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 » C-C-C-C-Combo Breaker: U.S. Military takes delivery of a major new weapon system on-time and on-budget [Spiffy]

Monday 9 October 23:30:04 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [71 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Tonight at 8PM EDT, Paul's Memory Bank brings you two hours of songs about cars and roads. Who knew that by making the battery plates smaller you could get more water in there meaning you don't have to fill as often? Autolite did [Live]

Monday 9 October 23:30:03 UTC 2017

Live [link] [85 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Family explains "misunderstanding" led to Chicago police arresting man driving 20 mph over speed limit near O'Hare International with .45 handgun at his feet, AR-15 in trunk next to pressure cooker [Unlikely]

Monday 9 October 22:20:04 UTC 2017

Unlikely [link] [73 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Chicago hits its 500th shooting-related death for 2017. Still can't make a decent pizza [Sad]

Monday 9 October 21:50:04 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [167 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "I don't really want to call him there because Melania is there, and I don't want to cause any kind of jealousy or something like that," Ivana said, laughing. "Because I'm basically first Trump wife, okay? I'm first lady,

Monday 9 October 20:50:04 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [182 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Get thee to a hurricanery [News]

Monday 9 October 20:26:04 UTC 2017

News [link] [86 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » New way of teaching Columbus: Putting him on trial for murder [Murica]

Monday 9 October 20:20:05 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [191 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this cameraman [Photoshop]

Monday 9 October 20:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [18 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Please note: if you're planning a historical reenactment of a battle including tanks and machine guns, you may want to mention this to people in advance [Florida]

Monday 9 October 19:50:04 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [25 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "What might sound like a perverse, rights-deprived, Handmaid's Tale-esque dystopia is actually a popular bodybuilding competition that fashions itself as a 'sport,' with competitors often referring to themselves as 'athletes'&

Monday 9 October 19:20:05 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [130 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » God may be your co-pilot, but don't pay attention to Jesus when he tells you to tailgate that cop [Florida]

Monday 9 October 18:50:04 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [37 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It's polite to say thank you for some things: a thoughtful card, some help with moving, being captured as a POW in World War II [Interesting]

Monday 9 October 18:20:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [56 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "I'll take 'Things you really don't want to see from the top of a ferris wheel' for $500, Alex" [Scary]

Monday 9 October 17:50:04 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [45 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » California's on fire. Again. Still. As usual [PSA]

Monday 9 October 17:20:05 UTC 2017

PSA [link] [159 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Today's Fark ready headline comes to us from our favorite state: "Group sex during Hurricane Irma reportedly ends with decomposed body" [Florida]

Monday 9 October 16:50:04 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [42 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Theodore Tugboat grew up, started hanging out with the wrong crowd and was busted hauling 3.7 tons of cocaine [Unlikely]

Monday 9 October 16:20:04 UTC 2017

Unlikely [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 'Wine train' vs. 'wine-tasting limo' FIGHT [Fail]

Monday 9 October 15:50:04 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [43 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Hurricane Nate smashes pumpkins across Mississippi beach. Linus inconsolable [Misc]

Monday 9 October 15:20:04 UTC 2017

Misc [link] [37 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Dog found in dumpster named 'Oscar' seeks a forever can [Sappy]

Monday 9 October 14:50:04 UTC 2017

Sappy [link] [34 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Man who wrote "If You Take The Kids, I'll Kill You?: The Public Confession of Missouri's Most Notorious Wife Killers." takes a plea deal for (spoiler alert) [Dumbass]

Monday 9 October 14:20:05 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [41 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » No visas for Turkey. Unclear whether Mastercard still accepted [NewsFlash]

Monday 9 October 13:46:51 UTC 2017

NewsFlash [link] [215 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The truth about Robert E. Lee? Not only was he a traitor who got his ass kicked by actual American patriots, but he really, really sucked at his job [Obvious]

Monday 9 October 13:20:05 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [361 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop these rough riders [Photoshop]

Monday 9 October 13:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [25 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » South Korea has built "blackout bombs" to use against North Korea, so we have that to look forward to [Scary]

Monday 9 October 12:50:06 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [116 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Temporarily Blind

Monday 9 October 12:22:25 UTC 2017

May 1974: Three students at Northeast High School in Philadelphia participated in a medical experiment in which for five days they experienced what it was like to be blind.

I'm guessing this kind of experiment would never be allowed nowadays in a high school.

Source: Temple University digital collections (image one, image two) [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Search for downed plane in Beaver Lake called off. No word if they used man in a canoe [Sad]

Monday 9 October 11:50:03 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [33 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's a giant puppet named "Arthur, the drunken man" wandering the streets of Ireland [Weird]

Monday 9 October 11:19:02 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Elderly woman run down by aggressive bicyclist, who then proceeds to scream obscenities at her. Includes social media post and interview: "I hate to slow down. Most of the time people move. These people wouldn't move" [Dumbass]

Monday 9 October 10:50:36 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [352 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » The Bubble Hat

Monday 9 October 10:36:00 UTC 2017

More pix and info here. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Terrifying 'fire devil' emerges from Portugal wildfires, looks to probe Mother Nature's backside [Scary]

Monday 9 October 9:22:18 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [20 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » A Slogan for Every Occasion

Monday 9 October 8:19:42 UTC 2017

inappropriate slogan maker Pie Chart - 7086227968 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: inappropriate , slogan maker , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Joys of Sharing Your Bed With a Dog

Monday 9 October 8:19:41 UTC 2017

bed dogs pets sleeping what actually happened - 6447112704 Graph by: idkidc Tagged: bed , dogs , pets , sleeping , what actually happened Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Probability that I wil stay out drinking until 5 am

Monday 9 October 8:19:39 UTC 2017

alcohol drinking life Party work - 1485322496 LoL by: Unknown Tagged: alcohol , drinking , life , Party , work Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » My Daily Struggle

Monday 9 October 8:19:38 UTC 2017

cake struggle diets food eating - 6738284288 Graph by: (via Bite) Tagged: cake , struggle , diets , food , eating Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Could Have Used This Warning Earlier

Monday 9 October 8:19:37 UTC 2017

flow chart guide NSFW warning - 4923372544 Graph by: (via www.thinkgeek.com) Tagged: flow chart , guide , NSFW , warning Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Can Has Dislike Button?

Monday 9 October 8:19:36 UTC 2017

desirability facebook features - 4924719360 Graph by: Violet8 Tagged: desirability , facebook , features Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Why Gaming is Good for You

Monday 9 October 8:19:31 UTC 2017

facts gaming data information - 7538201856 Submitted by: (via Frugal Dad) Tagged: facts , gaming , data , information Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » pokepackage 2

Monday 9 October 8:19:27 UTC 2017

Bar Graph black and white Death difficulty nintendo Pie Chart Pokémon sex - 4536992768 Graph by: samoa108 Tagged: Bar Graph , black and white , Death , difficulty , nintendo , Pie Chart , Pokémon , sex Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Quality of a Joke

Monday 9 October 8:19:26 UTC 2017

Bar Graph brilliant hear joke lol quality say wtf - 2645897216 Graph by: Vente1 Tagged: Bar Graph , brilliant , hear , joke , lol , quality , say , wtf Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » It's Also Good For Playing Tetris

Monday 9 October 8:19:25 UTC 2017

scientific calculators graphs funny Pie Chart - 7500563200 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: scientific calculators , graphs , funny , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Well, At Least One Arm

Monday 9 October 8:19:24 UTC 2017

arms fap times Line Graph Sports Illustrated Swimsu strength - 5881734144 Graph by: kingcol Tagged: arms , fap times , Line Graph , Sports Illustrated Swimsu , strength Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Learn to Google Like a Boss

Monday 9 October 8:19:22 UTC 2017

infographic google - 7890588416 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: infographic , google Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Cartoons that still run after 10+ years

Monday 9 October 8:19:21 UTC 2017

animation cartoons characters Pokémon skin SpongeBob SquarePants stars the simpsons venn diagram yellow - 3311152640 Graph by: snaked Tagged: animation , cartoons , characters , Pokémon , skin , SpongeBob SquarePants , stars , the simpsons , venn diagram , yellow Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Mall parking when it snows

Monday 9 October 8:19:20 UTC 2017

clue crowds depth early employee inconvenient jerk leave mall walkers minivans mom parking shopping mall snow teens tweens wagon - 3023313152 Graph by: SaraStudliness Tagged: clue , crowds , depth , early , employee , inconvenient , jerk , leave , mall walkers , minivans , mom , parking , shopping mall , snow , teens , tweens , wagon Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What Fresh Hell Is This?

Monday 9 October 8:19:17 UTC 2017

boss battle Pie Chart save point video games - 5885307904 Graph by: chewchewbuh Tagged: boss battle , Pie Chart , save point , video games Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Must Make the Front Page!

Monday 9 October 8:19:16 UTC 2017

pie charts Memes graphs funny - 7602996480 Graph by: APShark Tagged: pie charts , Memes , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Make How Much an Hour?!

Monday 9 October 8:19:15 UTC 2017

Bar Graph college job salary - 5223241472 Graph by: StarsHallelujah Tagged: Bar Graph , college , job , salary Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Poli Sci Problems

Monday 9 October 8:19:14 UTC 2017

school jobs Congress political science - 7857382912 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: school , jobs , Congress , political science Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Or Your Friend Wants It

Monday 9 October 8:19:13 UTC 2017

clothes pick two shopping venn diagram - 5195161088 Graph by: LJIsobel95 Tagged: clothes , pick two , shopping , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Probability a Semi-Truck Will Be in the Lane Next to You on the Highway

Monday 9 October 8:19:12 UTC 2017

car driving highway rain semi truck - 1436697856 LoL by: Unknown Tagged: car , driving , highway , rain , semi , truck Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Don't Wanna Grow Up

Monday 9 October 8:19:11 UTC 2017

life grow up childhood - 6972467200 Graph by: (via Tastefully Offensive) Tagged: life , grow up , childhood Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Who's Watching TV

Monday 9 October 8:19:10 UTC 2017

world TV infographics - 7400811008 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: world , TV , infographics Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Where Was My Letter!?

Monday 9 October 8:19:09 UTC 2017

Harry Potter Pie Chart Hogwarts - 6965402112 Graph by: dolf1nluvr Tagged: Harry Potter , Pie Chart , Hogwarts Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » This May Say Something About Our Maturity Levels

Monday 9 October 8:19:08 UTC 2017

child kid Man Child maturity Pie Chart - 5928347392 Graph by: jurlol12 Tagged: child , kid , Man Child , maturity , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What we know about walruses

Monday 9 October 8:19:03 UTC 2017

animals buckets mythbusters sea animals the Beatles the LOLrus walruses - 3691695872 What we know about walruses Graph by: Kaitlyn222 Tagged: animals , buckets , mythbusters , sea animals , the Beatles , the LOLrus , walruses Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » And Not the Silent But Deadly Kind

Monday 9 October 8:19:02 UTC 2017

fart girls Pie Chart silent but deadly - 5579553792 Graph by: tanwoo Tagged: fart , girls , Pie Chart , silent but deadly Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Now Kiss!

Monday 9 October 8:19:01 UTC 2017

mythbusters now kiss Pie Chart tory belleci - 5642152960 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: mythbusters , now kiss , Pie Chart , tory belleci Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Time on Computer Spent

Monday 9 October 8:18:57 UTC 2017

ads computer load Pie Chart time waiting website - 2596274432 Graph by: Jenky Tagged: ads , computer , load , Pie Chart , time , waiting , website Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Guess I'm Stuck With These Lousy Earbuds

Monday 9 October 8:18:56 UTC 2017

venn diagram graphs headphones funny - 7553739008 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: venn diagram , graphs , headphones , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Reasons to Become a Lawyer

Monday 9 October 8:18:55 UTC 2017

a few good men lawyered graphs funny Pie Chart - 7486651392 Yes, I know that it was actually the defendant that yelled it, but I can dream! Graph by: Unknown Tagged: a few good men , lawyered , graphs , funny , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Love This Couch…

Monday 9 October 8:18:54 UTC 2017

venn diagrams moving graphs funny - 7602576384 …but it's still going to Goodwill. Graph by: Unknown Tagged: venn diagrams , moving , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Cake-Shop Owning Little People Going Wedding Dress Shopping With Their Many, Many Chidren

Monday 9 October 8:18:53 UTC 2017

cable Pie Chart shows television tlc - 4866224384 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: cable , Pie Chart , shows , television , tlc Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Salon is concerned that Space X's plans to colonize Mars could end badly for the native Martians [Asinine]

Monday 9 October 6:44:43 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [92 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Tiki Torch Attack [Amusing]

Monday 9 October 6:29:44 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [24 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Rugged individualists in eastern Colorado demand help from the federal government to replace the disappearing water that they need to irrigate their desert farms [Obvious]

Monday 9 October 5:30:45 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [92 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Video shows white student throwing drinks on black men for kneeling during national anthem [News]

Monday 9 October 4:02:46 UTC 2017

News [link] [467 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » At least Steve Wynn waited a whole week before promoting how safe his hotels are [Dumbass]

Monday 9 October 3:24:55 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [54 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Everything you know about "millennial snowflakes" is wrong [Interesting]

Monday 9 October 2:50:28 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [142 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Dove. 99 44/100% racist [Fail]

Monday 9 October 1:19:27 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [296 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "I'm a 13-foot-tall truck, full speed ahead." "I'm an 11-foot-high bridge. Your call" [Dumbass]

Monday 9 October 0:30:35 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [106 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this typical piece of farm equipment [Photoshop]

Monday 9 October 0:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [26 comments] [Link]

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