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 » Authorities announce press conference regarding San Antonio area church shooting. Texas governor Greg Abbott expected to speak. LGT livestream [Live]

Sunday 5 November 23:28:59 UTC 2017

Live [link] [451 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "The new 12 cent California gas tax will do little to relieve traffic jams". This news brought to you by the combined efforts of Sherlock, CAPT Obvious and Rick Romero [Obvious]

Sunday 5 November 23:04:42 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [106 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this pizza delivery map [Photoshop]

Sunday 5 November 21:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [24 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Reset the clock. Mass shooting at a Texas church. Multiple casualties have been reported (link switched) [News]

Sunday 5 November 20:04:41 UTC 2017

News [link] [1030 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Sea otters can read, apparently [Interesting]

Sunday 5 November 19:34:48 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [55 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Australians not impressed with McDonald's new food taster service [Sick]

Sunday 5 November 18:45:54 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [52 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The biggest swindle in American history? College loans [Murica]

Sunday 5 November 18:15:15 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [235 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » ° ¬ ° [Dumbass]

Sunday 5 November 17:30:13 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [47 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Today's privacy violation is brought to you by Colorado, in which a high school installed cameras in a bathroom [Murica]

Sunday 5 November 16:39:55 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [81 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Code enforcement is out of hand when they can take your dog [Scary]

Sunday 5 November 16:30:15 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [45 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "There was another one where I saw two ghosts having a sexual encounter in a toilet at a museum in East Kirkby" [Awkward]

Sunday 5 November 16:15:15 UTC 2017

Awkward [link] [44 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Nevada Highway Patrol to close Route 160 this weekend due to: A) road construction. B) median repair. C) world speed record attempt by a Koenigsegg [Strange]

Sunday 5 November 15:30:45 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [91 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The good news: heart disease fatality rate plummets. The bad news: deaths from drug overdoses rose more in the past year than the previous four years combined [Interesting]

Sunday 5 November 14:49:20 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [79 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Nope. (actually that is pretty cool, still wouldn't do it) [Cool]

Sunday 5 November 14:16:03 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [29 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Hybrid Sports

Sunday 5 November 14:01:40 UTC 2017

Image: Wikimedia Commons Chess boxing has evolved from a performance art piece to a serious worldwide professional sport. Two competitors engage in six rounds of chess and five rounds of boxing, switching between the two every three minutes. A player can win by knockout, technical knockout, or checkmate, or if his opponent resigns, exceeds the time limit, or is disqualified. If … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this cross section [Photoshop]

Sunday 5 November 14:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [17 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » CSB Sunday Morning: Out of Time [CSB]

Sunday 5 November 14:00:00 UTC 2017

CSB [link] [50 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » He's a lumberjack and he's ok [Hero]

Sunday 5 November 13:35:09 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [52 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Soil My Undies Challenge

Sunday 5 November 13:17:33 UTC 2017

The California Farmers Guild is challenging farmers to soil their undies. More info: farmersguild.org

And Scottish farmers are also taking up the challenge. (telegraph.co.uk)

[Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop Challenge: Repair this historic image [Photoshop]

Sunday 5 November 13:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [27 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Get it right, people: It's not Daylight Savings Time. It's a SINGULAR sensation [Fail]

Sunday 5 November 12:48:00 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [149 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Charlie Does Dan

Sunday 5 November 10:57:00 UTC 2017

[Link]

GraphJam » "Oh, She's Just Shy"

Sunday 5 November 8:40:43 UTC 2017

friends hide old people parents Pie Chart - 5068731648 "You know what they're like at that age." NO MOM, YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING! Graph by: AndreeaBeloane Tagged: friends , hide , old people , parents , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » And This Is Why You Should Sleep

Sunday 5 November 8:40:42 UTC 2017

difficulty flowchart rage quit video games - 7022330112 Graph by: (via Bite) Tagged: difficulty , flowchart , rage quit , video games Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » And Yet He Knows the Names of at Least Four Moves

Sunday 5 November 8:40:39 UTC 2017

dialogue Pie Chart pikachu Pokémon show speech - 5723251712 Pokémemes: Gotta Catch 'Em LOL Graph by: icebatfrenzy Tagged: dialogue , Pie Chart , pikachu , Pokémon , show , speech Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » boys' use of dodgeballs in gym class

Sunday 5 November 8:40:38 UTC 2017

baby boys class dodgeball gym ladyfunbags Pie Chart playing - 3134703360 Graph by: PBJkitty Tagged: baby , boys , class , dodgeball , gym , ladyfunbags , Pie Chart , playing Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Things that are in Russia, according to non-Russians

Sunday 5 November 8:40:36 UTC 2017

bears commies nukes russia russians unicycle vodka - 3285576192 Graph by: RedCray0n Tagged: bears , commies , nukes , russia , russians , unicycle , vodka Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Dynamics of Curly Hair

Sunday 5 November 8:40:35 UTC 2017

venn diagram curly hair - 7085835264 Graph by: (via Chaoslife.findchaos) Tagged: venn diagram , curly hair Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Yes, and Jail Is a Free Hotel

Sunday 5 November 8:40:32 UTC 2017

age creepy jail bait number Pie Chart - 4947420672 Graph by: nikelife_d Tagged: age , creepy , jail bait , number , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » This Explains the Comments of "Come to the Ocean!"

Sunday 5 November 8:40:31 UTC 2017

Music fans Pie Chart justin bieber - 7994369536 Graph by: joshocool01 Tagged: Music , fans , Pie Chart , justin bieber Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Game of Thrones for Math Nerds

Sunday 5 November 8:40:30 UTC 2017

Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: best of week , books , Game of Thrones , math nerds , sean bean , TV , Video , Westeros Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Ways Star Trek Conflicts are Resolved

Sunday 5 November 8:40:29 UTC 2017

conflicts Pie Chart Star Trek technobabble - 5177334784 Graph by: napoleon5 Tagged: conflicts , Pie Chart , Star Trek , technobabble Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Money spent while making The Simpsons

Sunday 5 November 8:40:27 UTC 2017

acting animation cartoons color commercial marketing opening Pie Chart story the simpsons voice writing yellow - 2410849536 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: acting , animation , cartoons , color , commercial , marketing , opening , Pie Chart , story , the simpsons , voice , writing , yellow Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Fear of Swine Flu vs. Knowledge

Sunday 5 November 8:40:26 UTC 2017

CDC flu illness information internet knowledge news panic sick swine flu website wikipedia - 2082156800 Graph by: heat_fan1 Tagged: CDC , flu , illness , information , internet , knowledge , news , panic , sick , swine flu , website , wikipedia Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Speed of dialouge in tv shows

Sunday 5 November 8:40:24 UTC 2017

dialogue fast news normal Rachel Ray spanish tv speed tv shows - 2212549888 Graph by: TheInvisibleMonkey123 Tagged: dialogue , fast , news , normal , Rachel Ray , spanish tv , speed , tv shows Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Know It's Here Someplace

Sunday 5 November 8:40:22 UTC 2017

ikea narnia Pie Chart store wardrobe - 5379343360 Graph by: Clom666 Tagged: ikea , narnia , Pie Chart , store , wardrobe Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Crey Everytime

Sunday 5 November 8:40:15 UTC 2017

Sad creying batman Pie Chart - 7019311360 Graph by: XenomorphSB Tagged: Sad , creying , batman , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Lethality of Substance in Games vs Real Life

Sunday 5 November 8:40:12 UTC 2017

Bar Graph Death lava lethal real life substances video games water - 2660481280 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Bar Graph , Death , lava , lethal , real life , substances , video games , water Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What I know about Buddhism

Sunday 5 November 8:40:11 UTC 2017

buddhism religion reseach school the simpsons TV - 2012262144 Graph by: Yoshermon Tagged: buddhism , religion , reseach , school , the simpsons , TV Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Topics when discussing Lady GaGa

Sunday 5 November 8:40:10 UTC 2017

annoying costume drag lady gaga man Music Songs transgender - 3690314240 Topics when discussing Lady GaGa Graph by: hrdcrnwo Tagged: annoying , costume , drag , lady gaga , man , Music , Songs , transgender Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Pizza Requests Vs What People Actually Eat

Sunday 5 November 8:40:06 UTC 2017

Bar Graph pizza graphs funny expectation vs reality - 4491987968 Graph by: Mrelia Tagged: Bar Graph , pizza , graphs , funny , expectation vs reality Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Classic: A Face Only a Mother Could Love

Sunday 5 November 8:40:02 UTC 2017

relationships mom Pie Chart - 5238920192 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: relationships , mom , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What About The Prize?

Sunday 5 November 8:40:01 UTC 2017

cereal food infographic - 4384132096 Submitted by: MaskedGuyWithABroom Tagged: cereal , food , infographic Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Damn You Canada!

Sunday 5 November 8:39:58 UTC 2017

degrassi Pie Chart television - 7976066816 Graph by: CrazyCalvinWilliams Tagged: degrassi , Pie Chart , television Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Will Find You, And I Will Give You Presents

Sunday 5 November 8:39:57 UTC 2017

christmas liam neeson i will find you list santa - 6745058048 Graph by: (via I Love Charts) Tagged: christmas , liam neeson , i will find you , list , santa Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Can't Sleep Under This Pressure!

Sunday 5 November 8:39:54 UTC 2017

clock insomnia Pie Chart sleeping time - 6422494208 Graph by: kveprek Tagged: clock , insomnia , Pie Chart , sleeping , time Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » What's that old saying? "It's not a party until… you're on a party bus and you get shot at from another party bus" [Murica]

Sunday 5 November 8:13:13 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Not news: Man sent to prison. News: For sending prostitutes to strip on the family next door's front porch. Fark: 75 Times since 2013 [Followup]

Sunday 5 November 7:58:13 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [61 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Escaped Lynx senses the wildlife park's plan to recapture her, trolls them big time (with pic) [Silly]

Sunday 5 November 7:03:59 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [35 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Prankster dyes the Lincoln Center fountain's water yellow. What a pisser [Silly]

Sunday 5 November 5:25:13 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [26 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » When thinking about getting back together with your ex standing outside of their second-floor bedroom window at 1am is not the best way to go about it [Obvious]

Sunday 5 November 4:20:13 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Hey, you two, knock it off back there. Don't make me turn this plane around. So help me God I'll do it. I'm not kidding" [Dumbass]

Sunday 5 November 3:44:49 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [18 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Okay, now you're just making this stuff up [Sick]

Sunday 5 November 2:27:25 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [104 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Irony awakens after fire breaks out at factory owned by maker of Grenfell Tower's cladding [Ironic]

Sunday 5 November 1:28:10 UTC 2017

Ironic [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Hawaiians troll Trump with "Welcome to Kenya" signs [Amusing]

Sunday 5 November 0:15:06 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [80 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this clematis seedhead [Photoshop]

Sunday 5 November 0:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [16 comments] [Link]

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