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 » Or you can have what's in this box [Sad]

Saturday 30 September 23:49:47 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [127 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Woman arrested after allegedly attacking officers with flaming broom [Strange]

Saturday 30 September 23:47:03 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Before there was a Concorde in the skies there was a Soviet "Concordski" in the skies, this is the story of its tragic demise [Interesting]

Saturday 30 September 23:22:06 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [43 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » No, Ceiling Teacher is not watching you cheat [Fake]

Saturday 30 September 22:58:35 UTC 2017

Fake [link] [12 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Horny……….. tortoise ……….. travels……….. 6……….. miles……….. to……….. zoo……….. to……….. get……….. laid [Giggity]

Saturday 30 September 22:23:04 UTC 2017

Giggity [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » OMFG the first known use of OMG was 100 years ago this month. In a letter to Winston Churchill ROTFLMAO [Misc]

Saturday 30 September 22:19:03 UTC 2017

Misc [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Lawsuit alleges a man was killed following a fight over a Hot Pocket. Jim Gaffigan wanted for questioning [Scary]

Saturday 30 September 21:37:45 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [51 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Apparently there are people who will gladly pay $270,000 for a 100 sq ft apartment that isn't in Tokyo or NYC [Stupid]

Saturday 30 September 20:01:05 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [95 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop these masked birds [Photoshop]

Saturday 30 September 20:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [15 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » The Hollow Nickel Case

Saturday 30 September 19:48:43 UTC 2017

In June 1953, Brooklyn newsboy Jimmy Bozart was collecting in a Foster Avenue apartment building when someone paid him with a nickel that felt light. When he dropped it it popped open, revealing a piece of microfilm that bore a series of numbers (below). The New York police gave it to the FBI, which spent four years trying to determine … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » New poll says that just over half of Americans find themselves physically attractive and don't care what other people think. Subby can't be bothered with those numbers as he has to be at the gym in 26 minutes [Interesting]

Saturday 30 September 19:15:47 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [117 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Fark ready headline: Top reasons why prostitution is better than nursing [Amusing]

Saturday 30 September 19:03:05 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [89 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Indiana city creates world's largest chalk pavement drawing. No word on who will clean all the erasers [Cool]

Saturday 30 September 18:06:49 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It turns out the Hawaiian crow was not permanently leied to rest after all [Spiffy]

Saturday 30 September 18:00:31 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [42 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Can'talan [Interesting]

Saturday 30 September 17:41:20 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [99 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Actor proves quite convincing playing a robber, cops hail his performance as role of a lifetime [Scary]

Saturday 30 September 17:31:47 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » After the devastation of Hurricane Irma, one Florida man is determined to rebuild his community the only way he knows how: With rum [Hero]

Saturday 30 September 16:44:20 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [29 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Honor graduate of the Ric Romero School of Journalism pinpoints those elusive wedding clues that foretell a doomed marriage [Obvious]

Saturday 30 September 16:12:10 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [96 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » A public health booze bill that wants to put an end to Ireland's drinking culture by putting it behind curtains in supermarkets? Good luck with that [Unlikely]

Saturday 30 September 15:42:55 UTC 2017

Unlikely [link] [44 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Someone actually thought it was newsworthy to sample and rate the best gas station coffee in every state… and someone else thought it was worth paying that person to write the story. Truly, journalism at its finest [Murica]

Saturday 30 September 15:26:06 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [76 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Ohio is for idiots [Dumbass]

Saturday 30 September 14:15:05 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [99 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Exposed Before Mona Lisa

Saturday 30 September 13:50:07 UTC 2017

Performance artist Deborah de Robertis's latest piece involved sitting in front of the Mona Lisa in the Louvre while exposing her genitals and shouting "Mona Lisa, my p****, my copyright." All while stunned tourists looked on.

Apparently she has a history of similar genital-exposing performance pieces. She explained later, "My message is to question the place of women artists in the … [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Eight Minutes of 1979 Commercials

Saturday 30 September 13:50:06 UTC 2017

Talking dogs, dancing housewives, magical cleansers–plainly, we were all insane. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The loneliest streets of dreams in America. Here I go again on my own (slideshow) [Sad]

Saturday 30 September 13:46:50 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [82 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Parents hopping mad after gym teacher chokes students with jump rope [Scary]

Saturday 30 September 13:36:51 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [45 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Plummeting plumber's potential passing prevented (by) port-a-potty [Plug]

Saturday 30 September 13:21:55 UTC 2017

Plug [link] [30 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this idyllic waterway [Photoshop]

Saturday 30 September 13:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [17 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Feel like your relationship with your SO is dead? Social media has probably killed it [Obvious]

Saturday 30 September 12:47:55 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [64 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Florida police officer feeds stray cats, pays for their vet care including spay/neuter, and has so far found homes for 63 felines. Sorry FLORIDA tag, you're not needed on Caturday [Caturday]

Saturday 30 September 12:00:00 UTC 2017

Caturday [link] [705 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » ICE detainees think they're paying $400 a month toward their $10,000 court bonds, but they're really paying $400 a month just to rent their ankle monitors [Murica]

Saturday 30 September 11:57:00 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [48 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Not news: Bank teller steals $185,000. Fark: From homeless man [Strange]

Saturday 30 September 11:43:15 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [50 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Las Vegas PD gambles you'll take their word over an NFL player's [Followup]

Saturday 30 September 11:06:33 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [86 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » my road being plowed

Saturday 30 September 10:32:06 UTC 2017

Bar Graph blizzard inches plowed road snow whiteout - 3159845376 Graph by: KerriKearney Tagged: Bar Graph , blizzard , inches , plowed , road , snow , whiteout Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » It's Not Fun if I HAVE to Do It

Saturday 30 September 10:32:05 UTC 2017

piano lessons pie charts graphs funny - 7609091328 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: piano lessons , pie charts , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » My Bisexual What?

Saturday 30 September 10:32:03 UTC 2017

all men are pigs boyfriend grammar menage a trois Pie Chart sex - 4291369472 Graph by: TooUnoriginal Tagged: all men are pigs , boyfriend , grammar , menage a trois , Pie Chart , sex Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What You Sleep in Says About You

Saturday 30 September 10:32:00 UTC 2017

sleep clothes bedroom - 7101596160 Graph by: (via Bite) Tagged: sleep , clothes , bedroom Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Replotted: What Could Possibly Be More Important Than Skyrim?

Saturday 30 September 10:31:59 UTC 2017

Bar Graph news politics Skyrim teens - 5510492416 Graph by: IHeartGraphs Tagged: Bar Graph , news , politics , Skyrim , teens Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Do You Not Understand What Color Blind Means?

Saturday 30 September 10:31:58 UTC 2017

color blind Pie Chart - 7000564992 Graph by: mnewman19 Tagged: color blind , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Childfree is the Way For Me

Saturday 30 September 10:31:56 UTC 2017

pie charts kids childfree parenting graphs funny - 4488551168 Graph by: xfanficx Tagged: pie charts , kids , childfree , parenting , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I'll Drown In This!

Saturday 30 September 10:31:55 UTC 2017

Blood cut Pie Chart shaving wound - 5198261248 Graph by: abberwockyyy Tagged: Blood , cut , Pie Chart , shaving , wound Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What Your Dog Will Bark At

Saturday 30 September 10:31:51 UTC 2017

bark Cats dogs guest intruder nothing Pie Chart squirrels - 2555142656 Graph by: valeriecide Tagged: bark , Cats , dogs , guest , intruder , nothing , Pie Chart , squirrels Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Want to Take a Look at My Collection?

Saturday 30 September 10:31:50 UTC 2017

best of week collection nerdy socially awkward venn diagram - 5664367616 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: best of week , collection , nerdy , socially awkward , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Videogames are Good for You

Saturday 30 September 10:31:49 UTC 2017

gaming infographic - 8015857664 Submitted by: (via suckstobeyourgirl) Tagged: gaming , infographic Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Predictions

Saturday 30 September 10:31:48 UTC 2017

pie charts call of duty Inception chronicles of narnia james bond graphs funny - 7605300992 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: pie charts , call of duty , Inception , chronicles of narnia , james bond , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » It's Shaped Like a Penis for a Reason

Saturday 30 September 10:31:47 UTC 2017

drawing drunk friend marker no no tubes notes Pie Chart sharpie - 4470747904 Graph by: Ada-lost-life Tagged: drawing , drunk , friend , marker , no no tubes , notes , Pie Chart , sharpie Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » And the Discoveries Usually Involve Explosions

Saturday 30 September 10:31:46 UTC 2017

discovery channel motorcycles Pie Chart television - 5354679808 Graph by: H3nQ Tagged: discovery channel , motorcycles , Pie Chart , television Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » 42 Amazing Maps

Saturday 30 September 10:31:40 UTC 2017

Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: Maps , Video Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Bitcoin: Who’s left after TerraHash?

Saturday 30 September 10:31:39 UTC 2017

bitcoin infographic TerraHash - 7897383936 With TerraHash gone, who are the players still in the Bitcoin mining game? Graph by: neomam (via bitcoinexaminer.org) Tagged: bitcoin , infographic , TerraHash Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Don't Do This to Your Doctor

Saturday 30 September 10:31:38 UTC 2017

hearing huh listening Pie Chart - 4715598080 Graph by: arriman Tagged: hearing , huh , listening , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Reasons the police are called to a car alarm

Saturday 30 September 10:31:37 UTC 2017

Cheezburger Image 8823150080 Graph by: xenedar Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Do You Get the Meaning That I Am Trying to Convey?

Saturday 30 September 10:31:36 UTC 2017

interviews know-what-im-saying Pie Chart rappers - 5846617600 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: interviews , know-what-im-saying , Pie Chart , rappers Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Baby, Baby, Baby, Oh

Saturday 30 September 10:31:35 UTC 2017

baby baby justin bieber lyrics Music Pie Chart the biebs - 5651511552 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: baby baby , justin bieber , lyrics , Music , Pie Chart , the biebs Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » With Great Power Comes Dead Parents

Saturday 30 September 10:31:33 UTC 2017

dead parents Death movies orphans superheroes - 3707217920 With Great Power Comes Dead Parents Graph by: NandoStevens Tagged: dead parents , Death , movies , orphans , superheroes Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Taco Salad, Problem Solved

Saturday 30 September 10:31:31 UTC 2017

Bar Graph food goldilocks microwave problem solved taco salad temperature - 4516917504 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Bar Graph , food , goldilocks , microwave , problem solved , taco salad , temperature Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Look Out for that Adorable Mob of Kangaroos

Saturday 30 September 10:31:30 UTC 2017

trivia animal facts mob animal - 7683378944 Graph by: (via Jessica Draws) Tagged: trivia , animal facts , mob , animal Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » He's a Lin-spiration to Us All

Saturday 30 September 10:31:29 UTC 2017

asians bad puns Bar Graph basketball Jeremy Lin - 5866467584 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: asians , bad puns , Bar Graph , basketball , Jeremy Lin Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Know all the Important Phrases

Saturday 30 September 10:31:27 UTC 2017

foreign language Pie Chart swears what people say when - 6193711872 Graph by: Wani Tagged: foreign language , Pie Chart , swears , what people say when Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Not Pictured: Times You Stab Yourself in the Eye and Blink the Contact Out With Your Tears

Saturday 30 September 10:31:25 UTC 2017

contacts ouch Pie Chart vision - 5147513600 Graph by: EmergencySalad Tagged: contacts , ouch , Pie Chart , vision Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » And If They Don't Dance, Then They Ain't No Friends Of Mine

Saturday 30 September 10:31:24 UTC 2017

venn dance safety - 7769801728 Graph by: SunnySophie Tagged: venn , dance , safety Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Pick Your Poison

Saturday 30 September 10:31:23 UTC 2017

pick your poison computers windows mac linux operating systems - 6747638272 Graph by: login123 Tagged: pick your poison , computers , windows , mac , linux , operating systems Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Gamer Life Cycle

Saturday 30 September 10:31:22 UTC 2017

cycle gaming work - 5914286336 If you're a gamer without a job it's more like a death spiral Graph by: VLDragon Tagged: cycle , gaming , work Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » You're Telling Me It's Not a New Type of Candy?

Saturday 30 September 10:31:21 UTC 2017

candy fields flow chart higgs boson particle physics science - 6410718976 Science Has Dropped Graph by: (via Invadexran) Tagged: candy , fields , flow chart , higgs boson , particle physics , science Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Black Friday

Saturday 30 September 10:31:20 UTC 2017

shopping black friday cyber monday infographic holidays shoppers - 6769592576 Black Friday can be scary! Submitted by: Rachelbarney (via Ereplacementparts) Tagged: shopping , black friday , cyber monday , infographic , holidays , shoppers Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Penny Lane

Saturday 30 September 10:31:19 UTC 2017

beatles lyrics venn diagrams penny lane graphs funny - 7548992000 Graph by: klopek007 Tagged: beatles , lyrics , venn diagrams , penny lane , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I'll Have to Ramble for a Second While I Think Up an Answer

Saturday 30 September 10:31:18 UTC 2017

Pie Chart question school teacher - 5277575936 "Class, what do you think?" is just a clever way to buy time. Graph by: mrclick100 Tagged: Pie Chart , question , school , teacher Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » One Continent Under God

Saturday 30 September 10:31:17 UTC 2017

america continent the world usa - 6598830592 Graph by: (via Rockstar111) Tagged: america , continent , the world , usa Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Trump on the deaths of Puerto Rican U.S. Citizens: It's been incredible the results that we've had with respect to loss of life. People can't believe how successful that has been [Sick]

Saturday 30 September 9:41:47 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [265 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Florida Man charters company plane to bring emergency supplies to Puerto Rico. Hero tag trumps Florida tag, just this once [Hero]

Saturday 30 September 7:16:13 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [57 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Not to tell you how to run a business, but you should probably stop holding your behavioral counseling sessions for convicted sex offenders inside resort hotels where families with children are vacationing [Asinine]

Saturday 30 September 6:06:22 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [35 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The nation that designed and built the Avro Arrow will now be looking to bolster their front-line Air Force fleet by scrounging for secondhand American aircraft from such military powerhouses as Australia and Kuwait [Amusing]

Saturday 30 September 3:41:56 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [153 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » To the people of Sichuan, China, worry not about the 78 crocodiles that escaped from a Sichuan farm, worry about the 5 still on the loose [Scary]

Saturday 30 September 2:50:03 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [29 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If you've been waiting to be terrorized by a twenty-six foot tall wooden-faced grandmother spasmodically jerking through the streets of a major city, Geneva's your place to be [Scary]

Saturday 30 September 2:15:46 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » North Korea announces that it has millions lining up for government food assistance…oh, wait, "to join the military"….so, same thing [Silly]

Saturday 30 September 1:41:29 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [51 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » U-Haul truck disclaimer: Name does not imply you can just haul it away without renting it. Also does not apply to ATM machines you don't own [Dumbass]

Saturday 30 September 1:07:12 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [23 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "I am begging, begging anyone who can hear us to save us from dying. If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying." –Mayor of San Juan, PR [Scary]

Saturday 30 September 0:48:49 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [393 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Seattle's origami butterfly mystery has been solved: it's anti-choice activists [Followup]

Saturday 30 September 0:34:53 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [144 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Russian hacker held by Spain on US warrant: "It would be unfair for me to be extradited to the US to face trial there because I might also face punishment there." For some reason the Russians want him extradited to Russia. Probably coincidenc

Saturday 30 September 0:32:55 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [27 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop theme: Yep yep yep [Photoshop]

Saturday 30 September 0:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [26 comments] [Link]

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