More or less, if a cat always lands on its feet, and the bread always lands peanut butter side down, then if you strap a piece of bread to a cat and drop it, what happens? It implodes.
Any bad shit that seems to want to happen will happen no matter what the fuck you do about it! I beleive that the problem gods are a result of this.
Example of Murphy's Law
"If you piss off the problem gods......
Well dont piss off the problem gods."
The law that Eddie Murphy will never again be funny until he goes back to Saturday Night Live. The good one, from the nineties. Start working on that time machine, Mr. Ed.
MR. ROBINSON'S NEIGHBORHOOD
"I spent the day/ making a friend/ for life/ too bad/ i was making it with/ the land lord's wife
WHITE LIKE ME
BUCKWHEAT GETS SHOT
also known in england as Sod's Law
Otherwise known as 'sequelitis'. A general malady where any actor who reprises a character in more than one movie (that is, for example, is compelled to do, say, The Nutty Professor IV: Buddy Love Vs the Hamster) is doomed to repeat that character in other movies.
It is murphy's law in action: the movie The Haunted Mansion. (Other actors suffering from murphy's law is Bruce Willis, Sly Stallone, Arnie Schwarzenegger. Of course, Arnie may have inadvertedly found the cure for ML)
That every thing Murphy says is true and should be followed. Except for the things that aren't funny, which are.... alot.
"Murphy I am I fat?" to which murphy replies. "No you are not, don't be stupid"
Anything bad that could happen, will happen. Frequently quoted by those who think the entire world is against them, just because their piece of toast never lands the right way up. Same people often use the phrase 'That's just fucking typical' (of the world and everyone's in its conspiracy to piss me right off).
The ultimate truth, what it all comes down to. Pessimistic (Albeit true) laws of the outcome of things in the universe.
If something can go wrong, it will.