Monday, July 19, 2021 - 16:07 (UTC -5)
It’s time for a new Category within the Postcrossing Forum: Postcrossing Humor!
We need a place to collect and share the funny stuff that goes on in and around Postcrossing. There are all kinds of places for the unfunny stuff (delays, rude or inconsiderate people, radioactive wishlists, postage increases, restrictive rules, etc.). I urge the Moderators to create such a Category (Postcrossing Humor) forthwith and place this Topic within it as the first offering therein.
Generally, Postcrossing has a “peace, love, and the brotherhood of Man” kind of vibe. If there were an “Official Transportation Modality of Postcrossing”, it would probably be a Volkswagen Microbus from the 1960s in some wild pastel color scheme (maybe a big rolling postcard or stamp?!). I think we can appreciate both direct and self-deprecating humor about Postcrossing and Postcrossers here. An example is the “You May Be A Postcrosser If…” type of postcards already on PaperSisters in their “Life of a Postcrosser” set. (See also this Topic elsewhere in the Forum => You know you're a Postcrosser when). If you can’t take a joke, well, you know what they say about that
For those who may not be familiar with them, Lightbulb Jokes are a venerable humor genre. They generally revolve around the question of how many people of some characteristic are needed to change or replace or screw in a lightbulb with a pithy punch line answer that highlights the essential situation under consideration.
Here are some well-known variants.
Q. How many psychiatrists does it take to change a lightbulb?
A. One, but it takes five years and the lightbulb really has to want to change.
As I have, at various times in my life, lived in New York City and Los Angeles, I appreciate this series.
Q. How many New Yorkers does it take to change a lightbulb?
A. None of your !@#$%^& business.
Q. How many Californians does it take to change a lightbulb?
A. Ten. One to change the lightbulb and nine to share the experience.
Q. How many Californians who come from New York does it take to change a lightbulb?
A. None of your !@#$%^& business, but have a nice day anyway!
So, to my original question posed in the title of this Topic:
*Q. How many Postcrossers does it take to change a lightbulb?
A. You send us the stamps and we’ll tell you the answer!
What is YOUR answer, Fellow Postcrosser?