VW TDIClub Humor

Posted By on August 29, 2005

Katrina Cat 4 Hurricane makes landfall
With all of the devistation and sad news coming from the Gulf Coast after Katrina made landfall this morning, I needed something to make me smile. I’m going to include a humorous post from the TDIClub that only fellow members will appreciate. Thanks Ron Tamondong for the cute 2003 thread “How many tdiclub members does it take change a lightbulb.” 🙂

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

8 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs

5 to flame the spell checkers

3 to correct spelling/grammar in the flames

6 to argue over whether it’s “lightbulb” or “light bulb” … and another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid

2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is “lamp”

15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that “light bulb” is perfectly correct

1 to post the question, “was the bulb actually burned out?”

3 to post TSBs of other light bulb issues

19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum

11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum

36 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

1 to link it to the DRL’s Discussion and start that thread all over again..

5 to subject light bulbs to political classification and link this to DRL’s and the sheer injustice and inhumanity this causes in our already stressful lives

36 to argue over politics, take the subject off topic and send to bottom of list…but someone has to have the final word.

1 to bring it back on topic

7 to post URL’s where one can see examples of different light bulbs

5 to post pics to different light bulbs

12 to post about the alignment

4 to post about the lumens

4 to post that the URL’s were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL’s

3 to post about links they found from the URL’s that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group

13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add “Me too”

5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy

4 to say “didn’t we go through this already a short time ago?”

13 to say “do a Site Search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs”

4 to post all prior threads on light bulbs that were previously discussed in the forums

1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.


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