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Art Aug 21st, 2001 08:56 AM

How many fodorites does it take to change a lightbulb?
 
I have no idea, but I thought that some of you most intelligent people out there might be able to come up with something. <BR>Cheers, <BR> <BR>

Book Chick Aug 21st, 2001 09:05 AM

Okay, Art.... <BR> <BR>It takes 3. <BR> <BR>One to do the research, consult the guidebook & look at the map <BR> <BR>one to actually change the lightbulb <BR> <BR>one to observe the aesthetic shift of light& shadow, make metaphors to the light of the Eiffel Tower or the Duomo, & write up the trip report! <BR>BC

Joan Aug 21st, 2001 09:14 AM

Change? Change? Why would you want to change!?!

elvira Aug 21st, 2001 09:15 AM

**three** <BR> <BR>one to determine the light bulb needs changing <BR>one to assess the wattage, where to buy the bulb at the best price, unscrew the burnt-out bulb, screw in the new one, test to see if it works. <BR>one to buy the crispy pink running suits for all three

grasshopper Aug 21st, 2001 09:16 AM

Just one.. they hold the bulb and the world revolves around them.

Vinnie Jones Aug 21st, 2001 09:22 AM

How many Manchester United supporters does it take to change a light bulb ? <BR> <BR>Three - one to change the light bulb, <BR>one to throw away another 40 - 50 pounds on the Replica Lightbulb Changing Strip & commemorative video and another to drive them all back to Torquay ! <BR> <BR>How many Lead Guitarists does it take to change a light bulb ? <BR> <BR>Seven, one to change the light bulb & another six to say how much better & faster they could have done it !

SalvadorDali Aug 21st, 2001 09:24 AM

How many Surrealists does it take to change a light bulb ? <BR> <BR>Fish.

ohoh Aug 21st, 2001 09:26 AM

...no wonder we're all fumbling along in the dark...

Proggy Aug 21st, 2001 09:28 AM

How many Computer Programmers does it take to change a ligh bulb ? <BR> <BR>They won't touch it - it's a hardware problem !!!!!

xx Aug 21st, 2001 09:29 AM

How many divorced maen does it take to change a lightbulb? <BR> <BR>Nobody knows because they never get the house!!!

Mariarosa Aug 21st, 2001 09:43 AM

All of them...if the lightbulb is in Europe!

Capo Aug 21st, 2001 09:57 AM

Don't know the precise number, but it's a lot: 1 to do the actual changing and the rest to argue about whether or not the person doing the changing should be wearing sneakers and a baseball cap. <BR> <BR>

laughineurope Aug 21st, 2001 09:58 AM

and how many russians ???? <BR>40. 1 to hold the lightbuld and 39 to spin the house

Topper Aug 21st, 2001 10:30 AM

Usually it just takes me...oops, that's "how many does it take to top a post?"! <BR>Sorry!

John Aug 21st, 2001 10:36 AM

How many Fodorites? I make it between 19 and 27: <BR>One to assess if itís really broken or if the powerís just off because the landlady has turned the immersion heater on again so that the American lady in Room Seven can have her second hot bath of the day; <BR>One to ask about a voltage adaptor; <BR>One to ask if an American light bulb will fit in a European socket (not without forcing it Ė a poor idea); <BR>One to see if Rick Steves has any advice on where to buy light bulbs (lampadine del rimontaggio) in the Cinque Terre; <BR>One to check on a VAT refund for the bulb; <BR>Five to post questions on the Europe forum asking if itís Rexís fault the damn thing burnt out in the first place; <BR>One to go on and on about how much more interesting and better frosted European light bulbs are than American ones; <BR>One to give a concise history of light; <BR>Two to check out light bulb reviews in Zagatís; <BR>One to decide if the bulb should be bought at Printemps, KaDeWe, or Harrods; <BR>One to go and buy the damn thing; <BR>One to screw it in the socket; <BR>If in Northern Europe, 2 to act as administrators; <BR>If in Southern Europe, 4 to act as critics; <BR>If in the US, 7 to perform the environmental impact analysis and 3 to call Rush Limbaugh to complain about liberal light bulb-loving weenies who should learn to see by using a thousand points of light. <BR>

laughineurope Aug 21st, 2001 10:39 AM

enviromental impact !!! thatīs the best

BOB THE NAVIGATOR Aug 21st, 2001 10:54 AM

GREAT STUFF JOHN ! <BR> <BR>I seldom have power in my hotel rooms in Europe. My wife has already blown out the power with her curling iron.

Rex Aug 21st, 2001 10:59 AM

I might not know the answer, but I fell certain I can find a URL that others ought to consult for the answer. <BR> <BR>Best wishes, <BR> <BR>Rex <BR>www.rexbickers.lightbulb.com <BR>

Deborah Aug 21st, 2001 11:03 AM

Good one Rex!!!

elaine Aug 21st, 2001 11:06 AM

1. I don't know, but the answer is in my lightbulb file which I'd be happy to send if you email me. <BR> <BR>2. Is the lightbulb over the dirty bathtub, or the bidet? <BR> <BR>3. It depends on whether or not you are wearing comfortable shoes. <BR>


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