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 » Old and busted: Loose lips sink ships. New hotness: non-navy Americans posting realtime USN ship positions on Twitter [Scary]

Tuesday 3 October 23:18:42 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [63 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The only thing that can stop a bad family's target practice is Drunk Florida Man with a gun [Florida]

Tuesday 3 October 22:50:04 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [25 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The latest thing you've been doing wrong, according to a German court, breakfast [Amusing]

Tuesday 3 October 22:20:06 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [67 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Coast Guard rescues three near Sea Level, which is where pretty much all their rescues happen [Obvious]

Tuesday 3 October 21:40:05 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [37 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Dude, a normal person doesn't enter a gun store 50,000 times in a single day [Dumbass]

Tuesday 3 October 21:20:06 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [139 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » I mean, if even Iceland can get it right, why can't we? [Interesting]

Tuesday 3 October 20:50:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [131 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » First pics of Vegas shooter's weapons [Dumbass]

Tuesday 3 October 20:20:06 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [497 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » NPR staffer accidentally posts personal status to NPR social media account, brings a little brightness to a dark day [Amusing]

Tuesday 3 October 20:02:09 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [71 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Nothing exciting here, folks… Just the President throwing around hurricane relief supplies like they're basketballs [Dumbass]

Tuesday 3 October 20:00:26 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [101 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this red panda [Photoshop]

Tuesday 3 October 20:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [23 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock once tried to sue a Las Vegas casino after he slipped and injured himself while walking through the hotel. Well I guess that explains everything [Followup]

Tuesday 3 October 19:50:05 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [78 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Jimmy Kimmel's emotional, powerful monologue on the Vegas shooting [Hero]

Tuesday 3 October 19:20:06 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [303 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » New York Post apparently out to kill the 'sexy costume' industry [Asinine]

Tuesday 3 October 18:50:05 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [195 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » This story has it all. Crash through the gate and a pole at the airport. Flee. Lay down in someone's yard, only in your underwear because a snake has crawled up your pants. While traveling from Mississippi to Louisiana to see a voodoo doctor [Awk

Tuesday 3 October 18:20:06 UTC 2017

Awkward [link] [38 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Flight Insurance

Tuesday 3 October 18:04:47 UTC 2017

Again, speaking of probability, there is the story of the statistician who told a friend that he never takes airplanes. When asked why, he replied that he computed the probability that there be a bomb on the plane, and that although the probability was low, it was too high for his comfort. A week later, the friend met him on … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If you accidentally run over a fellow state trooper during a high speed chase, don't ask the body shop for a piece of the bumper to frame [Dumbass]

Tuesday 3 October 17:50:05 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [60 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Well, to be fair, the officer didn't actually say "Stop having sex in the back of the vehicle" [Dumbass]

Tuesday 3 October 17:20:06 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [68 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If you're a CEO on Undercover Boss and promise on-air to pay for an employee's wedding, you better not get cold feet [Asinine]

Tuesday 3 October 16:50:05 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [87 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Now I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you've thrown our budget a little out of whack." Seriously, what the f*ck is wrong with this guy? [Asinine]

Tuesday 3 October 16:35:09 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [366 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Police hunt axe-wielding moped gang who stole designer handbags worth £300,000. Axe-wielding moped gang? [Strange]

Tuesday 3 October 16:20:06 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [49 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It's been 1,000 days, still MH370 cannot be found. Is its disappearance related to DB Cooper, Sasquatch, global warming, pretty much any explanation is fair game [Weird]

Tuesday 3 October 15:50:05 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [64 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Panic ensues after passenger pulls out fully operational Bible on crowded train [Scary]

Tuesday 3 October 15:46:45 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [121 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "It is with a heavy heart that we report that the booby expired overnight" [Boobies]

Tuesday 3 October 15:16:45 UTC 2017

Boobies [link] [39 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » So many sad things going on right now, so here are some dolphins completely captivated by a pair of squirrels. Hope it cheers you up. (with video) [Amusing]

Tuesday 3 October 14:46:45 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [72 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Spam has only seven ingredients: pig meat, salt, water, sugar, sodium nitrite, potato starch, and marketing [Interesting]

Tuesday 3 October 13:50:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [236 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Wild and Wonderful

Tuesday 3 October 13:33:23 UTC 2017

From the Wikipedia entry:

Dick Vosburgh of The Independent commented, "Critics found it hard to accept that it had taken six writers to fashion the wafer-thin tale of a jazz flautist whose marriage to a French film star is threatened by the jealous tricks of Monsieur Cognac, her neurotic, alcoholic French poodle."[5] In his obituary for Tony Curtis in 2010, … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It took them six years but Japanese sea creatures displaced by the tsunami of 2011 are finally reaching the shores of the United States [Weird]

Tuesday 3 October 13:20:06 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [43 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » State of Rhode Island

Tuesday 3 October 13:05:00 UTC 2017

I'm encroaching on Paul's territory here, but I just learned a weird factoid about Rhode Island geography so I thought I'd share. And I'm sure many of you will also know this, but if it was new to me I'm hoping it may be new to a few of you as well.

The factoid: Most of Rhode Island is not … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this glass house [Photoshop]

Tuesday 3 October 13:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [17 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » High school students chant 'Build the wall' at football game. No word from Twitter if any of the players took a knee [Asinine]

Tuesday 3 October 12:50:05 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [163 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Here's why Australians will never understand the US obsession with guns [Interesting]

Tuesday 3 October 11:52:55 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [583 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » You never want to be that guy who's found dead in a cupboard after a solo sex game goes wrong [Weird]

Tuesday 3 October 11:17:00 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [77 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Vacant motel where alligator was found in the pool catches fire for a second time. No mad-libs were harmed in the making of this headline [Strange]

Tuesday 3 October 10:15:54 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [13 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » How to get a pie chart posted

Tuesday 3 October 9:48:04 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » What Diet Pills Really Do

Tuesday 3 October 9:48:03 UTC 2017

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Tuesday 3 October 9:48:02 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » people you've seen naked at the pool

Tuesday 3 October 9:48:01 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » When I see a bug coming towards me

Tuesday 3 October 9:48:00 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Why most people went to watch avatar

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:59 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Ability to hide

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:58 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Tom Cruise in MI Tobey Mc'Guire in Spiderman Varudu Hugh jackman in X-Men VARUDU

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:57 UTC 2017

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Tuesday 3 October 9:47:56 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Giving Birth Pain Scale

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:55 UTC 2017

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Tuesday 3 October 9:47:54 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Things Packing Tape Sticks To

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:53 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Coffee Flavor Chart

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:52 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » You Can Also Get All That at the Library

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:51 UTC 2017

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Tuesday 3 October 9:47:50 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » You Act? Act Like What?

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:49 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Mother's Day Must Require a Lot of Cakes

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:48 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » what girls think when a guy compliments them

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:47 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » What TNA Wrestling is known for

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:46 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » That's Not What the Internet Said Last Night

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:45 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » What People Think When They Hear A Car Alarm

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:44 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » What happens at college

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:43 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Untitled

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:42 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » How people spend their time on Skyrim(according to my dashboard)

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:41 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Untitled

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:40 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Uses of the "Hurricane Spin" attack in The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:39 UTC 2017

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Tuesday 3 October 9:47:38 UTC 2017

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Tuesday 3 October 9:47:37 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Top 6 careers for people with liberal arts degrees

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:36 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » What people who wear a Rolling Stones t-shirt think

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:35 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » WHat people ask me when they hear my English accent

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:34 UTC 2017

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Tuesday 3 October 9:47:32 UTC 2017

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Tuesday 3 October 9:47:31 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Things I want to do after a nap

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:30 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Ad Blockers

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:29 UTC 2017

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Tuesday 3 October 9:47:28 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Reasons why "cool teachers" are cool

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:27 UTC 2017

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Tuesday 3 October 9:47:26 UTC 2017

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Tuesday 3 October 9:47:25 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » When you happen to stumble across your favorite song playing on the radio

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:24 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Things I Do While Home Alone

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:23 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » When I Remember to Buy Toothpaste

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:22 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Why people watch Jersey Shore

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:21 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Well, That Makes Sense

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:20 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Everything Is Better With Chocolate

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:19 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Reasons People Blog

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:18 UTC 2017

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Tuesday 3 October 9:47:17 UTC 2017

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Tuesday 3 October 9:47:16 UTC 2017

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Tuesday 3 October 9:47:15 UTC 2017

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Fark.com RSS » If you're wanted for skipping on child support payments it's probably best not to taunt law enforcement on social media [Dumbass]

Tuesday 3 October 9:41:08 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Protip: If you get pulled over by a man wearing a shirt that says "Undercover Officer," he just might be a fake cop [Obvious]

Tuesday 3 October 7:07:54 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Field Reports

Tuesday 3 October 6:34:44 UTC 2017

Explorers of foreign countries can produce strikingly different maps — here’s Joseph Husson’s Map of a Woman’s Heart (1840): And here’s D.W. Kellogg’s Map of the Open Country of a Woman’s Heart (circa 1833-1842): Who’s right? Looks like the safest plan is to drop into the center by parachute. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » NRA silencer bill repeatedly suppressed by mass shootings [Sad]

Tuesday 3 October 6:04:52 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [250 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Sure it's an older article, but since Fark likes to keep recycling old fear-inducing click-bait, let's set the story straight: "No, There Has Not Been a Mass Shooting On Average For Each Day of the Year" [Followup]

Tuesday 3 October 5:15:53 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [104 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » While everyone else is screaming and running for cover, drunk guy in middle of Vegas shooting crowd stands defiant and taunts Stephen Paddock [Dumbass]

Tuesday 3 October 4:21:23 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [140 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Six years of mass shootings. One country. Hundreds dead [Murica]

Tuesday 3 October 3:55:02 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [107 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Police officer was on the 32nd floor 16 minutes after the shooter started shooting and was told to wait for SWAT. They didn't clear the room until 60 minutes later [Followup]

Tuesday 3 October 3:06:23 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [292 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Woman claims her dog found intact human penis and testicles on beach – although 'intact' might be a stretch [Strange]

Tuesday 3 October 2:26:48 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [55 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Would you like flies with that?" [Sick]

Tuesday 3 October 2:19:22 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Lifelong gun loving country music guitarist decides that maybe gun control isn't such a bad idea, after all [Dumbass]

Tuesday 3 October 1:47:21 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [230 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » In addition to the 18-odd firearms the Las Vegas shooter had in his hotel room, he left 18 more at home, along with explosives and an assortment of "electronic devices" [Followup]

Tuesday 3 October 1:16:01 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [270 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » White American men are a bigger domestic terrorist threat than Muslim foreigners [Obvious]

Tuesday 3 October 1:06:53 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [194 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "On average, there is more than one mass shooting for each day in America" [Sad]

Tuesday 3 October 0:54:54 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [106 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » After saying she didn't have sympathy for the Las Vegas shooting victims because country music fans are Trump supporters, CBS exec retires to spend more time with her utter lack of employability [Dumbass]

Tuesday 3 October 0:42:51 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [171 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Radical cleric blames Las Vegas massacre on heretics disrespecting God and country [Followup]

Tuesday 3 October 0:23:52 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [104 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "He did stuff, ate burritos." Now we know cause of Las Vegas shooting [Scary]

Tuesday 3 October 0:22:59 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [55 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this last unicorn (aka KCBlueGal's husband Joey from his hospital stay last night) [Photoshop]

Tuesday 3 October 0:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [45 comments] [Link]

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