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 » Yawn: The US has three times as many children living in poverty as Norway. WTF: The US has more children living in poverty than Russia [Murica]

Monday 30 October 23:47:33 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [148 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Who woulda thunk it? You find 2 heads in a cooler in a tourist zone, and tourists don't want to go there anymore. So much for the Halloween spirit [Sad]

Monday 30 October 23:30:04 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Tonight is Paul's Memory Bank's Halloween show. Starting off with a mini-tribute to Fats Domino before getting into the spirit of the night. The 2nd half features The Mercury Theater on the Air's 10/30/38 broadcast of the War of the World

Monday 30 October 23:30:02 UTC 2017

Live [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » HAPPENING NOW: Orange ogre frightens children on White House lawn [Live]

Monday 30 October 23:13:33 UTC 2017

Live [link] [14 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The tragic tale of Florida Man, his collection of guns, and his imagination thankfully ends with no fatalities [Florida]

Monday 30 October 22:50:04 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [14 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » What do you do when a man in a ski mask breaks into your house a midnight, tackles your mom, and demands money? If you are Sharaia Walker you shoot him in the ass with a gun named Barbara [Hero]

Monday 30 October 22:20:05 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [85 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Middle school cafeteria's autumn lentil festival turns out to be a bad idea [Sick]

Monday 30 October 21:50:05 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Facebook is not somehow listening in on our conversations, processing what we are saying, and then using that information to feed us with ads for cat food. You just talk about cats all the time on Facebook [Weird]

Monday 30 October 21:20:05 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [59 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders:"Did I say nothing happened? I meant nothing BEYOND THAT happened" [Followup]

Monday 30 October 20:50:05 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [150 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » A glitch in the Matrix? The Sun is there (possible nsfw content on page) [Strange]

Monday 30 October 20:20:06 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [43 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this in-your-face move [Photoshop]

Monday 30 October 20:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [18 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Plans to name German high speed train after Anne Frank cause uproar, likely due to people worried about it disappearing somewhere in the Pacific Ocean [Interesting]

Monday 30 October 19:50:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [92 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Just in time for Halloween, the case of the missing submarine reporter gets weirder and darker [Followup]

Monday 30 October 19:43:00 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [73 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Singing could get you a careless driving charge. Yodeling could get you shot [Silly]

Monday 30 October 19:20:05 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [33 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Texas school district gets shamed over corporal punishment stance by the Church of Satan [Ironic]

Monday 30 October 18:50:05 UTC 2017

Ironic [link] [171 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Another Perspective

Monday 30 October 18:26:52 UTC 2017

All [J. Smith] ever paints are pastoral landscapes. But years after Smith’s Lake Placid is bought and exhibited by a very conservative museum, an art critic discovers that by tilting the painting 90 degrees, it can be seen as a painting of a devil embracing two nudes. The critic calls this aspect Ménage. The enraged artist protests that he had … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Forget plastic surgery to become more attractive; you can simply stick magnets up your nose [Scary]

Monday 30 October 18:20:05 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [48 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The United States has spent about 40 billion dollars on early models of the F-35 that do not work and never will work. Don't worry. We're still going to buy more of them, of course [Fail]

Monday 30 October 17:50:06 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [112 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Winters are getting shorter, say scientists. Will wait for Johnny's rebuttal [Scary]

Monday 30 October 17:20:04 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [99 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The real problem with having electronic assistants like Alexa in your home? Your kids may develop a better relationship with them than they have with you. And that's going to be bad news for you when Skynet takes over [Scary]

Monday 30 October 16:50:05 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [89 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Feds not buying liquor brand's claim that it invented vodka with 'Health Benefits' [Obvious]

Monday 30 October 16:09:09 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [14 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The best way to liquefy a deer turns out to be a police car travelling at 114 mph. And you thought you wouldn't learn anything new today (Video is sorta-graphic) [Sick]

Monday 30 October 15:50:04 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [167 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Britain could lead the world's 'fourth industrial revolution' if it embraces robots and technology. If only there was a marketplace where they could sell their goods, possibly their neighbors. I'm sure they'll figure something out

Monday 30 October 15:20:05 UTC 2017

Unlikely [link] [51 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » One… two… three. Three former Trump officials arrested in the Mueller probe. Ah-ah-ah (Arrest Day discussion thread 2) [Followup]

Monday 30 October 15:13:33 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [1356 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Whitefish available? [Plug]

Monday 30 October 14:20:05 UTC 2017

Plug [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 9 easy ways to be the worst house ever on Halloween [Sad]

Monday 30 October 13:50:05 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [190 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Let us all pause for a moment of silence for the brave soldiers and civilians who gave their lives 79 years ago today to protect New Jersey from a large scale invasion [Hero]

Monday 30 October 13:20:06 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [58 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this winter welcoming [Photoshop]

Monday 30 October 13:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [19 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » ♫ I wish I was in / Tijuana / Eating barbecued iguana ♬ [Creepy]

Monday 30 October 12:20:05 UTC 2017

Creepy [link] [21 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Weird News Costumes

Monday 30 October 12:13:00 UTC 2017

With Oct 31 almost upon us, I was trying to find examples of people who dress up for Halloween as characters from weird news stories. So far, I've found two.

The first is the Swiss Cheese Pervert. You may recall he was that guy who would drive around Philadelphia propositioning women while holding and fondling a piece of swiss cheese. … [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » The Oshkosh Snozzle

Monday 30 October 12:12:59 UTC 2017

I am trying to picture being a passenger on a flaming airplane when the Snozzle thrusts its tip thru the wall and starts spraying.

Homepage here. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If you bet on Paul Manafort being indicted first thing this morning we have some good news for you [NewsFlash]

Monday 30 October 12:00:30 UTC 2017

NewsFlash [link] [1401 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Please responsibly recycle your bear cubs; don't toss them in the dumpster [Sappy]

Monday 30 October 11:59:31 UTC 2017

Sappy [link] [16 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Clown arrested for trespassing when he was discovered sleeping in another person's bed. Alcohol and cocaine were involved. Happy Halloween [Fail]

Monday 30 October 11:50:04 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [27 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Boy, this Forever War seems like it's taking forever to end [Murica]

Monday 30 October 10:38:20 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [73 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » In which it is revealed that Kim Il-sung was a fan of Magnum, P.I., at least where helicopters were concerned [Strange]

Monday 30 October 10:03:20 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [18 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » Accidental Time Capsule

Monday 30 October 9:40:39 UTC 2017

bandaids bathroom Pie Chart time capsule toilet trash - 4301266688 Graph by: Jugs_McCoy Tagged: bandaids , bathroom , Pie Chart , time capsule , toilet , trash Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » A Little Milk With Your Chocolate?

Monday 30 October 9:40:38 UTC 2017

chocolate milk food syrup - 6417324288 Graph by: AnnaSophia Tagged: chocolate milk , food , syrup Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Pie Chart to Heaven

Monday 30 October 9:40:37 UTC 2017

led zeppelin Music stairway to heaven Pie Chart - 6880508672 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: led zeppelin , Music , stairway to heaven , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Challenge Accepted!

Monday 30 October 9:40:36 UTC 2017

pie charts Challenge Accepted graphs funny - 7585593344 Graph by: GoodLaughslul Tagged: pie charts , Challenge Accepted , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Tech Support

Monday 30 October 9:40:35 UTC 2017

countries internet technology - 1573460224 LoL by: Phedre Tagged: countries , internet , technology Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » OMG Guise, It's Got a Bigger Screen!

Monday 30 October 9:40:33 UTC 2017

iphone 5 Pie Chart bragging apple - 6668959488 Graph by: guitarmo4 Tagged: iphone 5 , Pie Chart , bragging , apple Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Masters of "Whoa"

Monday 30 October 9:40:32 UTC 2017

joey lawrence keanu reeves whoa - 6958605568 Graph by: (via Bite) Tagged: joey lawrence , keanu reeves , whoa Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » They're Just Trying to Help

Monday 30 October 9:40:31 UTC 2017

embarrassing friends life Pie Chart - 4659305984 Graph by: Wikit13 Tagged: embarrassing , friends , life , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Musicians with Doctorates

Monday 30 October 9:40:30 UTC 2017

musicians with doctorates infographic bands school Music - 6647488768 Graph by: LOLdogexpert (via CBC Music ) Tagged: musicians with doctorates , infographic , bands , school , Music Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Studying in an Ideal Move

Monday 30 October 9:40:29 UTC 2017

finals cycle studying school - 7960907776 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: finals , cycle , studying , school Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Cost of Exploring Space: Film vs. Reality

Monday 30 October 9:40:28 UTC 2017

nasa movies infographic space - 7038350080 Click here for a larger version! Graph by: neomam (via www.paydayloan.co.uk) Tagged: nasa , movies , infographic , space Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Black Lines

Monday 30 October 9:40:27 UTC 2017

bar lines black - 6897506304 Graph by: (via I Love Charts) Tagged: bar , lines , black Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Just Didn't Want to Talk to You, Mom

Monday 30 October 9:40:21 UTC 2017

calling parents phone Pie Chart voicemail - 4645634816 One time I went to Las Vegas and didn't tell my parents. I had 10 voicemails when I got home. Whoops. Graph by: Unknown Tagged: calling , parents , phone , Pie Chart , voicemail Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » HUZZAH!

Monday 30 October 9:40:20 UTC 2017

hate twilight - 5134305536 Graph by: TFObsessed Tagged: hate , twilight Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » That's All You Know Aboot Us, Eh?

Monday 30 October 9:40:19 UTC 2017

aboot americans canadians eh impressions Pie Chart Pronunciation - 4368398848 Graph by: Gamefreek24the2d Tagged: aboot , americans , canadians , eh , impressions , Pie Chart , Pronunciation Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What Else Are Summers For?

Monday 30 October 9:40:18 UTC 2017

Pie Chart plans summer summer break - 6418001920 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Pie Chart , plans , summer , summer break Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Good Thing I'm a Daddy's Girl

Monday 30 October 9:40:17 UTC 2017

can i parents permission Pie Chart - 4750436608 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: can i , parents , permission , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » It's Just Not the Same

Monday 30 October 9:40:16 UTC 2017

centaurs reverse anatomy horse wat - 6674536704 Graph by: (via Fbatsh ) Tagged: centaurs , reverse , anatomy , horse , wat Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Step One: Steal Legos

Monday 30 October 9:40:13 UTC 2017

lego Pie Chart vacuum washing machine - 5641596416 Step 2: ??? Step 3: Profit Graph by: Peter Dennis Tagged: lego , Pie Chart , vacuum , washing machine Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » At Least Auto Correct Is Consistent

Monday 30 October 9:40:12 UTC 2017

Bar Graph cell phones service technology zero bars - 4653664512 Graph by: jtanaka98 Tagged: Bar Graph , cell phones , service , technology , zero bars Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Follow this Easy Flow Chart and Avoid Wearing a Racist Costume this Year

Monday 30 October 9:40:10 UTC 2017

costume racism halloween college humor flow chart Spooky FAILs and HalloWINs g rated - 7877771520 Submitted by: (via College Humor) Tagged: costume , racism , halloween , college humor , flow chart , Spooky FAILs and HalloWINs , g rated Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Exception: Documentaries

Monday 30 October 9:40:09 UTC 2017

movies restroom documentary break - 7652291072 Graph by: newfirewithin (via stortz.tumblr.com) Tagged: movies , restroom , documentary , break Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » You Won't Get Me This Time, Grammar Troll

Monday 30 October 9:40:08 UTC 2017

comment internet Pie Chart response spelling - 5061901056 I'm going to assume that purple description is on purpose. Graph by: CharlieBBenz Tagged: comment , internet , Pie Chart , response , spelling Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » A client can have their project _____:

Monday 30 October 9:40:05 UTC 2017

cheap client dreams fast good work - 1438935296 LoL by: hiropendragon Tagged: cheap , client , dreams , fast , good , work Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Who, Who, Who, Who

Monday 30 October 9:40:02 UTC 2017

baja men lyrics Pie Chart who let the dogs out - 4807474176 Graph by: mrwarrior619 Tagged: baja men , lyrics , Pie Chart , who let the dogs out Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » In Loving Selective Memory

Monday 30 October 9:40:01 UTC 2017

Bar Graph celeb michael jackson Music rip stardom - 4689069824 Graph by: DemonicBeauty22811 Tagged: Bar Graph , celeb , michael jackson , Music , rip , stardom Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Or Any Other Program, Really

Monday 30 October 9:40:00 UTC 2017

pie charts skype graphs funny - 7587319552 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: pie charts , skype , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Operating Systems

Monday 30 October 9:39:59 UTC 2017

customizable linux mac os operating systems stable user friendly venn diagram windows - 2623945984 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: customizable , linux , mac os , operating systems , stable , user friendly , venn diagram , windows Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I'm Afraid the Damage is Permanent

Monday 30 October 9:39:57 UTC 2017

coat of arms cute lions - 4994759168 Graph by: (via Scandanavia and the World) Tagged: coat of arms , cute , lions Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Like to Keep it Old School

Monday 30 October 9:39:53 UTC 2017

pie charts meta graphs funny - 7597121792 Graph by: TrollerOfBronies Tagged: pie charts , meta , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Daft Graph

Monday 30 October 9:39:51 UTC 2017

best of week daft punk flow chart harder better faster stro Music song - 6216916480 Graph by: (via I Love Charts) Tagged: best of week , daft punk , flow chart , harder better faster stro , Music , song Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Replotted: Calling It 'Chicken' Is a Little Generous

Monday 30 October 9:39:50 UTC 2017

chicken fast food McBites McDonald's mystery meat - 5874136832 Graph by: Hanavas Tagged: chicken , fast food , McBites , McDonald's , mystery meat Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 12-year-old's suicide attempt turns into a homicide [Sad]

Monday 30 October 9:26:20 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [101 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Millennial men are at "it" again 😉 [Giggity]

Monday 30 October 9:12:20 UTC 2017

Giggity [link] [121 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The Queen has limited intelligence and the rest of the Royal Family are like a virus (possible nsfw content on page) [Obvious]

Monday 30 October 7:18:32 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [71 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Podcast Episode 175: The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island

Monday 30 October 7:00:20 UTC 2017

In 1835, a Native American woman was somehow left behind when her dwindling island tribe was transferred to the California mainland. She would spend the next 18 years living alone in a world of 22 square miles. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll tell the poignant story of the lone woman of San Nicolas Island. We’ll … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » ♫ Strangling soldiers by their side. Fearless men with murderous ties. Men who mean just what they say. Murders by the Green Berets ♫ [Sad]

Monday 30 October 5:06:31 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [73 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » In what is totally not a scouting party for the upcoming aquatic invasion, octopuses are emerging from the sea [Video]

Monday 30 October 4:25:30 UTC 2017

Video [link] [48 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The double lives of respectable men who sexually harass women [Creepy]

Monday 30 October 3:03:19 UTC 2017

Creepy [link] [74 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » People in Rwanda face public shaming and even jail for using plastic grocery bags. It's good to see that hunger, political unrest and genocide are no longer the country's top problems [Strange]

Monday 30 October 2:46:16 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Do you suffer from decades of painful nosebleeds? Maybe you have a tooth growing in your nasal cavity (possible nsfw content on page) [Strange]

Monday 30 October 2:38:19 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [27 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Your kid is better off with the razor blade in their Halloween candy this year. Holy crap [Scary]

Monday 30 October 1:50:16 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [78 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Think women get harassed and assaulted a lot in oh soooooo liberal Hollyweird? Try serving while female in the military [Obvious]

Monday 30 October 1:13:41 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [103 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Worry not humans, when the robots rise, take your job and destroy your life, some of you will be spared. SOME [Interesting]

Monday 30 October 0:59:40 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [47 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Sick: Man rubs crotch on female train passenger. Karma: A plainclothes police officer [Creepy]

Monday 30 October 0:15:41 UTC 2017

Creepy [link] [61 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this dark presentation [Photoshop]

Monday 30 October 0:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [18 comments] [Link]

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