September 5, 2012 7:05 pm at 7:05 pm #604785icedMember
What is Murphy’s Law?September 5, 2012 7:53 pm at 7:53 pm #992022knowitall…Member
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!September 5, 2012 7:55 pm at 7:55 pm #992023zahavasdadParticipant
Anything that can go wrong , willSeptember 5, 2012 7:57 pm at 7:57 pm #992024CuriosityParticipant
Whatever can go wrong, will.September 5, 2012 8:02 pm at 8:02 pm #992025frummy in the tummyParticipant
Murphy’s law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”.September 5, 2012 9:39 pm at 9:39 pm #992027aurora77Participant
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!September 5, 2012 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm #992028This name is already takenParticipant
When you need Shampoo and all you can find is Murphy Oil
A.K.A.# 119September 5, 2012 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm #992029The_Cool_JewMember
It’s when everything that possibly can go wrong, goes wrong. Example: You drop a piece of buttered toast, and it lands face down.September 5, 2012 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm #992030sheinMember
TCJ a/k/a Moishy: And if it lands face up, you’ll eat it?September 5, 2012 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm #992031The_Cool_JewMember
shein- Very Possibly.September 5, 2012 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm #992032lesschumrasParticipant
The odds of the bread landing butter side down increases with the cost of the carpetSeptember 5, 2012 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm #992033This name is already takenParticipant
“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?September 6, 2012 12:13 am at 12:13 am #992034HaLeiViParticipant
Paul Harvey said, “When there’s a 50/50 chance that something will go wrong, nine out of ten times it will.”September 6, 2012 1:11 am at 1:11 am #992035akupermaParticipant
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.September 6, 2012 1:49 am at 1:49 am #992036lesschumrasParticipant
Are pogroms,expulsions,massacres ,the destruction of two Bais Hamikdash and thethe holocaust examples of Hashem not letting things go wrong?September 6, 2012 2:02 am at 2:02 am #992037Sam2Participant
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.September 6, 2012 2:22 am at 2:22 am #992038oomisParticipant
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.September 6, 2012 2:45 am at 2:45 am #992039akupermaParticipant
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.September 6, 2012 6:44 am at 6:44 am #992040chocandpatienceMember
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.September 6, 2012 3:08 pm at 3:08 pm #992041HaLeiViParticipant
Murphy’s books should be banned! Look how many people were Nichshal.September 6, 2012 4:30 pm at 4:30 pm #992042Shopping613 🌠Participant
Its all part of his master plan….
The founder, Awarder, and Head of Operations of SUCSeptember 6, 2012 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm #992043ToiParticipant
I really hoped that this thread wouldnt get answered. you guys ruined it.September 7, 2012 1:22 pm at 1:22 pm #992044tzaddiqMember
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.
😉September 11, 2012 3:13 am at 3:13 am #992045BaalHaboozeParticipant
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…September 11, 2012 3:41 am at 3:41 am #992046CuriosityParticipant
BaalHabooze +1000 Hysterical!September 11, 2012 3:59 am at 3:59 am #992047WIYMember
HaSeptember 11, 2012 3:13 pm at 3:13 pm #992048frummy in the tummyParticipant
Darn it! I clicked on the wrong thread again!September 11, 2012 4:32 pm at 4:32 pm #992049LeiderLeider…Participant
What’s the difference between a Shlemiel and a Shlimazel?
The Shlemiel spills his coffee on the Shlimazel’s lap…September 11, 2012 4:54 pm at 4:54 pm #992050golferParticipant
Good one, Leider!September 12, 2012 12:06 am at 12:06 am #992051squeakParticipant
Whenever Murphy’s Law can go wrong, it will.September 12, 2012 2:52 am at 2:52 am #992052WIYMember
Well in that case things are going great for you!September 12, 2012 4:04 am at 4:04 am #992053ready nowParticipantSeptember 12, 2012 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm #992054Shopping613 🌠Participant
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The Founder, Awarder, and Head of Operations of SUCSeptember 12, 2012 1:22 pm at 1:22 pm #992055ChortkovParticipant
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!!
🙂December 10, 2013 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #992056tzaddiqMember
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*December 10, 2013 5:29 pm at 5:29 pm #992057✡onegoal™Participant
Murphy was a pessimist.December 10, 2013 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm #992058RedlegParticipant
Akuperma, Murphy’s Law works for our enemies too.
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