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polishgal Aug 21st, 2001 11:43 AM

Tee-hee! I saw this on "the Daily Show" with Jon Stewart (best show on TV IMHO) a few weeks ago during Bush's trip to Poland: <BR> <BR>"President Bush failed in his bid to change a lightbulb, even with the assistance of four local men..."

heehee Aug 21st, 2001 12:05 PM

<BR>grasshopper's answer is the best so far.

Capo Aug 21st, 2001 12:28 PM

I agree; I loved grasshopper's answer! Very funny.

being Aug 21st, 2001 12:40 PM

There are so many potential answers. Here are a couple: <BR>#. At least two. One to do the deed, and the other to call him/her a tourist and criticize him/her for spending so little time on that socket. <BR>#. Just one, but she wants you to listen to her ordeal when she is finished, and becomes upset or says you are jealous if you bend don't appear interested or ask her questions. <BR>#.

Wombat Aug 21st, 2001 12:41 PM

<BR>How many Fodorites does it take to change a lightbulb? <BR> <BR>Three. <BR>One to hold the lightbulb, and two to steady the 22" carry-on with wheels underneath him/her. <BR>

more Aug 21st, 2001 01:02 PM

None: They are too busy debating what to wear, to actually change the lightbulb.

bad Aug 21st, 2001 01:46 PM

Of course, they will only install black lights.

another Aug 21st, 2001 01:51 PM

Fodorites are well equipped, because they pack (a) light. (I know, I know, I'm pushing it.)

erica Aug 22nd, 2001 04:23 AM


Kavey Aug 22nd, 2001 04:26 AM

Are we sure that the bulb _should_ be changed. <BR> <BR>After all we dont want to impose our cultural opinions upon the locals... <BR> <BR>Maybe they prefer the bulb to be broken <BR> <BR>;) <BR>

elizabeth Aug 22nd, 2001 04:42 AM

Art - this subject has been done to death on this forum - perhaps you could do a 'search'?

havingfun Aug 22nd, 2001 06:13 AM

Who's your favorite Fodorite light bulb changer?

Betsy Aug 22nd, 2001 06:26 AM

Anyone know if that lightbulb is on the train between Rome and the Amalfi coast?

martha python Aug 22nd, 2001 06:36 AM

Well, if you're staying in a Roman Homes property, none. Don't change the bulb, because Dr. Abate will scream at you that there was nothing wrong with the old bulb. <BR>Otherwise, one, provided the Fodorite uses a washcloth as insulation against the heat of the old bulb.

Santa Chiara Aug 22nd, 2001 07:05 AM

Well, I bet the lightbulb doesn't need changing, it needs replacing because the gypsies got it. Or those people in Madrid. You should always keep your lightbulb in a safe place, tucked away from pickpockety fingers.

Capo Aug 22nd, 2001 07:38 AM

Is changing a light bulb worth it?

Tony Aug 22nd, 2001 07:41 AM

How many North Carolinians? <BR> <BR>Actually only 1 but you need another one to go out for the BBQ and beer.

Linda Aug 22nd, 2001 01:08 PM

Tony, actually you need 4. One for the lightbulb; one to get the beer and one for the BBQ; a fourth to make sure they bring it back!

mike Aug 22nd, 2001 02:48 PM

But what to wear? I'll be on a ladder? Are shorts OK? Black? Please help.

Linda Aug 22nd, 2001 03:24 PM

Mike, this may be the ONE time that you can wear shorts and not embarass your home nation. Of course, you can't wear them if you are overweight or if they are bright pink. Just make sure you keep your voice at a low level and that the shorts are not too tight and I'll let you change that light bulb for me. (I always did like to make things as easy on myself as possible. :) )

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