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 » Well maybe the world will end today after all [Followup]

Saturday 23 September 23:49:45 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [110 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Wisconsin high school requires girls wearing dresses submit photos of themselves wearing the dress before they buy tickets to homecoming [Fail]

Saturday 23 September 23:30:44 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [184 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Knifeman slashes at then gets stabbed by Deli-man who is then is charged with his murder. Batman seen just shaking his head [Facepalm]

Saturday 23 September 20:45:06 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [115 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Brew 12,000 gallons of beer in your backyard? Sure, why not [Cool]

Saturday 23 September 20:08:37 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [30 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this pachyderm [Photoshop]

Saturday 23 September 20:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [24 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Man chastises 4-year-old birthday girl for sky littering [Dumbass]

Saturday 23 September 19:56:07 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [81 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Strike that. Reverse it [Followup]

Saturday 23 September 17:39:44 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [117 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Half a million Londoners decide that they'd rather save money than be safe and sign petition demanding Uber keep their licence [Followup]

Saturday 23 September 17:14:44 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [134 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Easy Does It: Canned Goods Rule

Saturday 23 September 15:42:00 UTC 2017

The bad-acid-trip Good Fairy of Canned Vegetables talks about marketplace disruptions and paradigm shifts, and serves as Cupid. Be sure to enjoy the suicidal tomatoes plunging to their canned goods deaths. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Mexico just tested another hydrogen bomb [Scary]

Saturday 23 September 15:02:58 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [64 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Cosmic Welcome Mat

Saturday 23 September 14:38:00 UTC 2017

The latest from artist Jonathon Keats: a "cosmic welcome mat" to greet visitors from outer space. The mats will be placed at various locations around the Bedford Park campus of Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, to coincide with the 68th International Astronautical Congress that will be taking place nearby. The mats will be examined periodically to check for signs of … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Romero Institute research finds that using alcohol to medicate social anxiety can backfire. "Because alcohol is often readily available in social situations, it's an understandable coping strategy" [Obvious]

Saturday 23 September 14:06:24 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [60 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Meet Rocket Raccoon's Great Grandpa [Amusing]

Saturday 23 September 13:49:34 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [44 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Truck carrying 40,000 pints of vodka overturns. Thousands upon thousands of people volunteer for cleanup efforts [Obvious]

Saturday 23 September 13:09:49 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [45 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this rural woman [Photoshop]

Saturday 23 September 13:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [27 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » I say again, North Korea has NOT tested a hydrogen bomb. That 3.4 scale earthquake on the heels of threats against the U.S. is a complete coincidence and certainly NOT any sort of bomb [Scary]

Saturday 23 September 12:26:41 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [151 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 15-year-old shelter cat that loves being held finds his forever home just in time for Caturday [Caturday]

Saturday 23 September 12:00:00 UTC 2017

Caturday [link] [942 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Start stockpiling Hortons' doughnuts immediately [Sad]

Saturday 23 September 11:34:28 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [65 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » Microsoft Logo History

Saturday 23 September 11:07:17 UTC 2017

Bill Gates computers history logo microsoft timeline - 6631348992 Graph by: (via Microsoft) Tagged: Bill Gates , computers , history , logo , microsoft , timeline Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » If It Were Alive I'd Put It Out of Its Misery

Saturday 23 September 11:07:15 UTC 2017

computer family misery - 5695809536 Graph by: Ethan Tagged: computer , family , misery Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » No Exceptions

Saturday 23 September 11:07:11 UTC 2017

john coltrane Music soprano saxophone - 7003396864 Graph by: (via I Love Charts) Tagged: john coltrane , Music , soprano , saxophone Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Enjoyability of Coffee by Temperature

Saturday 23 September 11:07:10 UTC 2017

coffee duality infographic sad but true - 6420145408 Graph by: (via Opposite of Apathy) Tagged: coffee , duality , infographic , sad but true Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Bed Intruder: The Flowchart!

Saturday 23 September 11:07:09 UTC 2017

Antoine Dodson bed intruder flow chart flowchart hide ya kids hide ya wife lincoln park rapist were-coming-for-you - 3966392832 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Antoine Dodson , bed intruder , flow chart , flowchart , hide ya kids , hide ya wife , lincoln park , rapist , were-coming-for-you Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Angles = Numbers

Saturday 23 September 11:07:08 UTC 2017

Angles geometry math numbers - 5505242112 Mind = Blown Graph by: Incontroll Tagged: Angles , geometry , math , numbers Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Take Us, Robot Overlords

Saturday 23 September 11:07:06 UTC 2017

infographic interesting labor robots - 5203748864 Graph by: May (via singularityhub.com) Tagged: infographic , interesting , labor , robots Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » You Know the Values are Long When Settlers of Catan is the Median

Saturday 23 September 11:07:05 UTC 2017

games Zombie Dice Arkham Horror settlers of catan board games love letter Talisman - 7849121536 Graph by: GISTPodcast Tagged: games , Zombie Dice , Arkham Horror , settlers of catan , board games , love letter , Talisman Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Chances of Cat sleeping on Clothes

Saturday 23 September 11:07:04 UTC 2017

Cats clothes pets - 1477330176 LoL by: queenie522 Tagged: Cats , clothes , pets Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Sweet/Tart Chart

Saturday 23 September 11:07:01 UTC 2017

apples Chart grocery store sweet - 6461583104 Graph by: (via I Love Charts) Tagged: apples , Chart , grocery store , sweet Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Summary Of Straight Men

Saturday 23 September 11:07:00 UTC 2017

dating venn diagram single men - 7901344256 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: dating , venn diagram , single men Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Breakdown of Government Funding in England

Saturday 23 September 11:06:59 UTC 2017

Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: monty python , TV Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Come On Guys We Can't Go To College As Virgins

Saturday 23 September 11:06:58 UTC 2017

american pie movies Pie Chart pron truancy stories virgin - 5518536192 Graph by: RelentlessLOLZ Tagged: american pie , movies , Pie Chart , pron , truancy stories , virgin Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Don't Tell Those Fanatic Teeny-Boppers About This

Saturday 23 September 11:06:57 UTC 2017

justin bieber one direction Music venn diagram - 7900489728 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: justin bieber , one direction , Music , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » OMG My Fam Iz Soooooooo Boring

Saturday 23 September 11:06:55 UTC 2017

dinner family omg Pie Chart talking - 5652066816 Graph by: Meyerdude Tagged: dinner , family , omg , Pie Chart , talking Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Shakespearean Venn Diagrams

Saturday 23 September 11:06:52 UTC 2017

shakespeare venn romeo and juliet - 7701288192 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: shakespeare , venn , romeo and juliet Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Grain of Sand

Saturday 23 September 11:06:51 UTC 2017

beach contact lenses food large sandwiches shoes small - 1759393536 LoL by: RickC Tagged: beach , contact lenses , food , large , sandwiches , shoes , small Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Assume It's Completely Accurate

Saturday 23 September 11:06:49 UTC 2017

sexytimes Pie Chart fanfic - 5237200640 Graph by: sushichef Tagged: sexytimes , Pie Chart , fanfic Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Seriously, Stop It

Saturday 23 September 11:06:47 UTC 2017

2012 chain emails Line Graph year - 5816696320 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: 2012 , chain emails , Line Graph , year Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Replotted: Where's the Butter Gone

Saturday 23 September 11:06:46 UTC 2017

butter international Memes norway butter crisis - 5590829568 Submitted by: k3ntag3nt Tagged: butter , international , Memes , norway butter crisis Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Things Aren't Looking Up

Saturday 23 September 11:06:44 UTC 2017

homework school forgot - 4506727424 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: homework , school , forgot Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Back to the Grind

Saturday 23 September 11:06:43 UTC 2017

college Sad school summer - 5148468736 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: college , Sad , school , summer Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Importance of Nap Time

Saturday 23 September 11:06:42 UTC 2017

class college high school kindergarten naps sleeping - 2033122560 Graph by: cmoney345 Tagged: class , college , high school , kindergarten , naps , sleeping Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Gift That Keeps on Giving…

Saturday 23 September 11:06:41 UTC 2017

caffeine school addiction college Pie Chart engineer - 5341764352 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: caffeine , school , addiction , college , Pie Chart , engineer Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How Else Would The Infection Spread So Fast?

Saturday 23 September 11:06:40 UTC 2017

Bar Graph infection zombie - 6448690944 Graph by: Stormrider2112 Tagged: Bar Graph , infection , zombie Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Chance a guy will sit with legs crossed

Saturday 23 September 11:06:39 UTC 2017

body guy legs TV - 1592260352 LoL by: Sarioscat Tagged: body , guy , legs , TV Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What About Maine?!

Saturday 23 September 11:06:38 UTC 2017

america espn fear gorillas idaho is a boss maine Maps - 4492275712 Way to go, Idaho! Graph by: Unknown Tagged: america , espn , fear , gorillas , idaho is a boss , maine , Maps Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Like a Thousand Muscles Cried Out at Once

Saturday 23 September 11:06:35 UTC 2017

a thousand voices doing good laziness Pie Chart star wars the force - 4233722112 Graph by: barox6 Tagged: a thousand voices , doing good , laziness , Pie Chart , star wars , the force Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Part of This Balanced Pop Sensation

Saturday 23 September 11:06:34 UTC 2017

awards show breakfast eggs lady gaga meat Music poker face venn diagram - 4463976192 Graph by: dinglemunch Tagged: awards show , breakfast , eggs , lady gaga , meat , Music , poker face , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Usage of the vote section on websites such as GraphJam

Saturday 23 September 11:06:29 UTC 2017

content graphjam home page Pie Chart publish say view vote vote page - 3310172928 Graph by: ckpy8 Tagged: content , graphjam , home page , Pie Chart , publish , say , view , vote , vote page Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If you've had too much to drink, call an Uber to drive you home. Not an 8-year-old girl [Dumbass]

Saturday 23 September 9:28:08 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [34 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Canadian out Canadians everyone by politely telling bears to leave his property [Cool]

Saturday 23 September 7:34:10 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [27 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Memorial

Saturday 23 September 7:29:37 UTC 2017

Balloonist Andy Collett was floating over South Gloucestershire in July 2012 when he spotted something striking: a heart-shaped meadow in the center of a stand of oaks. “This was the most amazing sight I have ever seen from the sky,” he told the Telegraph. “It was a perfect heart hidden away from view — you would not know it was … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Guajataca Dam in Puerto Rico has developed a crack and is going to fail. Immediate evacuation for all persons downstream is in place. Stay safe, anyone in the danger zone [News]

Saturday 23 September 6:52:35 UTC 2017

News [link] [147 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » School: Vermont teacher fired for demonstrating Nazi salute to third graders [Strange]

Saturday 23 September 6:29:09 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [72 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Hottie gym teacher arrested for keeping physically fit with student… again [Dumbass]

Saturday 23 September 5:48:13 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [97 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Jim Bakker says if you're too cheap to buy his food buckets, you will have to answer to God on an empty stomach once the rapture hits [PSA]

Saturday 23 September 4:11:20 UTC 2017

PSA [link] [135 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Landlord recorded having sex with other man in tenant's bed gets 2 years in prison [Followup]

Saturday 23 September 3:19:23 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [66 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Towson University is totes goats for landscaping [Cool]

Saturday 23 September 3:13:59 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [12 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "The suspect is pants-less… I repeat, pants-less" [Creepy]

Saturday 23 September 3:08:15 UTC 2017

Creepy [link] [25 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The sinking feeling you get when you realize the adult bear you're carrying in the back of your pickup and that you assumed was near death, really isn't [Scary]

Saturday 23 September 3:01:15 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [23 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » And now for the winner of the "Worst Airport in the U.S." The award goes to (drum roll) LaGuardia [Obvious]

Saturday 23 September 2:12:14 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [66 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » New statue to Kalashnikov in Moscow accidentally includes image of German WWII rifle, whose designer was taken to Russia and may have worked on AK-47 design [Awkward]

Saturday 23 September 1:56:21 UTC 2017

Awkward [link] [87 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It's a good thing Alaska built all those bridges to nowhere, since the legislature forgot to pay next year's ferry budget [Dumbass]

Saturday 23 September 1:27:57 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [26 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The iPhone version of the Quote of the Day app is done. More DIT [Spiffy]

Saturday 23 September 1:24:08 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [26 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » One Canadian province decides to make the day after pill available at pharmacies [Hero]

Saturday 23 September 0:49:28 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [59 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » When you really need it to come in 30 minutes or less? Or in most Farkers' case, 30 seconds or less. And yes, you would probably hit it [Amusing]

Saturday 23 September 0:26:15 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [51 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this bunny in hand [Photoshop]

Saturday 23 September 0:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [21 comments] [Link]

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