Light Bulb Jokes

How many Keepers does it take to keep the Light Bulb Joke List?
Quite a few, but only one at a time, please.
I am collecting light bulb jokes, in a long tradition of LBJ collecting. You can see some past history (including a bit about me, the current KotLBJL) here, but I've trimmed much from this page to load things up faster.

This page currently sits somewhere, but that could change. Unfortunately, has gone to a pay model and no longer allows updating the web forwarding on their basic accounts, so the site to which you've been sent may disappear. Instead, change your bookmarks to point to (where it really sits now, and will for as long as I'm the KotLBJL) while I look into how to make a permanent URL that doesn't depend on me.

If you have one you don't find here (see below), please send it to me for inclusion.

On this page I'll present only a few of my personal favorites, because the list is now so very long (yay!). You can use the search engine to find jokes by keyword, length (short or long), and even see ones that are new (though I haven't gotten any new ones in a while).

This collection of light bulb jokes has become quite large, which can lead to difficulties getting the whole collection in one shot. Now that the list is available through the web instead of only through news postings and ftp sites, there are certain additional features available.

Search Engine
Rather than having to load them all right here, you can use the search engine to search through the list, or even get all of the jokes at once if you really want to. (You might find it easier, though, to simply download the gzipped version of the master file in HTML or text format instead). The source code for the search engine is here for the interested.

Random Joke
How many Random Light Bulb Joke readers does it take to change a light bulb?
None. The just wait for a new one to be loaded automatically.
A simple perl script randomly picks a joke from the collection. If you run a browser that supports refreshing, the next joke will be loaded automatically.

File Statistics
How many statisticians does it take to change a light bulb?
  1. This should be determined using a nonparametric procedure, since statisticians are not normal.
  2. One -- plus or minus three (small sample size).
I'll be writing up a script that will report various statistics about the joke base including the number of jokes (all, long, short, new) and perhaps the most common search keywords.

Some of my favorites...
How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?
Two. One to hold the giraffe and the other to fill the bathtub with brightly colored machine tools.