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 » Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in talks to become a professor at Columbia University and also house her archives there [Interesting]

Friday 13 October 23:31:26 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [138 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Dehydrated goat hunters rescued from mountain. Subby usually hunts for dehydrated goat in the jerky aisle [Misc]

Friday 13 October 22:20:05 UTC 2017

Misc [link] [33 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » TV news report leads man to old shirt, $24 million jackpot. Subby's old shirt just tells him wrong numbers to play [Spiffy]

Friday 13 October 21:20:05 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [25 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Twitter Is Crawling With Bots. This submission to Fark was not made by a bot. Probably [Facepalm]

Friday 13 October 20:50:04 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [103 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with that much fentanyl [Scary]

Friday 13 October 20:20:05 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [79 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this horrifying game [Photoshop]

Friday 13 October 20:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [26 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Scientist 1: "It's impossible to get grant funding lately you know? You really need a winner of an idea…" Scientist 2: "Hold my beer and watch this" [Spiffy]

Friday 13 October 19:50:04 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [56 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » NYC Party – November 11th 2017 @ Amity Hall [FarkParty]

Friday 13 October 19:25:50 UTC 2017

FarkParty [link] [85 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Meanwhile in Italy, somebody won the right to use family sick leave for their ailing dog [Interesting]

Friday 13 October 19:20:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [62 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Shut. Down. Everything [Sad]

Friday 13 October 18:50:04 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Soon Idaho may be known for more than just potatoes. It may soon be designated as the first U.S. Dark Sky Reserve if approved by the International Dark-Sky Association (with some pretty cool photos comparing light pollution in cities vs the wildernes

Friday 13 October 18:20:05 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [132 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Upended

Friday 13 October 18:13:59 UTC 2017

Image: Wikimedia Commons Canada is south of Detroit. Due to a curve in the border, Windsor, Ontario, lies south of Michigan’s largest city. A floral compass in Windsor bears a plaque that reads: THE GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION OF THE U.S.A. AT THIS POINT LIES DUE NORTH OF CANADA [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Kangaroos resort to bodybuilding to survive the most dangerous country in the world [Amusing]

Friday 13 October 17:50:04 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [43 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Trump decertifies Iran nuclear deal, but will not withdraw from it. Calls on Congress to fix it by adding things it was never designed to do [Facepalm]

Friday 13 October 17:26:56 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [230 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » For those of you who are superstitious and even for those of you who are not, "How many Friday the 13ths have you lived through?", assuming you make it until midnight. (w handy calculator) [Cool]

Friday 13 October 17:20:05 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [106 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Fark-ready headline: Brave passengers board last ever Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th [Scary]

Friday 13 October 16:50:04 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [44 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Ever wonder just why Friday the 13th is considered unlucky? Other than having a giant machete welding killer coming after you? [Interesting]

Friday 13 October 16:20:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [52 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » People with depression should take magic mushrooms to feel more like a rebooted or defragged computer [Interesting]

Friday 13 October 15:50:04 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [127 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "No, Yellowstone Is Not Going To Erupt As A Supervolcano Soon. No, It Can't Destroy Mankind!" Everyone don't panic [Followup]

Friday 13 October 15:20:05 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [121 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » One thing you never want to hear weather forecasters say when discussing an active hurricane: "Well, that's just weird" [Followup]

Friday 13 October 14:50:04 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [84 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Woman's cell phone listed as contact number for package delivery service Postmates, wants you to stop calling about your missing packages [Facepalm]

Friday 13 October 13:50:04 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [41 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Just video of a scenic drive through a BURNING HIGHWAY of California in the middle of the night, escaping with your lives in the hellscape. (Also check out the photo gallery of before and after pics) [Scary]

Friday 13 October 13:20:05 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [126 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Domestikator

Friday 13 October 13:17:12 UTC 2017

An art installation titled 'Domestikator' was scheduled to be displayed in the gardens of the Louvre next week. But the Louvre recently changed their mind, deciding the work was too risqué.

I don't think Khrushchev would like this art.

More info: NY Times

[Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop these fall colors [Photoshop]

Friday 13 October 13:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [21 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Don't you just hate it when skinny dippers ruin your wedding reception? [Amusing]

Friday 13 October 12:20:06 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [68 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The latest addition to the 'disasters' menu of SimPlanet 2017 is an 8.5 tonne Chinese space station in a decaying orbit [Scary]

Friday 13 October 11:54:36 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [108 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 30 years ago today, the UK was hit by its worst storm since 1703. It was a big deal for us as we just didn't get hurricanes 'round these parts, plus the bloke on the telly said we weren't getting one. Subby slept through the whole thing [

Friday 13 October 11:47:47 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [56 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Unite the Right organizer describes TN rally on October 28 as "a gathering of the clans like the Scots would do". Scottish tourism board rushes to explain huge differences between clan festivals and Klan rallies [Murica]

Friday 13 October 11:12:35 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [156 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The California wildfire destroyed the home of 'Peanuts' creator Charles Schulz. Good grief [Sad]

Friday 13 October 10:57:35 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [40 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Follies of the Madmen #329

Friday 13 October 10:09:00 UTC 2017

Tony the Tiger is a protective deity against the occult forces of Friday the Thirteenth?

Original ad here. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » You have to ask yourself just exactly where your life started to unravel the day you found yourself getting plastic surgery to look like more like Melania Trump [Sad]

Friday 13 October 10:07:35 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [36 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » Breakup Translation Guide

Friday 13 October 9:48:41 UTC 2017

best of week breakup relationships translation - 5872680448 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: best of week , breakup , relationships , translation Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » They Even Blew It Up!

Friday 13 October 9:48:39 UTC 2017

mythbusters Pie Chart scientifically proven scientists - 5294806528 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: mythbusters , Pie Chart , scientifically proven , scientists Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » You're Not Helping

Friday 13 October 9:48:38 UTC 2017

computers forums help Pie Chart - 6577598976 Graph by: ashoka10 Tagged: computers , forums , help , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Have Babies, ?, Profit

Friday 13 October 9:48:37 UTC 2017

Babies expensive Line Graph profit tlc - 5413532928 Graph by: ElEspecial Tagged: Babies , expensive , Line Graph , profit , tlc Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How MPH Works

Friday 13 October 9:48:36 UTC 2017

Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: best of week , dumb , idiotic , math , mph , Video Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Is It My Lucky Day?

Friday 13 October 9:48:35 UTC 2017

double parking douchebags parking spots Pie Chart - 6355420928 Graph by: cornstalker Tagged: double parking , douchebags , parking spots , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » And They Said Video Games Are a Waste of Time

Friday 13 October 9:48:34 UTC 2017

studying school tests Skyrim culture Pie Chart - 6796656384 Graph by: warwick213 Tagged: studying , school , tests , Skyrim , culture , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Just Because it Rhymes Doesn't Make it True All the Times

Friday 13 October 9:48:33 UTC 2017

smiling frowning adage - 7454529024 We've been lied to our whole lives. Submitted by: YJCH0I Tagged: smiling , frowning , adage Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Just Got My Second Wind

Friday 13 October 9:48:30 UTC 2017

Bar Graph bed time not tired sleep - 4838743296 Graph by: Paranormalic Tagged: Bar Graph , bed time , not tired , sleep Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » iHistory

Friday 13 October 9:48:28 UTC 2017

Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: iphone , rip , steve jobs , Video Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » If Printed T-Shirts Told The Truth

Friday 13 October 9:48:26 UTC 2017

che cracked i have like six of these infographic insecure sheep t shirts - 4204391424 Haters gonna hate… Graph by: Unknown Tagged: che , cracked , i have like six of these , infographic , insecure , sheep , t shirts Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Handy Walt Chart-o-Faces

Friday 13 October 9:48:25 UTC 2017

breaking bad walt white facial hair - 7728135680 Submitted by: (via Vulture) Tagged: breaking bad , walt white , facial hair Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » It's All Covered In Hair Now

Friday 13 October 9:48:24 UTC 2017

ball game Pie Chart ping pong - 5177807872 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: ball , game , Pie Chart , ping pong Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Airplane seating

Friday 13 October 9:48:23 UTC 2017

airplane aisle angry bladder child exceed fat gum incapable kicking leaning limit mom monster obese seating sleeping smack snore weight window - 2940187648 Graph by: cRiS0078 Tagged: airplane , aisle , angry , bladder , child , exceed , fat , gum , incapable , kicking , leaning , limit , mom , monster , obese , seating , sleeping , smack , snore , weight , window Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » My Underoos are a Friggin Rainbow

Friday 13 October 9:48:20 UTC 2017

laundry day matching Pie Chart underwear - 4741017600 Apparently it's TMI day here at GraphJam Graph by: Unknown Tagged: laundry day , matching , Pie Chart , underwear Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » No Offense, But People Who Say 'No Offense' Are Lame

Friday 13 October 9:48:18 UTC 2017

no offense Pie Chart rude - 5533742336 Graph by: jessicaysabelle Tagged: no offense , Pie Chart , rude Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Rise and Fall of Deciding To Go To Class

Friday 13 October 9:48:17 UTC 2017

school Line Graph - 7881031168 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: school , Line Graph Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » And We'll Live Happily Ever After

Friday 13 October 9:48:15 UTC 2017

disney life lesson movies Pie Chart princesses - 5312121088 Graph by: starwarsfan11 Tagged: disney , life lesson , movies , Pie Chart , princesses Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Now with 10% more air

Friday 13 October 9:48:14 UTC 2017

air chips infographic Lays - 4771535360 Graph by: MickeyMaos Tagged: air , chips , infographic , Lays Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Well, In This Economy

Friday 13 October 9:48:13 UTC 2017

mom Pie Chart sad but true shopping - 6472248832 Graph by: kaseyD2 Tagged: mom , Pie Chart , sad but true , shopping Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Throw Me a Bone, Nabisco

Friday 13 October 9:48:12 UTC 2017

bone cupboard dogs food nursery rhymes old mother hubbard Oreos Pie Chart - 4551072000 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: bone , cupboard , dogs , food , nursery rhymes , old mother hubbard , Oreos , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Temperature of Hotpockets: Before and After Cooking

Friday 13 October 9:48:07 UTC 2017

boiling cooking frozen hot hot pockets junk food microwave temperature - 2187797248 LoL by: EABray Tagged: boiling , cooking , frozen , hot , hot pockets , junk food , microwave , temperature Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Employment vs. Pants

Friday 13 October 9:48:06 UTC 2017

pants graphs funny employment - 7449228544 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: pants , graphs , funny , employment Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Chances of Bumping Into Your Boss

Friday 13 October 9:48:05 UTC 2017

boss call church grocery stores mall sick water cooler work - 1944993536 LoL by: capelady Tagged: boss , call , church , grocery stores , mall , sick , water cooler , work Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Charlie Sheen, Man of Myth

Friday 13 October 9:48:01 UTC 2017

Blood Charlie Sheen DNA kratos tiger venn diagram voldemort warlock - 4543054336 Graph by: (via Virtual Shackles) Tagged: Blood , Charlie Sheen , DNA , kratos , tiger , venn diagram , voldemort , warlock Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Axe Does Not Work as Advertised

Friday 13 October 9:48:00 UTC 2017

single mean jerk women - 7424742400 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: single , mean , jerk , women Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Don't Worry, No One Will Notice

Friday 13 October 9:47:59 UTC 2017

boner alert Pie Chart random - 5665586432 Graph by: Neon57 Tagged: boner alert , Pie Chart , random Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Anatomy of Breakfast Food

Friday 13 October 9:47:57 UTC 2017

anatomy breakfast cereal eggs food - 6283552768 Graph by: S.P.A-Bits (via Bite) Tagged: anatomy , breakfast , cereal , eggs , food Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What Every US State Wants, According to Google Autocomplete

Friday 13 October 9:47:56 UTC 2017

autocorrect united states map google - 8013303808 Submitted by: (via mashable) Tagged: autocorrect , united states , map , google Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I'm Sorry, Were You Trying to Sleep?

Friday 13 October 9:47:55 UTC 2017

Cats Pie Chart sleeping waking up - 6598180352 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Cats , Pie Chart , sleeping , waking up Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Call Me "Professor Oak"

Friday 13 October 9:47:54 UTC 2017

animals Pie Chart Pokémon video games Zoology - 6158436864 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: animals , Pie Chart , Pokémon , video games , Zoology Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Didn't See That Coming

Friday 13 October 9:47:53 UTC 2017

life monty python reference the spanish inquisition TV - 6540079360 Graph by: B-Dasher Tagged: life , monty python reference , the spanish inquisition , TV Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » That's Because She's FLAWLESS

Friday 13 October 9:47:52 UTC 2017

beyoncé money Line Graph - 7958273024 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: beyoncé , money , Line Graph Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Leopard breeders now feel guilty about thrusting their face-eating machine upon America and the world [Scary]

Friday 13 October 9:39:35 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [41 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Justice For Danny" [Hero]

Friday 13 October 8:58:56 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [57 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "This is not normal," Thunberg said. "We have a body crammed inside a barrel, that is not normal" [Obvious]

Friday 13 October 7:20:03 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [46 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Neckbearded hiker who was captured in Afghanistan refused to board plane to fly home. Perhaps it's because his previous wife was a suspected terrorist [Awkward]

Friday 13 October 6:48:52 UTC 2017

Awkward [link] [83 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Many Roads

Friday 13 October 6:41:51 UTC 2017

The Spanish monk Florentius made a humble appeal to posterity in 945: Start at the F at top center, and as long as your path works steadily either southeast or southwest you’ll spell out FLORENTIUM INDIGNUM MEMORARE, “Remember unworthy Florentius.” His manuscript is now in the Biblioteca Nacional de España, so it appears he got his wish. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Turkey joins with Russia, Syria and Iran against U.S. backed forces. Did I mention that Turkey is a member of NATO? Well, they used to be [Scary]

Friday 13 October 5:53:17 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [57 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "I've got a great idea for a photo op: me jumping up and down on this crumbling cliff edge" [Facepalm]

Friday 13 October 4:11:16 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [70 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Puerto Rico's governor is quickly learning that sucking up to Trump doesn't work, either [Followup]

Friday 13 October 3:27:49 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [100 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » A man was kissing a Dover sole in celebration of his catch when the six-inch fish wriggled out of his hand and jumped into his mouth, almost choking him. Moral: Never kiss a strange fish [Dumbass]

Friday 13 October 3:11:39 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [45 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » U.N. pulls staff out of Malawi because of a) insurgents, b) terrorists, c) vampires [Strange]

Friday 13 October 2:40:44 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [49 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Criminals: Gotta catch 'em all. This guy made it easy for cops by wearing a backpack with a giant Pokéball on it [Dumbass]

Friday 13 October 2:27:39 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [12 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Man with stage 4 pancreatic cancer is preparing to compete in an Ironman triathlon. Subby gets winded just walking to the fridge for more beer [Hero]

Friday 13 October 2:10:44 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [39 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Kiwis have suggestions on giving your new puppy the best start with you in their new home. Strangely absent, tips on dealing with living upside-down. Here is your Woofday Wednesday puppy-loving thread [Spiffy]

Friday 13 October 1:58:06 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [101 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Trump asks Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle to renegotiate NAFTA, because of course he did [Facepalm]

Friday 13 October 1:40:44 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [46 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » There's no need to talk about slavery in the US because it ended a long time ago. Wednesday October 11, 2017 to be exact [Sad]

Friday 13 October 1:22:38 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [72 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Record-breaking gas balloon odyssey ends in emergency landing in Labrador. Something something I had record gas in Labrador once something [Scary]

Friday 13 October 1:10:44 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [20 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Why, Tim Hortons? WHY? [Sick]

Friday 13 October 0:56:46 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [99 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Iowa driver tells troopers that car chase was on his bucket list. No word if jail time, fines, attorney fees and higher insurance rates were on that list too [Dumbass]

Friday 13 October 0:40:44 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [12 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » How does a 3-year-old child get left alone in corn maze after family goes home? Polygamous father explains, when you have so many kids, it's easy to miss one or more [Followup]

Friday 13 October 0:19:43 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [92 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Richard Branson invests in Hyperloop, which is being renamed the Virgin Hyperloop. Coincidentally, "virgin hyperloop" is also how I referred to my sophomore year of high school [Amusing]

Friday 13 October 0:10:44 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [30 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this great court [Photoshop]

Friday 13 October 0:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [15 comments] [Link]

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