humorous theory that inanimate objects display malice towards humans

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  • Resistentialism — is a jocular theory in which inanimate objects display hostile desires towards human beings. For example, objects that cause problems (like lost keys or a fleeing bouncy ball) exhibit a high degree of resistentialism. In other words, a war is… …   Wikipedia

  • resistentialism — ( n. The belief that inanimate objects have a natural antipathy toward human beings, and therefore it is not people who control things, but things which increasingly control people. resistentialist n., adj. resistential adj …   New words

  • resistentialism — noun The theory that certain inanimate objects hate humans …   Wiktionary

  • resistentialism — The spiteful behaviour of inanimate objects …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • resistentialism — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Finagle's law — of Dynamic Negatives (also known as Finagle s corollary to Murphy s Law) is usually rendered: Anything that can go wrong, will at the worst possible moment One variant (known as O Toole s Corollary of Finagle s Law) favored among hackers is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Resistenzialismus — Resistentialismus ist eine Theorie, in der unbelebte Dinge feindliches Verhalten gegenüber dem Mensch zeigen. Als Beispiel seien Objekte genannt, die schwerwiegende Probleme verursachen und somit einen hohen Grad an Resistantialismus aufweisen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Paul Jennings (UK author) — Paul Francis Jennings (June 20, 1918 December 26, 1989) was a British humorist. He mostly wrote short articles; his most famous collection is The Jenguin Pennings, published in 1963 by Penguin books (hence the Spoonerism of the title).Although he …   Wikipedia

  • Russell Baker — Russell Wayne Baker (born August 14, 1925) is an American Pulitzer Prize winning writer known for his satirical commentary and self critical prose, as well as for his autobiography, Growing Up .Early yearsBaker was the eldest of three children… …   Wikipedia

  • Resistentialismus — Der Resistentialismus ist die Parodie einer Theorie. Er unterstellt unbelebten Dingen feindliches Verhalten gegenüber den Menschen, etwa verloren gehenden Schlüsseln, entweichenden Flummibällen u.ä. Der Begriff wurde vom Humoristen Paul Jennings… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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