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 » Deer crashes into Dollar Tree store, asks clerk "Do you have anything for a buck?" [Silly]

Saturday 28 October 23:41:03 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [44 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The White Card: Don't leave home without it [Dumbass]

Saturday 28 October 23:21:03 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [106 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Catalonia's leader calls for opposition to Spain's latest ruling. This should end well (possible nsfw content on page) [Followup]

Saturday 28 October 22:48:06 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Man who confessed to killing his wife claimed he felt "victimized" when police suspected him of killing his wife [Ironic]

Saturday 28 October 22:40:24 UTC 2017

Ironic [link] [23 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Doctors warn that the US is is falling behind the rest of the world in proper eye care [PSA]

Saturday 28 October 22:05:03 UTC 2017

PSA [link] [107 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » When text-to-speech achieves sentience [Amusing]

Saturday 28 October 21:59:53 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [15 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Problem at sex doll brothel: The johns are getting too weird" (NSFW) [Followup]

Saturday 28 October 20:51:12 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [173 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Original architect for the Disneyland Haunted Mansion says Walt Disney told him his concept was too scary. And that's how he got assigned to the It's a Small World ride. AFTER ALL [Scary]

Saturday 28 October 20:21:10 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [68 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » That's right, buddy, it's a Guinness world record. IN YOUR FACE [Silly]

Saturday 28 October 20:08:13 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [16 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this OK waiter [Photoshop]

Saturday 28 October 20:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [20 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "The other nuts, they fear pecans. Because we are superior to them" [Obvious]

Saturday 28 October 19:26:07 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [51 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Three carjackers armed with crowbar are no match for one bad-tempered woman who has run out of farks to give [Fail]

Saturday 28 October 18:46:44 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [33 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Казахст&~ то стоп усинг Цырилли&~ алпхабе

Saturday 28 October 18:33:15 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [109 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Just another day in Alaska, the Australia of North America [Strange]

Saturday 28 October 18:17:38 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [39 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » A 90-year-old Pennsylvania grandmother got her first tattoo at age 84 … and there's no going back [Amusing]

Saturday 28 October 15:42:34 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [50 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 56 years ago, Russia detonated the king of all nuclear and atomic weapons, called the "Tsar Bomba" in Arctic Russia, creating the world's most powerful nuclear blast. Let's just say it made a big bada boom [Interesting]

Saturday 28 October 15:24:54 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [90 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » )-8 [Sad]

Saturday 28 October 15:19:05 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [70 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Bad news, pumpkin pie lovers: Your canned filling is probably just squash masquerading as pumpkin and everything you know and love about pie is forever ruined [Fake]

Saturday 28 October 15:13:31 UTC 2017

Fake [link] [156 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » In a strange coincidence that could only happen on Fark, 'Bathrobe Man Cave Sex' is also the name of subby's Jonas Brothers cover band [PSA]

Saturday 28 October 14:33:03 UTC 2017

PSA [link] [21 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Year after year, this guy's got a leg up on the Halloween costume competition [Cool]

Saturday 28 October 13:52:05 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [15 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Flammable costumes, red M&Ms, and razor blades in candy bars were just some of the reasons why Halloween was much more dangerous in the 1970s [Scary]

Saturday 28 October 13:49:31 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [92 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » I don't know about you but I'm really sick of these Xennials who just love narcissism, entitlement and earning less than previous generations. Can you believe these guys who I never heard of before this article? [Misc]

Saturday 28 October 13:37:51 UTC 2017

Misc [link] [57 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Filter Queen Vibrator

Saturday 28 October 13:27:16 UTC 2017

A 1950s gadget that, when attached to the hose of your vacuum, transformed it into a vibrating massager.

“Directions: The Filter Queen Vibrator should be inserted into the wand end of the hose and the hose fastened to the suction inlet of the Filter Queen… For use, place hose on neck, shoulders or other parts of the body to be massaged. … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » How to stay alive in Australia and not get eaten, bitten or mauled by its deadly predators [Interesting]

Saturday 28 October 13:23:47 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [27 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Woman suffers life-threatening injury after being hit by milk float in an udderly preventable moo-ving violation [Scary]

Saturday 28 October 13:09:36 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [29 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop theme: Update an old board game [Photoshop]

Saturday 28 October 13:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [21 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » With Halloween almost upon us, please remember to stock up on bandages before attempting this with your favorite feline on Caturday [Caturday]

Saturday 28 October 12:00:00 UTC 2017

Caturday [link] [611 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Woody Woodpecker, Deconstructed

Saturday 28 October 10:02:00 UTC 2017

Thanks to Mark Evanier, who explains.

[Link]

Fark.com RSS » Why are mom and dad eating all of the Halloween candy? [PSA]

Saturday 28 October 7:45:53 UTC 2017

PSA [link] [76 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » I'm Just That Cool

Saturday 28 October 7:39:46 UTC 2017

cool saggy pants belt Pie Chart - 6785968640 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: cool , saggy pants , belt , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Bro Alert Warning Chart

Saturday 28 October 7:39:39 UTC 2017

bros Line Graph happy hour - 7884303360 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: bros , Line Graph , happy hour Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Ceci n'est pas une Pipe

Saturday 28 October 7:39:37 UTC 2017

red not red memebase graphs - 5169476608 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: red , not red , memebase , graphs Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » PDA is For the Birds

Saturday 28 October 7:39:36 UTC 2017

birds PDA relationships - 7819374848 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: birds , PDA , relationships Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Brace your Tongue

Saturday 28 October 7:39:30 UTC 2017

brace yourself cold hot hot pocket Line Graph microwave tongue - 5838300160 Graph by: randomgeneratedname Tagged: brace yourself , cold , hot , hot pocket , Line Graph , microwave , tongue Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Can't Believe I Just Laughed at That

Saturday 28 October 7:39:29 UTC 2017

comedian comedy funny venn diagram wrong - 6357483008 Graph by: legendce Tagged: comedian , comedy , funny , venn diagram , wrong Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Hide and Go Seek

Saturday 28 October 7:39:28 UTC 2017

Area bladder closet comfortable cramped dark found full good hide and seek plain sight small spot venn diagram - 3027529472 Graph by: Toffee99 Tagged: Area , bladder , closet , comfortable , cramped , dark , found , full , good , hide and seek , plain , sight , small , spot , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Every Single Summer

Saturday 28 October 7:39:26 UTC 2017

pie charts graphs science fiction funny - 7579540992 Graph by: SquidInTheSky99 Tagged: pie charts , graphs , science fiction , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Breakdown of Typical College Student Life

Saturday 28 October 7:39:25 UTC 2017

college nerds physics slackers sleep social students zombie - 1736844544 LoL by: Akintudne Tagged: college , nerds , physics , slackers , sleep , social , students , zombie Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Thinks I Know

Saturday 28 October 7:39:23 UTC 2017

alarm horrible waking up - 5228168448 Graph by: DBenign Tagged: alarm , horrible , waking up Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Children: Powered By Carbs Since The Dawn Of Time

Saturday 28 October 7:39:22 UTC 2017

Chart nutrition food funny parenting - 7443738624 Submitted by: (via The Daddy Complex) Tagged: Chart , nutrition , food , funny , parenting Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How Do They Hide the Wrinkles?

Saturday 28 October 7:39:21 UTC 2017

actors Pie Chart teenagers television - 4962022656 Graph by: jmoskwa99 Tagged: actors , Pie Chart , teenagers , television Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Pray This Isn't True for STD Tests

Saturday 28 October 7:39:18 UTC 2017

Bar Graph doctor FAIL tests - 4741045504 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Bar Graph , doctor , FAIL , tests Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Flight of the Worker Bee

Saturday 28 October 7:39:17 UTC 2017

alone boss Bumblebee computer hovering infographic Line Graph mouse Office - 4576701184 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: alone , boss , Bumblebee , computer , hovering , infographic , Line Graph , mouse , Office Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » But That Means I Was… Eww, I Didn't Want to Think About THAT

Saturday 28 October 7:39:16 UTC 2017

birthday date month parents preggers - 6235811328 Graph by: mahj (via Explore) Tagged: birthday , date , month , parents , preggers Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » You Know Which One You Are

Saturday 28 October 7:39:10 UTC 2017

bus field trip noisy school - 6283527424 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: bus , field trip , noisy , school Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » It's Always Food

Saturday 28 October 7:39:09 UTC 2017

always food dogs - 5150561536 Graph by: JonM Tagged: always , food , dogs Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Molehills

Saturday 28 October 7:39:06 UTC 2017

Bar Graph molehill baseball - 6973163520 Graph by: (via Coolness Graphed) Tagged: Bar Graph , molehill , baseball Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Or Less…

Saturday 28 October 7:39:03 UTC 2017

girlfriends girls pretty venn diagram - 5734428928 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: girlfriends , girls , pretty , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » People

Saturday 28 October 7:39:02 UTC 2017

smart nice pretty - 7684726272 Graph by: icanhazzahalp Tagged: smart , nice , pretty Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I never seen Mean Girls but I bet it's like this Venn

Saturday 28 October 7:39:01 UTC 2017

frenemies friends its complicated mean girls turtle venn diagram - 6513258752 Graph by: buckles_b (via Bite) Tagged: frenemies , friends , its complicated , mean girls , turtle , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Is It Just Supposed to Go Everywhere?

Saturday 28 October 7:39:00 UTC 2017

fingers Pie Chart sticky super glue - 6262850560 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: fingers , Pie Chart , sticky , super glue Share on Facebook [Link]

Futility Closet » A Vertical Forest

Saturday 28 October 6:13:52 UTC 2017

Milan skyscrapers Bosco Verticale were named Best Tall Building Worldwide in 2015 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, beating out 120 other contenders. The two towers, 111 and 76 meters tall, are covered top to bottom with more than 900 trees, which attenuate noise, produce oxygen, and regulate temperature: During the summer, the leaves shade the apartments, … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Forget spike strips. They only work half the time, while dropping shards of metal from a truck will blow out the tires of over 50 cars at a time [Weird]

Saturday 28 October 6:13:17 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [34 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Zillow pledges $5M to combat housing insecurity. Unfortunately, that's actually Zestimate dollars and works out to about $1.49 [Interesting]

Saturday 28 October 5:14:07 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [38 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Federal agencies engage in a rousing game of "Not it" over who is responsible for the Whitefish contract to return power to Puerto Rico [Followup]

Saturday 28 October 4:53:25 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [71 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » No one remembers Vegas' first mass killing [Interesting]

Saturday 28 October 3:38:06 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [62 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » See, our blowflies here in Vegas aren't like other blowflies, so you're a murderer [Interesting]

Saturday 28 October 3:04:10 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [48 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Rumored alien invasion turns out to be Vladimir Putin personally launching missiles, likely while shirtless [Amusing]

Saturday 28 October 2:46:45 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [15 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Teddy Roosevelt attacked outside the American Museum of American History in NYC. Whereabouts of the Tablet of Akhmenrah, currently unknown [Strange]

Saturday 28 October 2:20:05 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [35 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Stockton Ca. to try, well… not exactly Universal Basic Income, more like Limited Part-time Minimum Wage Income [Interesting]

Saturday 28 October 1:26:45 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [106 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Woman caught stealing snowplow admits to doing heroin and cocaine beforehand, also says she's pregnant and was helping a repo man. The Aristocrats [Strange]

Saturday 28 October 1:00:05 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [17 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » So my mom gave me these weird fruit thingies called pluots. It's apparently so obscure that Chrome spellcheck redlines it. So have an obscure fruit and take the Weekly Weird News Quiz 10/15-10/21, Pluot Edition [Strange]

Saturday 28 October 0:53:34 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [59 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » How do you keep an asshole in suspense for a weekend? [NewsFlash]

Saturday 28 October 0:45:28 UTC 2017

NewsFlash [link] [1082 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Train extends undefeated streak, sets truck challenger on fire for good measure [Dumbass]

Saturday 28 October 0:33:25 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » New Yorkers are why New York can't have nice things, volume L – brand-new subway train's foldable seat trashed on the day it went into service [Obvious]

Saturday 28 October 0:06:45 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [35 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this fat cat [Photoshop]

Saturday 28 October 0:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [26 comments] [Link]

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