Variations on Murphy’s Law
The Law of Reality
Never get into fights with ugly people, they have nothing to lose.
The Law of Self Sacrifice
When you starve with a tiger, the tiger starves last.
The Law of Volunteering
If you dance with a grizzly bear, you had better let him lead.
The Law of Motivation
Creativity is great, but plagiarism is faster.
You always find something in the last place you look.
Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn’t have to do it himself.
Law of Volunteer Labor
People are always available for work in the past tense.
In any organization there is one person who knows what is going on.
That person must be fired.
Iron Law of Distribution
Them that has, gets.
Law of Cybernetic Entomology
There is always one more bug.
Law of Drunkenness
You can’t fall off the floor.
The first myth of management is that it exists.
Variables won’t; constants aren’t.
For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.
Weinberg’s Second Law
If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then
the first woodpecker that came along would have destroyed civilization.