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 not so scary: snakes on a plane. New and more scary: hundreds of motherf***ing unsavory German cockroaches on planes [Sick]

Monday 16 October 23:32:46 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [53 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 94-year-old retired surgeon scrubs up for final time to check item off bucket list, at least that's what they told him [Cool]

Monday 16 October 22:20:06 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [24 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Boy survives tumble at Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls . . . slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch [Scary]

Monday 16 October 21:50:05 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [79 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Story is not quite as Fark-ready as headline implies: "Pony evacuated in back seat of Honda accord." The picture is better though [Sappy]

Monday 16 October 21:20:06 UTC 2017

Sappy [link] [58 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Who wants to join us in facing God's wrath? [Asinine]

Monday 16 October 20:50:05 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [202 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » A deputy is fired after inviting an 18-year-old adult dancer he had arrested, along with her roommate, to his home while his young daughter was asleep. He had managed to keep his job in 2008 after flexing his pecs at jurors [Florida]

Monday 16 October 20:20:07 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [108 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this well-camouflaged critter [Photoshop]

Monday 16 October 20:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [34 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Maltese reporter who broke Panama Papers stories and was reporting on links between Malta's president and Azerbaijani passport ring killed in car bomb attack [News]

Monday 16 October 19:53:04 UTC 2017

News [link] [101 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The skies of England have turned red with ash and dust. Grievous Bodily Harm, Cruelty To Animals, Things Not Working Properly Even After You've Given Them A Good Thumping but secretly No Alcohol Lager, and Really Cool People mysteriously missing

Monday 16 October 19:50:06 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [62 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Elon Musk rebuilding Puerto Rico's power grid to show off Tesla's solar panels and batteries, will name new power company OCP [Interesting]

Monday 16 October 19:20:06 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [157 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Unquote

Monday 16 October 18:54:35 UTC 2017

“It is harder to make one’s name by means of a perfect work than to win praise for a second-rate one by means of the name one has already acquired.” — Jean de La Bruyère [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Old and busted: Hollywood celebs groping starlets. New hotness: tattooing your perverted intentions on your forehead so the cops can find you easier [Asinine]

Monday 16 October 18:50:06 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [81 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "So, while Fiji was at the top of my bride's romantic getaway list, my mind went immediately to flying 5,300-miles to meet a baker" [Strange]

Monday 16 October 18:20:06 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [38 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Laptop taken from a Belgian woman who voluntarily left Europe to become an ISIS bride reveals strangely typical Internet surfing habits: baking recipes, sports scores for teams from her native country, pirated movies, and, of course, 1tb of porn [Obv

Monday 16 October 17:50:06 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [97 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » An explanation of why so many happily married wives are having affairs. Not yours, though [Interesting]

Monday 16 October 17:20:09 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [288 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Fark NotNewsletter: Shiat's on fire, yo [FarkBlog]

Monday 16 October 17:09:04 UTC 2017

FarkBlog [link] [66 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2017-10-08 to Sat 2017-10-14 [FarkBlog]

Monday 16 October 16:15:55 UTC 2017

FarkBlog [link] [6 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Violate your probation? You know the rules buddy, no donating a kidney to your kid then [Stupid]

Monday 16 October 15:50:05 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [120 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Weighing the Mayor

Monday 16 October 14:50:28 UTC 2017

The town of High Wycombe in England has an ancient custom of weighing their mayors, first upon taking office and again at the end of their term. To have gained weight is taken as evidence that they've grown wealthy at the taxpayer's expense. It's like an ancient form of fat-shaming.

In the 1950s, the mayor of Minneapolis, Eric Hoyer, decided … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Actual Headline: Idaho Father Killed By Doomsday Prepper Deputy In Bull Euthanasia Gone Awry [Asinine]

Monday 16 October 14:45:39 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [134 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It's still too soon for an Anne Frank Halloween costume [Facepalm]

Monday 16 October 13:20:06 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [140 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this porch light [Photoshop]

Monday 16 October 13:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [26 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » First fatality linked to Hurricane Ophelia confirmed in Ireland. LGT Ophelia liveblog. Stay safe Irish Farkers [Live]

Monday 16 October 12:49:15 UTC 2017

Live [link] [80 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » First Nations to Canada: your rent is going up [Obvious]

Monday 16 October 12:10:17 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [138 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » President Trump thinks he'll appoint 3 more Supreme Court justices in his first term. And, they will be the best perfect wonderful justices that everyone is talking about [Scary]

Monday 16 October 11:58:35 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [123 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » The Skewb

Monday 16 October 11:33:24 UTC 2017

If Rubik's Cube is stale, other cube-type puzzles exist. Here's one.

More at the Uwe Meffert link.

[Link]

Fark.com RSS » Hoist the anchor, man the torpedo [Scary]

Monday 16 October 11:18:35 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [14 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Apparently millennials don't care that their freedoms are being taken away [Interesting]

Monday 16 October 10:07:35 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [357 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » So Many Feels

Monday 16 October 9:43:06 UTC 2017

crying Pie Chart women - 6553217792 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: crying , Pie Chart , women Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » It's Called 'the Christmas Season' For a Reason

Monday 16 October 9:43:03 UTC 2017

cartoons christmas Pie Chart season winter - 5454870272 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: cartoons , christmas , Pie Chart , season , winter Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » 10 Easy Ways to Lower Your Lifespan

Monday 16 October 9:43:02 UTC 2017

best of week Death gender health lifespan smoking - 6180056320 Graph by: (via Pleated Jeans) Tagged: best of week , Death , gender , health , lifespan , smoking Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Portable Distraction Device

Monday 16 October 9:43:00 UTC 2017

computers homework laptop school truancy story venn diagram - 5871549440 Graph by: grabmapaw Tagged: computers , homework , laptop , school , truancy story , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How Many Days Are Left?

Monday 16 October 9:42:59 UTC 2017

boredom days ends Pie Chart summer break - 6443091200 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: boredom , days , ends , Pie Chart , summer break Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Level of Noise stairs make vs. How late you get home

Monday 16 October 9:42:54 UTC 2017

creaks falling fat guy late Line Graph midnight noises rocks stairs time - 2433159424 Graph by: Superdupermexican Tagged: creaks , falling , fat , guy , late , Line Graph , midnight , noises , rocks , stairs , time Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Can Your Hip or Knee Pain Really Predict the Weather?

Monday 16 October 9:42:51 UTC 2017

pain weather infographic - 7856325376 Click here to make make this bigger. Submitted by: (via Wall Street Journal Online) Tagged: pain , weather , infographic Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How to Look Dapper, Dude

Monday 16 October 9:42:47 UTC 2017

clothes dapper dress fancy sir uniform - 4986822400 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: clothes , dapper , dress , fancy , sir , uniform Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » He Who Chiclet Dealt It

Monday 16 October 9:42:46 UTC 2017

chiclet classmates gum Pie Chart school sharing - 4496988928 Graph by: slyor64 Tagged: chiclet , classmates , gum , Pie Chart , school , sharing Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How Else I Am Supposed to Know If It's Over 9000

Monday 16 October 9:42:44 UTC 2017

Bar Graph over 9000 reality self referential - 6065294080 Graph by: cullenster4 Tagged: Bar Graph , over 9000 , reality , self referential Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How Dare You, My Mother Is a Saint!

Monday 16 October 9:42:41 UTC 2017

cod first-person shooter online gaming Pie Chart your mom - 6513593088 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: cod , first-person shooter , online gaming , Pie Chart , your mom Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Caffeine Jitters

Monday 16 October 9:42:38 UTC 2017

caffeine jittery health - 7077142528 Graph by: (via C&EN) Tagged: caffeine , jittery , health Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How long my classes take

Monday 16 October 9:42:37 UTC 2017

Bar Graph classes favorite FRIDAY last lunch study hall time - 2663913216 Graph by: SleazyP Tagged: Bar Graph , classes , favorite , FRIDAY , last , lunch , study hall , time Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Hive of Scum and Villainy

Monday 16 October 9:42:36 UTC 2017

can-you-do-that craiglist for sale infographic weird - 3893784832 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: can-you-do-that , craiglist , for sale , infographic , weird Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Can Actually Feel Myself Getting Dumber

Monday 16 October 9:42:35 UTC 2017

tumblr swag notes dumb Pie Chart - 6994008832 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: tumblr , swag notes , dumb , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » There Is No Try

Monday 16 October 9:42:33 UTC 2017

try do not do yoda - 7776910080 Graph by: Shetland.pony Tagged: try , do not , do , yoda Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Well, That Was Unexpected

Monday 16 October 9:42:31 UTC 2017

flow chart break ups kanye west imma let you finish - 6652212992 Graph by: (via Pleated Jeans) Tagged: flow chart , break ups , kanye west , imma let you finish Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Understanding Your Llama

Monday 16 October 9:42:30 UTC 2017

animals best of week body language language llamas - 6348421632 Graph by: (via I Love Charts) Tagged: animals , best of week , body language , language , llamas Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What Else Are Cats For?

Monday 16 October 9:42:29 UTC 2017

Cats icanhascheezburger internet pets Pie Chart self referential - 6509056256 Graph by: cocoa_bear Tagged: Cats , icanhascheezburger , internet , pets , Pie Chart , self referential Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » People Who Understand the Difference Between "It's" and "Its"

Monday 16 October 9:42:25 UTC 2017

grammar language words - 1625524992 LoL by: 8521679 Tagged: grammar , language , words Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Ok, But Where Are the Lumberjacks?

Monday 16 October 9:42:22 UTC 2017

Canada map stereotypes - 7890933248 Graph by: beernbiccies Tagged: Canada , map , stereotypes Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » She's Got a Great Personality

Monday 16 October 9:42:21 UTC 2017

attractive best of week great personality venn diagram - 5577546240 Graph by: ZendranRevolutionary Tagged: attractive , best of week , great personality , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Teacher's Cell Phone Battery Life Throughout the Day

Monday 16 October 9:42:20 UTC 2017

school teachers mobile phones - 7806042368 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: school , teachers , mobile phones Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What Happens When a Smoker Quits

Monday 16 October 9:42:19 UTC 2017

timeline cigarettes health smoker - 7056147200 Graph by: (via Greatist) Tagged: timeline , cigarettes , health , smoker Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Woman who ate asbestos as a child has developed cancer at 23. It's a wonder she didn't get shingles, too [Sad]

Monday 16 October 9:11:46 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [74 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The latest drone strike wasn't in Yemen, Iraq or even Afghanistan. Although to be fair, Quebec is almost as inhospitable to foreigners [Scary]

Monday 16 October 8:08:35 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [39 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Spread the word. Hero tag applies for all stepping forward [Hero]

Monday 16 October 7:11:43 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [195 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Podcast Episode 173: The Worst Journey in the World

Monday 16 October 7:00:56 UTC 2017

In 1911, three British explorers made a perilous 70-mile journey in the dead of the Antarctic winter to gather eggs from a penguin rookery in McMurdo Sound. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll follow the three through perpetual darkness and bone-shattering cold on what one man called “the worst journey in the world.” We’ll also dazzle … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Sick and tired of waiting for anyone else to do anything, college student charters planes to fly relief aid to Puerto Rico. Well, she is majoring in decision sciences, so [Hero]

Monday 16 October 6:41:27 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [74 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Old and busted: police body cameras. New hotness: Police gun cameras [Interesting]

Monday 16 October 5:14:24 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [104 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Diane… Rehm… remarries… at… age… 81… to… a… much… younger… man [Spiffy]

Monday 16 October 4:14:28 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [73 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » This is not a drill: After months of investigation, rumors and back and forth bickering, paperwork has been filed alleging collusion [News]

Monday 16 October 3:38:30 UTC 2017

News [link] [175 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Police dog stays at the edge of the river where his human partner has been missing for the last two days and presumed drowned, and geez it is ever dusty in here, are your allergies acting up too? [Sad]

Monday 16 October 2:26:51 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [43 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Several injuries reported after Louisiana oil rig explodes in Lake Pontchartrain [NewsFlash]

Monday 16 October 1:53:56 UTC 2017

NewsFlash [link] [106 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » For nine years, the juvenile detention manager received 800 lbs of fajitas biweekly. Then one day he had a doctor's appointment when his order came in. "Um… we don't serve fajitas here" [Fail]

Monday 16 October 1:44:23 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [130 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The Midwest is facing an economic crisis thanks to the declination of its public universities [Sad]

Monday 16 October 0:37:34 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [209 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this zany cottage [Photoshop]

Monday 16 October 0:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [18 comments] [Link]

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