Q. How many Peter Lynns does it take to put in a light bulb?
A. Just the one, but if it’s going into my frustratingly engineered desk lamp, the process will take at least a half hour.
However, this process, though requiring the same kind of delicate force and intense concentration needed to wiggle a new motherboard into place without snapping it into dozens of hand-shredding splinters, gave me enough time to recall my two favorite jokes about editors installing light bulbs. It’s usually a lame joke genre, but I like these two anyway:
Q. How many copy editors does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A. Is “light bulb” one word or two?
Q. How many editors of Poor Richard’s Almanac does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A. Many hands make light work.
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