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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Murphy, Finagle and Hanlon

The well known Murphy's Law is most commonly stated as
Anything that can go wrong, will.

There is a corollary of Murphy's law, namely Finagle's Law
Anything that can go wrong, will - at the worst possible moment!

Finally, Hanlon's Razor, a corollary of Finagle's Law, states
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Needless to say, ALL these laws apply in figure skating too!
  • It is all-clear as you are setting up for the most perfect Lutz - then there will be someone in that corner when you get there!
  • It is only in front of an audience that you forget to take off your guards before stepping on the ice.
  • Whatever you are working on feels good, except in front of your coach!
  • When you are all dressed and ready to get on the ice, you realise that you desperately need to go to the bathroom.
  • Little kids on push bars are always attracted by spins - the one that draws them closest is the camel spin.
I am compiling a list of them, if you have any to contribute, do leave a comment or drop me a note!

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