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 » Fark's favorite state is America's worst. Florida Man's weird crimes cited as main reason [Florida]

Saturday 4 November 23:35:36 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It's not unusual for twins to be close, but these Canadian twins are inseparable [Cool]

Saturday 4 November 23:33:58 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [70 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » After thief steals disabled girl's speaking computer, which is the only way she can communicate with anyone, the local sheriff channels his inner Liam Neeson [Sick]

Saturday 4 November 23:25:36 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [126 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile over capital. So that peace in the Middle East thing is working out [Scary]

Saturday 4 November 23:05:36 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [89 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Trump's Twitter lockdown has raised security concerns from people who worry their accounts could be killed by a customer service rep [Followup]

Saturday 4 November 21:44:36 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [82 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Insane 1:23 first-person mountain biking video will make you say there aren't enough helmets and elbow pads in the world to make one do this [Scary]

Saturday 4 November 20:50:17 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [132 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Silent monks granted permission to convert 19th century monastery to brewery. When reached for comment they responded "__________" and "_______" [Spiffy]

Saturday 4 November 20:07:10 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [35 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 200 million Facebook users are fake accounts. 16 million Twitter accounts are fake accounts. Have you noticed these totals keep rising? [Followup]

Saturday 4 November 20:05:43 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [75 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this old beer truck [Photoshop]

Saturday 4 November 20:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [15 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Terrorists don't scare us. New York City drivers scare us" [Obvious]

Saturday 4 November 19:50:02 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [29 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It's a crime to be poor in the State of Oklahoma, and two law firms have filed a class action suit to end this practice [Hero]

Saturday 4 November 19:21:22 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [64 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Things are seriously quacked up in Minnesota, don'tcha know [Sappy]

Saturday 4 November 18:35:14 UTC 2017

Sappy [link] [19 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Guy makes a commercial to sell his girlfriend's 1996 Honda Accord. Genius marketing + great production value = true brilliance [Spiffy]

Saturday 4 November 18:05:03 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [91 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Pagans revolting as England cuts homeopathic and herbal "alternative" medicine insurance coverage [Obvious]

Saturday 4 November 17:06:10 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [102 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Protip: When visiting a country run by a repressive regime, don't tweet about how sick and selfish the leader of that country is, unless you want to experience just how repressive that regime is [Dumbass]

Saturday 4 November 16:34:21 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [132 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » No maple syrup or poutine for you guys anymore, eh [Stupid]

Saturday 4 November 15:51:21 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [38 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Here, let me share with you my concerned face. Oh, sorry… that's my don't give a fark face. Here, let me try again. Nope… still not working [Dumbass]

Saturday 4 November 15:11:29 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [28 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Mystery Gadget 53

Saturday 4 November 15:02:23 UTC 2017

What is going on inside this giant potato?

The answer is here.

And after the jump. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Couple arrested after their son becomes a pillow biter [Sick]

Saturday 4 November 14:56:49 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [95 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Driftwood Collection

Saturday 4 November 14:23:00 UTC 2017

Whenever I come across stories about collectors of unusual items, I always wonder what happened to their collection after they died. They went to all that trouble to collect it, and then usually relatives end up tossing it all.

Fond Du Lac Commonwealth Reporter – Nov 9, 1965 [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Old and busted: Overzealous staffer. New hotness: Overzealous sheepdog puppy [Amusing]

Saturday 4 November 14:19:26 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Well at least they tried to make it an awesome possum [Dumbass]

Saturday 4 November 13:32:14 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The Illinois Department of Human Services goes after a 70-year-old woman for getting more food stamps than she was entitled. Then things get weird [Weird]

Saturday 4 November 13:15:40 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [95 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Observing Daylight Saving Time can worsen your depression, make you have a heart attack, cause you to be in a deadly car crash, and increase your chances of getting mugged [Scary]

Saturday 4 November 13:05:26 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [89 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this crusty crustacean [Photoshop]

Saturday 4 November 13:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [22 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » I guess if you're Barney Miller, you're allowed to keep a rental car for 30 months past its return date [Interesting]

Saturday 4 November 12:39:26 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [38 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Pull up a bar stool and let a bartender tell you all the ways they can secretly hate you [Amusing]

Saturday 4 November 12:19:16 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [161 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, one Houston pet clinic has – quietly and with no fanfare – given free veterinary care to over 1,500 cats and dogs – and they are going to continue waiving fees until December 9th. Happy Caturday [Caturda

Saturday 4 November 12:00:00 UTC 2017

Caturday [link] [567 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Not news: Men seeking medical pot. Fark: Are bombarding a gynecologist's office [Strange]

Saturday 4 November 10:41:13 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [18 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » It's No Three Eyed Frog…

Saturday 4 November 10:40:01 UTC 2017

cat CatDog dogs frog venn diagram - 5460022784 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: cat , CatDog , dogs , frog , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Peace and Quiet

Saturday 4 November 10:40:00 UTC 2017

reading quiet toilet Pie Chart - 5289323008 Graph by: liquidtv78 Tagged: reading , quiet , toilet , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Occasionally With a Cracker

Saturday 4 November 10:39:59 UTC 2017

noms Pie Chart sandwich sandwich meat - 5101124608 Fun shaped sandwiches are still the best. Graph by: Unknown Tagged: noms , Pie Chart , sandwich , sandwich meat Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » FFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU

Saturday 4 November 10:39:58 UTC 2017

ffffuuuuuu gauge Line Graph rage rage comic - 5562575360 Measure of rage up to release, and thereafter. Graph by: Geoclasm Tagged: ffffuuuuuu , gauge , Line Graph , rage , rage comic Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How People React When I Say I Have Asperger's.

Saturday 4 November 10:39:56 UTC 2017

aspergers mental illness Pie Chart react strange - 3296203264 Graph by: wolfgirl-1994 Tagged: aspergers , mental illness , Pie Chart , react , strange Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » It Don't Matter If You're Black or White… or Red

Saturday 4 November 10:39:54 UTC 2017

black and white michael jackson newpaper old joke is old red venn diagram - 6374799872 Graph by: buckles_b (via Bite) Tagged: black and white , michael jackson , newpaper , old joke is old , red , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Twisted Twitter

Saturday 4 November 10:39:53 UTC 2017

hacked infographic passwords twitter - 5247648256 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: hacked , infographic , passwords , twitter Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What's Goin' On?

Saturday 4 November 10:39:52 UTC 2017

cartoons he man Hey Pie Chart TV whats going on youtube - 6305437952 Graph by: swagster117 Tagged: cartoons , he man , Hey , Pie Chart , TV , whats going on , youtube Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » They're Both Over-Estimating the Number of Normal People

Saturday 4 November 10:39:50 UTC 2017

internet normal people Pie Chart trolls - 4575300352 Graph by: Tagged: internet , normal people , Pie Chart , trolls Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » America's Obesity Problem Can be Linked to Their Aversion to Doing Dishes

Saturday 4 November 10:39:49 UTC 2017

dishes eating out food obesity Pie Chart restaurant - 6402806784 Comic by: Wes (via Hotchkisscomics) Tagged: dishes , eating out , food , obesity , Pie Chart , restaurant Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Man, I'd Be Eating Lunch Right Now. SUCKER.

Saturday 4 November 10:39:47 UTC 2017

days off enjoyment holidays Pie Chart school sucker weekends - 4541677568 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: days off , enjoyment , holidays , Pie Chart , school , sucker , weekends Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Creativity Reigns Supreme

Saturday 4 November 10:39:46 UTC 2017

baby toys junk - 7754537728 Graph by: mamapeapod Tagged: baby , toys , junk Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » A Wine Lover’s Guide To Europe [Infographic]

Saturday 4 November 10:39:43 UTC 2017

europe alcohol map wine - 7935984640 Graph by: neomam Tagged: europe , alcohol , map , wine Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Blogs

Saturday 4 November 10:39:41 UTC 2017

blogs computers internet updated useful week - 2162192640 Graph by: raiderrobert Tagged: blogs , computers , internet , updated , useful , week Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » When I Understand a Scientific Concept.

Saturday 4 November 10:39:39 UTC 2017

bill nye concept Line Graph ok online scientific sense teach textbook TV understand Video watching - 2674853376 Graph by: riweb Tagged: bill nye , concept , Line Graph , ok , online , scientific , sense , teach , textbook , TV , understand , Video , watching Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Reaction When I Pet Them Who I Pet Reaction

Saturday 4 November 10:39:37 UTC 2017

Cheezburger Image 3637680128 Graph by: Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Cycle Never Ends

Saturday 4 November 10:39:36 UTC 2017

cycle feedback loop Rule 34 - 4521859072 Graph by: Marcus121 Tagged: cycle , feedback loop , Rule 34 Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Things I Want To Do in New Jersey

Saturday 4 November 10:39:34 UTC 2017

atlantic city Bar Graph beach leave New Jersey shore six flags - 2719644160 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: atlantic city , Bar Graph , beach , leave , New Jersey , shore , six flags Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » They Hate Us!

Saturday 4 November 10:39:33 UTC 2017

Bar Graph hate whatdoestheinternetthink - 5976348672 Graph by: Hani.os Tagged: Bar Graph , hate , whatdoestheinternetthink Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I'd Live There Permanently

Saturday 4 November 10:39:32 UTC 2017

adults homes housing Pie Chart polls - 4682989824 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: adults , homes , housing , Pie Chart , polls Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » And Jeremiah Always Seemed Like Such a Nice Boy…

Saturday 4 November 10:39:29 UTC 2017

teens kids amish - 6935418880 Graph by: markot9 Tagged: teens , kids , amish Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Posters on Online Political Forums

Saturday 4 November 10:39:28 UTC 2017

computer conservatives forums ignorant internet liberals online open-minded Pie Chart political posters reasonable trolls - 3193863168 Graph by: JohnnyReb27 Tagged: computer , conservatives , forums , ignorant , internet , liberals , online , open-minded , Pie Chart , political , posters , reasonable , trolls Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » GraphJam City's Hero Patrols the Night Sky

Saturday 4 November 10:39:26 UTC 2017

batman excel gotham graphjam city night skyline spreadsheet windows - 4589228032 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: batman , excel , gotham , graphjam city , night skyline , spreadsheet , windows Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Word & Film Holiday Movie Adaptation Guide

Saturday 4 November 10:39:25 UTC 2017

flowchart movies - 7865320704 Submitted by: (via word & film) Tagged: flowchart , movies Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » THINGS YOU FIND IN A CLOSET

Saturday 4 November 10:39:24 UTC 2017

borrow Cats christianity closet clothes conservatives gay pee sister - 1994351872 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: borrow , Cats , christianity , closet , clothes , conservatives , gay , pee , sister Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Number of Deaths Experienced by Supernatual Characters

Saturday 4 November 10:39:22 UTC 2017

Death Supernatural dean winchester television - 7810518528 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Death , Supernatural , dean winchester , television Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Can't Get Rid of This Stuff Fast Enough

Saturday 4 November 10:39:19 UTC 2017

Pie Chart selling Skyrim video games - 6572878336 Graph by: MCATM477 Tagged: Pie Chart , selling , Skyrim , video games Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Venn Diagram of Feels

Saturday 4 November 10:39:14 UTC 2017

best of week feels happy Sad venn diagram - 6157194752 Make your own venn diagram with this venn diagram maker Graph by: (via Lucid Chart) Tagged: best of week , feels , happy , Sad , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Vehicle I Expected To Have At Age 33

Saturday 4 November 10:39:13 UTC 2017

acura adult age f-16 kid lamborghini Line Graph mercedes benz minivans space ship teen toyota vehicles - 2677305088 Graph by: jsiegendorf Tagged: acura , adult , age , f-16 , kid , lamborghini , Line Graph , mercedes benz , minivans , space ship , teen , toyota , vehicles Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Veterans groups want marijuana, not opioids, prescribed to treat PTSD [Interesting]

Saturday 4 November 7:13:25 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [122 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It is perfectly legal to draw your concealed handgun in a self-defense situation; however, failure to produce a steak bagel is not one of them [Dumbass]

Saturday 4 November 6:47:16 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [35 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Case Work

Saturday 4 November 6:42:50 UTC 2017

Samuel Morse’s original plan for Morse code was to assign numbers to words; the operator would have to look up each number in a codebook as it was received in order to find its meaning. Morse’s New Jersey collaborator Alfred Vail thought this was tedious and expanded the code to a system of dots and dashes, where each letter of … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Forgiveness is swallowing when you want to spit." I am not sure what Bible they are using, but I am intrigued by their message [Facepalm]

Saturday 4 November 6:34:57 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [51 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » MSNBC is upset that Trump didn't call for the death penalty of the Vegas shooter. Who is already dead [Dumbass]

Saturday 4 November 5:53:03 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [79 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Benny Hill settles case against NZ police, old bald guy nowhere to be found [News]

Saturday 4 November 4:27:43 UTC 2017

News [link] [21 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Best Korea starting to buckle [Spiffy]

Saturday 4 November 3:53:03 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [139 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The US is now bombing *spins wheel* Somalia [Murica]

Saturday 4 November 3:31:59 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [65 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Want to make a 9-year-old, who won't likely live until Christmas, have a nice Christmas? All he wants is to get some cards [Sappy]

Saturday 4 November 3:08:48 UTC 2017

Sappy [link] [46 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If your kid got SpongeBob Gummy Crabby Patties in their Halloween haul this year, feel free to help them TP that house this weekend. So grab a handful of whatever's left and take the Weekly Weird News Quiz 10/22-10/28 Starburst Edition [Spiffy]

Saturday 4 November 2:59:38 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [19 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Protip: If you're going to steal an ambulance, make sure it doesn't have a medic or patient inside [Fail]

Saturday 4 November 2:46:45 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [16 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Being a pallbearer at a person's funeral doesn't make up for murdering that person, does it? I'm asking for a friend [Sick]

Saturday 4 November 2:32:28 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Person shot at vigil for homicide victim. That's NOT how you pay it forward [Sad]

Saturday 4 November 2:16:45 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [5 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » These seven Rutgers students didn't dress up on Halloween for the bar crawl, they dressed up AS the bar crawl [Amusing]

Saturday 4 November 1:46:45 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [48 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The hero of Harvey, Houston's own "Mattress Mack", who opened his furniture stores as shelters even while certain Mega-churches we could name stayed locked tight, just lost a $10 million bet with his customers because the Astros won the W

Saturday 4 November 1:16:45 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [47 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Oregon teen was excited to join her high school dance team. Then she learned about the maple syrup wrestling" [Sick]

Saturday 4 November 0:35:59 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [102 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Officer who uncovered Manos' thefts refused promotion over his pink shoes, possibly on the advice of Torgo [Strange]

Saturday 4 November 0:16:45 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [20 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » People involved in domestic assault fitted with GPS monitors. Fark: the victims [Fail]

Saturday 4 November 0:11:59 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [67 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this new construction [Photoshop]

Saturday 4 November 0:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [23 comments] [Link]

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