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The Funniest Light Bulb Jokes on the Internet

Ah, the light bulb joke! This breed of gag is known by its world-weary insouciance, obscure literary references, snarky jabs at intellectuals, and the need for the joke teller to look up words like insouciance before using them.

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12 Light Bulb Jokes That Are Genuinely Funny

How many polite New Yorkers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Both of them.

How many bureaucrats does it take to change a light bulb?
100. One to change the bulb and 99 to write the environmental impact report.

How many CEOs does it take to change a light bulb?
Just one. The CEO holds the light bulb and the universe revolves around him.

How many board meetings does it take to get a light bulb changed?
This topic was resumed from last week’s discussion, but is incomplete pending resolution of some action items. It was be continued next week. Meanwhile…

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How many fatalists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
What does it matter? It’s just going to go out again anyway.

How many archaeologists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
One team, but they’ll label every piece of the old one, mark its location in the room, and write a detailed description before determining that it was used to store cornmeal.

How many magicians does it take to change a light bulb?
Depends on what you want to change it into.

How many actors does it take to change a light bulb?
Only one.  They don’t like to share the spotlight.

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How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb?
Only one, but it takes six visits.

How many mystery writers does it take to change a light bulb?
Two—one to screw it most of the way in and the other to give it a surprise twist at the end.

How many gym-rats does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Six, one to do it and five to stand around and say, “Man, you’ve got such awesome muscles. You’re so cut.”

How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?
Only one, but the bulb has to really want to be changed.

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