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 » Fark cleared in investigation into Russian influence on social media sites [Obvious]

Monday 2 October 23:56:21 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [43 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The writers at The Onion are on fire today [Satire]

Monday 2 October 23:35:50 UTC 2017

Satire [link] [142 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Tonight's Paul's Memory Bank (8pm ET) brings you 2 hours of songs with a female's name in the title. The occasional end-of-show "Fark 2017" end segment is in limbo [Live]

Monday 2 October 23:30:25 UTC 2017

Live [link] [38 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Ex-FBI agent opens cold case review into who betrayed Anne Frank and her navigator [Interesting]

Monday 2 October 20:50:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [64 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop more function keys and accessories on this keyboard [Photoshop]

Monday 2 October 20:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [23 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Tom Petty's Heart Breaks [NewsFlash]

Monday 2 October 19:50:39 UTC 2017

NewsFlash [link] [828 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "No way to prevent this," says only nation where this regularly happens [Repeat]

Monday 2 October 19:44:11 UTC 2017

Repeat [link] [155 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Fark NotNewsletter: We've not received bribes from Adidas [FarkBlog]

Monday 2 October 19:39:03 UTC 2017

FarkBlog [link] [73 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Losing Time

Monday 2 October 18:43:08 UTC 2017

There is no December 30, 2011, in the history of Samoa. The island nation requested that at the end of the year the international date line be redrawn to pass east of it rather than west, so that it could share the same time zone as Australia and New Zealand, now major trade partners. As a result, it jumped directly … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If there's any good news coming out of Vegas, people have been waiting all night at local blood banks in order to donate [Followup]

Monday 2 October 18:20:06 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [113 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Here are some of the lies that trolls are spreading about the Las Vegas shooting. Don't share these unless you don't mind being an idiot [PSA]

Monday 2 October 17:49:00 UTC 2017

PSA [link] [223 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2017-09-24 to Sat 2017-09-30. For the 80s geeks among us, find the Real Genius reference. For the rest of us, there's plenty of NFL, North Korea, Puerto Rico, Hefner, butterflies, cryptocurrency, and more. All in les

Monday 2 October 17:13:50 UTC 2017

FarkBlog [link] [7 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Walking dead "prankster" almost becomes the falling into traffic dead [Dumbass]

Monday 2 October 16:20:06 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [15 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Shooter's brother gives voice to the bafflement affecting all of us: "Where the hell did he get automatic weapons? He has no military background or anything like that, he's a guy who lived in a house in Mesquite and drove down and gambled

Monday 2 October 16:17:28 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [836 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Attica! Attica! Attica! [Dumbass]

Monday 2 October 15:50:05 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [29 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Florida man in Deland bitten by alligator near de lake [Florida]

Monday 2 October 14:50:05 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [29 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It was an old white guy [Followup]

Monday 2 October 14:40:15 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [922 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Follies of the Madmen #327

Monday 2 October 14:36:32 UTC 2017

Dogs appreciate fresh breath.

Original ad here. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Tombs opened and coffins exposed on Louisiana cemetery. I'm sure they were just out voting, not raising an army of the dead [Scary]

Monday 2 October 14:20:06 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [40 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » OJ Simpson wants $5 million for his first post-prison interview so he can have the funds to resume his search for the real killers [Followup]

Monday 2 October 13:50:05 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [98 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Jacob Rees-Mogg: abortion is morally indefensible in all circumstances including rape. What's that? Oh no… *making* money from abortions is completely fine [Sick]

Monday 2 October 13:20:06 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [66 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this cameraman [Photoshop]

Monday 2 October 13:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [14 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Ways to achieve immortality: 1) Conquer the world. 2) Invent faster than light space travel 3) Swallow a toy horn and have it uploaded to the internet by some sadist [Amusing]

Monday 2 October 12:50:05 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Plus-size pregnant woman shares body-positive images of her and her fiance on Facebook, to great acclaim and support from friends and family. You better believe that's a firing [Facepalm]

Monday 2 October 12:20:06 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [289 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » At least 50 dead, 200 injured in Vegas shooting (thread 2) [Followup]

Monday 2 October 12:12:46 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [1320 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Dating for Under a Dollar

Monday 2 October 11:13:42 UTC 2017

Haven't read the book, but I've got a few ideas. Take your date to the Dollar Store and tell her you'll treat her to any one thing. Or take her to McDonald's and tell her she can get any one thing she wants off the dollar menu.

The book itself costs more than a dollar. Available from Amazon.
[Link]

Fark.com RSS » If you let a bunch of monkeys loose in Lebanon, Ohio, the police would like to have a word with you [Strange]

Monday 2 October 11:10:46 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [35 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » Excuse Me While Go to the Other Side of the Room for a Second

Monday 2 October 10:25:59 UTC 2017

relationships cuddling fart Pie Chart - 6786509056 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: relationships , cuddling , fart , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Prepare to Share Awkward Treadmill Stares

Monday 2 October 10:25:57 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Big, Small, Evil, Misunderstood Movie Monsters

Monday 2 October 10:25:56 UTC 2017

monster movies infographics - 8014068480 Know your monster. Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: monster , movies , infographics Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Like Dis if U Luv Jeebus

Monday 2 October 10:25:55 UTC 2017

facebook hell jeebus like this if Pie Chart religion - 6525636608 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: facebook , hell , jeebus , like this if , Pie Chart , religion Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I'm Twelve and What Is This?

Monday 2 October 10:25:54 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Pencil Use: a Chart

Monday 2 October 10:25:53 UTC 2017

Bar Graph height pencil writing - 6165133056 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Bar Graph , height , pencil , writing Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What Americans Serve The Most During Christmas

Monday 2 October 10:25:51 UTC 2017

americans food christmas infographic - 7960730624 Submitted by: (via graphs.net) Tagged: americans , food , christmas , infographic Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Maybe I'll Just Take a Cab

Monday 2 October 10:25:50 UTC 2017

infographic languages taxi translations weird - 4667226880 Graph by: spiceonpsn Tagged: infographic , languages , taxi , translations , weird Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » But It's Always Coca Cola

Monday 2 October 10:25:49 UTC 2017

bottle coca cola coke design soda - 4917703168 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: bottle , coca cola , coke , design , soda Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » That'd Be Easier to Explain

Monday 2 October 10:25:48 UTC 2017

computer internets mom Pie Chart pr0n - 6536380672 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: computer , internets , mom , Pie Chart , pr0n Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Times of the Day

Monday 2 October 10:25:47 UTC 2017

time day 24 hours night - 6674480128 Graph by: (via Fbatsh ) Tagged: time , day , 24 hours , night Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What happens in Vegas

Monday 2 October 10:25:46 UTC 2017

husband internet las vegas spouse what happens in vegas wife - 2181267200 Graph by: xiphoniii Tagged: husband , internet , las vegas , spouse , what happens in vegas , wife Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I'm Gonna Feel Real Dumb Later

Monday 2 October 10:25:45 UTC 2017

friends end of the world mayan apocalypse Pie Chart - 6875125760 Graph by: markot9 Tagged: friends , end of the world , mayan apocalypse , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Best Five-Second Rule Flow Chart

Monday 2 October 10:25:44 UTC 2017

decisions food flow chart floor - 7962227200 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: decisions , food , flow chart , floor Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Curse You, Faucet

Monday 2 October 10:25:43 UTC 2017

mordor Hoth faucet temperature graphs funny - 7453495040 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: mordor , Hoth , faucet , temperature , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Does That Happen Often?

Monday 2 October 10:25:42 UTC 2017

scary bed Lights Out - 4505260032 Graph by: Athenianz Tagged: scary , bed , Lights Out Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Ghostwriter is So Upset

Monday 2 October 10:25:40 UTC 2017

language Pie Chart keyboard - 7887392768 Graph by: WHATSERFACE Tagged: language , Pie Chart , keyboard Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Own a Horse

Monday 2 October 10:25:38 UTC 2017

horses How People View Me Pie Chart texas - 5144348672 I also have a ten gallon hat and an oil tower in my backyard. Submitted by: shayerahol22 Tagged: horses , How People View Me , Pie Chart , texas Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Completely Innocent Things Doctor Who Has Made Me Afraid Of

Monday 2 October 10:25:37 UTC 2017

weeping angel TV doctor who dont-blink Pie Chart - 6883509248 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: weeping angel , TV , doctor who , dont-blink , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Middle Is Called 'Disney'

Monday 2 October 10:25:36 UTC 2017

disney florida children - 7732899328 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: disney , florida , children Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Tee Hee, You Know What Two Circles Look Like?

Monday 2 October 10:25:34 UTC 2017

juvenile mature audiences paradox venn diagram - 5303328256 Graph by: FandomTheory Tagged: juvenile , mature audiences , paradox , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Now With More Air!

Monday 2 October 10:25:33 UTC 2017

air beverages coke movies pop soda - 4924214784 Though frankly, those things are so huge that we're probably better off not drinking as much as advertised. Graph by: clagster12345 Tagged: air , beverages , coke , movies , pop , soda Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Movie Watching

Monday 2 October 10:25:31 UTC 2017

Movie inappropriate watching - 7047879680 Graph by: (via Doghousediaries) Tagged: Movie , inappropriate , watching Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Which Football Team Has The Most Fanatic Fans?

Monday 2 October 10:25:30 UTC 2017

infographic fans sports soccer - 7992007680 Graph by: neomam (via www.betfair.com) Tagged: infographic , fans , sports , soccer Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Who's that Creepy Pianist Again?

Monday 2 October 10:25:29 UTC 2017

characters glee television venn diagram - 5226319360 Graph by: jthigpen Tagged: characters , glee , television , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » You Non-Pet Owners Just Don't Understand

Monday 2 October 10:25:28 UTC 2017

awesome graphs hair pets Pie Chart - 6521520896 Graph by: justdoug Tagged: awesome , graphs , hair , pets , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Types of pictures on FAIL Blog

Monday 2 October 10:25:27 UTC 2017

FAIL failblog falliong foreign innuendo p33n people phallic sex signs - 2298611968 Graph by: chezzxpert101 Tagged: FAIL , failblog , falliong , foreign , innuendo , p33n , people , phallic , sex , signs Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Everything Is Better With Fur

Monday 2 October 10:25:26 UTC 2017

annoying cat Cats cute sleeping - 5069367552 Kitties, kittehs, and more kittays! Graph by: maxystone (via catversushuman.blogspot.com) Tagged: annoying , cat , Cats , cute , sleeping Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Santa Never Completely Goes Away

Monday 2 October 10:25:25 UTC 2017

christmas senility Line Graph santa belief - 6850899200 Graph by: (via Bite) Tagged: christmas , senility , Line Graph , santa , belief Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » A Chart of Jay Z’s Most Mentioned Brands in Songs

Monday 2 October 10:25:24 UTC 2017

brands Chart Jay Z Music - 7938056960 Submitted by: (via vanity fair) Tagged: brands , Chart , Jay Z , Music Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Do You Think They'll Care If I Get Seconds?

Monday 2 October 10:25:21 UTC 2017

costco food free samples Pie Chart shopping - 6482705408 Graph by: Jalrim Tagged: costco , food , free samples , Pie Chart , shopping Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Oh How Dangerous!

Monday 2 October 10:25:18 UTC 2017

facebook status - 7888853504 Graph by: I3ass0 Tagged: facebook , status Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Must Make the Top Comment!

Monday 2 October 10:25:17 UTC 2017

lame jokes Pie Chart top comments youtube - 6345638912 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: lame jokes , Pie Chart , top comments , youtube Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Content of a cheap website

Monday 2 October 10:25:16 UTC 2017

cheap contents Pie Chart pop ups wanted website - 3289259520 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: cheap , contents , Pie Chart , pop ups , wanted , website Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » See Also: Martinis from Waitresses

Monday 2 October 10:25:15 UTC 2017

breakfast brownies cake champions chocolate general mills i-bet-you-guys-dont-even-get-my-title Pie Chart vonnegut wheaties - 4245271808 Graph by: cbastedo Tagged: breakfast , brownies , cake , champions , chocolate , general mills , i-bet-you-guys-dont-even-get-my-tit~ , Pie Chart , vonnegut , wheaties Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » But Sexy Things Shouldn't Explode?

Monday 2 October 10:25:14 UTC 2017

explode flow chart Michael Bay transformers - 5282105344 Graph by: KBABZ42 Tagged: explode , flow chart , Michael Bay , transformers Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » That's When I Become a Kicker

Monday 2 October 10:25:12 UTC 2017

bar graphs graphs airplanes funny - 7639793152 Graph by: HalfLife3Confirmer Tagged: bar graphs , graphs , airplanes , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Things I Do in Metal Gear Solid 3

Monday 2 October 10:25:11 UTC 2017

codec metal gear solid mgs - 7657992192 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: codec , metal gear solid , mgs Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It's impossible that we're living in a kind of false reality depicted in 'The Matrix', according to a bunch of quantum physicists who obviously took the blue pill [Unlikely]

Monday 2 October 10:17:39 UTC 2017

Unlikely [link] [78 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Good news Ryanair. We've found you some pilots [Sad]

Monday 2 October 8:32:41 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [48 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Police log: Man claims he "found" 152 bottles of Jack Daniels [Unlikely]

Monday 2 October 7:52:38 UTC 2017

Unlikely [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Podcast Episode 172: An American in Feudal Japan

Monday 2 October 7:00:48 UTC 2017

In 1848, five years before Japan opened its closed society to the West, a lone American in a whaleboat landed on the country’s northern shore, drawn only by a sense of mystery and a love of adventure. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll follow Ranald MacDonald as he travels the length of Japan toward a destiny … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Budweiser's help line overwhelmed by people upset about NFL protests. Oddly, no one is complaining about their beer [Murica]

Monday 2 October 6:21:42 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [111 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Active shooter situation on Vegas strip at Mandalay Bay. UPDATE: Suspect down, according to police [NewsFlash]

Monday 2 October 6:06:37 UTC 2017

NewsFlash [link] [1411 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Twelve people involved in a massive $20 million food stamp fraud scheme wind up getting prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law [Florida]

Monday 2 October 5:47:37 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [78 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Easy Company's Donald Malarkey's gone on to his last patrol. Rest Easy, Soldier [Hero]

Monday 2 October 4:53:28 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [42 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "So I posted, just figured maybe twenty people to come and now it's going to be a rally. Way more than just a small pack of friends riding, now it's going to be a large pack of friends" [Spiffy]

Monday 2 October 3:06:54 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [23 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » White rabbit spotted travelling around London using the Tube and buses, I guess he lost his Jefferson Airplane (possible nsfw content on page) [Strange]

Monday 2 October 2:17:49 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [50 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » We expect too much from our romantic partners, the bar is just too damn high. You want in your mate a combination of: sanity + wealth + kindness + attractiveness + personal growth + not being a dumbass on social media, that isn't humanly possible

Monday 2 October 2:13:54 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [96 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Reporter wants people to know dust devils are not tornadoes, will not clean your house [Misc]

Monday 2 October 1:34:53 UTC 2017

Misc [link] [26 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Mmmm, fish eggs in a blender [Weird]

Monday 2 October 0:27:55 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this lenticular cloud [Photoshop]

Monday 2 October 0:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [24 comments] [Link]

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