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I think I have come up with a method to change a light bulb unlike anything that has ever been done before...well I haven't checked anywhere but it is entirely mine and uses no gimmicks or **** it may be able to be done with a [ or a ] and others use a ****** but mine is completely clean I will be marketing this very soon and will post here when it is ready, so check back here often....
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I just heard that an enterprising company is going to have the effect made from brass and outsourced to China!

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Hey, this suggests a funny version of the copper & silver transposition for performing Smile

You do this by magic at someone's house. No idea about exact method yet, but it would impress people big time!

Walk over to a light switch, and the light does not go on. The bulb is too high up to reach. So you take another bulb out of your pocket... and ... then when you or they flip the switch it works Smile The bulb in your hand is now greyish.. and goes in the trash.

Okay, simplest method I can think of involves a reed switch and screwdriver and just a couple of mins of prep work. Just off the top of my head.
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Don't forget about -

1 to say "What's the reason for changing the light bulb? If there isn't a logical reason to change it in the first place, then the whole routine is pointless."


1 to say "I agree."
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Also 1 to point out that changing lightbulbs can be dangerous and not to be performed in front of impressionable children!
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On 2004-10-22 16:09, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Okay, simplest method I can think of involves a reed switch and screwdriver and just a couple of mins of prep work. Just off the top of my head.

I am truly *shocked* to see you exposing this *switch* publicly. *Watt* were you thinking? I'm beginning to see you in a new *light*, Jonathan...

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1 to say he can *switch* a lightbulb from 60 watts to 75 watts to 100 watts with a palm switch
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Yup. And about 30 days for the famous "Changing Light Bulb Effect" to get penguined.
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Plus at least two believers and two skeptics to argue as to whether the light really goes out when you close the refrigerator door.

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For Sale: One Light & Heavy Bulb. Cheap.
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Get ready for Easy To Master Lightbulb Changes.

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When is it available and can I do it close up?

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Oh man... This is one funny thread!

I have nothing to add to it... so I guess I can be the staff member mentioned about 15 post ago Smile

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1 to worry if the Mr. Electric act had this kind of effect.
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Can I just say that the Light Bulb Change featured in the David Blaine 'Three Weeks In A Tub Of Gravy' special was based on my '100 What?' effect.

David knew he wanted to do something with a bulb but was very much in the dark until he previewed my forthcoming E-Book. He changed the handling slghtly ( I remove the old bulb with a cloth, he felt that detracted from the effect and showed his hands completely clean before removing it ). There is an edit at that point in the programme, which the observant of you may have picked up on, because the next time his hand is shown he has a bandage on it.

If anyone is interested I am now working on a strip light version that doesn't involve the end brackets snapping when you attempt to remove and attach. However, I may take David's advice and keep that one to myself. He's such a considerate chap, as are all his legal team.
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Sorry, but can any one tell me what a light bulb, lightbulb or a lamp is? What is the best DVD or book to get for stuff with it? Can someone please illuminate me?

I did a search but all I found was this legal jargon.

Q: How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Such number as may be deemed to perform the stated task in a timely and efficient manner within the strictures of the follow- ing agreement:
Whereas the party of the first part, also known as "The Lawyer", and the party of the second part, also known as "The Light Bulb", do hereby and forthwith agree to a transaction wherein the party of the second part (Light Bulb) shall be removed from the current position as a result of failure to perform previously agreed upon duties, i.e., the lighting, elucidation, and otherwise illumina- tion of the area ranging from the front (north) door, through the entry way, terminating at an area just inside the primary living area, demarcated by the beginning of the carpet, any spillover illumination being at the option of the party of the second part (Light Bulb) and not required by the aforementioned agreement be- tween the parties.
The aforementioned removal transaction shall include, but not be limited to, the following steps:
1.) The party of the first part (Lawyer) shall, with or without elevation at his option, by means of a chair, stepstool, ladder or any other means of elevation, grasp the party of the second part (Light Bulb) and rotate the party of the second part (Light Bulb) in a counter-clockwise direction, said direction being non- negotiable. Said grasping and rotation of the party of the second part (Light Bulb) shall be undertaken by the party of the first part (Lawyer) with every possible caution by the party of the first part (Lawyer) to maintain the structural integrity of the party of the second part (Light Bulb), notwithstanding the afore- mentioned failure of the party of the second part (Light Bulb) to perform the aforementioned customary and agreed upon duties. The foregoing notwithstanding, however, both parties stipulate that structural failure of the party of the second part (Light Bulb) may be incidental to the aforementioned failure to perform and in such case the party of the first part (Lawyer) shall be held blameless for such structural failure insofar as this agreement is concerned so long as the non-negotiable directional codicil (counter-clockwise) is observed by the party of the first part (Lawyer) throughout.
2.) Upon reaching a point where the party of the second part (Light Bulb) becomes separated from the party of the third part ("Receptacle"), the party of the first part (Lawyer) shall have the option of disposing of the party of the second part (Light Bulb) in a manner consistent with all applicable state, local and federal statutes.
3.) Once separation and disposal have been achieved, the party of the first part (Lawyer) shall have the option of beginning installation of the party of the fourth part("New Light Bulb"). This installation shall occur in a manner consistent with the reverse of the procedures described in step one of this self- same document, being careful to note that the rotation should occur in a clockwise direction, said direction also being non- negotiable.
NOTE: The above described steps may be performed, at the option of the party of the first part (Lawyer), by said party of the first part (Lawyer), by his heirs and assigns, or by any and all persons authorized by him to do so, the objective being to produce a level of illumination in the immediate vicinity of the aforementioned front (north) door consistent with maximization of ingress and revenue for the party of the fifth part, also known as "The Firm".

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How many magicians does it take to changea lightbulb? Just the one -

David Blaine holds the light bulb still and the rest of the world revolves around him.

Also the all new:

“Light 204.... Bulb appears hanging on a necklace”

“Ring Light.... Bulb ends up on the key ring”

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And one to say, "there's a cheap way to do this, that we used to do years ago!"
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Simple....only 1 and that's the one who doesn't have to change it, but can can just point a finger at it and it again will shine as brightly as the sun. Many wish we were that one. Did anyone shed a tear during that thought? :0)
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On 2004-10-22 09:11, Matt Andrews wrote:
And 7 to denounce that changing a light bulb this way was :

a) exposing a secret
b) must be credited to Tom the Amazing Edison, who was the first who changed a light bulb anyway.


And 1 to bemoan the exploitation of poor innocent light bulbs for our entertainment purposes!

Posted: Oct 25, 2004 6:20am
On 2004-10-22 14:55, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
2 to announce they saw Mickey Silver do something with a light bulb.

LOTS to chime and and state they eagerly await the SUB (Silver Ultimate Bulb) DVD when it is released.

Wouldn't that have been Marvyn Roy?
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