Re: Curtains, Action, some good spoofs, in you please!

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sat Jul 01 2000 - 00:35:11 MDT

> Amara Graps wrote: Regarding the notion that 'extropianism is a cult'.
> I suggest that, if any religion or cult can make fun of itself, then
> it really isn't really a religion or cult.

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> How many extropians does it take to change a lightbulb?
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Amaaaaaaara! Haaaaa, this is the best extropian post Ive seen in a looong
time! Thanks, love it. {8^D

OK, how many extropians to change a light bulb?

A: Well, depends on if you include the team of a standing by to
freeze the old bulb until such time as it can be repaired in the indefinite


A: At least three. One to install the new bulb and accidently drop
the old one, at which time a second extropian hurls another bulb to
intercept the first one before it crashes to the floor. The third
is required to argue that what the bulb hurler has just done is politically

ill-advised and furthermore cannot be done.

A: None, since extropians know the *really* cool guys have
*wearable* lightbulbs.

A: Two. One to earnestly change the bulb while the other makes
witty comments and types things like {8^D's.

A: Thirty. One to change the bulb and the others to argue
over whether the task could theoroetically be done faster than light.

A: One. He would pull out a sidearm, blast the burnt out bulb
and sit in a self-satisfied darkness.

A. About ten. One to change the bulb while the others wonder
if there is some way to *artificially* bring the new bulb into this
world without a bulb changer.

A. Five. One to change the bulb, the other four to discuss how
light bulbs evolved filaments so much larger than necessary
for their survival.

A: Not sure, but BEST CHANGE IT SO.

A: None. They would reason that changing the light bulb would
be equivalent to bulb-fare, which would simply encourage other
light bulbs to cease functioning, thereby increasing the tax burden.

A: One to change the bulb, one to post conspiracy theories regarding
what caused the bulb to burn out.

A: Hey, lets propose a meme to ideas futures! Each person involved
in the bulb changing would add one cent to the payoff, if the bulb
should get changed.

A: It would take only one, assuming he would get off his lazy ass and
do it.

A: One could do it, but the others would argue the bulb should have
the freedom to exist in a dark room, without the tyranny of the masses
who like light.

A: Unknown, but fewer than the number of transhumanists or mensans
required. (kidding! bygones, transhumanists and mensans {8^D )

A: All of us, for we would encourage each other to run bulb-changing
software as a background process on our computers.

A: One, so long as he is Tigger, wooo hooo! But if he is Eeyore,
he fears that the light bulb cannot be changed.

A: One to change the bulb, one to toss out a cheap pun on bulb
changing such as: "Oh this activity provides me with such ful-
filament", another to pick up the pace with, "yes, it makes me
so happy I am up on current events..." and so on until a wicked
pun-fest results.

The cult thing. Why not just *be* a cult? What is sooo baaad
about just being a cult? Own it! If someone accuses us of being
a cult, why dont we just say, OK, you caught us, we are a cult,
we admit it. Why not? spike

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