[LMB] Sorcerous Architects (NO spoilers for most current Pen&Des)
marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Tue Apr 4 21:46:56 BST 2017
On Tue, 04 Apr 2017 20:32:25 +0000, Brad Jones <brad at kazrak.com> wrote:
>> disasters arrive not out of season and by surprise, but first thing,
>> NOW, before any mistakes are made. And when all the tools
>> and spare parts are close by.
>For a modern, humorous take on this idea, there's a current Disney animated
>series (US airings on Disney XD) called "Milo Murphy's Law". The idea is
>that the titular Milo Murphy is a direct descendant of the coiner of
>Murphy's Law. Milo suffers from "Extreme Hereditary Murphy's Law", meaning
>that...well, chaos appears around him as everything that can go wrong, does.
>His father (also afflicted with EHML) works as a safety inspector, because
>having him go near complicated machinery acts exactly as you suggest for
>the sorcerer checking the ropes, rollers, and hoists.
There was a sitcom on UK TV decades ago, called "Chance in a Million",
featuring a character called Tom Chance, to whom plausible but very
unlikely things constantly happened. Simon Callow had the title role.
Christmas is Hallowe'en: 25 DEC = 31 OCT - Ivan Reid,
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