Abridged Collection of Interdisciplinary Laws

Collection of sarcastic proverbs.

The collection started in 1974, when Conrad Schneiker first typed in Murphy’s Laws to explore the workings of a new computer at the University of Arizona Computing Center.

He added a couple of pages of other laws encountered in the course of his compulsive use of the campus libraries and campus bookstores. When he posted the list on his door, people started adding their own favorites and the list grew quickly.

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look_mom
11/15/2021

Finagle’s Fourth Law:
Once a job is messed up, anything done to improve it only makes it worse.

sweltering
11/14/2021

Cole’s Law:
Thinly sliced cabbage.

antifascist
11/14/2021

Ralph’s Observation:
It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object to realize that you are in a hurry

instant
11/12/2021

John’s Collateral Corollary:
In order to get a loan you must first prove you don’t need it.

IV Shot
11/09/2021

IBM Pollyanna Principle:
Machines should work. People should think.

ever
11/09/2021

The First Discovery of Christmas Morning:
Batteries not included.

sharpest
11/07/2021

Bucy’s Law:
Nothing is ever accomplished by a reasonable man.

meanwhile
11/07/2021

Boren’s Laws of the Bureaucracy:
    1) When in doubt, mumble.
    2) When in trouble, delegate.
    3) When in charge, ponder.

ho babe
11/06/2021

Becker’s Law:
It is much harder to find a job than to keep one.

meste
11/06/2021

Baruch’s Rule for Determining Old Age:
Old age is always fifteen years older than I am.

Marc
11/06/2021

Bartz’s Law of Hokey Horsepuckery:
The more ridiculous a belief system, the higher the probability of its success.

puec
11/06/2021

Hartley’s Second Law:
Never go to bed with anyone crazier than you are.

ege
11/06/2021

Rudin’s Law:
In crises that force people to choose among alternative courses of action, most people will choose the worst one possible.

Chicom
10/29/2021

Wood’s Law:
the more unworkable the urban plan, the greater the probability of implementation.

face time
10/29/2021

Wolf’s Law of Tactics:
If you can’t beat them, have them join you.

private
10/29/2021

Vique’s Law:
A man without religion is like a fish without a bicycle.

hydro
10/29/2021

Truman’s Law:
If you cannot convince them, confuse them.

In a Week
10/29/2021

Segal’s Law:
A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never sure.

howdy
10/28/2021

Sattinger’s Law:
It works better if you plug it in.

Locked In
10/28/2021

Ozian Option:
I can’t give you brains, but I can give you a diploma.

nana
09/06/2021

Durrell’s Parameter:
The faster the plane, the narrower the seats.

wormhole
09/06/2021

Sayre’s Third Law of Politics:
Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.

Simon
09/04/2021

Manly’s Maxim:
Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.

Chimpon
09/04/2021

Gumperson’s Law:
The probability of anything happening is in inverse ratio to its desirability.

tulip mania
05/06/2021

Law of Raspberry Jam:
The wider any culture is spread, the thinner it gets.

Mr Bones
05/03/2021

Newman’s Law:
Hypocrisy is the Vaseline of social intercourse.

Crazy Cat Lady
04/19/2021

Pardo’s Postulates:
1) Anything good is either illegal, immoral, or fattening.
2) The three faithful things in life are money, a dog, and an old woman.
3) Don’t care if you’re rich or not, as long as you live comfortably and can have everything you want.

Norange
04/13/2021

Old Children’s Law:
If it tastes good, you can’t have it. If it tastes awful, you’d better clean your plate.

deplorable
04/09/2021

Merrill’s First Corollary:
There are no winners in life; only survivors.

boss
04/09/2021

H. L. Mencken’s Law:
    Those who can — do.
    Those who cannot — teach.
    Those who cannot teach — administrate. (Martin’s Extension)

ignor
04/07/2021

Law of Probable Dispersal:
Whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed. (also known as the How Come It All Landed On Me Law)

WLM
04/07/2021

Putt’s Law:
Technology is dominated by two types of people — those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.

Warning
04/06/2021

Clyde’s Law:
If you have something to do, and you put it off long enough, chances are someone else will do it for you.

activist
04/05/2021

First Law of Debate:
Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference.

wiseup
04/03/2021

Dolly Parton’s Principle:
The bigger they are, the harder it is to see your shoes.

snax
04/03/2021

Peter Principle:
In every hierarchy, whether it be government or business, each employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence; every post tends to be filled by an employee incompetent to execute its duties.
Corollaries:
1) Incompetence knows no barriers of time or place.
2) Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.
3) If at first you don’t succeed, try something else.

zoe
04/01/2021

Cole’s Axiom:
The sum of the intelligence on the planet is a constant; the population is growing.

barefoot
03/29/2021

Peers’s Law:
The solution to a problem changes the problem.

Curtis
03/26/2021

Stock Market Axiom:
The public is always wrong

mytee
03/26/2021

Darrow’s Observation:
History repeats itself. That’s one of the things wrong with history.

lawofnature
03/26/2021

Katz’s Law:
Men and women will act rationally when all other possibilities have been exhausted

Bobo
03/25/2021

Peter’s Paradox:
Employees in a hierarchy do not really object to incompetence in their colleagues.

migros
03/25/2021

Finagle’s First Law:
If an experiment works, something has gone wrong.

Fancy Me
03/25/2021

Anthony’s Law of Force:
Don’t force it, get a larger hammer.

completed
03/25/2021

Law of Annoyance:
When working on a project, if you put away a tool that you’re certain you’re finished with, you will need it instantly.

Baby Doodles
03/25/2021

Andrews’s Canoeing Postulate:
No matter which direction you start it’s always against the wind coming back.

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