A reminder: Murphy’s Law states that if anything can go wrong, it will.
So here are a few more:
Cohen’s Law: What really matters is the name you succeed in imposing on the facts, not the facts themselves.
Manly’s Maxim: Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.
Murphy’s Corollary: Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.
O’Toole’s Commentary: Murphy was an optimist.
Rudin’s Law: In crises that force people to choose among alternative courses of action, most people will choose the worst one possible.
First Law of Revision: Information necessitating a change of design will be conveyed to the designer after – and only after – the plans are complete. (Often called the ‘Now They Tell Us’ Law)
Witten’s Law: Whenever you cut your fingernails, you will find a need for them an hour later.
Today’s Last Law: Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.