Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Light bulbs are banned

What a bright idea
The European Union has agreed to ban the traditional lightbulb from the end of next year. They will be replaced with energy-efficient bulbs, and the first to go will be the ever-so-useful 100-watt bulb. After that, the ban will be extended to lower wattages, with a complete ban of the familiar incandescent bulb by 2012. And, I am sure, with our Eskom hassles, South Africa will no doubt in time follow suit.
This has huge implications for joke writers around the world who will be deprived of the familiar “how many (insert group you wish to insult) does it take to change a light bulb?” After all, you’ll hardly ever change one of these bulbs, because they last for ages.
Energy-saving lightbulbs can help us with climate change and household bills, with even one bulb saving up to as much as R900 worth of electricity over its flickering lifespan.
Politically correct though they may be, however, they just don’t have the same comedic potential somehow. So, for old times sake, here is my personal fave (and, no, it's not a blonde joke):
How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?
Only one, but the light bulb must really want to change.
Please do send in yours, specially if it has a lekker South African flavour.

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

How many Real South African Men does it take to change a light bulb?

None - Real South African Men are not afraid of the dark...