17 July 2006


In my quest to lower the number of kwh on my monthly ConEd bill -- how did I go from 100 kwh in May to 120 in June without air conditioning? -- I've replaced the lightbulb in one of my living room lamps with a compact fluorescent bulb. It had been an infrequently used lamp, but since I want to see whether the CF bulb makes an appreciable difference to my electric bill, I've taken to turning it, and only it, on in the evenings. The problem is, it doesn't really give off enough light on its own to do anything but think of a combination lightbulb/Jewish mother joke::

Q: How many environmentalists does it take to change a lightbulb?

A: That's alright; I'll just sit here in the dark.

Hey, I didn't say it was a funny joke.


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