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.”

Fark.com RSS » Idiot hipster (but we repeat ourselves) raises chickens in Oakland, thinks possums are pests rather than tick-destroying avengers, decides killing them makes for some fine literature [Sick]

Saturday 16 September 23:53:29 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [106 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » …madre mia [Scary]

Saturday 16 September 23:19:16 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [90 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The State of California just extended the world's largest middle finger toward Trump and Sessions [Spiffy]

Saturday 16 September 23:02:26 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [383 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Leprosy case numbers aren't dropping off [Obvious]

Saturday 16 September 22:37:17 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [43 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Quirkiest things to see as you drive through Alabama. Or maybe this will serve as a warning and you'll change your mind [Cool]

Saturday 16 September 22:29:22 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Koala survives 10-mile ride clinging to four-wheel drive axle. CRIKEY [Scary]

Saturday 16 September 22:22:57 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [21 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Semi driver who gave away his load of plywood to those in need just before Hurricane Irma struck Florida is fired from job [Florida]

Saturday 16 September 21:48:18 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [217 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Court asks if donkey at fault for mistaking orange sports car for carrot [Amusing]

Saturday 16 September 20:46:32 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [22 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Quick Cuts

Saturday 16 September 20:10:10 UTC 2017

In 1973, at the Cricketers Arms pub in Wisborough Green, West Sussex, Irishman Jim Gavin was bemoaning the high cost of motorsports when he noticed that each of his friends had a lawnmower in his garden shed. He proposed a race in a local field and 80 competitors turned up. That was the start of the British Lawn Mower Racing … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Migaloo the white whale sighted off Australian coast. Ishmael sighted running away muttering "not this time" [Spiffy]

Saturday 16 September 20:05:38 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [21 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this impressive Ibis [Photoshop]

Saturday 16 September 20:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [21 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Video shows naked woman in sweltering nursing home, illustrating the importance of reading the entire headline before clicking [Sick]

Saturday 16 September 19:43:12 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [43 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » U.S. Army to foreign nationals: Service means citizenship. No, wait, not any longer. No service, no citizenship. Not yours. Prepare to be deported [Sad]

Saturday 16 September 18:53:43 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [137 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » After an initial goal of $200K, JJ Watt's fundraising for Harvey victims collected $37,000,000 [Hero]

Saturday 16 September 18:40:45 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [25 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Spain has sent in troops to Catalonia, stripped them of financial authority and called the upcoming referendum on independence "illegal." There's some brown stuff heading in the direction of a fan [Scary]

Saturday 16 September 18:38:04 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [70 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Nice cans [Giggity]

Saturday 16 September 18:20:00 UTC 2017

Giggity [link] [56 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » World's second-oldest person gets promoted [Sad]

Saturday 16 September 18:09:44 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [10 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Venezuela's collapse will be an unmitigated disaster for everyone. Even Venezuela [Obvious]

Saturday 16 September 17:49:44 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [67 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Oh fark that shiat [Scary]

Saturday 16 September 17:26:43 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [63 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Here's the laid-back history of the recliner for you couch potatoes who are into recliner porn [Interesting]

Saturday 16 September 17:17:17 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [22 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Woman wants to sue paint company because painting her face pink turned her face pink [Dumbass]

Saturday 16 September 17:09:16 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [80 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Study claims women flock to men who are losing their hair, finding them more confident, dominant and taller. One gets a feeling that maybe, just possibly, there's a touch of shenanigans going on here [Unlikely]

Saturday 16 September 16:34:44 UTC 2017

Unlikely [link] [192 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Jose looks at the devastation wrought on Texas and Florida and decides maybe a nice trip to New York or Boston would be a nice change of pace [Followup]

Saturday 16 September 16:20:38 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [37 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » London terror threat level raised to: Everybody Panic [Followup]

Saturday 16 September 15:35:58 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [64 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It was aliens [Obvious]

Saturday 16 September 15:18:04 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [84 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » How soft serve ice cream, or as subby prefers to call it, "air cream," has slowly taken over the restaurant world [Cool]

Saturday 16 September 14:13:45 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [78 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Drip Fire Rifle

Saturday 16 September 13:54:44 UTC 2017

Invented by Lance Corporal William Charles Scurry during WWI, while fighting in Gallipoli. The Drip Fire Rifle was a way to jerry-rig a rifle using readily available materials so that it would randomly fire on its own. The Australian forces set up a whole bunch of these Drip Fire Rifles, and in this way were able to fool the Turkish … [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Tales of Justine: “Albert, A Pet Sunflower”

Saturday 16 September 13:54:43 UTC 2017

[Link]

Fark.com RSS » Ever wondered what all those numbers stamped on the end of an egg carton really mean? Well wonder no more [Interesting]

Saturday 16 September 13:50:37 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [62 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If the name of a new Crayola crayon color is enough to piss you off, you might just want to reevaluate your entire existence. Even if you are Bluetiful [Stupid]

Saturday 16 September 13:33:32 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [119 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The suburbs of the future … (SPOILER ALERT) … are almost here [Interesting]

Saturday 16 September 13:05:39 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [66 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this Lego-saurus [Photoshop]

Saturday 16 September 13:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [16 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » A very tall tail for Caturday [Caturday]

Saturday 16 September 12:00:00 UTC 2017

Caturday [link] [704 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Ohio Firefighter: "Black labs matter more" [Asinine]

Saturday 16 September 11:22:07 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [187 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » There Seems to Be a Correlation

Saturday 16 September 10:09:00 UTC 2017

murder ie internet explorer - 7685601792 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: murder , ie , internet explorer Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Likelihood That I Drew This Freehand

Saturday 16 September 10:08:59 UTC 2017

drawing freehand likely Line Graph - 6578201344 Graph by: (via Just Say Mehbe ) Tagged: drawing , freehand , likely , Line Graph Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Geometry

Saturday 16 September 10:08:58 UTC 2017

education geometry math school - 1483760896 LoL by: happysmiley Tagged: education , geometry , math , school Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » It's in Lolistan

Saturday 16 September 10:08:56 UTC 2017

Bar Graph hiding osama remote waldo - 4742089472 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Bar Graph , hiding , osama , remote , waldo Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Wait For It

Saturday 16 September 10:08:55 UTC 2017

bathroom every day pee Pie Chart - 4637489408 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: bathroom , every day , pee , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Proper Goat Anatomy

Saturday 16 September 10:08:53 UTC 2017

anatomy goat cute animals - 7132794880 Graph by: (via Tastefully Offensive) Tagged: anatomy , goat , cute , animals Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Is It WARNING Or WARNING WARNING?

Saturday 16 September 10:08:52 UTC 2017

color coded infographic NSFW terror alert - 3829134080 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: color coded , infographic , NSFW , terror alert Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Pug Poses

Saturday 16 September 10:08:50 UTC 2017

best of week dogs poses pugs yoga - 6368428032 Graph by: (via Gemma Correll) Tagged: best of week , dogs , poses , pugs , yoga Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Sadness Graph

Saturday 16 September 10:08:48 UTC 2017

sports Line Graph sadness - 6974845440 Graph by: (via This Isn't Happiness) Tagged: sports , Line Graph , sadness Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Tracks my iPod plays on shuffle

Saturday 16 September 10:08:46 UTC 2017

forgotten gems hidden interlude intro ipod listen Music outro play shuffle Songs tracks - 3158204416 Graph by: MetalJR Tagged: forgotten , gems , hidden , interlude , intro , ipod , listen , Music , outro , play , shuffle , Songs , tracks Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Where Are the Tubes?

Saturday 16 September 10:08:45 UTC 2017

bab internets parents series of tubes venn diagram - 6370136576 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: bab , internets , parents , series of tubes , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Hipster Venn Diagram

Saturday 16 September 10:08:44 UTC 2017

before it was cool hipsters venn diagram - 6898061312 I liked this graph before it was ever made. Graph by: kitteh_pleaz (via columnfivemedia.com) Tagged: before it was cool , hipsters , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Cars Are So Unreliable

Saturday 16 September 10:08:43 UTC 2017

cars driving horror movies Pie Chart thriller - 4815086592 Graph by: Micd00gs Tagged: cars , driving , horror , movies , Pie Chart , thriller Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Wonder What's in the Fridge Now

Saturday 16 September 10:08:42 UTC 2017

boredom eating fridge Pie Chart - 6526578432 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: boredom , eating , fridge , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The "Retired" Pope's Pension

Saturday 16 September 10:08:40 UTC 2017

pope Pie Chart - 7101813760 Graph by: markot9 Tagged: pope , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » You Mean Katniss, Right?

Saturday 16 September 10:08:38 UTC 2017

katniss jennifer lawrence hunger games silver linings - 7673325312 Graph by: snaked Tagged: katniss , jennifer lawrence , hunger games , silver linings Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Augh, Did I Make It 1337Hax0r or 1337haxZ0r?

Saturday 16 September 10:08:37 UTC 2017

annoying password Pie Chart security wireless - 5069179392 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: annoying , password , Pie Chart , security , wireless Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What I'm thinking during Billy Mays Commercials

Saturday 16 September 10:08:36 UTC 2017

annoying Billy Mays commercials infomercial - 1734787328 LoL by: wacow45 Tagged: annoying , Billy Mays , commercials , infomercial Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Who Said That?!

Saturday 16 September 10:08:35 UTC 2017

How People View Me invisible ninja - 4952378624 Submitted by: mattow Tagged: How People View Me , invisible , ninja Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Faster You Click, The Faster You Fix It

Saturday 16 September 10:08:34 UTC 2017

broken computer mouse Pie Chart the faster we push the simpsons troubleshooting - 4560960256 Graph by: Ballsackistan Tagged: broken , computer , mouse , Pie Chart , the faster we push , the simpsons , troubleshooting Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Sudden Itch

Saturday 16 September 10:08:33 UTC 2017

annoying hygiene nails Pie Chart - 4673474816 Graph by: chuckolate Tagged: annoying , hygiene , nails , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Do Accept Picks?

Saturday 16 September 10:08:31 UTC 2017

guitar picks Pie Chart - 7132752896 Graph by: (via Bite) Tagged: guitar , picks , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Time it takes your pet to care that you've fallen over and can't get up

Saturday 16 September 10:08:29 UTC 2017

Bar Graph care cat dogs fall pet time - 2510627584 Graph by: will_f1986 Tagged: Bar Graph , care , cat , dogs , fall , pet , time Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Don't Want to Play This Game Anymore

Saturday 16 September 10:08:28 UTC 2017

buying gamestop video games - 6545647360 Graph by: Rage_Machine Tagged: buying , gamestop , video games Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Chances of it snowing more than an inch

Saturday 16 September 10:08:26 UTC 2017

day inch off Pie Chart scheduled school snowing weekend - 3130734848 Graph by: Tagged: day , inch , off , Pie Chart , scheduled , school , snowing , weekend Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Pigeon Flight Patterns

Saturday 16 September 10:08:24 UTC 2017

pigeon escape FAIL cycling - 7674433280 Graph by: kunst Tagged: pigeon , escape , FAIL , cycling Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » It's Super Repetitive!

Saturday 16 September 10:08:22 UTC 2017

magikarp nothing happened Pie Chart Pokémon splash - 4379752192 Graph by: clagster12345 Tagged: magikarp , nothing happened , Pie Chart , Pokémon , splash Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Countdown to HP7-2: 15 Days and I Still Miss Sirius

Saturday 16 September 10:08:20 UTC 2017

black books Harry Potter movies Pie Chart Rebecca Black twilight - 4907499008 Graph by: glee851 Tagged: black , books , Harry Potter , movies , Pie Chart , Rebecca Black , twilight Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam »  It's Really More of a Chortle

Saturday 16 September 10:08:19 UTC 2017

Awkward giggle laughing Pie Chart - 4617953792 Graph by: hannah_ Tagged: Awkward , giggle , laughing , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » This Is Not the Evil Empire You're Looking For

Saturday 16 September 10:08:18 UTC 2017

Bar Graph george lucas hitler what does the internet th - 5993868288 One is an evil mastermind who rewrites history and the other is some crazy guy from Austria. Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Bar Graph , george lucas , hitler , what does the internet th Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Untitled

Saturday 16 September 10:08:17 UTC 2017

flow chart overload short attention span too much information youtube - 3831311616 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: flow chart , overload , short attention span , too much information , youtube Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Would Rather Appreciate the Cosmos Like Carl Sagan

Saturday 16 September 10:08:16 UTC 2017

Bar Graph budget military money nasa politics space war - 6076887296 Graph by: (via Engineering-laughter) Tagged: Bar Graph , budget , military , money , nasa , politics , space , war Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Real Life: The Easiest Game of All

Saturday 16 September 10:08:15 UTC 2017

3d Bar Graph colors difficulty graphics life pong realism - 4441779200 Graph by: pap-x Tagged: 3d , Bar Graph , colors , difficulty , graphics , life , pong , realism Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How Data Visualization Works

Saturday 16 September 10:08:14 UTC 2017

Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: data , value , Video , visualization Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Hawks in the Trump Administration may not be the only ones triggered by Best Korea's nuke tests, as nearby volcano shows signs of renewed activity [Followup]

Saturday 16 September 10:01:22 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [27 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » No. Well, probably not, anyway. Mind you, may not be the worst idea ever… but yeah. Still no [Unlikely]

Saturday 16 September 9:47:22 UTC 2017

Unlikely [link] [27 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Police identify egg-throwing road rage suspect due some 'egg-cellent' leads. They scrambled to find him, and were able to poach the suspect. He's toast [Stupid]

Saturday 16 September 8:36:19 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [24 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Like father, like son [Sick]

Saturday 16 September 7:42:05 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [79 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » America will do nothing if North Korea knocks off its hat [Sad]

Saturday 16 September 7:26:55 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [64 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » They're gone, they're all gone [Sad]

Saturday 16 September 6:53:58 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [81 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » More Americans own guns than ever before [Murica]

Saturday 16 September 6:21:04 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [147 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Top vice cop busted stealing money from evidence lockers. If only there were some organization out there where honest citizens could band together and police the community. Maybe call it Citizens On Patrol or something [Dumbass]

Saturday 16 September 5:40:46 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [33 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The best news you'll hear all month. Seriously. It is [Spiffy]

Saturday 16 September 4:54:15 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [52 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Meanwhile in Baltimore: Hey look, free bikes [Obvious]

Saturday 16 September 4:40:33 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [41 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Rampaging rats not linked to local KFC, spokesman says. "We're now working closely with The Pied Piper to apprehend these rampaging rats in the surrounding area and lead them out of Keighley" [Strange]

Saturday 16 September 4:02:23 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » After Hurricane Irma, sewage and waste are bubbling up all over Florida. In other words, things are returning to normal [Florida]

Saturday 16 September 3:31:06 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [42 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Soon to be former Air Force Chaplain claims if you're not Christian you must be a devil worshipper [Dumbass]

Saturday 16 September 3:05:00 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [201 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » You can take the Floridians out of Florida, but you can't take Florida out of Floridians. You'll just have to take their car out of the swimming pool instead [Florida]

Saturday 16 September 2:50:04 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [16 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » There are even more crocodiles on the loose in Florida. Yes, crocodiles [Florida]

Saturday 16 September 2:02:04 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [57 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » No, that wasn't Sigmund that washed up in Texas after Hurricane Harvey, but it was close [Followup]

Saturday 16 September 1:14:04 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [47 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Cheetos is opening a restaurant in NYC called The Spotted Cheetah. It will feature Cheetos inspired dishes from celebrity chef Anne Burrell, whose hair was also inspired by Cheetos [Weird]

Saturday 16 September 0:26:04 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [66 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this Amsterdam art [Photoshop]

Saturday 16 September 0:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [14 comments] [Link]

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