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Murphy's Laws for Alamo Incorporation

Original post made by Forest Warn, Alamo, on Oct 23, 2007

This is simply too applicable not to share, neighbors:

Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.


Forest "Fore" Warn

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Posted by Vern
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 23, 2007 at 7:30 pm

My favorite Murphy's Law is, "If four things can go wrong and you plan for them, a FIFTH will develop!" which we can all say, "I'll drink to that!

Celebrate humor,


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Posted by Lisa Wright
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 25, 2007 at 5:04 pm

Posted as a courtesy:

The greatest use of Murphy's Law is the lie, "Sign our petition to ask for a feasability study to see if Alamo can be a city." Murphy has already recognized that everything Alamo expected will not happen. What will happen, nobody, but nobody, will want.


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Posted by Diane
a resident of another community
on Oct 27, 2007 at 7:40 pm

Posted as a courtesy:

Murphy's Law should read, if it is Alamo then it has been screwed up by the local leadership. No matter what can go wrong, it will and the local lunatics will blame someone else for the results. Murphy's law is Alamo California.

"Alamo is a great place to be far from!"

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Posted by Forest Warn
a resident of another community
on Oct 29, 2007 at 1:02 pm

Happy New Year!

Murphy will be celebrating the ancient Celtic new year this November 1 with a special new year's eve celebration on October 31. From all that are Forest Warn, let us wish you a bright new beginning for the new year and a joyous holiday season.

It was Murphy who said, "When in doubt, stay there! It is better than knowing an awful answer!"

Fore Warn

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Posted by Hal Bailey
a resident of another community
on Oct 30, 2007 at 10:11 am

Dear Alamo neighbors,

It is serious business, this tomfoolery, that started with a few among the Alamo Towne Fool in the late 1990's. Over the years, in mostly private exchanges, our 60 or so humorists have enjoyed the review of Alamo goings-on in towns named Alamo and Poplar throughout North America.

Recently, a new identity was developed for towne fool public commentary, Forest "Fore" Warn. You will likely note that Forest Warn is pronounced Forsworn and Fore Warn is Forworn. In humor, the 60 or so Alamode'ans throughout North America are providing observations on their communities to various on-line newspapers.

Our humorists have been joined recently by Alamo California neighbors that wish to expand their commentary and place a sharper edge on the humor. Now there are many that are Forest "Fore" Warn among the Alamo Region. I do not plan to be one among this group.

Thank you for the many calls and e-mails that have provided personal viewpoints on Alamo CA regional and community matters. My response has been confidential with referrals to those that might answer your questions and concerns. I have withdrawn for Alamo California community activities, closed the yahoo addresses that provided community courtesies, and consider myself some place else (as humor).

Best wishes,

Harald A. Bailey
Member, CDSI Research Fellowship
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