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 » Modern slavery is alive and well in this so-called civilized world of ours, where there are an estimated 40 million slaves toiling away in horrid conditions. Here's where they live and what they do [Asinine]

Tuesday 19 September 23:31:53 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [208 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Even Robert E. Lee's former church doesn't want to be named after him anymore [Spiffy]

Tuesday 19 September 22:50:04 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [89 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Overseas hackers extorting Montana community via cyber threats. This is what happens when you don't upgrade from Windows XP [Strange]

Tuesday 19 September 22:20:05 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [78 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Tired of everything being made with pumpkin spice? Here have a slice of pumpkin spice pizza while you debate on whether to punch the person who came up with it [Sick]

Tuesday 19 September 21:50:04 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [93 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Massachusetts Supreme Court rules that roadside drunken driving tests are not valid for pot, so spark it up, kids [Cool]

Tuesday 19 September 21:20:05 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [106 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Harvard meme kid speaks out about how mad his parents were when he got kicked out [Amusing]

Tuesday 19 September 20:50:04 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [123 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Mexico City commemorates the anniversary of the catastrophic 1985 earthquake with a catastrophic 7.1 magnitude earthquake [NewsFlash]

Tuesday 19 September 20:14:15 UTC 2017

NewsFlash [link] [242 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Bachelor party COSPlaying as 45 "Magnum P.I.'s" claim they were thrown out of Detroit Tigers' "Star Wars Night" for being a distraction. Group demands replacement tickets for next season and an invite for Tom Selleck to throw

Tuesday 19 September 20:14:13 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [70 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this freaky fish [Photoshop]

Tuesday 19 September 20:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [25 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Significant Nerf gun ocular injuries are not reported in the literature, as far as we know" [Obvious]

Tuesday 19 September 19:50:04 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Life imitates Bob's Burgers as Colorado police search for Mad Pooper [Sick]

Tuesday 19 September 19:20:05 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [93 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If you're a nurse, do not post pictures and videos of yourself giving newborns the finger, calling them mini-Satans and propping them up to make them dance to hip-hop [Florida]

Tuesday 19 September 18:50:03 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [163 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Balance

Tuesday 19 September 18:23:23 UTC 2017

Image: Wikimedia Commons In a 2013 radio interview, Graham Nash recalled visiting Neil Young in 1972: The man is totally committed to the muse of music. And he’ll do anything for good music. And sometimes it’s very strange. I was at Neil’s ranch one day just south of San Francisco, and he has a beautiful lake with red-wing blackbirds. And he … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The latest thing killed by Millennials: Articles about things killed by Millennials [Obvious]

Tuesday 19 September 18:20:05 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [90 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 4-year-old boy not seriously hurt after being ejected from a car. He was soon heard saying "do it again" [Scary]

Tuesday 19 September 17:50:04 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "I'd rather have solidarity with DPRK than the USA." – Well, you're entitled to your opinion, but being the chairman of a Labour youth movement, that one probably should have been kept to yourself [Dumbass]

Tuesday 19 September 17:20:05 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [205 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Enough fentanyl to kill 32 million people seized in Queens, meaning Florida residents will need to find a new way to get through this hurricane season [Sick]

Tuesday 19 September 16:50:04 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [130 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » °)╯……………..🐟 o/ o/ o/ [Misc]

Tuesday 19 September 16:20:05 UTC 2017

Misc [link] [48 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Guy smuggling balloons full of meth into prison by swallowing them doesn't succeed, tries again [Sick]

Tuesday 19 September 15:50:04 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [35 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Puerto Rico's Public Safety Commissioner issues a blunt warning to residents of wooden houses on the island ahead of Maria's landfall :"You have to evacuate. Otherwise you're going to die, I don't know how to make this any clearer

Tuesday 19 September 15:20:05 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [145 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Some people think Monopoly takes a long time to complete. Others think D&D takes a while to finish. Then there's this monstrosity [Interesting]

Tuesday 19 September 15:16:45 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [302 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » A helicopter in Russia's totally not-a-cover-for-an-invasion war games just accidentally fired a live rocket at several parked civilian vehicles [Scary]

Tuesday 19 September 14:46:45 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [74 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Transgender Kindergarten Lesson is the name of my prog rock band [Strange]

Tuesday 19 September 14:20:05 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [399 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Welcome to New York, Mr Prime Minister, you disgustingly handsome person. Here's your award [Silly]

Tuesday 19 September 13:50:04 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [90 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Large circle of mysterious and unidentifiable purple powder found on school property has baffled authorities, as security footage shows no one visiting the area [Strange]

Tuesday 19 September 13:20:05 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [87 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio is requesting the Internet's help in picking a new name.You know what to do [Murica]

Tuesday 19 September 13:12:03 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [325 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop these two blondes [Photoshop]

Tuesday 19 September 13:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [15 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Endurance Bowling

Tuesday 19 September 12:44:18 UTC 2017

Back in 1930, George Kinder of Milwaukee set a record for endurance bowling. He bowled for 50 hours 20 mins, rolling 362 &frac12; games. He had to quit because "his thumb was badly split, blistered and torn, and he couldn't grasp the ball."

Courier News – Jan 13, 1930

41 years later, Richard Dewey of Kansas City set a new endurance … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Guy who climbed mountain only in his underwear develops hypothermia – which is French for "don't climb a farkin' mountain only in your underwear" [Dumbass]

Tuesday 19 September 12:12:03 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [34 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Suicide by cop leads to three post-suicide protest arrests [Followup]

Tuesday 19 September 11:58:08 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [312 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Must be a day ending in "Y" as Fox News is sued, again, for sexual harassment [Interesting]

Tuesday 19 September 11:46:07 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [82 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » People of Alaska, we hope you are enjoying this year's Permanent Fund Dividend check worth $1,100. If the people you keep electing into office would just stop meddling, that check could have been worth $2,350 [Sad]

Tuesday 19 September 10:35:07 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [47 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Toys "Я" Bankrupt [Followup]

Tuesday 19 September 9:56:06 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [173 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » The Untouchables vs. the Touchables

Tuesday 19 September 9:02:00 UTC 2017

One of Eliot Ness's less well-publicized duties.

Full article here. [Link]

GraphJam » Problem, Free Philosophy?

Tuesday 19 September 8:20:07 UTC 2017

disney hakuna matata lion king problem problem-free simba venn diagram - 4469210880 Graph by: Dragonx-ing Tagged: disney , hakuna matata , lion king , problem , problem-free , simba , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What goes on in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Tuesday 19 September 8:20:06 UTC 2017

Cheezburger Image 3653196544 What goes on in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Graph by: Unknown Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » People Who Have Dreadlocks

Tuesday 19 September 8:20:05 UTC 2017

college dreadlocks drugs Rasatfarians situational humor - 1731145472 LoL by: Unknown Tagged: college , dreadlocks , drugs , Rasatfarians , situational humor Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Have Them for My Contact Lenses, I Swear

Tuesday 19 September 8:20:04 UTC 2017

allergies eye drops Pie Chart stoners - 5204843008 Graph by: sskrabal Tagged: allergies , eye drops , Pie Chart , stoners Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Zombie Hands Are One-Hundred Times Creepier Than Plain Zombies

Tuesday 19 September 8:20:03 UTC 2017

Bar Graph ocarina of time scary wallmaster zelda - 5907038976 Graph by: mitchells2003 Tagged: Bar Graph , ocarina of time , scary , wallmaster , zelda Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Key to Badassery

Tuesday 19 September 8:20:02 UTC 2017

badassery darth vader fantasy magic sci fi super powers venn diagram - 6529794816 Graph by: mithrilwisdom (via Mithril Wisdom) Tagged: badassery , darth vader , fantasy , magic , sci fi , super powers , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Spambook

Tuesday 19 September 8:20:00 UTC 2017

email facebook Pie Chart spam - 4722963968 Graph by: Mintflower95 Tagged: email , facebook , Pie Chart , spam Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Keeping My Work Space Dry

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:58 UTC 2017

coasters note paper Pie Chart - 5253851136 Graph by: tuncdogukan Tagged: coasters , note , paper , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » You're Not My Real Teacher

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:57 UTC 2017

Pie Chart school substitute the office - 5383900928 Graph by: jonnydude234 Tagged: Pie Chart , school , substitute , the office Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Hours of Your Life You Will Never Get Back

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:56 UTC 2017

best of week Farmville Pie Chart regret - 5448896768 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: best of week , Farmville , Pie Chart , regret Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » "Oh Man, I Totally Forgot the Controls"

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:55 UTC 2017

excuses failure video games - 4633750784 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: excuses , failure , video games Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Failing the First Rule of Fight Club

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:54 UTC 2017

talk rule fight club - 7703856640 Graph by: celingcatiswatchingyou Tagged: talk , rule , fight club Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » If The World Had Ended I Wouldn't Have Really Missed Facebook

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:53 UTC 2017

complaining facebook end of the world mayan apocalypse Pie Chart - 6886401280 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: complaining , facebook , end of the world , mayan apocalypse , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Id Est

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:52 UTC 2017

FAIL grammar id est latin Pie Chart - 4834926592 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: FAIL , grammar , id est , latin , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » That's Cool, I'll Wait

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:49 UTC 2017

radio Music Pie Chart - 5238640640 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: radio , Music , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Stay Back

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:48 UTC 2017

cones construction Pie Chart - 7061555712 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: cones , construction , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Uses for a Car Horn

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:47 UTC 2017

anger attention avoid cars collision hi horns old people sayings scare - 2315413248 Graph by: Characins Tagged: anger , attention , avoid , cars , collision , hi , horns , old , people , sayings , scare Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Best Part of Boxing Day

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:46 UTC 2017

christmas boxing day holiday Pie Chart - 7931295744 Graph by: daniandan Tagged: christmas , boxing day , holiday , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » A Guide to Zombies

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:45 UTC 2017

zombie identification thriller - 6966973440 Graph by: dolf1nluvr (via Think Geek) Tagged: zombie , identification , thriller Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » They're All Your Bad Side

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:44 UTC 2017

attractive facebook pictures venn diagram - 5179500544 Graph by: brownbleu15 Tagged: attractive , facebook , pictures , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Procrastination Is a Key Part of My Creative Process

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:43 UTC 2017

Bar Graph reading school writing - 5117338880 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Bar Graph , reading , school , writing Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Why Must It Always Be Angry?

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:40 UTC 2017

akward angry birds explosion infographic sexytimes - 5093842944 And The Pigs are Fapping Graph by: tetzauh (via www.csectioncomics.com) Tagged: akward , angry birds , explosion , infographic , sexytimes Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Japan Is a Place of Wonders

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:39 UTC 2017

Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: value , country , infographics , Japan Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Things that Rock

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:33 UTC 2017

fingers hip hop kitten rock rock n roll - 2107632384 Graph by: TheCapm Tagged: fingers , hip hop , kitten , rock , rock n roll Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » This Digital Attack Map Displays Global DDoS Activity

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:32 UTC 2017

Submitted by: (via digitalattackmap) Tagged: the internets , technology , attacks , interactive maps , Maps Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Anyone Else See It?

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:30 UTC 2017

A Team pie mr t - 7665325568 I pity the fool… who doesn't see it. Graph by: yoloswagingstonIII Tagged: A Team , pie , mr t Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Pennies Suck, Here's Why:

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:27 UTC 2017

Submitted by: (via blog.cgpgrey.com) Tagged: best of week , money , pennies , politics , Video Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Better Check the Wayback Machine

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:25 UTC 2017

links page not found graphs funny Pie Chart - 7486343168 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: links , page not found , graphs , funny , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Components of a Calculus Problem

Tuesday 19 September 8:19:23 UTC 2017

calculus education magic math school - 1452839680 LoL by: Tabbykat417 Tagged: calculus , education , magic , math , school Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Mars research crew emerges after eight months in isolation; reads news, asks to be returned to isolation [Interesting]

Tuesday 19 September 8:13:16 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [45 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Police officers are not a disenfranchised minority [Obvious]

Tuesday 19 September 7:28:45 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [208 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Four-Sided Story

Tuesday 19 September 6:41:22 UTC 2017

University of Ljubljana electrical engineer Izidor Hafner devised this maze on a tetrahedron, presented as an unfolded plane plan. Can you find a path from one dot to the other? To do so you’ll have to fold up the figure in your head: SelectClick for Answer (From Crux Mathematicorum, December 2000. See Hafner’s Wolfram Demonstrations page for mazes on cylinders, … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » People in Switzerland want to know who is clogging their toilets with wads of cash [Strange]

Tuesday 19 September 5:47:17 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [23 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Come for an update on the now 27-year-old Hensel twins, stay for the completely unfounded speculation about their sex life. And by that we mean, abdicating facts to assume they skip guys for mutual incestuous conjoined lesbian masturbation (SFW) [Unl

Tuesday 19 September 4:06:35 UTC 2017

Unlikely [link] [187 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Come here, Maria. Here, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty [News]

Tuesday 19 September 3:34:58 UTC 2017

News [link] [144 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Considering Florida's dismal power grid, being able to use solar power during outages could be very helpful. Naturally, Florida Power and Light lobbyists made exactly that illegal [Florida]

Tuesday 19 September 3:06:10 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [135 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Not News: Man commits suicide. News: While sitting in his vehicle in parking structure of international airport. Fark: His body wasn't discovered until 8 months later [Sick]

Tuesday 19 September 2:50:04 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [98 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Couple driving through northern Maine forced to stop in middle of road. (Lynx go nowhere) [Strange]

Tuesday 19 September 2:10:18 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [47 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Few things qualify as more hoonigan than doing a burnout in a car being towed on a trailer [Facepalm]

Tuesday 19 September 1:42:11 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » I'd tap that [News]

Tuesday 19 September 0:30:29 UTC 2017

News [link] [263 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Trump planning on copying Best Korea with a parade [Facepalm]

Tuesday 19 September 0:05:18 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [83 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop what should be in this pot [Photoshop]

Tuesday 19 September 0:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [21 comments] [Link]

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