|#4158||Johnson's First Law:|
When any mechanical contrivance fails, it will do so at the
most inconvenient possible time.
Systems resemble the organizations that create them.
|#4160||Jones' First Law:|
Anyone who makes a significant contribution to any field of
endeavor, and stays in that field long enough, becomes an
obstruction to its progress -- in direct proportion to the
importance of their original contribution.
Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate.
|#4162||Jones' Second Law:|
The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone
to blame it on.
|#4163||Juall's Law on Nice Guys:|
Nice guys don't always finish last; sometimes they don't finish.
Sometimes they don't even get a chance to start!
A decision in your favor.
In the fight between you and the world, back the world.
-- Franz Kafka, "RS's 1974 Expectation of Days"
|#4166||Karlson's Theorem of Snack Food Packages:|
For all P, where P is a package of snack food, P is a SINGLE-SERVING
package of snack food.
Gibson the Cat's Corrolary:
For all L, where L is a package of lunch meat, L is Gibson's package
of lunch meat.
Men and nations will act rationally when
all other possibilities have been exhausted.
History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have
exhausted all other alternatives.
-- Abba Eban
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