Category Archives: Murphy’s Law desk calendar

“Murphy’s Law”

From my “Murphy’s Law” desk calendar archives thanks to Aunt Evelyn, Uncle Pipey, and cousin Nancy:

Murphy’s Fourth Law of Construction: An easier way to perform a job becomes obvious as soon as the job is completed.
Goofy guy’s augmentation of Murphy’s Fourth Law of Construction: There will be enough flaws in the completed job to have to start over. 

“Murphy’s Law”

From my “Murphy’s Law” desk calendar archives thanks to Aunt Evelyn, Uncle Pipey, and cousin Nancy:

Mollison’s Bureaucracy Hypothesis: If any idea can survive a bureaucratic review and can be implemented, it wasn’t worth doing.
Goofy guy’s extension of Mollison’s Bureaucracy Hypothesis: And if it isn’t worth doing, you can bet  an attempt to implement will occur.

“Murphy’s Law”

From my “Murphy’s Law” desk calendar archives thanks to Aunt Evelyn, Uncle Pipey, and cousin Nancy:

Soper’s Law: Any bureaucracy reorganized to enhance efficiency is immediately indistinguishable from its predecessor.
Goofy guy’s proof of Soper’s Law: Department of Energy, Richland  (Washington) 1994-95. i have personal experience with that one and it was not pretty. 

“Murphy’s Law”

From my “Murphy’s Law” desk calendar archives thanks to Aunt Evelyn, Uncle Pipey, and cousin Nancy:

Murphy’s Second Corollary: Everything takes longer than you think.
Goofy guy’s recent appendix to Murphy’s Second Corollary: And if this thing is driving through Los Angeles (north or south) then it takes exponentially longer.

“Murphy’s Law”

From my “Murphy’s Law” desk calendar archives thanks to Aunt Evelyn, Uncle Pipey, and cousin Nancy:

Grandpa Charnock’s Law: You never learn to swear until you learn to drive.
Goofy guy’s contradiction to Grandpa Charnock’s Law: This law does not apply to sailors as they have developed  swearing into an art form.

“Murphy’s Law”

From my “Murphy’s Law” desk calendar archives thanks to Aunt Evelyn, Uncle Pipey, and cousin Nancy:

Tischmann’s Paradox: A pipe gives a wise man time to think and a fool something to stick in his mouth.
Goofy guy’s amplification of Trischmann’s Paradox: And in my day, the latter of these two smoked cherry blend tobacco. Ugh.