How many existentialists does it take to change a light bulb?
Two. One to screw it in, and one to observe how the light bulb itself symbolizes a single incandescent beacon of subjective reality in a netherworld of endless absurdity reaching out towards a cosmos of nothingness.
The Canonical Collection of Light Bulb Jokes
Notes on the Canonical Collection of Light Bulb Jokes:
It is possible to make infinite small variations by substituting
particular ethnic groups into these jokes, or by expanding certain jokes
into seventy line monsters. I have resisted this impulse.
Of course, you may substitute any ethnic group for <ethnic>. It would
spoil the fun for me to pick on a single ethnic group when there are so
many, and when I don't know your personal prejudices.
The WASPs in the following jokes are "White Anglo-Saxon Protestants" and
are assumed to represent any upper-middle class, loose-lifestyle people.
In Seattle, these are "Mercer Islander" jokes. In California, they are
"Marin County" jokes and so on.
Another caveat: some of these jokes are topical and may seem dated
when read too long after the political or social event they refer
to has passed.
WARNING! This collection contains material of a satirical nature.
It may be offensive to members of the following groups:
Californians WASPs New Yorkers New Jersey-ians
Generals Politicians Marxists supply-side economists
Athletes Students artists Professors
Russians Frat boys Doctors Software People
Christians Jews Zen Buddhists IBM employees
Lesbians Managers <ethnics> Bell-Labs Employees
Feminists mice Homosexuals Vice Presidents
Lawyers gods Oregonians Psychiatrists
and by now many others who are offended to have been left off this list.
The last time I looked there were about 185 jokes in this compendium.