Anyway, here are the materials:
Popcorn container. A google search for this can be found here. Choose which kind you want to use.
A basic light fixture (see pictures)
A "click" switch (again, see picture)
Scrap of wood at least 1.5 inches thick (softer is better, but not too soft)
Power Drill and bits
A small philips head screwdriver
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
*****Edit as of 7/20/07******
Apparently the cords with the switches can be found around the house.
Step 2: Click Switch
I don't know if everyone's switch will be similar, but the basic step should be to cut ONE SIDE of the wire (don't do both or you'll have to tape it) and lay the wires into the switch so that one side continues through while the other is stopped. The way this switch works is by poking holes through the wire insulation with metal contacts that conduct electricity. This means that you may have to press hard to get the switch into the wire.
Step 3: Drill Your Holes
Step 4: Assemble the Light Fixture
Finally, pull your cord back through the hole and push the pole from the fixture through your bottom hole.
Step 5: Putting It All Together
Use the skills you have learned from this simple instructable to make all kinds of lamps. Tell me about what you make, and ask any and all questions you may have. Also, please give me feedback, as this is my first instructable.