Lessons Learned from MacGyver
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* It's funny what pops into your head when you're trying to work.
* Old Alexander Graham Bell has a lot to answer for.
* Herpetologists say that everyone has an inner fear of snakes. Including herpetologists.
* Just when you're getting ahead, somebody always changes the odds.
* Budapest has gypsies like a dog has fleas.
* Some Americans sell blue jeans. Most don't.
* Always be prepared.
* Two men with guns can equal opportunity knocking.
* Taking something that doesn't exist probably isn't breaking the law.
* An "interesting" life is not always a good thing.
* Sometimes fearless rescuers are shy.
* Someone with an armored van probably didn't win it in a raffle.
* What others don't know can help you.
* Beware the Lateral Cranial Impact Enhancer.
* Some people still go out into the wilderness in search of their dream.
* A person might be willing to break the law in order to uphold it.
* Every family's got its problems.
* Enough is enough.
* Some freaks believe that people are "big on aliens in Alabama."
* Seaweed's not considered to be the best lure for fishing.
* Genuine patriots can be remarkably stubborn.
* The past is a strange country.
* Sometimes bad things happen to good people.
* Sometimes bad things happen to bad people.
* Some people lack artistic tastes.
* Everyone forgets something once in a while.
* When flying a jet, you don't have a lot of time to admire the scenery.
* No matter how good you are, sometimes you still need help.
* A password may reveal some self-esteem issues.
* Sleep isn't always refreshing.
* No good deed goes unpunished.
* A lack of gear can make a guy special.
* Sooner or later, men will be boys.
* When you visit some place, make sure you leave it the same way you found it.
* When office hours are over, loosen your tie and grab a yogurt.
* Maybe it takes a con to beat a con.
* Remember the age when it was cool to be bad? Dumb age.
* A sabotaged flight simulation can build character.
* Never threaten a man's fridge.
* Wanting to get caught is kind of a dumb plan.
* In rappelling, if the line breaks, you fall.
* Things a climber really needs: a pair of strong hands, a set of steady nerves, and a paid-up insurance policy.
* You can go through a gate - or over it!
* Fishermen get up at the crack of dawn because that's when the fish get up.
* Life is a terrible thing to waste. Especially when it's yours.
* Don't forget your passport.
* You don't need a gun to be dangerous.
* Luck is often worth more than skill.
* Explosive necklaces can be quite fashionable.
* Hidden cameras can come back to haunt you.
* You don't always know what you think you know.
* Never underestimate your enemy.
* Don't overestimate your ally.
* Even good-looking people have problems.
* A lavish party can be an invitation for someone to hack into your computer.
* When you make a friend, you take on a responsibility.
* There's nothing worse than a physicist stupefied by the obvious.
* Beware the suit-wearing man who's too good to be true.
* You don't have to bang heads to win.
* If you're afraid of the answer, don't ask the question.
* A bomb can ruin a perfectly fine office.
* Don't hold a skull when you're trying to comfort someone.
* The decisions we make shape our lives.
* Be careful with guns: they could be loaded.
* Try not to assume the worst about members of your family.
* Be very suspicious of an ex-husband who suddenly wants to work things out.
* The wrong number can really mess with one's polarity.
* The hustle doesn't look good on everyone.
* You never know when you'll need the services of a technical genius.
* Sometimes "I'm sorry" just isn't enough.
* Proportion is everything.
* Fire comes in handy once in a while.
* Charge detonators conveniently say charge detonator on them.
Many thanks to Lily for the quote below - definitely a MacGyver-type lesson:
"Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less materials you need." -- Charles F. Kettering
More Lessons Learned from MacGyver
* There's nothing you can't do if you have a Swiss Army Knife, a roll of duct tape, and your wits.
* Watch out for one-name people who are masters of disguise.
* Always dress both stylishly and comfortably. Be aware of the kind of shirt you have on. A '70s shirt on a late '80s kind of guy always gets comments, usually negative ones.
* Nice guys don't always finish last.
* Any problem can be solved with a little ingenuity.
* One person can make a difference.
* Never underestimate the power of chocolate.
* Hockey is a lot like life. It's a team sport, you have to work together, and no matter how hard you try to play by the rules, not everyone will play fair.
* Friends are the adventures of life.
* A paper clip can be a wondrous thing.
* A good relationship is a lot like a car, it'll work if you put some effort into it.
* A little dirt never hurt anybody.
* It's not so bad being special.
* Everybody makes mistakes once in a while.
* Sometimes you just have to have a little faith.
* Life has a way of making its point.
* Leather jackets are always in style.
* A little research beforehand can go a long way.
* Sometimes your life may resemble an Indiana Jones or a James Bond movie.
* If you want to be a troubleshooter, make sure the organization you work for has a good health insurance policy.
* You may really hate heights, but sometimes you still have to climb that mountain.
* Even your worst enemy might need your help sometimes.
* Computer nerds can be quite attractive underneath their glasses.
* Buy furniture that's easy to move from place to place later on.
* Love can sure affect productivity.
* Alfalfa sprouts are good for two reasons, they have lots of minerals and they don't stain your clothes.
* When your boss hints that he'd like you to take on one more assignment before your vacation, just say "NO" and keep saying it as you head for your Jeep. Then, as you take on the assignment, tell yourself it won't take that long.
* View the full list of more lessons learned.
I found the "More Lessons Learned" above - as well as the idea for this feature - at Katsku's page, the link to which can be found on our links page.