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Murphy’s Law

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

Dunlap’s Laws of Physics:

  1. Fact is solidified opinion.
  2. Facts may weaken under extreme heat and pressure.
  3. Truth is elastic.

Goofy guy’s observation of Dunlap’s Laws of Physics: It appears that this is the underlying root policy of today’s political parties.

Murphy’s Law

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

Fagin’s Rule on Past Prediction: Hindsight is an exact science.

Goofy guy’s corollary to Fagin’s Rule on Past Prediction: Foresight in not just an inexact science, it is nearly always wrong.

Murphy’s Law

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

The Fifth Rule: You have taken yourself too seriously.

Goofy guy’s amen to The Fifth Rule: This morning, an older couple took their dog for a walk around our cul-de-sac. One of our neighbors is a conservative. Since i am a contrarian, the neighbor and i agree on some things and disagree on others. We are good friends. He has a “Trump” sign in his front yard. The woman sees my neighbor at his side yard gate and immediately launches into a tirade against him and his political views. Her husband finally tells her to “let it go,” and she finally does. My neighbor to his credit never said a word. This easily could have happened to a neighbor who is a liberal . What has happened to civility? And that is not a political statement. Wonder what the dog thought? 

Murphy’s Law

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

The Ultimate Principle: By definition, when you are investigating the unknown, you do not know what you will find.

Goofy guy’s question concerning The Ultimate Principle: When investigating and you find the unknown, how will you know you found it?

Murphy’s Law

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

Tenth Law for Naive Engineers: Interchangeable parts won’t.

Goofy guy’s realization from the Tenth Law for Naive Engineers: I didn’t finish my degree in Civil Engineering, but i certainly am further along than a “naive engineer” if  they don’t recognized interchangeable parts won’t.

Murphy’s Law

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

Churchill’s Commentary on Man: Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time, he will  pick himself up and continue on.

Goofy guy’s assessment of Churchill referring to his Commentary on Man: Churchill was an optimist.

Murphy’s Law

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

Note: The goofy guy disagrees with this one. However, if we change the word “teach” to “train” and apply this to the military, it is right on. i was always amazed when the Navy would never assign the most promotable officers to training positions but would take officers who had not screened for a position to then assign them to train others for that position. But teachers should be the highest paid careers in our country. They are that important and we should encourage pursuit of teaching for a career.

Mencken’s Law: Those who can, do. Those who cannot teach.

Goofy guy’s denial and addition to Mencken’s Law:  Teachers are better, and those who can’t also do.

Murphy’s Law

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

Python’s Principle of TV Morality: There is nothing wrong with sex on television…as long as you don’t fall off.

Goofy guy’s admission concerning Python’s Principle of TV Morality: i cannot think of anything to add to this one.