A late college professor of mine used to say that light bulb jokes about political power. An old school Freudian, he thought that we subconsciously equate the two because light bulbs require electric power to operate. #OWS has no power in the jokes submitted by the NRO readers:
How many OWS protesters does it take to change a light bulb?
The question is irrelevant: none of them can agree on what “change” means and they don’t believe in electric lighting anyway.
OWS is way too sustainable to worry about light bulbs. Unfortunately, the obvious alternative light source for our campers has died thanks to the switch from applause to “up twinkles.”
OWS protestors don’t *change* lightbulbs. They just sit around *hoping* someone else will. [This one is not unlike an old Jewish mother joke “I’ll just sit here in a dark”. — ed.]
How many OWS protestors does it take to change a lightbulb? None, they pay the Unions to do it for them.
My blogging buddy Jim Fister of Finding Ponies posted the last one along with a Tea Party light bulb joke:
How many Tea Partiers does it take to change a lightbulb? One, but only after he says the pledge and makes the secret trek to his stash of incandescents.
That’s the power of one.
Anywho, happy Thanksgiving my friends!