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 » Impromptu Seattle Fark Party – Come for some libations and a good time [FarkParty]

Wednesday 8 November 23:44:09 UTC 2017

FarkParty [link] [222 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose. Oh, and while you're at it, you probably shouldn't pick your nose and wipe it on your customer's groceries [Sick]

Wednesday 8 November 23:20:06 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [22 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » What the HELL Ireland, a pint of Guinness is cheaper in Spain than in the country that makes it. Hang your heads in shame for your high taxes [Asinine]

Wednesday 8 November 23:07:25 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [59 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Razor blades in Halloween candy is a myth, but some jerk is leaving meat with embedded fishhooks at a dog park [Scary]

Wednesday 8 November 22:40:45 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [78 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Dude, all you had to to was keep your mouth shut and not brag about it. What the hell is wrong with you? [Dumbass]

Wednesday 8 November 22:10:45 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [60 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Healthiest air on the planet causes 18 car pileup [Fail]

Wednesday 8 November 21:40:45 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [34 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Woman faces murder charges after ex-boyfriend who she doused with acid euthanizes himself not able to live with unbearable pain. Her defense is that she thought it was water [Sick]

Wednesday 8 November 21:14:05 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [145 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this … leaf? [Photoshop]

Wednesday 8 November 21:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [16 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » About those two sailors rescued by the Navy after being adrift for months? It's beginning to look more and more like Münchhausen Syndrome. No proxy needed [Followup]

Wednesday 8 November 20:50:05 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [119 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Wichita police say installing cameras to watch your every move shouldn't be perceived as Big Brother. You submitted this with a better headline removed by the Ministry of Truth [Scary]

Wednesday 8 November 20:20:06 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [76 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » I'll follow my dream and start a restaurant with zero experience and only $60,000. What could possibly go wrong? Spoiler alert: Everything [Dumbass]

Wednesday 8 November 19:50:04 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [261 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Long Hand

Wednesday 8 November 19:44:53 UTC 2017

The framers of medieval charters needed to make them visually striking and memorable — relatively few people would be able to understand the Latin legalities, but many would see the documents, and in order to carry authority they had to look different from ordinary texts, remarkable and unique. One way to do this was with “an altogether peculiar sort of … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Not only does the linked headline follow the "question mark rule" (the answer is obviously "no"), but the article then went out and ate an entire box of doughnuts for breakfast [Sad]

Wednesday 8 November 19:20:06 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [71 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Experts claims that cutting back on alcohol consumption can prevent cancer. The unpopular experts who never got invited to parties, one would assume. Bunch of farking killjoys [Sad]

Wednesday 8 November 18:50:05 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [76 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Is that a python in your pants, or are you a drunken idiot arguing with your neighbor? [Amusing]

Wednesday 8 November 18:20:06 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [21 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Alabama town removes fluoride from water supply, increases stereotypes about toothless rural Alabamans [Facepalm]

Wednesday 8 November 17:50:05 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [124 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Nothing will prepare you for…MORTAL TOMKATS [Silly]

Wednesday 8 November 17:20:06 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [55 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 🍆 ? [Silly]

Wednesday 8 November 16:50:04 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [71 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Do not taunt gasoline monkey [Amusing]

Wednesday 8 November 16:16:45 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [49 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » They say you can't get by on looks alone. "They" are wrong [Unlikely]

Wednesday 8 November 15:46:45 UTC 2017

Unlikely [link] [175 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » The Atmos Clock

Wednesday 8 November 15:37:34 UTC 2017

If only you had invested in an Atmos Clock in 1982, the date of the B&W ad, you could have saved a bundle!

[Link]

Fark.com RSS » Professional actor in Japan has been paid for 8 years to pretend to be a girl's father, with a commitment to be a grandfather to her future children. She still doesn't know [Fake]

Wednesday 8 November 15:20:05 UTC 2017

Fake [link] [85 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Tiffany Tin Can

Wednesday 8 November 15:16:00 UTC 2017

If you have $1000 to spare, you can buy a tin can from Tiffany. As far as tin cans go, it's a very nice one. It's made with "Sterling silver and vermeil with Tiffany Blue enamel accent." But at the end of the day, it's still a tin can.

They also offer a $1500 coffee can.

via bloomberg.com [Link]

Fark.com RSS » In these divisive times, one thing we can all agree on is that if you order a chocolate martini at an airport bar, you're almost definitely a douchebag [Amusing]

Wednesday 8 November 15:14:05 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [155 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » No wonder a 17th century book that was stolen from an Irish library 180 years ago was returned by someone that didn't leave their name. Can you imagine the late fees [Weird]

Wednesday 8 November 14:50:05 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [19 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Looks like that octopus blew a seal [Interesting]

Wednesday 8 November 14:20:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [41 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop these Cape Verde farmers [Photoshop]

Wednesday 8 November 14:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Have you ever adopted a senior dog? Here is your Woofday Wednesday [Cool]

Wednesday 8 November 14:00:00 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [125 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » A black man confessed to spraying racist graffiti on his own car as a Halloween prank. Dauntarius Williams, 21, admitted to filing a false police report and being hilarious [Dumbass]

Wednesday 8 November 13:50:05 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [195 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The Polish government is asking its people to 'multiply like rabbits' [Amusing]

Wednesday 8 November 13:20:06 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [97 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » VA Democrats didn't just win the governorship, they also elected the nation's first transgender state congresswoman as well as an actual Democratic Socialist [Followup]

Wednesday 8 November 13:10:34 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [167 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Thousands of abandoned railroad cars are decaying in our forest preserves [Scary]

Wednesday 8 November 12:28:44 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [103 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Remember when Brexiteers promised the NHS an extra £350m a week? The NHS does [Amusing]

Wednesday 8 November 11:58:40 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [58 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Thanks, Trump [Cool]

Wednesday 8 November 11:07:47 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [166 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » And By 'Me', I Mean 'You'

Wednesday 8 November 11:05:01 UTC 2017

breakup its-not-you-its-me Pie Chart relationships - 5844104192 Graph by: pcman1985 Tagged: breakup , its-not-you-its-me , Pie Chart , relationships Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Popularity is OveRRated

Wednesday 8 November 11:05:00 UTC 2017

pirates - 7819789056 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: pirates Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Then I Give Up and Make a Pie Chart

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:59 UTC 2017

pie charts insomnia graphs funny - 7603373568 Graph by: hmmw Tagged: pie charts , insomnia , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Forever Unemployed

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:56 UTC 2017

career jobs qualifications unemployed venn diagram - 6242886144 Graph by: georgemiller89 Tagged: career , jobs , qualifications , unemployed , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » More Like Battle of the Ring, Am I Right?

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:55 UTC 2017

Lord of the Rings movies Pie Chart - 7974517248 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Lord of the Rings , movies , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » But, Yay Cats!

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:54 UTC 2017

forever alone romantic movies graphs Cats funny - 4498920448 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: forever alone , romantic movies , graphs , Cats , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Uhnntss Uhnntss Uhnntss, Baby

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:53 UTC 2017

bloodhound gang electronica Music Pie Chart rave - 4607882240 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: bloodhound gang , electronica , Music , Pie Chart , rave Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Reasons Puerto Rico Hasn't Been Granted Statehood

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:52 UTC 2017

graphjam puerto rico situational humor - 1701462784 LoL by: nedalton Tagged: graphjam , puerto rico , situational humor Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Satisfaction Never Smelled So Sweet

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:50 UTC 2017

bathroom humor Pie Chart pooping work - 5600141056 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: bathroom humor , Pie Chart , pooping , work Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Cats vs. Robocats, by a Second Grade

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:49 UTC 2017

batteries Cats fur hearts kids meow metal robots venn diagram - 4365822464 This is great. Make more of these, and we will post them. Graph by: overpricedshirt.com Tagged: batteries , Cats , fur , hearts , kids , meow , metal , robots , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Things People Say When I Write With My Left Hand

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:48 UTC 2017

creative how left handed relative write - 3106588672 Graph by: 2ndchair Tagged: creative , how , left handed , relative , write Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » At Least I Have Decent Grammar Now

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:47 UTC 2017

grammar nazi internet english Pie Chart - 6764411136 Graph by: doctorseaweed Tagged: grammar nazi , internet , english , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Press It Again!

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:45 UTC 2017

bruises injuries ow Pie Chart - 4648183040 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: bruises , injuries , ow , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Important Massage! Please Reply Intermittently

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:44 UTC 2017

email grammar Pie Chart spelling error - 6554112768 Graph by: keymansteve Tagged: email , grammar , Pie Chart , spelling error Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Bureaucracy’s Playthings

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:40 UTC 2017

office supplies Bar Graph - 7874662144 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: office supplies , Bar Graph Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Mapping Paid Maternity Leave

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:38 UTC 2017

best of week country map Maps paid maternity leave politics - 6263714560 Graph by: (via Think Progress) Tagged: best of week , country , map , Maps , paid maternity leave , politics Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:37 UTC 2017

bananas monkeys pets Pie Chart reasons - 4412287744 Graph by: Bentendo Tagged: bananas , monkeys , pets , Pie Chart , reasons Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Only Like Speedruns

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:36 UTC 2017

let's plays speedruns graphs video games line graphs funny - 7603497216 Graph by: Raypoles Tagged: let's plays , speedruns , graphs , video games , line graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What Was I Doing Again?

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:34 UTC 2017

eating fridge Pie Chart thinking - 6153745920 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: eating , fridge , Pie Chart , thinking Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » At Least My Teddy Bear Never Tells Me to Ask Again Later

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:32 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » It Speaks to My Soul, Man

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:31 UTC 2017

annoying life Music Pie Chart - 5222457088 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: annoying , life , Music , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Who Needs Text Books With Interwebs Like These?

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:29 UTC 2017

college internets Pie Chart school text books university - 6560171520 Graph by: hellitosis Tagged: college , internets , Pie Chart , school , text books , university Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Have a Feeling You're Part of the Green Circle

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:27 UTC 2017

Cheezburger Image 4820329472 Graph by: unicornattack3 Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Effie Trinket Would Give You a Gold Token

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:25 UTC 2017

quotes effie trinket movies hunger games Pie Chart - 7931908864 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: quotes , effie trinket , movies , hunger games , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Heavy Metal

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:24 UTC 2017

80s 90s bands bbq hannah montana heavy metal Music quality sweet - 2148413184 LoL by: littleman7 Tagged: 80s , 90s , bands , bbq , hannah montana , heavy metal , Music , quality , sweet Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Where's Samuel L Jackson When We Need Him

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:20 UTC 2017

planes snakes on a plane math pun - 6674557184 Graph by: (via Pleated Jeans) Tagged: planes , snakes on a plane , math , pun Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Does This Make Me a Grown Up?

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:19 UTC 2017

christmas ties adulthood - 6920692736 Graph by: (via Josh Sundquist) Tagged: christmas , ties , adulthood Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Replotted: And They're Completely Accurate

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:16 UTC 2017

drugs high school movies Pie Chart school sex truancy story - 5525766144 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: drugs , high school , movies , Pie Chart , school , sex , truancy story Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Inconceivable!

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:15 UTC 2017

inigo montoya movie quotes the princess bride venn diagram words - 4562217216 Graph by: Daniel_of_southern Tagged: inigo montoya , movie quotes , the princess bride , venn diagram , words Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Bart Really Is a Brat

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:14 UTC 2017

facts infographic movies simpson television - 4694776832 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: facts , infographic , movies , simpson , television Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Success of Barney Stinson's Pickup Strategies

Wednesday 8 November 11:04:12 UTC 2017

how i met your mother pickup television - 7810679808 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: how i met your mother , pickup , television Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » FBI so far unable to decrypt Sutherland gunman's phone [Followup]

Wednesday 8 November 10:51:48 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [124 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Thanks, white supremacists [Cool]

Wednesday 8 November 10:09:47 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [58 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Having totally missed all the finer points of the New Testament, pastor installs a giant, gaudy, neon, obnoxious, flashing cross in front of his church [Facepalm]

Wednesday 8 November 8:44:12 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [48 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Fark-ready headline: "Knife-wielding man with porn magazine armor" [Weird]

Wednesday 8 November 8:37:59 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [21 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Because you've always wanted to know – where does all that New York City Marathon poop go? [Sappy]

Wednesday 8 November 7:33:04 UTC 2017

Sappy [link] [26 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Transgender woman beats senior citizen [News]

Wednesday 8 November 6:59:53 UTC 2017

News [link] [176 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » So, you remember that naked Canadian car crash the other day? Well, it gets weirder… [Includes naked perp pix] [Followup]

Wednesday 8 November 6:24:05 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [43 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Horizons

Wednesday 8 November 6:10:55 UTC 2017

I say that conceit is just as natural a thing to human minds as a centre is to a circle. But little-minded people’s thoughts move in such small circles that five minutes’ conversation gives you an arc long enough to determine their whole curve. An arc in the movement of a large intellect does not sensibly differ from a straight … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » You just knew when Trump said he wasn't visiting the Korean DMZ because it was a "cliché," that he was bullshiating as usual [Fail]

Wednesday 8 November 5:28:51 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [72 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Motorist honks impatiently at car stopped in front of him at green light, which turns out to be an unmarked police car, which proceeds to pull him over. Back and forth profanity-laced hilarity ensues (w/audio & video) [Stupid]

Wednesday 8 November 5:26:56 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [111 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » To all my so called friends with kids: 'My son has autism, not f***ing leprosy' [Hero]

Wednesday 8 November 4:29:09 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [157 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Students claim to have proven that Rose could have saved Jack in 'Titanic.' James Cameron: That ship has sailed… and sank [Silly]

Wednesday 8 November 4:10:11 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [51 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Trump urges Kim Jong Un to 'come to the table,' apparently not realizing that the only food there is McDonald's and even the Best Korean dictator has better taste than that [Facepalm]

Wednesday 8 November 3:58:57 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [45 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 74-year-old who walked miles every day with a sign looking for a new kidney for his wife finds one – hopefully not by the side of the road [Sappy]

Wednesday 8 November 3:50:04 UTC 2017

Sappy [link] [18 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Delhi experiences what Trump's EPA has called some of the healthiest air on the planet. Breathe deeply, kids, it's good for you [Scary]

Wednesday 8 November 2:17:14 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [33 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » State trooper attempts to drain a corner of the swamp [Hero]

Wednesday 8 November 1:55:05 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [90 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Would you like to buy a bridge in Brooklyn? No, I'm just going to steal and sell one in Indiana [Strange]

Wednesday 8 November 1:05:04 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [17 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this serene lake structure [Photoshop]

Wednesday 8 November 1:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [25 comments] [Link]

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