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 » CVS encourages people to switch to Walgreens [Interesting]

Friday 22 September 23:52:09 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [181 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Authorities seek toilet paper bandits, analyze skid marks left at scene [Stupid]

Friday 22 September 23:43:19 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [20 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Camera car used by council to catch cars parking illegally is photographed parking illegally [Facepalm]

Friday 22 September 22:50:04 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [27 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If you ever wanted to own the mansion from the "Talladega Nights" movie, then you are in luck… if you can pony up the asking price of $4.2 million [Interesting]

Friday 22 September 22:20:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Lawyer flashes school bus with high school girls headed to basketball game, forgets kids nowadays have mobile phones with cameras [Creepy]

Friday 22 September 21:50:04 UTC 2017

Creepy [link] [78 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Not to be outdone by Colorado's "Mad Pooper," Kentucky's "Poopman" strikes again [Sick]

Friday 22 September 21:20:05 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [47 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Meanwhile, at the United Nations: "The chair recognizes the ambassador from Saudi Arabia." Ambassador: "Mmmmh, pleased to be here, I am" [Fail]

Friday 22 September 20:50:04 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [39 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » More rich people problems: Attempting to beat your Hamptons riding horse before it's dead during a competition [Dumbass]

Friday 22 September 20:20:05 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [127 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Hey, Salt Lake City, what happened to all those homeless people you arrested? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ [Strange]

Friday 22 September 20:07:50 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [144 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Bloggers: We'll give you some great online exposure in exchange for a free meal at your Michelin-starred restaurant. Chef: Your blog sucks [Fail]

Friday 22 September 20:04:48 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [116 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this thrown fat man [Photoshop]

Friday 22 September 20:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Pedal Pushers

Friday 22 September 19:53:39 UTC 2017

Cycling is popular in Trondheim, Norway, but the 130-meter hill Brubakken is more than some riders can manage. So the city installed the world’s first bicycle lift — press the start button and a plate will appear under your right foot and push you up the hill at 3-4 mph, rather like a ski lift. With a maximum capacity of … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Police warn teens about man acting strange even by Florida standards [Florida]

Friday 22 September 19:20:05 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [17 comments] [Link]

The Oatmeal – Comics, Quizzes, & Stories » Bro Cat would like to hang out

Friday 22 September 18:52:25 UTC 2017

Bro Cat would like to hang outView [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Maniac finds a way to make whitewater rafting even more dangerous by stacking six rafts on top of each other and using nine-foot oars (w/video) [Amusing]

Friday 22 September 18:50:04 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [51 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It's the Great Pumpkin Fiery Truck Crash, Charlie Brown [Florida]

Friday 22 September 18:20:05 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [34 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Court bans police from deploying stingrays without a warrant. CRIKEY [PSA]

Friday 22 September 17:50:04 UTC 2017

PSA [link] [79 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Mother and son hide in bedroom and call cops as half naked burglar breaks into their Oklahoma home. "No, we don't know where his clothes are. We've been locked in this room" [Scary]

Friday 22 September 17:20:05 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [33 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Violent times will come." Just another unexplained mystery PSA in Orange County [Weird]

Friday 22 September 16:50:04 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [65 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 7UP should not be the number of days you are awake after drinking it [Scary]

Friday 22 September 16:20:05 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [56 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Should we be celebrating my mom having sex or slut shaming her? Subby thinks it's great she has more sex than the pol tab combined. But they seem to think moms must be celibate [Murica]

Friday 22 September 15:50:04 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [591 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » European and North American visitors flock to the UK in record numbers, enjoying their improved spending power offered by the weak pound post-Brexit vote. Leavers fail to appreciate irony [Interesting]

Friday 22 September 15:20:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [75 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Rich divorced people problems: What it's like to co-own a house in the Hamptons with your ex [Amusing]

Friday 22 September 14:50:04 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [69 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » The Internet Pinball Database

Friday 22 September 14:40:36 UTC 2017

With over 67,000 images, you could spend endless hours at the IPDB.

[Link]

Fark.com RSS » If you trapped a skunk in Oklahoma and then set it on fire, animal control would like to talk, preferably upwind of you [Sick]

Friday 22 September 14:20:05 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [56 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Some people may think the end of the world is September 23, but they will probably be wrong like this hermit was back in 1694 [Interesting]

Friday 22 September 13:50:04 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [92 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Cobra Asparagus

Friday 22 September 13:49:00 UTC 2017

Weird biology.


Green Bay Press Gazette – July 20, 1965
[Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Ghost ship" beached in Florida, may take months to move it. No word on if any pirate ghosts are on it [Florida]

Friday 22 September 13:20:05 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [168 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop theme: Create a PSA poster (difficulty: no politics) [Photoshop]

Friday 22 September 13:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [49 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Fark author Sean Hinn, First of His Name, King of the Obscure Men, Breaker of Wind and Father of Dogs has returned with his second fantasy novel. Kindle device giveaways and general shenanigans to ensue. DIT (Sponsored Link) [Spiffy]

Friday 22 September 12:57:30 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [189 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Will no deal still be better than a bad deal? Will Brexit still mean Brexit? Will Theresa May threaten the EU with total destruction if they don't agree to terms? This is your Brexit speech discussion thread. (speech begins around 9.15am ET) [Liv

Friday 22 September 12:16:57 UTC 2017

Live [link] [92 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Young girl reaching out from rubble of quake-flattened Mexico City school, hailed as universal symbol of hope, never actually existed [Fake]

Friday 22 September 12:15:50 UTC 2017

Fake [link] [49 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Unter [Fail]

Friday 22 September 11:50:04 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [77 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The United States has too much bread [Obvious]

Friday 22 September 11:06:24 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [148 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » Birds Eye View of an Actual Cosplayer

Friday 22 September 10:21:03 UTC 2017

cosplay bald professor x - 7683313920 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: cosplay , bald , professor x Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Dry Erase Marker, Lipstick, Sharpie, Bodily Fluids

Friday 22 September 10:21:02 UTC 2017

drawing Line Graph pen pencil writing writing implement - 4704532224 Graph by: beansprout101 Tagged: drawing , Line Graph , pen , pencil , writing , writing implement Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Thoughts During The Walking Dead

Friday 22 September 10:21:01 UTC 2017

zombie zombie apocalypse graphs funny The Walking Dead - 7453660672 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: zombie , zombie apocalypse , graphs , funny , The Walking Dead Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » To Be Fair, Little Girls Can Be Really Mean

Friday 22 September 10:21:00 UTC 2017

dogs girls Pie Chart snowmen vacuum - 5684568320 Graph by: Tagged: dogs , girls , Pie Chart , snowmen , vacuum Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What? It Must Be Lies!

Friday 22 September 10:20:59 UTC 2017

horrible dance harlem shake - 7339256832 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: horrible , dance , harlem shake Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How I discovered I'm a loser

Friday 22 September 10:20:58 UTC 2017

alone classroom desk empty losers school teacher - 2394412288 Graph by: xsaraspondax Tagged: alone , classroom , desk , empty , losers , school , teacher Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Quick Guide to Knowing What Your Flowers Symbolize

Friday 22 September 10:20:57 UTC 2017

friendship romance flowers - 7831548672 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: friendship , romance , flowers Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I'm Indifferent About Cheese Wedges

Friday 22 September 10:20:56 UTC 2017

pie charts life cheese graphs things i love things i hate funny - 7608696832 Graph by: bartenational Tagged: pie charts , life , cheese , graphs , things i love , things i hate , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Every Time

Friday 22 September 10:20:55 UTC 2017

foam rootbeer soda pouring cup - 6772357632 Graph by: ilikegraphs123 Tagged: foam , rootbeer , soda , pouring , cup Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » True to Form

Friday 22 September 10:20:54 UTC 2017

looking good no intersection venn diagram important people - 7701417472 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: looking good , no intersection , venn diagram , important people Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Sorry, Your Friend's Not a Hacker

Friday 22 September 10:20:53 UTC 2017

facebook hacker password Pie Chart - 5690199296 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: facebook , hacker , password , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Gamer Personalities

Friday 22 September 10:20:52 UTC 2017

gamers personalities - 7958424832 Submitted by: (via Steven Lefcourt) Tagged: gamers , personalities Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Uses for Hand Sanitizer

Friday 22 September 10:20:51 UTC 2017

cuts finding hand sanitizer hands Pie Chart - 2557062656 Graph by: ironwoman358 Tagged: cuts , finding , hand sanitizer , hands , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Legen-DARY Facts About How I Met Your Mother

Friday 22 September 10:20:49 UTC 2017

how i met your mother legendary TV celeb Neil Patrick Harris infographic - 6954587904 Quantifying Everything For Great Justice Graph by: TVDuck (via TV Duck) Tagged: how i met your mother , legendary , TV , celeb , Neil Patrick Harris , infographic Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Proof That the Royal Baby Isn't the Half-Blood Prince

Friday 22 September 10:20:47 UTC 2017

Harry Potter pureblood half bloods - 7706617088 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: Harry Potter , pureblood , half bloods Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Never-Ending Blood Flow

Friday 22 September 10:20:43 UTC 2017

anime Bar Graph best of week Blood body manga - 5121574656 Graph by: RalphAndPearl Tagged: anime , Bar Graph , best of week , Blood , body , manga Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Every. Single. Summer.

Friday 22 September 10:20:41 UTC 2017

steam venn diagrams graphs video games funny steam summer sale - 7613770752 Graph by: Bro_do_u_even_lift_tho Tagged: steam , venn diagrams , graphs , video games , funny , steam summer sale Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Looks Like It's Working Fine to Me

Friday 22 September 10:20:40 UTC 2017

Pie Chart stud stud finder tools - 5304432128 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Pie Chart , stud , stud finder , tools Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How Many High Speed Chases Have You Been In?

Friday 22 September 10:20:38 UTC 2017

car chase crime fighting guns Pie Chart police shooting - 5851653376 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: car chase , crime fighting , guns , Pie Chart , police , shooting Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » News Coverage This Week

Friday 22 September 10:20:36 UTC 2017

crash Death economy iran michael jackson news recalls Subway swine flu trains - 2336561408 Graph by: TheQuestion Tagged: crash , Death , economy , iran , michael jackson , news , recalls , Subway , swine flu , trains Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Convienent Truth

Friday 22 September 10:20:33 UTC 2017

actors crazy disney jail kids Music singers truth - 2023316224 Graph by: usctrojanfan77 Tagged: actors , crazy , disney , jail , kids , Music , singers , truth Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Supposed and Filmed Locations of Fictional Places

Friday 22 September 10:20:31 UTC 2017

fictional characters movies places Maps - 7924521472 Click here to read the map in full! Submitted by: (via wondernode) Tagged: fictional characters , movies , places , Maps Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How to get likes on your Facebook comment

Friday 22 September 10:20:27 UTC 2017

facebook grammar likes Pie Chart - 6462512384 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: facebook , grammar , likes , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Also Because You Have to Listen to Their Miserable Life Story

Friday 22 September 10:20:26 UTC 2017

annoying money motivation motivational speakers Pie Chart - 5011191552 Graph by: jmoskwa99 Tagged: annoying , money , motivation , motivational speakers , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » And you may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful house. And you may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful wife. And you may ask yourself, why is that strange woman rifling through my refrigerator while wearing my wife's clothes? [Strange]

Friday 22 September 10:20:26 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [35 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » Logical Coefficients

Friday 22 September 10:20:25 UTC 2017

Cheezburger Image 8822366720 Graph by: Unknown Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Go See Harry Potter!

Friday 22 September 10:20:24 UTC 2017

cant-win family movie night movies venn diagram - 4957767936 Speaking of Harry Potter… Graph by: kissmeimmapedo Tagged: cant-win , family movie night , movies , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » BA of STFU

Friday 22 September 10:20:23 UTC 2017

ba college Pie Chart school stfu studying - 4235853824 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: ba , college , Pie Chart , school , stfu , studying Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Replotted: Unloading Loading Screen…

Friday 22 September 10:20:21 UTC 2017

loadings Pie Chart playing sims 3 video game - 6111895552 Graph by: w3bfreak Tagged: loadings , Pie Chart , playing , sims 3 , video game Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How Well Do You Eat An Apple?

Friday 22 September 10:20:19 UTC 2017

Chart sarahlcomics food apples - 7856070144 Submitted by: (via sarahlcomics) Tagged: Chart , sarahlcomics , food , apples Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » You Mean Singles Awareness Day

Friday 22 September 10:20:18 UTC 2017

forever alone memebase Memes Pie Chart singles awareness Valentines day - 4461979904 Graph by: Vinsanity_ Tagged: forever alone , memebase , Memes , Pie Chart , singles awareness , Valentines day Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Lifetime Is Informative

Friday 22 September 10:20:17 UTC 2017

Cheezburger Image 7424457728 Graph by: Unknown Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Grass

Friday 22 September 10:20:16 UTC 2017

grass green other side venn diagram - 2535671552 Graph by: baindoor Tagged: grass , green , other , side , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Cost Is Nothing Compared to the Time I'll Waste on It

Friday 22 September 10:20:15 UTC 2017

Bar Graph cost parents video games waste - 6231884800 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Bar Graph , cost , parents , video games , waste Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » New Orleans "witch" claims she can cure cancer with demonic pacts. John Constantine scoffs, lights up another cigarette (possible nsfw content on page) [Unlikely]

Friday 22 September 9:38:26 UTC 2017

Unlikely [link] [79 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » A new study discovers that people who drink too much in college have trouble finding jobs once they graduate. But at least it gives them more time to drink during the day [Sad]

Friday 22 September 8:30:25 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [39 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Gas station worker suspended after shooting robbery suspect. "I felt the need to protect myself. I'm sick and tired of being a sitting duck" [Hero]

Friday 22 September 7:31:41 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [210 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Winkie

Friday 22 September 7:12:29 UTC 2017

On Feb. 24, 1942, a bedraggled carrier pigeon arrived at an RAF bomber base on Scotland’s Fifeshire coast. She was covered with oil and appeared exhausted. The sergeant who examined her, George Ross, alerted his superior officer. The bird had been carried aboard a Bristol Beaufort bomber that had crashed in the North Sea after taking enemy fire over Norway … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The house featured in Tom Hanks movie 'The Money Pit' is on the market [Interesting]

Friday 22 September 6:40:45 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [48 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » So, the Florida nursing home where ten residents died may have tried to fudge the paperwork a bit [Followup]

Friday 22 September 5:29:53 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Why aren't religious beliefs classified as delusions? Here comes the psychology [Interesting]

Friday 22 September 4:39:40 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [236 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Margaret Court sticks her neck out to say that "…there will be no Mother's Day, there will be no Father's Day, there will be no Easter, there will be no Christmas" if marriage equality passes in Australia [Stupid]

Friday 22 September 4:03:49 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [157 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » North Korea could test hydrogen bomb over Pacific Ocean, says foreign minister [News]

Friday 22 September 3:50:56 UTC 2017

News [link] [256 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Well honestly, there's not really a GOOD place for white man to ever shout "shut the fark up, {N-word}" but one of the WORST places is while walking by protest organized by students upset about racist graffiti appearing on their campus [D

Friday 22 September 3:47:42 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [80 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Things are about to get farking CRAZY at Brigham Young University [Scary]

Friday 22 September 2:46:45 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [107 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » All the corpse flowers are blooming at the same time. EVERYBODY PANIC [Weird]

Friday 22 September 2:20:05 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [35 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If you've been to Detroit Metropolitan Airport North Terminal restrooms recently and went to wash your hands, that viscous stuff you squirted on your appendages to clean yourself WASN'T ALL SOAP [Sick]

Friday 22 September 1:53:25 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [81 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Leading opponent of marijuana legalization: The people who put out pot target the poor and minorities. Kind of like the people who put out alcohol and tobacco, maybe? [Obvious]

Friday 22 September 1:39:49 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [96 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Hunky monk goes viral with spiritual beefcake photos. Buddha be praised [Strange]

Friday 22 September 1:26:45 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » News: Maria destroys Caribbean islands, strips them of vegetation. CNN: "US mainland not out of the woods yet" [Scary]

Friday 22 September 1:00:05 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Seeing the hurricanes bearing down on the US Virgin Islands a Virginia woman springs into action and charter a private jet to fly 300 to safety. 300 pets that is [Strange]

Friday 22 September 0:36:35 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [55 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Ah, the smell of post-hurricane Florida in the morning. "What can you do about the smell? Well, not much. Go back inside. I mean, what can you do? It's in the air" [Florida]

Friday 22 September 0:33:25 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Arson suspect who set himself on fire is charged with burning personal property. The stupid, it burns [Fail]

Friday 22 September 0:09:29 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [20 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » I know we make fun of these people, but in reality, she took a minor possession charge to help arrest two armed robbers. Hero, I say [Hero]

Friday 22 September 0:09:28 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Man caught stealing from Home Depot escapes from police by completing the redneck triathalon – driving his truck into a lake, swimming across and then running across the Interstate [Murica]

Friday 22 September 0:06:45 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [16 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this Parisian reader [Photoshop]

Friday 22 September 0:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [23 comments] [Link]

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