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As I am his familial namesake, I enjoy the phrase now known as Murphy’s Law, as well as other cynical or witty sayings. What most of us have come to know as Murphy’s law states:

“If anything can go wrong, it will.”

The original Murphy’s Law was recorded by a project manager working on Project MX981 on Edwards Air Force Base. The project manager collected such laws and wrote it down when an officer on the project, Captain Murphy, said, “If there is any way to do that wrong, he’ll find it.” “He” referred to a technician who had botched the wiring of a transducer.

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