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  • #604785
    iced
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    What is Murphy’s Law?

    #992022
    knowitall…
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    well it’s hard to explain so i’ll give you an example! Let’s say you are trying to prove that the computer is going very slow… so you show your friend and the time that you show your friend it goes as fast as can be- it doesnt go slow!!! that is murphys law!! understand? If you want i’l give you more examples! hope this was helpful!

    #992023
    zahavasdad
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    Anything that can go wrong , will

    #992024
    Curiosity
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    Whatever can go wrong, will.

    #992025
    frummy in the tummy
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    Wikipedia:

    Murphy’s law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”.

    #992027
    aurora77
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    Hi iced,

    I’ve heard it stated as “anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” But, regarding it’s origins, I am completely in the dark!

    #992028

    When you need Shampoo and all you can find is Murphy Oil

    T.N.I.A.T.

    A.K.A.# 119

    #992029
    The_Cool_Jew
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    It’s when everything that possibly can go wrong, goes wrong. Example: You drop a piece of buttered toast, and it lands face down.

    #992030
    shein
    Member

    TCJ a/k/a Moishy: And if it lands face up, you’ll eat it?

    #992031
    The_Cool_Jew
    Member

    shein- Very Possibly.

    #992032
    lesschumras
    Participant

    The odds of the bread landing butter side down increases with the cost of the carpet

    #992033

    “The odds of the bread landing butter side down increases with the cost of the carpet”

    My kitchen’s got tiles does it go the same for tiles?

    #992034
    HaLeiVi
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    Paul Harvey said, “When there’s a 50/50 chance that something will go wrong, nine out of ten times it will.”

    #992035
    akuperma
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    Murphy’s law is that whatever can go wrong will. In our history we see the opposite. HaShem causes things to go right even against all earthly logic. Purim is the classic example.

    If Murphy’s Law held true, the Nazis would have taken Palestine and destroyed all its Jews (one battle going the other way), or would have stayed in control a bit longer in Europe wiping out most survivors (against, almost happened, but HaShem intervened to prevent it). In the seder, we celebrate that Murphy’s law doesn’t apply to the Jews.

    #992036
    lesschumras
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    Akuperma

    Are pogroms,expulsions,massacres ,the destruction of two Bais Hamikdash and thethe holocaust examples of Hashem not letting things go wrong?

    #992037
    Sam2
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    Actually, Murphy’s Law is that if you leave something with the possibility of an error up to anyone but yourself, that person will mess up (it’s names after a dude named Murphy after a mistake with with Air Force planes). What we call Murphy’s Law is actually something different that just got merged together with it after time.

    #992038
    oomis
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    I wanted to meet Murphy, but on the way there, my car ran out of gas, my cell phone went dead, and the GPS told me I was in Marrakesh. The open sun roof got stuck and it started to rain. Then things started to go wrong.

    #992039
    akuperma
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    lesschumras: We’re here, are we not. We have survived. Where are the Romans? Where are the Egyptians? Ever run into an Austro-Hungarians? or a Czarist? or a real Nazis (other than the clowns who are the neo-nazis)? Throughout the world there are whole nations known only from archeology, yet we survive. The Celts were once the domiant group in all of western Europe – they survive as quaint minorities in a few fringe areas, with little left of their language and culture. The American Indians once ruled a continent with a civilization that managed to surpass the Europeans in some areas – now they survive as memories of people who are 1/32 Indian and in reservations which are in some ways no more than nice concentration camps in remote areas.

    You are greedy to expect that HaShem should let us live like rich kings in what is only a mere corridor. We should be grateful that he has allowed us to survive in spite of enormous odds.

    #992040

    lesschumras: “Are pogroms,expulsions,massacres ,the destruction of two Bais Hamikdash and thethe holocaust examples of Hashem not letting things go wrong?”

    It’s all there in tenach – the tochacha and other places.

    Hashem said He would punish us, but never destroy us.

    #992041
    HaLeiVi
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    Murphy’s books should be banned! Look how many people were Nichshal.

    #992042
    Shopping613 🌠
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    Its all part of his master plan….

    [$]613 (Shopping613)

    The founder, Awarder, and Head of Operations of SUC

    #992043
    Toi
    Participant

    I really hoped that this thread wouldnt get answered. you guys ruined it.

    #992044
    tzaddiq
    Member

    oomis1105 – LOL!! +1

    HaLeivi – people tried to ban Murphy’s Law in the passed but somehow woke up the next morning with a terrible case of amnesia.

    😉

    #992045
    BaalHabooze
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    they say a guy named Murray wanted to be famous but kept failing with one obstacle after another hindering his efforts. Finally one day, when he was on a rooftop a strong wind came and pushed him down and he died. Legend has it that he died with a smile on his face thinking that at least he’ll be famous AFTER his death, and that they’ll coin his situation as Murray’s law…

    #992046
    Curiosity
    Participant

    BaalHabooze +1000 Hysterical!

    #992047
    WIY
    Member

    Toi

    Ha

    #992048
    frummy in the tummy
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    Darn it! I clicked on the wrong thread again!

    #992049
    LeiderLeider…
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    What’s the difference between a Shlemiel and a Shlimazel?

    The Shlemiel spills his coffee on the Shlimazel’s lap…

    #992050
    golfer
    Participant

    Good one, Leider!

    #992051
    squeak
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    Whenever Murphy’s Law can go wrong, it will.

    #992052
    WIY
    Member

    squeak

    Well in that case things are going great for you!

    #992053
    ready now
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    #992054
    Shopping613 🌠
    Participant

    From????

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    (319bu?ddo?s) 319[$]

    [$]613 (Shopping613)

    The Founder, Awarder, and Head of Operations of SUC

    #992055
    Chortkov
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    What’s the difference between a Shlemiel and a Shlimazel?

    The Shlemiel spills his coffee on the Shlimazel’s lap…

    I heard a better version:

    What’s the difference between a Shloch and a Shlumiel?

    A Shloch forgets to close his zip, a Shlumiel forgets to open it!!

    🙂

    #992056
    tzaddiq
    Member

    i tried to access this thread for a year, but it wouldn’t open. now i completely forgot what i wanted to post.

    so, *bump*

    #992057
    ✡onegoal™
    Participant

    Murphy was a pessimist.

    #992058
    Redleg
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    Akuperma, Murphy’s Law works for our enemies too.

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