This is extremely brief at the moment. Oh, well.
The first LBJ collector and KotLBJL that I, David T-G, found was
a guy named Brian, who was last seen in the UK quite a while ago.
I had the distinct privilege of corresponding with him on and off
for quite a few years, and I last heard from him around 1996. I've
since seen an archived page at
"Tally so far as at 21/05/95 - over 700 questions with over
1100 answers, plus LOTS of other bits and pieces"
and also mentions a few mirrors on the web, but those are now all
dead and don't provide any further hits regarding Brian's whereabouts.
had his own list, full of jokes from friends and rec.humor.funny
and occasional other sources. He eventually found Brian's list and
incorporated the jokes he didn't have, and sent his list to Brian
and got a reply indicating similar intent. Unfortunately, he, too,
lost touch with Brian.
Marcus had his light bulb page up at his
site, where I discovered again after a desperate search for the classic
joke with the machine tools punchline.
Marcus helped me find the particular joke and punchline, and reported
that he no longer had CGI capabilities and didn't really have time
to maintain the list anyway; I casually offerred to host the site
for him. Marcus sent over a tar file of the site for review, and I
was the newest KotLBJL before he knew it. Amazing how things happen
at 'net speed -- even after four months of almost just about nearly
getting ready to poke at the contents :-) I converted the site from
CGI to mod_perl, redid the counter from his server (no SSI), and
wrote the little stats program as well as emptying out the main index.
(In fact, I haven't even done all of that, but I will soon enough.
That's it so far :-) For more info on light bulbs, you might like to
surf over to
to see their history (of the real thing, not of the Joke List).
so I didn't explore it; have fun.