What is the full text (and possibly the source) of the summary of the 3 laws of thermodynamics that goes something along the lines of "Can't break even, can't win and can't even stop playing the game"?
This comes from the pioneering work of amateur physicist, Michael Jackson:
-Michael Jackson, "You Can't Win"
Okay, okay. I think this is one of those jokes that starts between graduate students or something by the water cooler, so it doesn't have an "exact" form. Wikiquotes gives the original author as C.P. Snow in the following form:
But that seems somewhat dubious. No one can provide a cite of C.P. Snow actually saying or writing it anywhere; I suspect that this history is a little mythical and that the joke has no real precise statement.