John Gordon Ross

A Man for All Reasons

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Whittle It a Little, It’ll Fit

Odds and sods I look at regularly, just because they amuse me. I hope they do the same for you. Incidentally, I found this page’s title on Greg Ross’s Futility Closet (it’s somewhere on this page) in a mini-article which also includes the delightful sentence in Icelandic: Barbara Ara bar Ara araba bara rabbabara. Ross points out that this, “besides being fun to say, is spelled with only three letters. It means “Barbara, daughter of Ari, brought only rhubarb to Ari the Arab.”

The Onion » TV Listings: Downton Abbey

Friday 3 February 23:45:00 UTC 2012

PBS 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST The hit British show has to do damage control after last week's episode, in which all the characters referred to the fighting in France as "World War I." [Link] RSS » London's first "shared space" road is a misery for drivers, blind people, and cleaners, but at least it looks weird [Fail]

Friday 3 February 23:18:11 UTC 2012

Fail [link] [107 comments] [Link]

FMyLife » Anonymous says FML

Friday 3 February 23:07:54 UTC 2012

Today, I went tanning. When I got home, I realized I'd left my engagement ring next to the tanning bed. I went back to get it. It wasn't there. FML [Link]

FMyLife » deadhamster says FML

Friday 3 February 23:07:53 UTC 2012

Today, I woke up to one of my hamsters cannibalizing the other. FML [Link] RSS » Miami named most miserable U.S. city by panel of judges who have never been to Hartford [Unlikely]

Friday 3 February 23:03:58 UTC 2012

Unlikely [link] [115 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Down at Heel

Friday 3 February 22:40:04 UTC 2012

When actor Conrad Cantzen died in 1945, he left $226,608.34 in a special fund to enable performers to buy new shoes each year. “I leave the Conrad Cantzen Shoe Fund for the people who can’t buy shoes, even if they are not paid-up members of Equity,” his will read. “Many times I have been on my uppers, and the thinner … [Link] RSS » 37 people gunned down at South Sudan peace conference [Ironic]

Friday 3 February 22:39:46 UTC 2012

Ironic [link] [71 comments] [Link]

Mental Floss » The 5pm Quiz: The Bud Bowl

Friday 3 February 22:30:36 UTC 2012

bloghead_5er2.gif Throughout one of the greatest Super Bowl ad campaigns of all time, Bud and Bud Light met on the football field to decide the ruler of the cooler eight times. How well do you remember the stories and stars of the Bud Bowl? Take the Quiz: Bud Bowl [See Also: How Apple's "1984" Ad Almost Never Aired] [Link]

The Onion » Greg Schiano Leaves Spotlight Of Rutgers Football For Low-Profile Buccaneers Job

Friday 3 February 22:30:00 UTC 2012

TAMPA, FL—New Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano explained to reporters Friday his decision to leave Rutgers, saying the mid-Florida football team offered his family the privacy and anonymity he missed during his years in the Rutgers spotlight. [Link] RSS » Photoshop this out of the world probe [Photoshop]

Friday 3 February 21:30:01 UTC 2012

Photoshop [link] [30 comments] [Link] RSS » Fark Quiz time, you know the drill. Can you beat your score from last week? [Survey]

Friday 3 February 20:54:48 UTC 2012

Survey [link] [53 comments] [Link] RSS » There's dick, there's douchebag, and now there's "dart player" [Dumbass]

Friday 3 February 20:45:28 UTC 2012

Dumbass [link] [294 comments] [Link]

The Onion »  Poll: GOP Nomination Now Two-Way Race Between Mitt Romney, Total Voter Apathy

Friday 3 February 20:45:00 UTC 2012

The FDA urges Americans to check out a really weird-looking potato, a suitcase looks forward all year to the carousel ride, and Syria is running dangerously low on citizens to oppress. [Link]

Mental Floss » 15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in February

Friday 3 February 20:43:51 UTC 2012

February may be the shortest month of the year, but there is certainly no shortage of unusual holidays to celebrate. February 4th: Ice Cream for Breakfast Day Ice cream waffle image via Shutterstock Created by a brother and sister in upstate New York, Ice Cream for Breakfast Day says its official founding was in 1997. The only rules to observing … [Link]

The Onion » Area Man Finally Sees Enough Images Of Bare Breasts For Entire Lifetime

Friday 3 February 20:00:00 UTC 2012

BOISE, ID—With what he described as "a deep sense of satisfaction," local man David Glean closed his laptop Tuesday after viewing his 98,344th pair of naked breasts, telling reporters he had seen enough bare bosoms in his 32 years to last … [Link]

FMyLife » AvengedSevenX says FML

Friday 3 February 19:52:33 UTC 2012

Today, I came home from work and went into the bathroom. I saw a poo on the toilet lid, and thinking it was a trick toy that my son had got to trick me, I picked it up. It wasn't a toy. FML [Link]

FMyLife » xX_nsn_Xx says FML

Friday 3 February 19:52:32 UTC 2012

Today, the pervert in my computer class asked me if I "mowed my lawn." Not knowing this was a vaguely sexual term, I replied, "No, my dad does." FML [Link]

The Onion » Ron Paul Blames Florida Loss On Expensive Advertising Costs Of Poster Board, Markers

Friday 3 February 19:10:00 UTC 2012

TAMPA, FL—After finishing last in this week's Florida primary, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul told reporters his poor showing in the polls was caused by the prohibitively expensive cost of the poster board, markers, and tape he uses to c… [Link] RSS » Bad: You're repairing a yacht when it sets sail with you on board. Worse: It's going to Antarctica. Fark: The skipper's last trip there sank [Scary]

Friday 3 February 18:35:04 UTC 2012

Scary [link] [140 comments] [Link] RSS » Canadian Senator wants to give prisoners the option of being in the loop [Interesting]

Friday 3 February 18:33:53 UTC 2012

Interesting [link] [143 comments] [Link] RSS » All right… but apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order… what has infrastructure done for us? [Scary]

Friday 3 February 18:26:23 UTC 2012

Scary [link] [176 comments] [Link] RSS » Step 1: begin copying photos from a woman's Facebook page and blog, step 2: setup social media accounts and new blog under a new name and post them for months, step 3: profit? [Weird]

Friday 3 February 18:26:11 UTC 2012

Weird [link] [110 comments] [Link] RSS » February is National Children's Dental Health Month, or as it's abbreviated in Mississippi … February [Spiffy]

Friday 3 February 18:22:34 UTC 2012

Spiffy [link] [23 comments] [Link]

Mental Floss » Lunchtime Quiz: Historic Site or Superfund Site?

Friday 3 February 18:20:02 UTC 2012

Sometimes a site holds such important status to our regional or national heritage, it warrants preservation for the ages. Other times it’s so polluted the EPA demands clean-up before more people become gravely ill. Are these sites on the National Register of Historic Places, or are they listed on the National Priority List, a.k.a. the Superfund list? Take the Quiz: … [Link] RSS » Spokeswoman says that a few thefts by TSA agents shouldn't make us forget all the good that they've done. You could tell the Spokeswoman was a pro, because she managed to say that with a straight face [Amusing]

Friday 3 February 18:17:32 UTC 2012

Amusing [link] [95 comments] [Link]

Mental Floss » Leave a Comment About the Comments

Friday 3 February 18:15:38 UTC 2012

bloghead_fridayhappyhour1.gif On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. We’re in the middle of this big site redesign, and one of the crucial things to consider is how the comments should work. What … [Link] RSS » College student gives up cell phone and all social media for three months–and actually survives to tell the tale [Silly]

Friday 3 February 18:14:37 UTC 2012

Silly [link] [51 comments] [Link] RSS » When you buy a hotdog near the Super Bowl over the next few days, you will be buying from an unofficial undercover Homeland Security Agent [Amusing]

Friday 3 February 18:03:47 UTC 2012

Amusing [link] [108 comments] [Link] RSS » Komen reverses funding change due to it not having broad appeal [Followup]

Friday 3 February 18:01:45 UTC 2012

Followup [link] [763 comments] [Link] RSS » The Decemberists have withdrawn their support of the Susan G. Komen foundation, Nicholas I [Spiffy]

Friday 3 February 17:29:19 UTC 2012

Spiffy [link] [70 comments] [Link] RSS » Jack Sparrow injured "in the fight that included Cat Woman, an alien and a second pirate" [Amusing]

Friday 3 February 17:29:16 UTC 2012

Amusing [link] [10 comments] [Link]

The Onion »  Cocky Giants' D Reveals Game Plan That They Will Try And Tackle Tom Brady

Friday 3 February 17:15:00 UTC 2012

News is breaking all over Indy as the Giants reveal their plans to tackle Tom Brady, Belichick rallies the troops with genital mutilation, and Peyton Manning gets over the Colts with some casual football. [Link]

Mental Floss » Back to the Future: The Musical?

Friday 3 February 17:11:37 UTC 2012

According to Deadline, Back to the Future may be headed to Broadway: “I’m told that [Robert] Zemeckis is in early talks with his co-writer Bob Gale and the film’s composer Alan Silvestri to explore a stage transfer. A stage musical would be an intriguing way to reintroduce a franchise which, over three films, grossed nearly $1 billion worldwide. Zemeckis’ ImageMovers … [Link]

Mental Floss » 10 Famous People Who Turned Down a Knighthood

Friday 3 February 17:08:29 UTC 2012

Of all the honors that the Queen of England bestows on her subjects, a knighthood is easily the most coveted. To British citizens, few titles could be greater than having a “Sir” or “Dame” in front of their name. So what kind of person would turn down such a title? Surprisingly enough, many notables have done so. Here are some … [Link] RSS » Jewish Indiana Jones faces 20 years in prison. He chose…poorly [Sad]

Friday 3 February 17:07:59 UTC 2012

Sad [link] [93 comments] [Link]

The Onion » Opinion: Oh, Shit! What Day Is It? (by Punxsutawney Phil)

Friday 3 February 17:00:00 UTC 2012

Boy, it feels like I just went to bed. I must've hibernated on my back all weird or something. What a dream, though, wow. I wonder what time it… [Link]

Mental Floss » nullthing

Friday 3 February 16:54:26 UTC 2012

I love the intersection where design meets games. Our friend John Pham in Chicago turned us on to this site called, which, if you’re not careful, might consume the rest of your Friday! Explore by clicking and dragging via the 12 design games at the bottom of the page. [Link] RSS » The most clever, conniving way to adopt your own baby ever [Weird]

Friday 3 February 16:52:01 UTC 2012

Weird [link] [111 comments] [Link] RSS » World Court says Germany has immunity from lawsuits over Nazi atrocities, says the country was only following orders [Interesting]

Friday 3 February 16:51:48 UTC 2012

Interesting [link] [59 comments] [Link] RSS » Fark ready headline "Christians Boycott Starbucks – Because Romans 1 Explains Starbucks Hates God" [Asinine]

Friday 3 February 16:51:28 UTC 2012

Asinine [link] [198 comments] [Link] RSS » Court battle over cat ownership collapses after star witness dog dies [Stupid]

Friday 3 February 16:49:28 UTC 2012

Stupid [link] [15 comments] [Link] RSS » Rabid 900-pound cow attacks Georgia farmer. Okay, okay, we'll eat more chicken [Scary]

Friday 3 February 16:41:52 UTC 2012

Scary [link] [39 comments] [Link] RSS » Things you don't want to have written in your obituary: "Killed by hair extensions" [Strange]

Friday 3 February 16:28:46 UTC 2012

Strange [link] [37 comments] [Link] RSS » Come down to Marina del Rey. Enjoy the seafood, marvel at the yachts, see the bales of pot floating near the dock [Strange]

Friday 3 February 16:24:07 UTC 2012

Strange [link] [38 comments] [Link] RSS » Machete wielding rapist deemed dangerous offender. You don't say? [Obvious]

Friday 3 February 16:22:58 UTC 2012

Obvious [link] [27 comments] [Link] RSS » Today's "teacher has sex with student" takes a shocking turn when hot 22 year old teacher is arrested for supplying alcohol before she gets a chance to bang anyone. (With "you'd drink with her" pic) [Fail]

Friday 3 February 16:20:38 UTC 2012

Fail [link] [98 comments] [Link]

The Onion » American Voices: Should Sugar Be Regulated?

Friday 3 February 16:15:00 UTC 2012

In a recent editorial in the journal Nature, researchers from the University of California–San Francisco suggested that as a toxic substance, sugar should be taxed and regulated like alcohol or tobacco. [Link] RSS » Cain not able to explain why he attacked his brother [Dumbass]

Friday 3 February 16:09:44 UTC 2012

Dumbass [link] [32 comments] [Link]

FMyLife » Jodie says FML

Friday 3 February 16:04:05 UTC 2012

Today, I had to change my mobile number because I was getting abused by a guy, so I sent my new number to all of the people on my contact list. Including him. FML [Link]

FMyLife » Anonymous says FML

Friday 3 February 16:04:04 UTC 2012

Today, my dad killed my pet rats. They were playing on the sofa, and he thought they were vermin. This would have been understandable if the reason he came over wasn't to meet them, and they hadn't been wearing bright pink walking harnesses. FML [Link] RSS » Woman takes crack at driving [Followup]

Friday 3 February 16:01:35 UTC 2012

Followup [link] [9 comments] [Link] RSS » America: Love it or leave it*. *$450 charge for leaving it [Asinine]

Friday 3 February 15:55:41 UTC 2012

Asinine [link] [133 comments] [Link] RSS » Advice: If you are Muslim, or even have a Muslim sounding name, don't text your co-workers and tell them to "Blow away" the competition. Fark: Especially if you are in Quebec [Scary]

Friday 3 February 15:55:06 UTC 2012

Scary [link] [49 comments] [Link] RSS » Woman picking her kid up from school enters through bus-only lane, hits gate with her car, drives over curb, and exits through entrance, and is busted for DUI and other charges. Ta-da [Florida]

Friday 3 February 15:54:45 UTC 2012

Florida [link] [21 comments] [Link] RSS » Utah prosecutors clear police of all charges for using pepper spray and batons on a group of Polynesian students performing a haka at a football game, because no one in Utah can be expected to have the slightest idea what a haka is [Followup]

Friday 3 February 15:51:34 UTC 2012

Followup [link] [70 comments] [Link] RSS » The violence is spreading across Egypt as the football riots continue. Here is a timeline of the events [Followup]

Friday 3 February 15:47:51 UTC 2012

Followup [link] [29 comments] [Link] RSS » The Labor Department releases its list of careers that are dying out, which includes typists, switchboard operators, data entry, and Rob Schneider [Obvious]

Friday 3 February 15:44:09 UTC 2012

Obvious [link] [57 comments] [Link] RSS » Heck of a job, Brownie [Hero]

Friday 3 February 15:37:14 UTC 2012

Hero [link] [70 comments] [Link] RSS » No happy ending for masseuse who gave customer unexpected discharge [Scary]

Friday 3 February 15:31:52 UTC 2012

Scary [link] [38 comments] [Link] RSS » Sure, we've all sped when we were running late for work. It's just that most of us didn't have weed and meth on us, nor did we decide to start a fight with the cops who stopped us [Dumbass]

Friday 3 February 15:29:07 UTC 2012

Dumbass [link] [10 comments] [Link] RSS » Group of scientists searching the Antarctic for a lake buried for tens of millions of years suddenly stop responding to colleagues, Miskatonic officials [Followup]

Friday 3 February 15:27:07 UTC 2012

Followup [link] [295 comments] [Link] RSS » Researchers say men become nicer, kinder, more caring when a beautiful woman is nearby. Well, duh [Obvious]

Friday 3 February 15:20:22 UTC 2012

Obvious [link] [129 comments] [Link]

Mental Floss » Brain Game: The ‘Big’ Game

Friday 3 February 15:16:57 UTC 2012

Super Bowl Sunday is nearly upon us. If you choose to party, have plenty of fun, but please do so safely. Start off the weekend right by solving today’s Brain Game Free-for-All Friday challenge. Good luck! Except for one letter that’s different,
the names of what THREE current NFL teams
are anagrams of each other?
Here is the ANSWER. … [Link] RSS » College student sues fraternity for negligence because he fell off a deck after a bottle rocket went off in another student's rectum [Silly]

Friday 3 February 15:16:12 UTC 2012

Silly [link] [42 comments] [Link] RSS » Drunk woman tells officer she cannot take DUI test because "of these big boobies" …it almost worked until she started to dance (with mugshot goodness) [Florida]

Friday 3 February 15:15:00 UTC 2012

Florida [link] [36 comments] [Link]

The Onion » Rangers Mistakenly Attempt To Woo Roy Oswalt By Touting Dallas' Gay Nightlife Scene

Friday 3 February 15:15:00 UTC 2012

DALLAS—Sought-after free agent pitcher Roy Oswalt said he was "flattered and impressed" by the effort the Texas Rangers made in trying to sign him this week, but admitted he had no idea why the team made such a point of emphasizing the abu… [Link] RSS » My Father always told me, "If you're doing something that will make you wanted by the police, remember not to ask the police if you're wanted" [Dumbass]

Friday 3 February 15:05:16 UTC 2012

Dumbass [link] [13 comments] [Link] RSS » In March there will be four carrier battle groups in the gulf region. Sleep tight, Ahmadinejad [Interesting]

Friday 3 February 14:54:18 UTC 2012

Interesting [link] [119 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Horrible Norman Lear Show

Friday 3 February 14:48:20 UTC 2012

This little clip proves that even geniuses can fail. The show lasted two whole episodes.

Did anyone catch this when it first aired?

Info here.

Comments [Link] RSS » Russian attack plane headed for Everett. WOLVERINES [Cool]

Friday 3 February 14:48:15 UTC 2012

Cool [link] [31 comments] [Link] RSS » Woman dies on her 110th birthday. Perhaps the surprise party was a bad idea [Sad]

Friday 3 February 14:32:03 UTC 2012

Sad [link] [29 comments] [Link]

The Onion »  Traveler Amazed By Sheer Number Of Mexicans

Friday 3 February 14:30:00 UTC 2012

Traveler Amazed By Sheer Number Of Mexicans [Link] RSS » Yeah, that's pretty much my exact reaction upon hearing Kenny Chesney, too [Weird]

Friday 3 February 14:27:43 UTC 2012

Weird [link] [22 comments] [Link] RSS » Susan Komen Foundation introduces pink handguns to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Really [Dumbass]

Friday 3 February 14:27:06 UTC 2012

Dumbass [link] [291 comments] [Link] RSS » Sure, I know a little Nepalese. He's right over there [Interesting]

Friday 3 February 14:26:42 UTC 2012

Interesting [link] [11 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Pit Bull Treadmill

Friday 3 February 14:21:53 UTC 2012

If your pit bulls aren't mean enough, some time on this should change that.

(via Pit Bull Extreme)

Comments [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Bacon Triglyph

Friday 3 February 14:14:48 UTC 2012

Brandon Shimoda was into bacon before it had become the all-pervasive pop-culture meme that it is today. In fact, he might be the guy who started the meme. Back in 2002 and 2003 he hosted the "Bacon Show" — an art show devoted to bacon. He ran it out of his Albany apartment, greeting visitors dressed in a pink pig … [Link] RSS » You can tell Valentine's Day is near, because the media has produced the first "ZOMG, PERVERTED CANDY HEARTS" story of the season [Amusing]

Friday 3 February 14:13:29 UTC 2012

Amusing [link] [40 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Black and White

Friday 3 February 14:09:04 UTC 2012

By N. Marache. White to mate in two moves. Click for solution … [Link] RSS » Woman holding baby gets into argument over rent with boyfriend. After boyfriend douses woman in lighter fluid and sets her on fire, woman throws baby out window, where it is caught by attentive neighbors. The Aristocrats [Scary]

Friday 3 February 14:05:39 UTC 2012

Scary [link] [43 comments] [Link] RSS » Vulcan man arrested for sexual assault. Look, there are better ways to deal with Pon Farr, dude [Fail]

Friday 3 February 14:01:17 UTC 2012

Fail [link] [28 comments] [Link] RSS » "Yeah, fill 'er up and check the radiator Josés under the hood" [Scary]

Friday 3 February 14:01:13 UTC 2012

Scary [link] [19 comments] [Link] RSS » Photoshop a flag for the new lunar state [Photoshop]

Friday 3 February 14:00:01 UTC 2012

Photoshop [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Mental Floss » 5 Questions: TV K9s, Day 5

Friday 3 February 13:53:20 UTC 2012

This week’s 5 Question quizzes all feature questions that contain the names of dog characters on television. Today: TV K9s, Day 5 [Link]

Mental Floss » The Weird Week in Review

Friday 3 February 13:30:04 UTC 2012

Police Chase Ends as Car Lands on Sleeping Man Police in Hamden, Connecticut, tried to pull over an SUV for outstanding violations after midnight Tuesday, but were instead led on a five-mile chase. The driver sped through a college campus and into the town of New Haven. Police laid “stop sticks,” but the driver avoided them. The car finally stopped … [Link]

FMyLife » Anonymous says FML

Friday 3 February 11:36:06 UTC 2012

Today, I had to explain to my 18-year-old daughter why she can't pull a duck face pose for her driver's license. She still doesn't believe me. FML [Link]

FMyLife » coleslaw says FML

Friday 3 February 11:36:05 UTC 2012

Today, I was using a restroom when I heard someone sneeze. I said, "Bless you." It happened again about three times, so I repeated myself each time. I then noticed it was an automatic air freshener. FML [Link] RSS » Meet the man with over 1,500 boardgames and exactly 0 girlfriends [Cool]

Friday 3 February 11:35:00 UTC 2012

Cool [link] [139 comments] [Link] RSS » A game similar to freeze tag being played at school "except that a person had to be humped to be unfrozen" [Strange]

Friday 3 February 10:39:00 UTC 2012

Strange [link] [82 comments] [Link]

Mental Floss » Morning Cup of Links: Awful Inventions

Friday 3 February 10:16:35 UTC 2012

NASA unveiled the New Blue Marble photograph of the Earth last week, which drew some criticism for setting North America front and center. Now there’s an alternate version from the opposite side.
5 Terrible Inventions From Otherwise Great Inventors. Ya know, even the best players can’t hit home runs every day of their lives.
It’s A Shame This … [Link] » 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Sex

Friday 3 February 10:04:20 UTC 2012

Everyone thinks they know all about getting it on, but chances are, you don't know as much as you think you do. Here are ten facts about the nasty that are probably totally new to you. [Link] RSS » Woman who slept with 1,000 men reveals: "I was born a man" (w/pics) [Followup]

Friday 3 February 8:23:00 UTC 2012

Followup [link] [453 comments] [Link]

FMyLife » anonymous says FML

Friday 3 February 8:17:56 UTC 2012

Today, I took off my sweatshirt in the middle of class. The tanktop I was wearing underneath went with it. FML [Link]

FMyLife » lillymean says FML

Friday 3 February 8:17:54 UTC 2012

Today, I reached a new low in my relationship: my boyfriend got so drunk I had to help him take a piss. FML [Link] RSS » The number of Brits dying from alcohol related causes is equivalent to a major plane crash every 17 days [Sad]

Friday 3 February 8:17:00 UTC 2012

Sad [link] [56 comments] [Link]

FMyLife » Sam says FML

Friday 3 February 8:00:40 UTC 2012

Today, I got punched by a man for making fun of his stutter. I didn't. I stutter too. FML [Link] RSS » Long lost Indonesian twins run into each other three decades later in Sweden living 25 miles from each other. Bonus: After viewing pic, you would wish you were a couch pillow [Weird]

Friday 3 February 7:47:00 UTC 2012

Weird [link] [67 comments] [Link] RSS » How do you say, "Thank you for your service, sergeant. May you rest in peace," in Navajo? [Hero]

Friday 3 February 7:16:00 UTC 2012

Hero [link] [82 comments] [Link] RSS » Foundation offers psychic Sally Morgan $1,000,000 to prove that her psychic abilities are real. Sally Morgan instead threatens to sue them…WITH HER MIND [Stupid]

Friday 3 February 6:32:00 UTC 2012

Stupid [link] [185 comments] [Link] RSS » Deputy's attempt to apprehend suspect results in foot chase, pitbull attack, Tasering, and a bystander stabbing himself twice [Florida]

Friday 3 February 6:28:00 UTC 2012

Florida [link] [20 comments] [Link]

Mental Floss » 14 Super Bowl Sideshows and Subplots

Friday 3 February 6:17:28 UTC 2012

At Super Bowl XV in New Orleans — my first Super Bowl — wildman defensive lineman John Matuszak of the Oakland Raiders nominated himself as a most unlikely Bourbon Street chaperone.

“I’m going to see that there’s no funny business,” The Tooz said. “I’ve had enough parties for 20 people’s lifetimes. I’ll keep our young fellows out of trouble.”

A day … [Link]

Futility Closet » Bad Country

Friday 3 February 6:07:49 UTC 2012

Yellowstone National Park doesn’t quite fit in Wyoming — small portions extend into Montana and Idaho. But Congress has placed the legal jurisdiction for the entire park in the District of Wyoming. At the same time, the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires that a jury be “of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed.” … [Link] RSS » Is Hillary Clinton styling herself to be the next Bond villain? [Stupid]

Friday 3 February 5:33:00 UTC 2012

Stupid [link] [120 comments] [Link] RSS » Subby's looking for a new beer to try. I know you won't disappoint, Fark [Survey]

Friday 3 February 5:14:00 UTC 2012

Survey [link] [321 comments] [Link] RSS » This is why you don't let the inmates print the logos for the side of your police cars [Amusing]

Friday 3 February 5:06:49 UTC 2012

Amusing [link] [128 comments] [Link]

Mental Floss » The Big Squeeze: Scientist Catches Bear-Eating Snake in the Act

Friday 3 February 3:58:05 UTC 2012

Burmese Python image via Shutterstock Earlier this week a team of scientists from several universities and the US Geological Survey released a study documenting the dramatically declining numbers of small and medium-size mammals in Florida – including raccoons, opossums, white-tailed deer, bobcats, rabbits and foxes. These population drops all occur in the same areas where pythons and other large, non-native … [Link] RSS » Secret of red wine as revealed by scientists: "You'd have to drink more than 600 bottles of wine to get the amount of resveratrol that would deliver any noticeable health benefits." Subby: "Challenge accepted" [Spiffy]

Friday 3 February 3:33:43 UTC 2012

Spiffy [link] [128 comments] [Link]

Mental Floss » The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 39

Friday 3 February 3:10:58 UTC 2012

It’s Thursday…it’s late…it’s time for GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments section. Good luck! Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline Paula Abdul – Straight Up Marc Cohn – Walking In Memphis Norman Greenbaum – Spirit In The Sky Billy Joel – Only The Good Die Young [Link] RSS » Everyone in town wins. Except you, you get nothing [Dumbass]

Friday 3 February 2:11:13 UTC 2012

Dumbass [link] [47 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Cattle Rustlers

Friday 3 February 1:55:01 UTC 2012

I wonder if Florida still has a law on the books specifying hanging for cattle rustling.

Comments [Link] RSS » Disabled artist paints beautiful landscapes with his mouth. The Sun is there [Cool]

Friday 3 February 1:49:40 UTC 2012

Cool [link] [36 comments] [Link] RSS » Komen for the Cure goes full derp, halts funding for stem cell research [Followup]

Friday 3 February 1:41:20 UTC 2012

Followup [link] [319 comments] [Link] RSS » Photoshop this bronze statue beginning [Photoshop]

Friday 3 February 1:00:01 UTC 2012

Photoshop [link] [31 comments] [Link]

FMyLife » Anonymous says FML

Friday 3 February 0:58:35 UTC 2012

Today, my boyfriend confessed to me that he purposely makes me angry, because when I'm angry, I clean, and it saves him having to do it himself. FML [Link] RSS » Three Occupy DC protestors are on the fourth day of a "sleep strike" to protest the Park Police's ban on camping in McPherson Square and the bugs BURROWING UNDER THEIR SKIN [Stupid]

Friday 3 February 0:55:07 UTC 2012

Stupid [link] [156 comments] [Link] RSS » John Boehner (R) claims providing co-pay free birth control to women is unconstitutional [Unlikely]

Friday 3 February 0:42:11 UTC 2012

Unlikely [link] [352 comments] [Link]


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