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 » Tragedy today, as former Pope Benedict XVI was eaten by wolves. He was delicious [Interesting]

Monday 25 September 23:50:04 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [25 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Tonight at 8PM EDT, Paul's Memory Bank brings you 2 hours of songs with places (specific or general) in the title. Yeah, we're done with the alphabet kick for a long time [Live]

Monday 25 September 23:30:17 UTC 2017

Live [link] [33 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Train conductor demands legless man prove he's disabled, so the guy beat him with his wooden leg. Well, he should have [Creepy]

Monday 25 September 23:20:04 UTC 2017

Creepy [link] [60 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The suspect was seen headed north on Route 41. He is described as wearing a Coca Cola bottle [Strange]

Monday 25 September 22:20:04 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [30 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Meanwhile, in Russia… [Amusing]

Monday 25 September 21:50:04 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » That dude is so getting laid later [Hero]

Monday 25 September 21:46:44 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [92 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Usher is hailed as a hero for stopping a church gunman. Almost makes up for Bieber [Hero]

Monday 25 September 21:20:04 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [46 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Things have gotten so bad in Greece that packs of wild dogs control the streets of most of their major cities [Scary]

Monday 25 September 20:50:04 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [80 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Man arrested by Secret Service near the White House had a "slew of weapons", told officers he wanted to talk to Gen Mattis or Adm Rogers about "how to get the chip out of my head." He is expected to be working for Alex Jones by the en

Monday 25 September 20:20:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [67 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this Link [Photoshop]

Monday 25 September 20:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [22 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Pharma-Bro" Martin Shkreli is finally where he truly belongs: Locked up with the general population at the Metropolitan Detention Center in New York City. Bonus: No internet [Followup]

Monday 25 September 19:50:04 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [159 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Lingerie-clad Miami high school cheerleaders …. and you're gone. I have 184 characters remaining. Anything you want to talk about? How's the weather? it's a hot one for the first week of fall here…. Jeez, still have 40 remaining chara

Monday 25 September 19:20:05 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [157 comments] [Link]

The Oatmeal – Comics, Quizzes, & Stories » If pens worked like printers

Monday 25 September 19:18:53 UTC 2017

If pens worked like printersView [Link]

Futility Closet » Unquote

Monday 25 September 19:15:29 UTC 2017

“An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.” — Pliny the Younger [Link]

Fark.com RSS » You've just crashed your vehicle into canal at night. As it slowly sinks into the dark waters, do you risk drowning in vehicle, or climbing out to face approaching alligators? [Florida]

Monday 25 September 18:50:04 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [67 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Soon all of Hong Kong's dolphins could be dead (cetacean needed) [Sad]

Monday 25 September 18:20:05 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [40 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » No one seems to know why Chad was just banned from entering the U.S., but it's likely because he's the guy who keeps leaving the seat up [Weird]

Monday 25 September 17:47:59 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [111 comments] [Link]

The Oatmeal – Comics, Quizzes, & Stories » I can hear the universe changing

Monday 25 September 17:23:13 UTC 2017

I can hear the universe changingView [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Bourbon Street party people: Can you believe that drunken loser is spitting on people from that balcony? Karma: I got this [Stupid]

Monday 25 September 17:20:05 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [38 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Tombstones found on power plant property, meaning subby's Walking Dead/Godzilla fan fic mashup is one step closer to reality [Strange]

Monday 25 September 16:50:07 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [34 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Fark NotNewsletter: Drew announces a new book with Adam Savage 🤖 [FarkBlog]

Monday 25 September 16:24:05 UTC 2017

FarkBlog [link] [204 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Man behind the infamous 1995 "Alien Autopsy" video reveals he was just fooling us this whole time. Finally we can take all these tight-fitting tinfoil hats off our loosely-wrapped heads [Obvious]

Monday 25 September 16:20:05 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [96 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Governor of Puerto Rico calls on Pentagon for increased hurricane relief in an attempt doomed to failure due to a lack of NFL teams on the island who could draw attention by kneeling [Sad]

Monday 25 September 15:44:12 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [169 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » North Korean foreign minister says Emperor Hirocheeto's recent comments amount to a declaration of war [Followup]

Monday 25 September 15:25:08 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [242 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If you have an erection lasting 21 months, seek relief in the prison shower [NewsFlash]

Monday 25 September 15:24:36 UTC 2017

NewsFlash [link] [172 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2017-09-17 to Sat 2017-09-23. Just like healthcare.gov, Headline of the Week will need to be down for a little maintenance. For 12 hours, once a week, every week. Like any web site [FarkBlog]

Monday 25 September 14:52:21 UTC 2017

FarkBlog [link] [3 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Dog walker's dog fetches a sex toy and won't drop it. By now, it's all wet and gooey, and you know how dogs are (NSFW) [Silly]

Monday 25 September 14:50:04 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [47 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If the cops find three syringes in your vagina, along with an opioid pill wrapped in a $20 bill, you might as well try and forge your sister's signature on the arrest paperwork [Awkward]

Monday 25 September 13:50:04 UTC 2017

Awkward [link] [57 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Snake handler death declared a "mystery" despite snake being found near body, snake-shaped bruises on the neck, snake confession note [Scary]

Monday 25 September 13:20:06 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [66 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this lemur [Photoshop]

Monday 25 September 13:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [13 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Man falls to his death at Wallace Falls. Were-rabbit, penguin wanted for questioning [Sad]

Monday 25 September 12:50:05 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [22 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Electroshoe

Monday 25 September 12:21:01 UTC 2017

18-year-old Siddharth Mandala of Hyderabad has developed an "electroshoe" that will allow women to fend off attackers. One kick with the shoe and it'll deliver a powerful electric shock to an assailant. The shoe also automatically recharges itself through energy harvested from the wearer's footsteps.

So far Mandala has only developed a prototype. And unfortunately there doesn't seem to be … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Cannibal family admits to killing and eating 30 people over 18 years. One of their victims was a clown who did taste a bit funny. I'll let myself out [Sick]

Monday 25 September 12:20:05 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [123 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Let's see how Yolo Minneapolis's Free Speech Week rally went today. … Oh dear [Amusing]

Monday 25 September 11:29:08 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [219 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Attention people of Maine: Just because a farmer's corn is growing right next to the highway doesn't mean you can just pull over and pick some ears for free [Obvious]

Monday 25 September 10:43:08 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [209 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Prettiest Waitress and Most Handsome Bellboy Contest

Monday 25 September 10:10:00 UTC 2017

This item in our "Odd Beauty Contest Files" appears to represent a one-time-only competition, held as part of the famed 1939 World's Fair.

[Link]

Fark.com RSS » Zuckerberg was warned months ago about Facebook being used to spread disinformation to disrupt elections. Thanks Obama [Murica]

Monday 25 September 9:09:46 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [163 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » Snowplow Priorities after Snowfall

Monday 25 September 7:46:56 UTC 2017

situational humor snow snowplow winter - 1413919488 LoL by: AngryZealot Tagged: situational humor , snow , snowplow , winter Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Distractions, Distractions Everywhere

Monday 25 September 7:46:53 UTC 2017

x x everywhere Pie Chart distractions homework school interwebz - 6668692736 Graph by: bringingmidnight Tagged: x x everywhere , Pie Chart , distractions , homework , school , interwebz Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Not So Full of Yourself

Monday 25 September 7:46:52 UTC 2017

awesome food full hungry Pie Chart puns - 4556450560 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: awesome , food , full , hungry , Pie Chart , puns Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Jokes Told

Monday 25 September 7:46:50 UTC 2017

Cheezburger Image 2206018816 Graph by: Imaginary_light Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Got German Beer?

Monday 25 September 7:46:48 UTC 2017

beer map Germany - 7834935808 Graph by: Snake73 Tagged: beer , map , Germany Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Reported Success Putting Humpty-Dumpty Together Again

Monday 25 September 7:46:47 UTC 2017

house nursery rhyme story TV - 1473876224 LoL by: Cheezylol Tagged: house , nursery rhyme , story , TV Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » People That Diet

Monday 25 September 7:46:45 UTC 2017

diet fad food - 1384311040 LoL by: Anonom Tagged: diet , fad , food Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Likelyhood He'll Cheat On You Against Number of Video Games He Owns

Monday 25 September 7:46:44 UTC 2017

cheat games nerd relationship - 1457955072 LoL by: TWIGBy Tagged: cheat , games , nerd , relationship Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Reasons I Mess Up During Guitar Hero

Monday 25 September 7:46:42 UTC 2017

Guitar Hero technology video game - 1545830144 LoL by: Mythus Tagged: Guitar Hero , technology , video game Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Confidence in Ability to Be President Is the First Disqualification

Monday 25 September 7:46:41 UTC 2017

best of week political politics presidential campaign venn diagram - 5421310208 Graph by: snakebarnes Tagged: best of week , political , politics , presidential campaign , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Hallmark Movies

Monday 25 September 7:46:40 UTC 2017

christmas Bar Graph hallmark movies - 7091762944 Christmas movies for everyone! Graph by: Lis (via friendship-circle.tumblr.com) Tagged: christmas , Bar Graph , hallmark , movies Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » My Brain Is Broken

Monday 25 September 7:46:38 UTC 2017

tired work Line Graph sleep brain - 6772789504 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: tired , work , Line Graph , sleep , brain Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Time to Wipe… Oh, S#%t

Monday 25 September 7:46:37 UTC 2017

roll poop toilet paper - 7670610688 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: roll , poop , toilet paper Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Re-Plotted: Sad but True

Monday 25 September 7:46:35 UTC 2017

crazy girls relationships venn diagram - 4744597504 Graph by: ITS_A_TRAP Tagged: crazy , girls , relationships , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What My Husband Wants For Dinner

Monday 25 September 7:46:34 UTC 2017

dinner food home cooking husband pizza want - 2548091136 Graph by: HungryHippo Tagged: dinner , food , home cooking , husband , pizza , want Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Law Is Life

Monday 25 September 7:46:33 UTC 2017

best of week college law school Pie Chart Professors - 5270179584 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: best of week , college , law school , Pie Chart , Professors Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » GraphJam: Worry ACTAvated

Monday 25 September 7:46:32 UTC 2017

Acta censorship internet Memes SOPA - 5733678080 What is ACTA? It is a proposed international treaty called the 'Anti Counterfeit Trade Agreement', and it is being described as SOPA's bigger, meaner brother. What exactly ACTA will mean for the intertubes is a subject of debate, but it's a big deal! It would be a tool for censoring the interwebs from many countries, not just the USA. Here's … [Link]

GraphJam » Re-Plotted: I Just Find Humanity So Stimulating

Monday 25 September 7:46:31 UTC 2017

anthropology best of week college hipsters major Pie Chart - 5295558656 Graph by: aggman Tagged: anthropology , best of week , college , hipsters , major , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Whiteboard Use

Monday 25 September 7:46:30 UTC 2017

clever Office office humor photograph whiteboards - 1667194624 LoL by: natpowning Tagged: clever , Office , office humor , photograph , whiteboards Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Last Time I Took Dietary Advice From Pink Floyd I Ended Up Staying Awake For a Week

Monday 25 September 7:46:29 UTC 2017

best of week flow chart food pink floyd pudding - 6474967040 Graph by: (via Graphic Contents) Tagged: best of week , flow chart , food , pink floyd , pudding Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » BLT, You've Met Your Match

Monday 25 September 7:46:28 UTC 2017

anatomy cupcakes delicious desserts DIY flow chart food infographic no percent science - 4512488704 Graph by: (via ilovecharts.tumblr.com) Tagged: anatomy , cupcakes , delicious , desserts , DIY , flow chart , food , infographic , no percent science Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Corporation vs. Representation

Monday 25 September 7:46:26 UTC 2017

Acta corporation governement MPAA Pie Chart PIPA representative SOPA - 5775577856 Graph by: HURRDURRDURP Tagged: Acta , corporation , governement , MPAA , Pie Chart , PIPA , representative , SOPA Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Sources of Stress

Monday 25 September 7:46:23 UTC 2017

life Line Graph school stress - 6179920896 Graph by: (via I Love Charts) Tagged: life , Line Graph , school , stress Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What People Mean When They Say "All the Time"

Monday 25 September 7:46:22 UTC 2017

literally figurative graphs all the time funny - 4492162560 Graph by: iamtheredintherose Tagged: literally figurative , graphs , all the time , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Seasons in the Sun

Monday 25 September 7:46:19 UTC 2017

hell hot Pie Chart season summer sun texas - 4396211712 Graph by: awilyuh Tagged: hell , hot , Pie Chart , season , summer , sun , texas Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Yes, My Strap Really Is an Inch Wide

Monday 25 September 7:46:18 UTC 2017

clothes Pie Chart rules school uniform - 5100705792 Dress code, Y U make back to school shopping so difficult?! Graph by: purebloodfelton Tagged: clothes , Pie Chart , rules , school , uniform Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » That's Hella Cool Bro

Monday 25 September 7:46:16 UTC 2017

california celeb How People View Me Pie Chart - 5171102720 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: california , celeb , How People View Me , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Classic: Like Watching Constipated Snails

Monday 25 September 7:46:15 UTC 2017

best of week classic constipated Dragon Ball Z Pie Chart snails - 5521712896 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: best of week , classic , constipated , Dragon Ball Z , Pie Chart , snails Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » This Is Going to Be Hilarious

Monday 25 September 7:46:14 UTC 2017

Cats laser pointers pets Pie Chart - 6358023168 Graph by: captiosus Tagged: Cats , laser pointers , pets , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Why Doesn't His Van Have Windows?

Monday 25 September 7:46:13 UTC 2017

creeper old man pedo Pie Chart school - 4858544896 Graph by: Link5X Tagged: creeper , old man , pedo , Pie Chart , school Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Look at That Natural Wave!

Monday 25 September 7:46:12 UTC 2017

annoying hair Pie Chart styled - 5148227328 Graph by: ohnehinundaber Tagged: annoying , hair , Pie Chart , styled Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Truth About Mustaches

Monday 25 September 7:46:10 UTC 2017

cool truth hipsters mustaches - 7356012288 Submitted by: Daniel B. Tagged: cool , truth , hipsters , mustaches Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Balloon Animals Everyone Can Make

Monday 25 September 7:46:09 UTC 2017

ballon animals beginner level animals - 7802475008 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: ballon animals , beginner level , animals Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Free the Whales, Baby

Monday 25 September 7:46:07 UTC 2017

1337 FTW Pie Chart text speak - 5063464960 Graph by: tvcb1234567890 Tagged: 1337 , FTW , Pie Chart , text speak Share on Facebook [Link]

Futility Closet » Podcast Episode 171: The Emperor of the United States

Monday 25 September 7:30:04 UTC 2017

In the 1860s, San Francisco’s most popular tourist attraction was not a place but a person: Joshua Norton, an eccentric resident who had declared himself emperor of the United States. Rather than shun him, the city took him to its heart, affectionately indulging his foibles for 21 years. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll consider the … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Damn near killed 'em [Asinine]

Monday 25 September 7:24:08 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [47 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Good: Lost 13-year old dog rescued by hikers on Mount Bross after being there six weeks. Fark: Who takes a senior dog hiking in the mountains in the first place? [Cool]

Monday 25 September 6:09:13 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [44 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » This is why they always did head counts on school field trips [Scary]

Monday 25 September 5:44:02 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [75 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Remember when getting blotto drunk as a teenager was seen as a rite of passage into adulthood? Not so much with teenagers these days [Interesting]

Monday 25 September 5:35:06 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [89 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » What does the fox weigh? [Sad]

Monday 25 September 4:16:01 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [68 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Omaha woman discovers she has become a meme [Awkward]

Monday 25 September 2:41:49 UTC 2017

Awkward [link] [112 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It's like a cross between the ending of "The Italian Job" and that joke about wanting to die like your grandfather, peacefully in his sleep, instead of screaming and yelling, like the passengers on his bus [Scary]

Monday 25 September 0:25:18 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [29 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop who's at the microphone [Photoshop]

Monday 25 September 0:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [25 comments] [Link]

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