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How many standard american dieters does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created July 16, 2011 at 9:31 AM

So how many does it take?

Bcad307b240275ae3f5820ba6eb4a712

(923)

on July 16, 2011
at 08:52 PM

Humor is verboten!

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on July 16, 2011
at 06:23 PM

Yeah, but sure as hell gets old having to render a bunch of fat to make torches.

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on July 16, 2011
at 05:40 PM

I am with Shari on this, some of these comments are reading waaay to much into this question, people need to lighten up and go get some sun. If we cannot laugh at our selves and at others then that is sad.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on July 16, 2011
at 05:01 PM

I would have laughed at had it been how many paleos...I think laughing at ourselves is something we need to do WAY more of. It's this superiority stuff or laughing at other people's expense that is bothersome and why people hate us as much as the vegans.

Medium avatar

(10611)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:55 PM

I'll clarify with what I think is funny. The reason John Belushi is so funny in the cheeseborga routine is because he's making fun of his Albanian father. Self deprecation, and a savage insight on his ethnicity. Bill Cosby and Jack Benny are funny in the same way. But if you start to pick fights outside the group it's not funny anymore. So think of yourself as a paleo stand-up comic self deprecating. Try this: back in your SAD youth: "The Snickers or the Cheetos? Oh, I just can't decide...." It's about you on SAD, and by mocking yourself you mock the diet too. So in

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:53 PM

+1 Brilliant! Just when I was starting to contemplate opening a thread for Paleo lightbulb jokes.

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:44 PM

I think what thhq means is that "how many xs does it take to change a light bulb?" is stereotype based humour, and thus can potentially be racially charged or even outright offensive, although context is key.

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:27 PM

This is harmless fun; I'd have thought it just as amusing if it had been "how many Paleos does it take to change a lightbulb?". In fact there are many other threads out there like the Paleo poseurs one which poke fun at our own foibles. Whilst some people do develop obnoxious superiority complexes, lets not lose our sense of humour about ourselves or about that crazy world we live in.

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

(7540)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:18 PM

I agree with cliff. Seriously, it's just food.

Ffc7e0ecad8e8831b528c5d4921377cc

(942)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:10 PM

I am not seeing anything racial about this humor. Could you clarify? I have very dear friends and relatives ranging from off the chart liberal to off the chart conservative. I get along well with them. And I still find these replies funny.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 16, 2011
at 03:46 PM

Agreed. Lets not turn this into us and them. I used to be a raw fruit eating vegan, now I eat paleo. I might have gotten here sooner if there wasn't so much hostility. We're all humans.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on July 16, 2011
at 02:27 PM

I have to agree with Cliff. While I understand the desire to make jokes about these things this kind of attitude is exactly the reason why people hate vegans. This type of perceived superiority complex is insufferable. People who eat SAD are not stupid, lazy, or going to hell. Most of us were SAD eaters at one time so maybe we can just be hopeful that something clicks for them and that they are incented to find something better for themselves. This IS a public forum open to ALL and I'd hate to see people start to think of us what we think of some in the vegan community.

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(19469)

on July 16, 2011
at 02:15 PM

While I can't speak for anyone else, I don't think that I am qualitatively "better" as a human being because of my eating habits. I do think that the way of thinking that goes along with the SAD (acceptance of marketing speak as valid information, deliberate avoidance of self-responsibility when it comes to health, environment, etc.) is immature and deleterious to the health of our people and planet.

C2ad96801ec1e22d2bf62475b6e52751

(1416)

on July 16, 2011
at 01:33 PM

Polite golf clap. +1

Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

(5541)

on July 16, 2011
at 12:27 PM

Not sure if anyone's going to beat this answer, well done.

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Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on July 16, 2011
at 09:51 AM

Five: one to hold the ladder, one to change the bulb, one to bring them multigrain bagels to provide them with the "slow-release" carb energy needed to change the bulb, one to bring them fat-free donuts half way through to reverse the inevitable blood sugar crash and then one to bring them pizza and gatorade at the end of it because they deserve a treat and need to replenish their electrolytes and glycogen after all that effort.

Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

(5541)

on July 16, 2011
at 12:27 PM

Not sure if anyone's going to beat this answer, well done.

C2ad96801ec1e22d2bf62475b6e52751

(1416)

on July 16, 2011
at 01:33 PM

Polite golf clap. +1

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489497642ad41d4b45db4d07dbe54353

(978)

on July 16, 2011
at 01:28 PM

100. One to stand there screwing the bulb counter clockwise and 99 there to tell them that they are doing the right thing and if they do it long enough it will work.

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0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19235)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:44 PM

How many paleo dieters does it take to change a light bulb?

None, light bulbs are not paleo!!!

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:53 PM

+1 Brilliant! Just when I was starting to contemplate opening a thread for Paleo lightbulb jokes.

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on July 16, 2011
at 06:23 PM

Yeah, but sure as hell gets old having to render a bunch of fat to make torches.

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on July 16, 2011
at 01:33 PM

Funny how you guys think you are so much better than so called "Standards".

Bcad307b240275ae3f5820ba6eb4a712

(923)

on July 16, 2011
at 08:52 PM

Humor is verboten!

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 16, 2011
at 03:46 PM

Agreed. Lets not turn this into us and them. I used to be a raw fruit eating vegan, now I eat paleo. I might have gotten here sooner if there wasn't so much hostility. We're all humans.

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:27 PM

This is harmless fun; I'd have thought it just as amusing if it had been "how many Paleos does it take to change a lightbulb?". In fact there are many other threads out there like the Paleo poseurs one which poke fun at our own foibles. Whilst some people do develop obnoxious superiority complexes, lets not lose our sense of humour about ourselves or about that crazy world we live in.

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

(7540)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:18 PM

I agree with cliff. Seriously, it's just food.

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on July 16, 2011
at 05:40 PM

I am with Shari on this, some of these comments are reading waaay to much into this question, people need to lighten up and go get some sun. If we cannot laugh at our selves and at others then that is sad.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on July 16, 2011
at 02:27 PM

I have to agree with Cliff. While I understand the desire to make jokes about these things this kind of attitude is exactly the reason why people hate vegans. This type of perceived superiority complex is insufferable. People who eat SAD are not stupid, lazy, or going to hell. Most of us were SAD eaters at one time so maybe we can just be hopeful that something clicks for them and that they are incented to find something better for themselves. This IS a public forum open to ALL and I'd hate to see people start to think of us what we think of some in the vegan community.

Medium avatar

(19469)

on July 16, 2011
at 02:15 PM

While I can't speak for anyone else, I don't think that I am qualitatively "better" as a human being because of my eating habits. I do think that the way of thinking that goes along with the SAD (acceptance of marketing speak as valid information, deliberate avoidance of self-responsibility when it comes to health, environment, etc.) is immature and deleterious to the health of our people and planet.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on July 16, 2011
at 05:01 PM

I would have laughed at had it been how many paleos...I think laughing at ourselves is something we need to do WAY more of. It's this superiority stuff or laughing at other people's expense that is bothersome and why people hate us as much as the vegans.

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2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

(1049)

on July 16, 2011
at 10:18 AM

A specialized, industrial, tax-paying, insurance conscious, corporation employing numerous individuals with eating disorders to build an assurable ladder capable of bearing the excess weight of ONE individual since two most likely will be belly to belly and be unable to reach the light bulb, after which the health consequences from the inevitable mercury leak from the dropped bulb will require.....oh this goes on forever. We need to get back to nature.

How many true Paleolithics did it require: Not one, sunshine is tax-free and ever-burning.

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66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on July 16, 2011
at 05:54 PM

I see some of the paleo police have arrived lol Some are judging this humor based on it looking like it's judging other people's diets. This should cease. People tend to apply their personal biases before they think about things. Humor can be very subjective. Just chill, ultimately who gives a rat's ass. People tend to forget that this site is about one basic thing - being human - and we all know no one is perfect.

This question can be viewed as a summation of the very basic differences between the 2 lifestyles, it succinctly speaks to 2 different approaches to the same goal. If it makes one chuckle while stimulating some serious thoughts on the subject that is a bonus!

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Ffc7e0ecad8e8831b528c5d4921377cc

(942)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:08 PM

While I tend to be offended by snotty humor, these answers strike me as funny and harmless.

Doing Paleo HAS lifted the fog from my brain.

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Medium avatar

(10611)

on July 16, 2011
at 02:21 PM

One. This is lame. What do lightbulbs have to do with anything.

This is racial stereotype humor. It stops being funny when you grow up and have to get along with your neighbors.

Ffc7e0ecad8e8831b528c5d4921377cc

(942)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:10 PM

I am not seeing anything racial about this humor. Could you clarify? I have very dear friends and relatives ranging from off the chart liberal to off the chart conservative. I get along well with them. And I still find these replies funny.

Medium avatar

(10611)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:55 PM

I'll clarify with what I think is funny. The reason John Belushi is so funny in the cheeseborga routine is because he's making fun of his Albanian father. Self deprecation, and a savage insight on his ethnicity. Bill Cosby and Jack Benny are funny in the same way. But if you start to pick fights outside the group it's not funny anymore. So think of yourself as a paleo stand-up comic self deprecating. Try this: back in your SAD youth: "The Snickers or the Cheetos? Oh, I just can't decide...." It's about you on SAD, and by mocking yourself you mock the diet too. So in

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:44 PM

I think what thhq means is that "how many xs does it take to change a light bulb?" is stereotype based humour, and thus can potentially be racially charged or even outright offensive, although context is key.

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Medium avatar

on July 16, 2011
at 08:20 PM

Depends, is this a cheat day/week/month or not?

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