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Old 22-12-2015, 09:19   #136
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Re: Murphy's Marine Laws

rummaging around on the net looking for something re Murphy, I ran into this:

hanlon's Razor

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.


Which would tend to explain about 99.9% of human behavior
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Old 25-12-2015, 17:44   #137
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Re: Murphy's Marine Laws

Funny thing Gordie, I heard "Murphy's Law" defined this way:

"The contrary of a welcome probability will assert itself at such a time as it will be least welcome."
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Re: Murphy's Marine Laws

That sounds a lot like Gumperson’s Law.

http://www.princeton53.org/wp-conten...ersons-Law.pdf

http://www.chemteam.info/Humor/Gumpersons-Law.html
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Re: Murphy's Marine Laws

Gord,

You're right! I forgot that it was "frustrating." Thanks for fixing it! Happy New year.

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Re: Murphy's Marine Laws

Murphy consults with boat and parts designers...how else would that small proprietary part you just dropped in the middle of the boat bounce six times at just the right trajectory to send it overboard.
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Murphy consults with boat and parts designers...how else would that small proprietary part you just dropped in the middle of the boat bounce six times at just the right trajectory to send it overboard.
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