Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Links Sent to Shamanic Shift Email from a Circle Companion

At the School of the Fool, we love links. These are some of the odd links that Companion Marshall sends to Shamanic Shift Center's email:

Something Interesting RE: Free Will

Just For Grins:
I don't even remember where I first found this, but it's am almost
canonical list of all the "laws" (like "Murphy's Law"), famous and
obscure, that have been kicked around:

Agnes Allen's Law: Almost anything is easier to get into than
out of.

Army Laws: If it moves, salute it. If it doesn't move, pick it
up. If you can't pick it up, paint it.

Barth's Distinction: There are two types of people: those who
divide people into two types, and those who don't.

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

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

Basic Law of Construction: Cut it large and kick it into place.

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

Benchley's Law: Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it
isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment.

Berra's Law: You can observe a lot just by watching.

Bicycle Law: All bicycles weigh 50 pounds: A 30-pound bicycle
needs a 20-pound lock and chain. A 40-pound bicycle needs a 10-
pound lock and chain. A 50-pound bicycle needs no lock or chain.

Boling's Postulate: If you're feeling good, don't worry. You'll
get over it.

Bombeck's Rule of Medicine: Never go to a doctor whose office
plants have died.

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

Borstelmann's Rule: If everything seems to be coming your way,
you're probably in the wrong lane.

Bralek's Rule for Success: Trust only those who stand to lose as
much as you do when things go wrong.

Brien's First Law: At some time in the life cycle of virtually
every organization, its ability to succeed in spite of itself
runs out.

Cannon's Comment: If you tell the boss you were late for work
because you had a flat tire, the next morning you will have a
flat tire.

Captain Penny's Law: You can fool all of the people some of the
time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool

Cardinal Conundrum: An optimist believes we live in the best of
all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.

Character and Appearance Law: People don't change; they only
become more so.

Clarke's Law of Revolutionary Ideas: Every revolutionary idea --
in Science, Politics, Art or Whatever -- evokes three stages of
reaction. They may be summed up by the three phrases: 1. "It is
completely impossible -- don\'t waste my time." 2. "It is
possible, but it is not worth doing." 3. "I said it was a good
idea all along."

Clarke's Third Law: Any sufficiently advanced technology is
indistinguishable from magic.

Cleveland's Highway Law: Highways in the worst need of repair
naturally have low traffic counts, which results in low priority
for repair work.

Dieter's Law: The food that tastes the best has the highest
number of calories.

Displaced Hassle Principle: To beat the bureaucracy, make your
problem their problem.

Ducharm's Axiom: If you view your problem closely enough, you
will recognize yourself as part of the problem.

Dykstra's Law: Everybody is somebody else\'s weirdo.

Edelstein's Advice: Don't worry over what other people are
thinking about you. They're too busy worrying over what you are
thinking about them.

Ehrlich's Rule: The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to
save all the parts.

Ettorre's Observation: The other line moves faster. Corollary:
Don't try to change lines. The other line -- the one you were in
originally -- will then move faster.

Farber's Third Law: We're all going down the same road in
different directions; wait long enough, chances are someone else will do it for you.

(more in the next issue)

Kill the TV Keep the Shows:

Just In Case You Were Wondering:
Lifehacker -

Lifehacker Wednesday, October 19, 2005

LifehackerThursday, October 20, 2005

I told Marshall to start a blog for this stuff, but he has not, so far.

P.S. - I have deleted repeating sections of this entry (of stuff from Marshall) several times and then when I came back to check, I noticed that Blogger had somehow added them back in! Weird.


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