Simcha Fisher kills me

Simcha Fisher kills me November 29, 2012

Over on Facebook, Simcha writes:

Don’t laugh, this is a serious question.  Our lightbulbs are suddenly blowing at a very high rate- like one a day or every other day.  Is this just a coincidence, or are we getting, like, too much electricity?  Or something?

So I very helpfully respond:

This is caused by one of your children approaching adolescence and beginning to manifest psychokinetic powers which must be controlled before she turns into Carrie and destroys you all. Here’s what you need:

She responds:

We got my daughter this shirt for her birthday:

Fools! I’ll destroy you all. Dark T-Shirt
I hope that kid appreciates what a fantastic mom and dad she has.
Also, I gotta get me one of them T shirts!  It’ll wow ’em at the Dark Lord Convention in Columbus next year.
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  • Mark S. (not for Shea)

    It’s because of the approaching rogue planet about to smash into Earth.

    Seriously though, it could be a symptom of a larger electrical problem. Have it checked out. Better safe than sorry.

  • We had this and it was water leaking down from the bathroom upstairs into the light fixture.

  • Personally I liked the shirt my son found that said ‘I Eat Punks Like You for Second Breakfast’. On a serious note, we’ve also had light bulbs going out left and right here lately. I just thought it was our house or something.

  • The Corps is Mother, the Corps is Father.

    Best shirt I’ve seen recently: “St. Thomas Aquinas, the Original Deep Fat Friar”

  • new lightbulbs?

    I find the new fluorescent light bulbs to be pretty close in longevity- so if you replace a bunch at once with the new bulbs, they’ll all start to die about the same time.

  • SecretAgentMan

    We had that problem too. Taking one of the mice off the wheel solved it. You may want to consult an electrician, however, in case there’s a faulty ground or circuit thingy.

  • I love the not-quite subliminal message at 1:50 in the video. Perfect.

    • Ted Seeber

      If you ever get a chance, get the digital version of the final episode, and run the last minute and a half through an automated frame by frame capture program.

      The results are simply amazing.

      That show did more for digital story telling than any other sci-fi series I know of.

  • Paul

    Could be that most of the bulbs are the same age. Light bulbs eventually die due to hysteresis and bulbs from the same manufacturer will usually die around the same time. The fact that they are all dying at once is an indication of the high level of quality control in the manufacturing process.

    It could also be gremlins.

    • SecretAgentMan

      This made me sad. Isn’t there any cure for hysteresis? A current additive or something?

  • JB

    Check to see if the bulbs were made in China.

  • kmk

    Algore lightbulbs! I KNEW it! He wants to keep us in the dark! Where are you,Thomas Edison?!

  • Sherry

    Damn you, now I’m going to have to go get my Babylon 5 DVD’s out and have a serious fix.

  • Loud

    “We’ll take care of it from here!”
    Something in my mind screamed “Tolerance, or ELSE!”
    that vid was hilari0us.