Don't you just love the "laws" of life?
Murphy's Law: If anything can go wrong, it will.
Finagle's Law of Dynamic Negatives (a/k/a Finagle's Corollary to Murphy's Law): Anything that can go wrong, will—at the worst possible moment.
Parkinson's Law: Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
Occam's Razor: The simplest explanation is usually the best.
Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. (This one's a special favorite!)
Thanks to a report about the recent computer attacks, I'd like to nominate a new law. I heard a story on NPR that included an interview with Stewart Baker, a former Homeland Security official. He talked about the importance of considering--at this apparently early stage of the attacks--the possibility of a catastrophic attack, based on lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina and the financial meltdown. So I am pleased to present:
Baker's Law: If something seems bound to happen sooner or later, eventually it will actually happen.
I think that's a law I can use.