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:

Atwood’s Fourteenth Corollary: No books are lost by lending, except those you particularly wanted to keep.
 Goofy guy’s uber corollary to Atwood’s Fourteenth Corollary: And of course, i didn’t, as my wife reminds me every time, did not record to whom i lent…oh, about a dozen of those kind of books. 

“Murphy’s Law”

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

Wethern’s Law of Suspended Judgement: Assumption is the mother of all screw-ups.
 Goofy guy’s reflection on Wethern’s Law of Suspended Judgement: i have witnessed and even contributed to many assumptions, and by golly, they were all mothers of screw-ups.

“Murphy’s Law”

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

Murray’s Rule of Football: The wrong quarterback in the one that’s in there.
 Goofy guy’s extension of Murray’s Rule of Football: …or running back…or receiver…or offensive lineman…or defensive line…or linebackers…or defensive back…or special teams: you choose.

“Murphy’s Law”

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

Ballance’s Law of Relativity: How long a minute is depends on which side of the bathroom door you’re on.
 Goofy guy’s revelation concerning Ballance’s Law of Relativity: It just occurred to me this is why my parents’ addition to our Castle Heights Avenue home and my home in Bonita, although the latter was not thought out by me when we bought this one thirty years ago, has two and one-half bathrooms: half-bath = senior male.

“Murphy’s Law”

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

The Law of Employment: The last person who quit or was fired will be held responsible for everything that goes wrong…until the next person quits or is fired.
 Goofy guy’s corollary to The Law of Employment: okay, okay, it really isn’t my corollary, but it certainly goes with the The Law of Employment:
Conway’s Law: In any organization, there always will be one person who knows what is going on. That person must be fired.

“Murphy’s Law”

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

Zymurgy’s Law of Volunteer Labor: People are always available for work in the past tense.
 Goofy guy’s critique of Zymurgy’s Law of Volunteer Labor: i cannot remember when i needed help on a project when this law did not apply; i also cannot remember when someone needed me for help on a project this law did not apply to me…but then, there are a lot of things i can’t remember.

“Murphy’s Law”

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

Nagler’s Comment on the Origin of Murphy’s Law: Murphy’s Law was not propounded by Murphy but another man of the same name.
 Goofy guy’s addition to Nagler’s Comment on the Origin of Murphy’s Law: And the goofy guy didn’t add anything because it was added by another goofy guy.

“Murphy’s Law”

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

Golub’s Second Law of Computerdom: A carelessly planned project takes three times long to complete than expected; a carefully planned project takes only twice as long.
 Goofy guy’s source documentation of Golub’s Second Law of Computerdom: The computer geeks stole this law from the bible for home repair business.

“Murphy’s Law”

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

Universal Equine Equation: At any particular time, there are more horse’s asses in the world than horses.
 Goofy guy’s extension of the Universal Equine Equation: In U.S. politics, it’s real close to 100% horses asses and there are no horses.

“Murphy’s Law”

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

Terman’s Law of Innovation: If you want a track team to win the high jump, you find one person who can jump seven feet, not seven people who can jump one foot.
 Goofy guy’s realization of Terman’s Law of Innovation: Ahh, that’s why i was never invited to join the track team.