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 » 2017: it's not ALL bad [Spiffy]

Sunday 15 October 23:07:53 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [39 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Remember the sound of Big Ben on Christmas? Does it ring a bell? [Followup]

Sunday 15 October 22:48:13 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [39 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Kiwis are getting annoyed at the sheer numbers of tourists to New Zealand that keep interrupting second breakfast [PSA]

Sunday 15 October 22:20:01 UTC 2017

PSA [link] [62 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 85-year-old woman is enjoying a nice relaxing retirement by skydiving, swimming with sharks and wing walking, insists stunts are 'no more dangerous than crossing the road when a car is coming' [Cool]

Sunday 15 October 21:18:21 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [26 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Woman marries African prince she met at a DC nightclub, where he goes to relax after a hard day working at McDowell's [Sappy]

Sunday 15 October 21:04:09 UTC 2017

Sappy [link] [74 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Um, guys, in just 11 days, the government has to release all its files regarding the JFK assassination [Followup]

Sunday 15 October 20:35:10 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [155 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » How bizarre is Hurricane Ophelia's path towards the British Isles? NOAA's National Hurricane Center projections get cut off at 60 degrees North latitude and 2 degrees West longitude [Strange]

Sunday 15 October 20:04:09 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [68 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop someone or something into this rainfall [Photoshop]

Sunday 15 October 20:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [15 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » *squeak* *squeak* *squeak* It's National Cheese Curd Day *squeak* *squeak* *squeak* [Spiffy]

Sunday 15 October 17:28:56 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [74 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Easyjet plane forced to make emergency landing after "smell event". Guess they should have had the lasagna [Scary]

Sunday 15 October 17:18:04 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [43 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Florida man is at it again, this time posing as a fake DEA agent and holding a prostitute hostage [Florida]

Sunday 15 October 16:03:44 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [15 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "'One week I was running from bullets, the next I was running from fire," says flight attendant who lost her home in Santa Rosa. On the bright side, she has a great future ahead of her as a country music singer [Sad]

Sunday 15 October 15:59:15 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [19 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It looks like those Pickle brothers are at it again [Amusing]

Sunday 15 October 15:56:17 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [43 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Probably not the craziest thing a person's ever done for their fandom, but… o_O [Facepalm]

Sunday 15 October 15:22:56 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [123 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » On the Good Ship Apple Pie

Sunday 15 October 14:57:56 UTC 2017

"Display of Steamship "Gold" made of whole and dried apples. The first Sebastopol Apple Show was held in a tent across from the Petaluma & Santa Rosa Depot in August, 1910 and promoted local fruit in various creative ways."

[Link]

Fark.com RSS » The customer is not always right example #125,035,912 [Florida]

Sunday 15 October 14:20:56 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [125 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Michael Fish Moment

Sunday 15 October 13:36:00 UTC 2017

With Hurricane Ophelia headed in the direction of the U.K., it seems like an appropriate moment to remember the Great Storm of 1987. In particular, Oct 15, 1987, when TV weatherman Michael Fish opened his forecast with the remark, "Earlier on today, apparently, a woman rang the BBC and said she heard there was a hurricane on the way; well, … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Making America Great Again – by writing a cheerful letter to a daycare, asking them to fire a black worker because she is a scary eyesore [Murica]

Sunday 15 October 13:13:33 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [322 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this gardener [Photoshop]

Sunday 15 October 13:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [16 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » CSB Sunday Morning: Amusement park stories [CSB]

Sunday 15 October 13:00:00 UTC 2017

CSB [link] [136 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "World's Most Useless Airport" finally opens after 7 years of delays and cost overruns [Fail]

Sunday 15 October 12:46:33 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [75 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » The Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Sunday 15 October 10:17:03 UTC 2017

Death oregon trail dysentery - 7743133440 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Death , oregon trail , dysentery Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » A Toddler's Perception of Household Objects

Sunday 15 October 10:17:02 UTC 2017

food kids phone ring ring - 4889089536 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: food , kids , phone , ring ring Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Fair Trade

Sunday 15 October 10:17:01 UTC 2017

help pill kill hinder - 7703716608 Graph by: CrazyCalvinWilliams Tagged: help , pill , kill , hinder Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » "It Must Have Gotten Caught in My Spam Filter!"

Sunday 15 October 10:17:00 UTC 2017

pie charts work coworkers graphs funny - 7562129408 Graph by: User#7465928 Tagged: pie charts , work , coworkers , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Oh God, What Is That?

Sunday 15 October 10:16:57 UTC 2017

Bar Graph breath holding your breath smells - 4692242944 It smells like a dead squirrel wrapped in a gym sock, floating in sewage. Graph by: Tagged: Bar Graph , breath , holding your breath , smells Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Yo Dawg, I Heard You Like Flags

Sunday 15 October 10:16:56 UTC 2017

best of week Finland flags mother of god Norway yo dawg - 6379264768 Graph by: (via Know Your Meme) Tagged: best of week , Finland , flags , mother of god , Norway , yo dawg Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Not for Number One, Either

Sunday 15 October 10:16:55 UTC 2017

Awkward bathroom Pie Chart work - 4882115328 Graph by: jamieshrew Tagged: Awkward , bathroom , Pie Chart , work Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » In Kristen's Defense, Her Character Is Awfully Flat

Sunday 15 October 10:16:52 UTC 2017

emma watson Harry Potter kristen stewart moods twilight - 4952495104 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: emma watson , Harry Potter , kristen stewart , moods , twilight Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Where kids get answers about sexual problems

Sunday 15 October 10:16:51 UTC 2017

answers doctors kids parents Pie Chart problems sexual teachers yahoo answers - 3104526080 Graph by: GrilledAngus Tagged: answers , doctors , kids , parents , Pie Chart , problems , sexual , teachers , yahoo answers Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Habeas Bachelorus

Sunday 15 October 10:16:50 UTC 2017

divorce forever alone latin law legal marriage Pie Chart - 5874052864 Graph by: Dassrull Tagged: divorce , forever alone , latin , law , legal , marriage , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Things that stick

Sunday 15 October 10:16:49 UTC 2017

Bar Graph elmers glitter glue stick super glue - 3097134080 Graph by: tigerstar Tagged: Bar Graph , elmers , glitter , glue , stick , super glue Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Phil's Life

Sunday 15 October 10:16:48 UTC 2017

bill muray ground hog day Movie - 6345658112 Graph by: (via Bite) Tagged: bill muray , ground hog day , Movie Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How long something will stay on a roof

Sunday 15 October 10:16:47 UTC 2017

ball Bar Graph clean frisbee leaves man roof satellite dish stay tennis - 2731682304 Graph by: Kitteh_is_angreh Tagged: ball , Bar Graph , clean , frisbee , leaves , man , roof , satellite dish , stay , tennis Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Is That Even a Real Thing?

Sunday 15 October 10:16:45 UTC 2017

batman gordon Pie Chart police - 6813351424 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: batman , gordon , Pie Chart , police Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Replotted: And Men Fapping With Them

Sunday 15 October 10:16:44 UTC 2017

dong fap Omegle Pie Chart replotted - 5928891648 Graph by: Tagged: dong , fap , Omegle , Pie Chart , replotted Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Your Problem Might Be Telling People You "Play"

Sunday 15 October 10:16:42 UTC 2017

How People View Me karate Pie Chart word choice - 5311795712 No, this week they teach us how to become invisible, the flying lesson is next week. Graph by: Coolwind Tagged: How People View Me , karate , Pie Chart , word choice Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Don't Remember Eating That

Sunday 15 October 10:16:41 UTC 2017

Bar Graph computers crumbs dissemble keyboard parts - 5869744896 Graph by: Jonathan Martin Tagged: Bar Graph , computers , crumbs , dissemble , keyboard , parts Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » It's A Horse!

Sunday 15 October 10:16:40 UTC 2017

animals beats dead desert eat gift horse hungry mouth riding wild - 1866600192 LoL by: CalmDog Tagged: animals , beats , dead , desert , eat , gift , horse , hungry , mouth , riding , wild Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Londoner's Guide To London

Sunday 15 October 10:16:38 UTC 2017

London traveling infographic - 7935827712 Graph by: neomam (via www.londonisthereason.com) Tagged: London , traveling , infographic Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » You Can't Explain That

Sunday 15 October 10:16:36 UTC 2017

science Chemistry Pie Chart magic - 7975630080 Graph by: markot9 Tagged: science , Chemistry , Pie Chart , magic Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Likelihood that my opinion will seriously anger people

Sunday 15 October 10:16:35 UTC 2017

abortion American Idol anger Bar Graph crap gay marriage hack hate metal opinions people silly slipknot support taylor swift twilight - 3099746304 Graph by: Tipsy_the_Drunken_Fairy Tagged: abortion , American Idol , anger , Bar Graph , crap , gay marriage , hack , hate , metal , opinions , people , silly , slipknot , support , taylor swift , twilight Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I'm Not What You Would Call an Athlete

Sunday 15 October 10:16:34 UTC 2017

running graphs line graphs funny - 7609905920 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: running , graphs , line graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » And They Would Have Gotten Away With It Too…

Sunday 15 October 10:16:33 UTC 2017

arrested cartoons crime Pie Chart scaring children scooby doo TV - 6508465408 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: arrested , cartoons , crime , Pie Chart , scaring children , scooby doo , TV Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » 

Sunday 15 October 10:16:31 UTC 2017

elevator impotent rage Pie Chart security camera useless - 3923839232 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: elevator , impotent rage , Pie Chart , security camera , useless Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » And It Becomes Useless When Exposed to the Tiniest Amount of Water

Sunday 15 October 10:16:30 UTC 2017

band aids Pie Chart sticky - 6590111488 Graph by: ThisIsNotALamp Tagged: band aids , Pie Chart , sticky Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How cool you are if you own a Snuggie

Sunday 15 October 10:16:28 UTC 2017

average awesome bar graphs cool moron real life snuggie TV weird - 2998015744 Graph by: rinirae Tagged: average , awesome , bar graphs , cool , moron , real life , snuggie , TV , weird Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Path of Friendship

Sunday 15 October 10:16:27 UTC 2017

silence time friends Line Graph path - 6890557440 Graph by: (via I Love Charts) Tagged: silence , time , friends , Line Graph , path Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Time Spent When A Pop-Up Ad Comes Up

Sunday 15 October 10:16:25 UTC 2017

Bar Graph button close finding looking pop up ads - 3099381248 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Bar Graph , button , close , finding , looking , pop up ads Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Not Pictured: Start to Get Paranoid About my Answers

Sunday 15 October 10:16:20 UTC 2017

exams Pie Chart school tests - 4580100864 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: exams , Pie Chart , school , tests Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Self-Fulfilling Chart

Sunday 15 October 10:16:19 UTC 2017

pie charts meta graphs funny - 7499101184 Graph by: ProfessorPaper Tagged: pie charts , meta , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Never Pee In the Amazon

Sunday 15 October 10:16:18 UTC 2017

animals nature Pie Chart scary - 4800174336 Graph by: Donotquestionme Tagged: animals , nature , Pie Chart , scary Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Men Plan, the Universe Laughs.

Sunday 15 October 10:16:15 UTC 2017

life doghouse diaries plans - 7877580544 Submitted by: (via Doghouse Diaries) Tagged: life , doghouse diaries , plans Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Three women have been charged with stealing $7k worth of merchandise from Victoria's Secret. That's practically 12 pairs of underwear [Obvious]

Sunday 15 October 9:07:15 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [73 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Man injured in shootout at Doc Holliday's Saloon in Tombstone. This is not a repeat from 1881 [Dumbass]

Sunday 15 October 7:25:27 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [43 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Huh?

Sunday 15 October 6:01:02 UTC 2017

North, South Carolina, is 100 miles southeast of Due West. Also: Northwest, North Carolina, is in southeast North Carolina, due east of Due West, South Carolina, and east and slightly north of North, South Carolina. (Thanks, Bob and Rick.) And while we’re at it: North East, Pennsylvania, is in northwest Pennsylvania, and Northwest, Virginia, is in southeast Virginia. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 100 years ago, a German U-boat torpedoed a ship belonging to the fabled Guinness fleet, sending five souls, tons of precious stout and countless bar towels to a watery grave [Sad]

Sunday 15 October 5:44:34 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [61 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Female inmates fight the California wildfires for less than $2/hour. Too bad they can't get jobs when they get out…Los Angeles County Fire won't hire felons [Asinine]

Sunday 15 October 4:05:32 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [166 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » High School runner helps struggling opponent cross the finish line [Sappy]

Sunday 15 October 3:03:09 UTC 2017

Sappy [link] [87 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 'Murica [Facepalm]

Sunday 15 October 2:43:17 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [162 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » California becomes the first state in the nation to require pet stores to only sell rescue dogs, cats and rabbits [Spiffy]

Sunday 15 October 1:48:58 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [222 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » ♫ I left my lungs… in San Francisco ♫ [Scary]

Sunday 15 October 1:12:45 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Eerily familiar. Just add red hats [Scary]

Sunday 15 October 0:36:45 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [99 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Well to be fair, it is like meth to them [Followup]

Sunday 15 October 0:01:49 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [55 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Happy Halloween. Make America Great Again and Purge and Purify or Treat [Scary]

Sunday 15 October 0:00:59 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [64 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this child at the zoo [Photoshop]

Sunday 15 October 0:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [11 comments] [Link]

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