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 » If you're one of the most wanted criminals in the country, do not post your current location on Instagram [PSA]

Wednesday 20 September 23:50:04 UTC 2017

PSA [link] [17 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » North Korea has an embarrassing amount of unpaid parking tickets [Fail]

Wednesday 20 September 22:50:04 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [57 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Equifax hangs up the "Gone Phishing" sign [Asinine]

Wednesday 20 September 22:20:05 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [74 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "The Greene County Sheriff's Office wants to let the public know to not call them about a particular Halloween display on Chuckey Pike" [Amusing]

Wednesday 20 September 21:50:04 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [25 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » An Iowa woman has gone all the way to the state Supreme Court by arguing that the speeding ticket she was issued after being caught speeding by a camera violated her constitutional rights because police can't delegate their police powers [Hero]

Wednesday 20 September 21:20:06 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [190 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Man dies in attempted murder-suicide, which really makes you wonder what would've happened if the attempt had been successful [Fail]

Wednesday 20 September 20:50:05 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The country's opioid crisis is so bad life expectancy numbers are being cut short [Murica]

Wednesday 20 September 20:20:05 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [147 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop what this artist is really painting [Photoshop]

Wednesday 20 September 20:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [29 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Today in Blue Lives Matter, police shoot deaf man carrying, "metal pipe with leather loop on one end" [Asinine]

Wednesday 20 September 19:50:04 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [222 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Well, there it is. The stupidest thing I have seen on the internet all week [Facepalm]

Wednesday 20 September 19:20:06 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [213 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Bet you didn't know you were saying "twat" wrong this whole time [Amusing]

Wednesday 20 September 18:50:05 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [139 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » In the wake of Maria striking the Island, Puerto Rico is without power. Not, "some cities in ", not "parts of", but the WHOLE ISLAND [Followup]

Wednesday 20 September 18:41:12 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [93 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » That moment when you discover the babysitter has been drinking your breast milk [Creepy]

Wednesday 20 September 18:20:06 UTC 2017

Creepy [link] [68 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » First wild bison spotted in Germany in over 250 years gets immediately shot and killed by hunters [Asinine]

Wednesday 20 September 17:50:05 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [102 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Pricipal. Caught sayof ADHD in adults stopped handstanding, is he dead or not [Interesting]

Wednesday 20 September 17:20:06 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [91 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Headline: "Is my drinking normal, or am I an alcoholic?" Well, you're reading this on Fark, so there you go [Interesting]

Wednesday 20 September 16:50:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [187 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Drug dealer's cunning plan to get back into jail to sell pot to inmates. Throw a rock at police cruiser: ✓ Get arrested: ✓ Tossed back in Jail: ✓ Pull 8 Kinder Eggs out of your ass while guards are watching: Surprise [Dumbass

Wednesday 20 September 16:30:05 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [75 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » And here's a story about duck dicks [Interesting]

Wednesday 20 September 15:50:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [58 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Muhammad enters the top 10 most popular boys' names in England and Wales. The meltdowns promise to be epic [Interesting]

Wednesday 20 September 15:50:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [228 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » UK to Google and Facebook, "Remove terrorist propaganda or be fined heavily. You have two hours to comply" [Hero]

Wednesday 20 September 15:20:06 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [323 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Follies of the Madmen #326

Wednesday 20 September 15:06:06 UTC 2017

1) Sturgeons are the ONLY ones to make caviar, therefore they are best by default, and the point is moot.

2) The mental juxtaposition engendered by this ad between a fishy taste and the taste of coffee is most unpleasant.

Original ad here. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Drone stops execution by carrying out execution [Interesting]

Wednesday 20 September 14:50:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [102 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Yes, we know there's a dead humpback whale floating near town, please stop calling us to report it. Also please don't go out and touch it [Weird]

Wednesday 20 September 14:20:06 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [38 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Denver hit by haboob, wasn't even in the Champagne Room [Interesting]

Wednesday 20 September 13:50:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [59 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The grilled-cheese eating surrender monkeys surrender once again [Silly]

Wednesday 20 September 13:20:06 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [114 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this windswept shoreline [Photoshop]

Wednesday 20 September 13:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [19 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » No Trespassing Gun-Trap

Wednesday 20 September 12:56:00 UTC 2017

1935: John Nardo, 61, repeatedly told William Cavin, 58, to stop coming around calling on his daughter Marion, 27. After all, Cavin was already married with two kids. Plus, it doesn't seem that Marion wanted him coming round either. But Cavin persisted.

So Nardo rigged up a deadly trap for Cavin. He connected a concealed pistol to a 'No Trespassing' … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » What if that huge asteroid had missed the Earth and the dinosaurs hadn't died out? [Interesting]

Wednesday 20 September 12:50:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [163 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Colorado cops search for poop-and-run jogger. The squat and pop runner. The ol' drop and dung. The stop and shart. The crouch and crap. OK, I'm done now [Repeat]

Wednesday 20 September 12:20:07 UTC 2017

Repeat [link] [161 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » ♪ Wagging of tails and big sloppy kisses, begging for treats and licking of dishes, these are a few of our favorite things. ♫ Welcome to your inaugural Woofday Wednesday thread [Sappy]

Wednesday 20 September 12:00:30 UTC 2017

Sappy [link] [331 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » We hope you really like that cold-pressed juice and all the wastefulness that comes with it [Sad]

Wednesday 20 September 11:56:57 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [62 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Taco Bell, alcohol, and a $2 bill … what could go wrong? [Amusing]

Wednesday 20 September 11:33:42 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [62 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Two 8-year-old boys fight, then go home. Neighbor doesn't think fight is done, drags one kid from his home, makes them fight again [Strange]

Wednesday 20 September 9:45:57 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [60 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Now you too can have your own "dad bod" thanks to the Dadbag line of fanny packs [Amusing]

Wednesday 20 September 8:43:39 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [46 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The tiny island sags upwind/'cause the life that they lived is dead/and the wind screams Maria (link updated) [Followup]

Wednesday 20 September 7:33:56 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [49 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » The Vuvuzela Explained

Wednesday 20 September 7:11:07 UTC 2017

horns noises soccer sports vuvuzela world cup - 3658572032 The Vuvuzela Explained Graph by: lovesweasley95 Tagged: horns , noises , soccer , sports , vuvuzela , world cup Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What Noble Tables

Wednesday 20 September 7:11:05 UTC 2017

literal periodic table table - 5076666368 Graph by: (via Pleated-Jeans) Tagged: literal , periodic table , table Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Unless You Just Copy/Paste From Wikipedia

Wednesday 20 September 7:11:04 UTC 2017

best of week copypaste essay Line Graph school truancy story wikipedia - 6163601920 Graph by: StarsHallelujah Tagged: best of week , copypaste , essay , Line Graph , school , truancy story , wikipedia Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Add Some Battling and This is Accurate

Wednesday 20 September 7:11:02 UTC 2017

anime pe chart - 7958420480 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: anime , pe chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Smiley Just Adds Insult to Injury

Wednesday 20 September 7:11:01 UTC 2017

pie charts youtube graphs funny - 7577533952 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: pie charts , youtube , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » American Idol Flow Chart

Wednesday 20 September 7:11:00 UTC 2017

American Idol hollywood reality tv sing - 1736599296 LoL by: MissAJ Tagged: American Idol , hollywood , reality tv , sing Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Will Never Live This Down

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:59 UTC 2017

Bar Graph my life is ruined stupid things - 6311705344 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Bar Graph , my life is ruined , stupid things Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Behold, the Nebula of NES Games

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:58 UTC 2017

poster NES video games Pop Chart Lab nintendo - 7802411264 Click the poster to get a detailed view of this star system of NES history, tracking every game broken down by release date and genre, with over 100 illustrations of titles. Submitted by: (via Pop Chart Lab) Tagged: poster , NES , video games , Pop Chart Lab , nintendo Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » SWINE FLU (H1N1)

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:57 UTC 2017

content infection Media swine flu venn diagram - 2778335232 Graph by: pianoknight Tagged: content , infection , Media , swine flu , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Reasons to get the Amulet of Mara

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:56 UTC 2017

elder scrolls inventory marriage Pie Chart Skyrim video games - 6320310272 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: elder scrolls , inventory , marriage , Pie Chart , Skyrim , video games Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » First words you learn in a foreign language

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:55 UTC 2017

curse words drunk foreign hello language learn Pie Chart speak swear words words - 2439075072 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: curse words , drunk , foreign , hello , language , learn , Pie Chart , speak , swear words , words Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Cutscenes Are Wicked Dangerous

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:54 UTC 2017

Death cutscenes Videogames bullets - 5108596224 Graph by: caleb0708 Tagged: Death , cutscenes , Videogames , bullets Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Instant Anatomy Textbook

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:53 UTC 2017

good condition peen Pie Chart textbook used - 5255239680 Graph by: TheBklynbOMB Tagged: good condition , peen , Pie Chart , textbook , used Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Old Yeller, No!!!

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:52 UTC 2017

best of week cry dogs movies old yeller Pie Chart - 5489407744 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: best of week , cry , dogs , movies , old yeller , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What Laptops are Used For

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:51 UTC 2017

bed computer convenience internet laptop new school work - 3155915520 Graph by: KimiGryphon Tagged: bed , computer , convenience , internet , laptop , new , school , work Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Races of The Hobbit

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:50 UTC 2017

bilbo races hobbit - 7150404608 Graph by: (via Daily Infographic ) Tagged: bilbo , races , hobbit Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Forever a Jedi

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:47 UTC 2017

Luke forever alone star wars Movie sister kissed Pie Chart - 5312142080 Graph by: starwarsfan11 Tagged: Luke , forever alone , star wars , Movie , sister , kissed , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Back By Unpopular Opinion

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:46 UTC 2017

best of week nice popularity venn diagram - 5705806080 Graph by: BlankBarcode Tagged: best of week , nice , popularity , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Radiation Makes Me Smile

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:45 UTC 2017

faces radiation smile - 4806790656 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: faces , radiation , smile Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Higher the Education, Better the Lifestyle

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:43 UTC 2017

lifestyle higher education health infographic - 6880035584 Graph by: (via Educationrequirements) Tagged: lifestyle , higher education , health , infographic Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How Far I Can Go in QWOP

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:42 UTC 2017

bar graphs QWOP graphs funny - 7639763456 Graph by: Rayquaza932 Tagged: bar graphs , QWOP , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » If You Don't See Him It's Only Cause He's Hiding

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:41 UTC 2017

creepy Pie Chart slender man window - 6512313088 Submitted by: philosonick Tagged: creepy , Pie Chart , slender man , window Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Just Don't Ask It to Gain Self-Awareness

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:40 UTC 2017

apple Bar Graph iphone 4s phone siri - 5321861888 Graph by: Greg Kroleski Tagged: apple , Bar Graph , iphone 4s , phone , siri Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Inside the Mind of Kanye

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:38 UTC 2017

mind infographics kanye west - 7415801088 Graph by: (via Infographics for Dummies) Tagged: mind , infographics , kanye west Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Notice the Suspicious Lack of Big Numbers Here?

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:37 UTC 2017

school Line Graph usefulness numbers math - 6979980032 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: school , Line Graph , usefulness , numbers , math Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Typical Male Response

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:36 UTC 2017

typical reponses yoga - 7697139200 Graph by: paigevictoria Tagged: typical , reponses , yoga Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Who Just Uses Their Mouse to Make Graphs?

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:35 UTC 2017

graphs mouse this guy thumbs venn diagram who has - 4287134976 Graph by: kilimbo Tagged: graphs , mouse , this guy , thumbs , venn diagram , who has Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How big people want objects to be

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:33 UTC 2017

bar graphs big car computer huge large microscopic phone small TV - 2951154688 Graph by: P3nguinzrul3Z Tagged: bar graphs , big , car , computer , huge , large , microscopic , phone , small , TV Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Level Up on your Branches of Economics

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:32 UTC 2017

school Chart Economics g rated School of FAIL - 7817895680 Submitted by: (via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) Tagged: school , Chart , Economics , g rated , School of FAIL Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » An Endless Cycle

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:31 UTC 2017

cycle dad mom parents Pie Chart - 6005308672 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: cycle , dad , mom , parents , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Do Believe in Vampires

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:28 UTC 2017

dracula edward cullen tinkerbell twilight - 6316901888 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: dracula , edward cullen , tinkerbell , twilight Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » My Investment Plan

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:27 UTC 2017

401k change craigslist economy furniture investment options - 1773412096 LoL by: DocJ Tagged: 401k , change , craigslist , economy , furniture , investment , options Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » chances of a baby being at a movie theatre

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:25 UTC 2017

Babies chance kids movies sexy theatre - 1875228416 LoL by: nmickelsen23 Tagged: Babies , chance , kids , movies , sexy , theatre Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » That Makes It Sound So Ordinary

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:24 UTC 2017

computers infographic languages wtf - 4605171200 Graph by: martindurin2 Tagged: computers , infographic , languages , wtf Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What Sorcery is This?

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:23 UTC 2017

bar graphs sorcery graphs usb drive funny - 7504682752 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: bar graphs , sorcery , graphs , usb drive , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Miracles of Magnets

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:22 UTC 2017

ICP miracles magnets how do they work infographic - 7061521408 Graph by: (via Magnets) Tagged: ICP , miracles , magnets , how do they work , infographic Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Maybe It's Mad Because You Think It's Called "Words"

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:20 UTC 2017

computers microsoft word Pie Chart spelling word - 5326863616 Graph by: BrawlerPRO Tagged: computers , microsoft word , Pie Chart , spelling , word Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Things to Ignore: Me

Wednesday 20 September 7:10:19 UTC 2017

cat catnip pets venn diagram - 4825246208 Graph by: kitters1234 Tagged: cat , catnip , pets , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Always look at the helpers [Boobies]

Wednesday 20 September 6:36:39 UTC 2017

Boobies [link] [73 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » A Pi Fractal

Wednesday 20 September 6:12:09 UTC 2017

Jack Hodkinson, who created the Corpus-Christi-College-shaped prime number that I mentioned last week, has sent along a remarkable followup produced by string rewriting. Here are the rules: The top row lists pixels of various colors; on each pass we’ll be replacing each of these with the 3 × 3 square beneath it. Start with a single color: Following the associated … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Chiropractor doesn't hire overweight people, practice actual medicine [Asinine]

Wednesday 20 September 6:09:02 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [88 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Who knew that there was a Dutch Oven World Championship? [Interesting]

Wednesday 20 September 5:35:17 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Florida: If the hurricanes don't get you, the sinkholes will [Florida]

Wednesday 20 September 5:32:55 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [9 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » White person who painted WHITE POWER and swastikas all over the neighborhood will not be charged with a crime [Murica]

Wednesday 20 September 4:32:13 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [133 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Family receives 7-figure settlement and cop gets jail time for negligence in man's drowning death. Why, *yes*, the victim was white [Asinine]

Wednesday 20 September 4:30:39 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [71 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » White supremacist arrested without incident after murdering two black men [Obvious]

Wednesday 20 September 3:30:39 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [130 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Man being pursued by state police breaks off chase to fill out job application [Strange]

Wednesday 20 September 3:17:52 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [15 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It's a slow news day, so here are some flies farking [Amusing]

Wednesday 20 September 3:11:41 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [29 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » More than half those polled in California have considered moving out of the state due to housing costs…maybe earthquakelandslidefires too…but definitely housing [Obvious]

Wednesday 20 September 2:50:04 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [86 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Maybe General Jack D. Ripper was right after all [Stupid]

Wednesday 20 September 1:44:24 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [48 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Well leaving a 'hot and sexy' sign outside your house asking for a lineman after Hurricane Irma is one way to get the electricity back in your life [Giggity]

Wednesday 20 September 1:30:38 UTC 2017

Giggity [link] [92 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this powerful presence [Photoshop]

Wednesday 20 September 0:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [30 comments] [Link]

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