Principle Jokes

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    It is recounted that at King's College in the Strand around the time of the war, the Chief of Services would inevitably begin the year's rounds by teaching "a singularly important principle of medicine."
    He asked a nurse to fetch him a sample of urine. He then talked at length about diabetes mellitus. "Diabetes," he said, "is a greek name; but the Romans noticed that the bees like the urine of diabetics, so they added the word mellitus which means sweet as honey. Well, as you know, you may find sugar in the urine of a diabetic..."
    By now, the nurse had returned with a sample of urine which the registrar promptly held up like a trophy. We stared at that straw colored fluid as if we had never seen such a thing before. The registrar then startled us. He dipped a finger boldly into the urine, then licked his finger with the tip of his tongue. As if tasting wine, he opened and closed his lips rapidly. Could he perhaps detect a faint taste of sugar? The more...

    When one wishes to unlock a door but only has one hand free, the keys are in the opposite pocket. (Von fumbles law)
    A door will snap shut only when you have left the keys inside. (Yale law of destiny)
    When ones hands are covered with oil, grease, or glue, your nose will start to itch. (Law of ichiban)
    Your insurance will cover everything but what has happened. (Insurance so sorry law)
    When things seem easy to do, it's because you haven't followed all the instructions. (Destiny awaits law)
    If you keep your cool when everyone else is losing his, it's probably because you have not realized the seriousness of the problem (law of gravitas)
    Most problems are not created nor solved, they only change appearances. (Einstein's law of persistence)
    You will run to answer the telephone just as the party hangs up on you. (Principle of dingaling)
    Whenever one wants to connect with the Internet, the call you've been waiting for all day will arrive. (Principle of more...

    Only the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) can assure economic prosperity. Only the CCP can maintain societal stability. No one wants freedom. All Chinese demand national reunification meaning that the mainland must take over Taiwan. The one child policy works. China is capitalist. The Tiananmen Massacre was necessary in order to prevent chaos. Only the CCP produces people capable of leading the country. Deng Xiaoping intended to implement democracy. 1 country 2 systems works. Mao unified China. Falun Gong wants to destroy China. The CCP opposes corruption. CCP is like the sun. The CCP cares about Chinese. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has the ability to invade and take over Taiwan. The PLA won the 1979 war with Vietnam. 1 million dead PLA' volunteers' in Korea constituted a victory. The PLA knows how to maintain the modern Russian aircraft and ships that it purchased Zhu Rongji wants to clean up corruption. Mainland corruption is not creeping into Hong Kong. Falun Gong is a more...

    Horngren’s Observation: Among economists, the real world is often a special case.
    Hubbard’s Law: Don’t take life too seriously; you won’t get out of it alive.
    Hurewitz’s Memory Principle: The chance of forgetting something is directly proportional to…to… uh…
    IBM Project Management Axiom: Need for project modifications increases proportionally to project completion.
    Instruction Booklet Governing Principle: Instruction booklets are lost by the Goods Delivery Service. If not, they are listed in four languages: Japanese, Thai, Swahili, and Mongol.
    Jenkinson’s Law: It won’t work.
    Johnson-Laird’s Law: Toothache tends to start on Saturday night.

    Okay, you've heard of Murphy's famous Law: Everything that can go wrong will go wrong. There are many other related Laws, as well. Here are some:

    After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch. --Lorenz's Law of Mechanical Repair

    Identical parts aren't. --Beach's Law

    Any tool, when dropped, will roll into the least accessible corner. --Anthony's Law of the Workshop

    Nothing is as inevitable as a mistake whose time has come. --Tussman's Law

    If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway. --Lowery's Law

    The solution to a problem changes the problem. --Peer's Law

    There is no mechanical problem so difficult that it cannot be solved by brute strength and ignorance. --William's Law

    Handy Guide to Modern Science: 1. If it's green or it wiggles, it's Biology. 2. If it stinks, it's Chemistry. 3. If it doesn't work, it's Physics.

    Machines should work. more...

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