given week is .4, and the probability that it
will have changed detectably since the last transmission is .2 .
Hence (assuming independence, which is reasonable since no
submitter of a light bulb joke ever seems to know it has been
submitted before, within the last 2 or 3 weeks), the probability
that it will change in a given week is .08. So it takes about
12.5 light bulb jokes to change a light bulb joke.

A: One.
Q: How many psychics does it take to change a lightbulb ?

Q: How many psychics does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A:
A: ---- You should have hit “n!”

Note: The second answer refers to the way of skipping an article in an
electronic news reading program.

Q: How many journalists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: Three. One to report it as an inspired government program to bring
light to the people, one to report it as a diabolical government
plot to deprive the poor of darkness, and one to win a pulitzer
prize for reporting that Electric Company hired a lightbulb
assassin to break the bulb in the first place.

Q: How many computer journalists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Five-one to write a review of all the existing light bulbs so you can
decide which one to buy, another one to write a remarkably similar
one in another magazine the next month, a third to have a big one
come out on glossy paper two months later that is by then completely
out of date, a fourth to hint in his/her column that a completely new
and updated bulb is coming out, and the fifth to report a rumor that
that new bulb is shipping with a virus.

Q: How many GLC workers does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Four. One to do it and three to go round putting up posters announcing
that the GLC, working for London, is going to change the lightbulb.

Q: How many city planners does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Six - four to write an extensive study recommending a three-way
100/200/250 watt light bulb, one to write an article in the newspaper
praising the study, and one to put in a 10 watt blub instead.

Q: How many municipal employees does