Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lightbulbs, seriously?

It's the screenwriter joke.

I'll confess. I'll give you fair warning. That's how zonked I am at the moment. (Translation: Brainisfried)

The lightbulbs made me do it! It was all just about lightbulbs and I'm having one of those wonderfully confusing days, so if you've read it, you've read it and if you haven't, then here is my laugh for today. I've been buried up to my ears in reading the Canterbury Tales and for that reason, will only provide my commentary rather than a fresh piece of originality tonight. The lightbulbs provided a wonderfully warm light in the midst of the Knight's Tale (Chaucer) and so, I'm sharing that moment with you.

On the bright side, I had cake today. (With frosting). ^_^

How many screenwriters does it take to change a light bulb?
Answer:  Ten.
1st draft.  Hero changes light bulb.
2nd draft.  Villain changes light bulb.
3rd draft.  Hero stops villain from changing light bulb.  Villain falls to death.
4th draft.  Lose the light bulb.
5th draft.  Light bulb back in.  Fluorescent instead of tungsten.
6th draft.  Villain breaks bulb, uses it to kill hero's mentor.
7th draft.  Fluorescent not working.  Back to tungsten.
8th draft.  Hero forces villain to eat light bulb.
9th draft.  Hero laments loss of light bulb.  Doesn't change it.
10th draft.  Hero changes light bulb. 

And my POV: 
How many sara's does it take to change a lightbulb?

None. Sara would find someone else to change it for her because she is too short and knows that climbing on foreign objects leads to ouches in visible places. If in the event that there was no one around, Sara would then use a flashlight. If the flashlight was dead.

Still, how does Sara change a lightbulb?

Turn on bedside lamp.

Have a meltdown.

Wonder if it's a power failure.

Check other lights in the house.

Decide the breaker's tripped.

Check breakers.

Ask any available persons of whether there are spare lightbulbs in house.

Disagree with answer provided.

Ask other available person.

Think about turning on lamps. Decide it is too much work

Decide to change lightbulb in the morning.

Use flashlight.

Discover flashlight needs new batteries.

Search for batteries.

Flashlight dies.

Go to bed.

Dream of lightbulbs.

In the morning, discover the reason lamp didn't work in the first place was because you unplugged it to charge both laptop and cellphone at the same time.

And that's what I do.

Yepp. That was fun.



Joanne Sher said...

I can SEE you doing this. Completely see it. Love you girl!