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 » What's more fun for New Yorkers than watching a bridge getting blown up? Watching the dreaded old Kosciuszko Bridge blown straight to HELL [Cool]

Sunday 1 October 23:37:51 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [62 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » In the wake of a deadly gas explosion, Colorado ordered testing of gas pipelines. And it's not as bad as feared. Only 430 are leaking [Scary]

Sunday 1 October 22:50:28 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [39 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Dear Deidre, my mate and I got REALLY drunk and had a threesome with a girl I just met …and I liked it when he touched me. Am I now gay O_o? [Giggity]

Sunday 1 October 22:45:58 UTC 2017

Giggity [link] [165 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » ISIS continues their reign of terror, with an attack in… Edmonton? [Scary]

Sunday 1 October 20:24:13 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [215 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Wait, having exotic birds and a cat in a restaurant kitchen isn't okay? [Dumbass]

Sunday 1 October 20:20:49 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [29 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this melting bird [Photoshop]

Sunday 1 October 20:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [26 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Does Vanuatu know where they are gonna go when the volcano blow? [Scary]

Sunday 1 October 17:46:07 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [54 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Mette Ingvartsen

Sunday 1 October 16:49:02 UTC 2017

The Danish dancer Mette Ingvartsen is currently staging her nude performance "7 Pleasures" in New York City. (CAUTION: nude still image at link.) I imagine the show will look something like what you will see starting at the 2:20 mark in the video below. (More nudity, natch.)

For her theorizing, go to the second video.

[Link]

Fark.com RSS » There are many ways to punish a 12-year-old girl. Waterboarding is not one of them [Sick]

Sunday 1 October 16:42:04 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [146 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Say what you want about Spirit Airlines but they just delivered 27,000 pounds of aid and rescued 200 people from Aguadilla [Spiffy]

Sunday 1 October 16:38:22 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [44 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It's spider mating season, so brace yourself as 150 million giant spiders will take root in your homes, find their ideal mates, and reproduce. That's right; it's a literal giant spider invasion [Creepy]

Sunday 1 October 15:26:12 UTC 2017

Creepy [link] [72 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Man revived after 19th heroin overdose. 19? Is there a Guinness record for heroin overdoses? [Asinine]

Sunday 1 October 15:17:29 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [156 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Pleased to Meet You

Sunday 1 October 14:57:43 UTC 2017

Unusual personal names collected by onomasticist Elsdon C. Smith for his Treasury of Name Lore, 1967: Dr. Pacifico D. Quitiquit Lala Legattee Wiggins Stanley Toogood Effie Bowleg Polycarp Pridgen Merriweather Trivelpiece Aspidia Snitch Tabaca Blacksheep Iva Headache Marietta Avenue Jeeter Vaseline Malaria Soda Water Ten Million St. Elmo Bug Fice Mook Trammer W. Splown Gulley Cowsert Buckshot Magonicle Teemer Furr … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » In today's Real Headline or The Onion test we have this head-scratcher: "Dark web drug dealer arrested headed to beard competition" [Strange]

Sunday 1 October 14:54:03 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Not sure what is more amazing: a tree-trimming company in Pennsylvania got fined $95 million for hiring illegal immigrants or that a tree-trimming company in Pennsylvania had $95 million in the first place? [Strange]

Sunday 1 October 14:45:03 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [80 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Ports close in Madagascar as plague continues to spread [Scary]

Sunday 1 October 14:25:45 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [55 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Yeah, hello, 911? I'd like to threaten a judge, please" [Florida]

Sunday 1 October 14:08:45 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [23 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » OJ Simpson is now free to resume his search for the real killer [Followup]

Sunday 1 October 13:59:45 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [105 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Part of it, I think, is that it just feels good to let out a great meow" [Silly]

Sunday 1 October 13:42:45 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [56 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Dr. Seuss's nephew claims his beloved children's books are not racist, though those accusations will always persist despite how hard they otherwise try to insist [PSA]

Sunday 1 October 13:38:45 UTC 2017

PSA [link] [108 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this spitting fire [Photoshop]

Sunday 1 October 13:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [17 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » CSB Sunday Morning: Wedding shenanigans [CSB]

Sunday 1 October 13:00:00 UTC 2017

CSB [link] [86 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Stormfront white supremacist group with 330K members holding summit in Crossville, TN this weekend. What could possibly go right? [Asinine]

Sunday 1 October 12:44:03 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [206 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Pause Pod

Sunday 1 October 12:10:57 UTC 2017

It's a personal-sized tent that you can bust out at work when you need "Your Private Space for Relaxation." Or use it at home to "Evoke Mindfulness."

Available for $99 via indiegogo.

[Link]

Fark.com RSS » For one brief, shining moment you could buy CBD oil extracts from Target's website [Spiffy]

Sunday 1 October 10:09:32 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [37 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The British government cranks up its plans to build a tunnel under Stonehenge to eleven [Followup]

Sunday 1 October 10:08:02 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [41 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » In about three months recreational marijuana becomes legal in California and even the state has no idea how it's all going to work [Stupid]

Sunday 1 October 9:32:32 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [107 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » In Texas, homeowners fight with their HOAs over the right to park fully functioning World War II tanks in their driveways [Obvious]

Sunday 1 October 8:50:02 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [89 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » The Book is Not Dead

Sunday 1 October 7:52:00 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Remember to Bring Tupperware!

Sunday 1 October 7:51:58 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Apparently Yes

Sunday 1 October 7:51:57 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Believed Maturity of Cursing vs. Age

Sunday 1 October 7:51:55 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Practice Makes Perfect

Sunday 1 October 7:51:53 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Facebook Knows

Sunday 1 October 7:51:51 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Is He Drinking Pabst Ironically, Or Fueling a Crippling Addiction?

Sunday 1 October 7:51:50 UTC 2017

addiction Bar Graph best of week drinking hipster homeless iPhones pabst - 5513577216 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: addiction , Bar Graph , best of week , drinking , hipster , homeless , iPhones , pabst Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Robb Stark 2012

Sunday 1 October 7:51:49 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » The End Result is the Same – Lacerations

Sunday 1 October 7:51:48 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » A Watched Clock Never Ends a Meeting

Sunday 1 October 7:51:47 UTC 2017

meetings work Pie Chart - 7990061056 Graph by: markot9 Tagged: meetings , work , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » So I Have This Virus…

Sunday 1 October 7:51:44 UTC 2017

computers it nerd Pie Chart programmer - 5045393152 Graph by: CommanderBrot Tagged: computers , it , nerd , Pie Chart , programmer Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » More Moore's Laws

Sunday 1 October 7:51:43 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » I Just Wish It Would Auto-Update My Facebook Status With This Info!

Sunday 1 October 7:51:41 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Do You Think They Put Weird Stuff in There, Just to Mess With Us?

Sunday 1 October 7:51:39 UTC 2017

computers legal license agreement Pie Chart - 5859751680 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: computers , legal , license agreement , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Just Wait Until You See You're Bank Statement

Sunday 1 October 7:51:37 UTC 2017

shopping holiday money Pie Chart - 7935665408 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: shopping , holiday , money , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Replotted: But What Happens When Chuck Norris Roundhouse Kicks a Nokia?

Sunday 1 October 7:51:36 UTC 2017

chuck norris cockroach lego nokia Pie Chart - 5886875392 Graph by: i_am_the_night_before Tagged: chuck norris , cockroach , lego , nokia , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Energy of Richter

Sunday 1 October 7:51:34 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » My Junior and Senior Years Were Switched

Sunday 1 October 7:51:31 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Replotted: Same Thing, Really

Sunday 1 October 7:51:29 UTC 2017

dogs eating flow chart food toddlers - 5853314560 Graph by: kristinawhite182 Tagged: dogs , eating , flow chart , food , toddlers Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Jobs of George W. Bush

Sunday 1 October 7:51:28 UTC 2017

george w bush political president Republicans scapegoat - 2146747648 Graph by: That_Guy_Behind_You Tagged: george w bush , political , president , Republicans , scapegoat Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Full of Hot Air

Sunday 1 October 7:51:27 UTC 2017

hot air Pie Chart plankton SpongeBob SquarePants TV - 6446826240 Graph by: crazed3raser Tagged: hot air , Pie Chart , plankton , SpongeBob SquarePants , TV Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Graphed Trufax

Sunday 1 October 7:51:26 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » What I Can Do

Sunday 1 October 7:51:25 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Things Kids Want to Discuss In Public Places

Sunday 1 October 7:51:22 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Han Shot First, Damn It!

Sunday 1 October 7:51:21 UTC 2017

3d han shot first movies original Pie Chart remakes - 5768838144 Graph by: batman_45 Tagged: 3d , han shot first , movies , original , Pie Chart , remakes Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Researcher's Dilemma

Sunday 1 October 7:51:19 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » 1, 2, 3, Show!

Sunday 1 October 7:51:18 UTC 2017

Cheezburger Image 4770533120 Graph by: (via SMBC) Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » More Sunshine, More Problems

Sunday 1 October 7:51:16 UTC 2017

homework Line Graph school weather - 4652666368 Graph by: goldenfreddy Tagged: homework , Line Graph , school , weather Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Posting Without Parents

Sunday 1 October 7:51:15 UTC 2017

facebook google parents Pie Chart posting - 5386421504 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: facebook , google , parents , Pie Chart , posting Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Why people think I'm a lesbian.

Sunday 1 October 7:51:14 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » So Lady-Like

Sunday 1 October 7:51:12 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Exotic Dancers vs. Part-Time Faculty

Sunday 1 October 7:51:11 UTC 2017

Cheezburger Image 5441393408 Graph by: Unknown Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The world assumes it knows Kim Jong-un and North Korea ..but you know what happens when we assume [Interesting]

Sunday 1 October 6:05:59 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [54 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » California schools pass out skin flutes [Sick]

Sunday 1 October 5:56:06 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [61 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Uncontained engine failure" [Scary]

Sunday 1 October 4:31:43 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [122 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » So basically, if you meet a childless woman over 50, don't talk to her [Sad]

Sunday 1 October 4:31:04 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [237 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Man won't face trial for murdering his ex-girlfriend after receiving early death sentence by prison chicken sandwich [Weird]

Sunday 1 October 3:39:59 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [43 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » ….and the Trump tweeting about the NFL goes on and on …on and on …on and on …on and on …on and on …on and on …on and on …on and on [Dumbass]

Sunday 1 October 3:29:59 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [148 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Man high dives from helicopter in Malibu and does not survive. Oh man, that's not the way it works in the movies [Fail]

Sunday 1 October 2:32:43 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [53 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » SoCal beaches stink [Strange]

Sunday 1 October 2:15:56 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [19 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Egypt hunting down gay men and forcing anal exams before their trials [Asinine]

Sunday 1 October 1:38:18 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [107 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » WHEN 'YAP' MEANS 'NO': Ohio 17-year-old caught having sex with family's pet wiener dog – again [Creepy]

Sunday 1 October 1:29:05 UTC 2017

Creepy [link] [85 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » And now, fake news [Fake]

Sunday 1 October 0:33:18 UTC 2017

Fake [link] [30 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this striking stadium [Photoshop]

Sunday 1 October 0:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [17 comments] [Link]

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