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 » Found guilty in a murder-for-hire plot? That's a faintin' [Strange]

Tuesday 14 November 23:44:05 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Time for the annual list of toys you really want. You'll put your eye out reading it [Dumbass]

Tuesday 14 November 23:14:05 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [64 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Cost the state $3 million because you conducted a mass warrantless strip search of 900 high school students (and found nothing)? Well Mr. you'd better believe you're getting suspendin'… at least until the outrage dies down [Followup]

Tuesday 14 November 22:33:41 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [122 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Meanwhile in North Carolina: "Cone weed" mysteriously decorated for Christmas [Weird]

Tuesday 14 November 22:07:01 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [27 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Caption this intimate encounter [Photoshop]

Tuesday 14 November 22:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [48 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Is it a coup or not a coup? Let's go to Zimbabwe where tanks are on the street [News]

Tuesday 14 November 21:43:01 UTC 2017

News [link] [94 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Loud, mysterious boom that shook subby's whole house heard and felt across three counties in Alabama. Officials are still trying to figure out what it was, but current guess is a meteorite [Scary]

Tuesday 14 November 21:42:41 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [115 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Thanks to climate change, ticks are expanding their geographic footprint and bringing Lyme disease with them to parts of the country that hasn't seen it before. SPOON [Scary]

Tuesday 14 November 21:20:05 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [73 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop Challenge: Fix up this abandoned control room [Photoshop]

Tuesday 14 November 21:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [25 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Woman ODs from snorting heroin to prevent police from finding it while responding to her husband ODing on heroin [Dumbass]

Tuesday 14 November 20:50:04 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [42 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Now there're some folk 'round these parts who'll tell ya they remember a time when the "days since a mass shooting" sign sometimes had two digits on it, but, I think they must be very old, or very great liars [News]

Tuesday 14 November 20:41:02 UTC 2017

News [link] [445 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Substitute teacher discovers student loan debt suddenly at $3.9 million, wonders where he got a second bachelor's degree. Fark: The amount owed was his Social Security number [Asinine]

Tuesday 14 November 20:20:05 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [60 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Australian surfer shows a shark who is boss [Scary]

Tuesday 14 November 19:50:04 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Headline: Aldi recalls peanuts packet from its shelves because the label didn't mention they contain nuts [Facepalm]

Tuesday 14 November 19:40:44 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [60 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » A whole lot of crack can be seen at this Florida beach [Florida]

Tuesday 14 November 19:14:04 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [54 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Wisconsin woman has 4 dogs taken away due to unsanitary conditions. Wait, make that 7. Nope, 20. Okay, how about 52 [Asinine]

Tuesday 14 November 18:50:04 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [51 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Murder Most Classificatory

Tuesday 14 November 18:39:04 UTC 2017

In Anthony Boucher’s short story “QL 696.C9,” a librarian is found dead at her desk. She has been shot, and apparently spent her last moments typing the Library of Congress card catalog number that gives the story its title. The killer evidently saw nothing incriminating in this and so left it alone. The investigators have narrowed the list of suspects … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If only Cibo Matto had released a song called "Know Your Elk" [Sad]

Tuesday 14 November 18:38:04 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [65 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Cool headline of the day: They built Alaska on whiskey and dynamite [Cool]

Tuesday 14 November 18:14:04 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [33 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Fark NotNewsletter: Better late than ____________ [FarkBlog]

Tuesday 14 November 17:54:03 UTC 2017

FarkBlog [link] [66 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Three more people under investigation for sexual misconduct. Are they: A: Politicians? B: Celebrities? or C: Tenured professors from the psychological and brain sciences department at Dartmouth? [Interesting]

Tuesday 14 November 17:50:04 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [49 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Fraternity: "Those cameras weren't working the night a pledge died." Police: "Then why does it appear that the footage was manually deleted?" Fraternity: *Smoke Bomb* [Followup]

Tuesday 14 November 17:38:03 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [120 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2017-11-05 to Sat 2017-11-11 [FarkBlog]

Tuesday 14 November 17:14:03 UTC 2017

FarkBlog [link] [0 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Seasonal time changes can wreak havoc on the delicate systems of precious snowflakes, moonbeams, and rays of sunshine all over the nation. If you're one of them, don't worry — Mommy Blogger is here to help, and local news is here to cover he

Tuesday 14 November 17:11:53 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [60 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 'A child may choose the tutu, princess's tiara and heels or the fireman's helmet, tool belt and superhero cloak, without expectation or comment.' Church of England issues new transgender guidance to its primary schools [Cool]

Tuesday 14 November 16:50:04 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [81 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Sydney Ferry McFerryface name Mcfails after maritime staff refuses to work on it because of its stupid name [Followup]

Tuesday 14 November 16:36:59 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [82 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » According to bridal expert, Queen's 70 year-old wedding dress is fresh and timeless. Queen, not so much [Silly]

Tuesday 14 November 16:18:32 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [38 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » No, seriously, Stove Top made Thanksgiving stretch pants, but they're not for over-eaters stuffing themselves, it's to accommodate the amount of water you need to drink to handle the sodium intake of eating their stuffing [Amusing]

Tuesday 14 November 15:58:32 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [55 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » You know what would be a good idea? A digital pill that reports when you take it to your doctor, said no one, ever. Oh, except Big Pharma. They love the idea [Facepalm]

Tuesday 14 November 15:38:32 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [69 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Give me a P Give me an E Give me an N Give me an I Give me an S WHATSTHATSPELL? [Amusing]

Tuesday 14 November 15:20:05 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [87 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Drunk man invents new game called "Blow & race home before the ignition interlock from your last DUI shuts off your car" [Dumbass]

Tuesday 14 November 15:10:04 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The Flat Earth Convention 2017 showcases robust theories such as the "gut feeling" theory and the irrefutable "I went to the beach and held a straight edge up to the horizon" theory [Video]

Tuesday 14 November 14:50:04 UTC 2017

Video [link] [130 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Day after implied military threat of action, a coup appears to be occurring in Zimbabwe [News]

Tuesday 14 November 14:37:51 UTC 2017

News [link] [103 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 1, 2, 3 [Sappy]

Tuesday 14 November 14:36:42 UTC 2017

Sappy [link] [26 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 4 [Florida]

Tuesday 14 November 14:36:42 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [22 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Horse goes to jail for kicking a car. If he was a cow, it would be a moo-ving violation. Not sure what it is for a horse [Strange]

Tuesday 14 November 14:30:01 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [43 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop these wonderful workers [Photoshop]

Tuesday 14 November 14:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [13 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Alabama sentenced this man to five years in prison for enticing a 14-year-old. Maybe he should have run for political office instead [PSA]

Tuesday 14 November 13:47:19 UTC 2017

PSA [link] [82 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Craigslist Art

Tuesday 14 November 13:09:36 UTC 2017

In an article on artsy.net, Scott Indrisek explores the strange subculture of craigslist art, which involves artists posting offbeat requests on craigslist and seeing what happens. Some examples:

Kenneth Tam offered cash to any couple who would let him observe, and film, an ordinary dinner in their home while he sat, silent, in the background.

For her 2009 “Lucky Tiger” … [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Dali’s CHAOS AND CREATION

Tuesday 14 November 13:09:35 UTC 2017

I would like to find the whole 17-minute video of Dali's CHAOS AND CREATION, especially after reading the description in the newspaper article. But I can only find bits and pieces. The second clip shows a brief image of the motorcycle in the pigpen.

Original article here.

Foto source.

Foto source, more at site. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » He knew what he was tied up for [Followup]

Tuesday 14 November 12:59:19 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Two Guinness World Record kitties may have perished in house fire [Sad]

Tuesday 14 November 12:34:20 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [25 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Women are posting pictures of their 14-year-old selves to show how gross Roy Moore is. In other news, Roy Moore is busy figuring out how to search hashtags on Twitter [Obvious]

Tuesday 14 November 11:59:19 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [367 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Oregon concert venue bans blankets so security at entry gates can focus on preventing Vegas Route 91 Massacres, or something [Asinine]

Tuesday 14 November 11:48:21 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [35 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » HOA gets Tigger-triggered [Stupid]

Tuesday 14 November 11:45:48 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [61 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » The Little White Lies That Parents Tell Their Kids

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:45 UTC 2017

infographic lies parenting - 7937401344 Graph by: neomam Tagged: infographic , lies , parenting Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » And Sometimes Over

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:44 UTC 2017

numbers over 9000 Pie Chart quantities - 6534387712 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: numbers , over 9000 , Pie Chart , quantities Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Hope It Wasn't Important

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:42 UTC 2017

important phone Pie Chart text - 5843097856 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: important , phone , Pie Chart , text Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Like Kate Winslet in "Titanic"

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:39 UTC 2017

kate winslet ladyfunbags Pie Chart titanic titular - 4296577280 Graph by: lovenatalie Tagged: kate winslet , ladyfunbags , Pie Chart , titanic , titular Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Funny in the Saddest Way

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:38 UTC 2017

producer popstar differences reality music tv - 7703484416 Graph by: neomam (via www.clickitticket.com) Tagged: producer , popstar , differences , reality music tv Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » enjoyment of Army life

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:36 UTC 2017

army Bar Graph buy discount drink duty hangover life miles military run stranger thank you - 2394905856 Graph by: xenofreak7 Tagged: army , Bar Graph , buy , discount , drink , duty , hangover , life , miles , military , run , stranger , thank you Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » They Make 'Em Nasty Down Under

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:35 UTC 2017

spiders australia down under Pie Chart - 6941361408 Graph by: Methris Tagged: spiders , australia , down under , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Probability of Customers Showing Up During My Shift

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:31 UTC 2017

customers likely Office shift work - 1413923072 LoL by: lisabel7 Tagged: customers , likely , Office , shift , work Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Le Awesomely Made Graph

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:30 UTC 2017

le Pie Chart Rage Comics - 6012609536 It's a graph, okay? More FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU- Graph by: theguyabovemeisaqueer Tagged: le , Pie Chart , Rage Comics Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Messi vs Ronaldo: The Battle for the Ballon d'Or

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:29 UTC 2017

ballon d'Or sports Awards messi ronaldo soccer infographic - 7885198848 Graph by: neomam (via bet.unibet.com) Tagged: ballon d'Or , sports , Awards , messi , ronaldo , soccer , infographic Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » So Cute, So Awful

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:28 UTC 2017

Mario Kart Music Pie Chart video games - 4661919488 Graph by: sbb1204 Tagged: Mario Kart , Music , Pie Chart , video games Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Graph-tastic Birthday Card

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:26 UTC 2017

happy birthday birthday card cute life dating - 6687747072 From Josh Sundquist Blog: "Today is my girlfriend's birthday! I made her this graph-tastic birthday card." Graph by: (via Josh Sundquist ) Tagged: happy birthday , birthday card , cute , life , dating Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Nothing!

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:25 UTC 2017

i regret nothing Pie Chart - 6988951808 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: i regret nothing , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Destroy ALL the Stuff

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:24 UTC 2017

coins legos Pie Chart video games - 5329012992 Graph by: Regrubezeehc Tagged: coins , legos , Pie Chart , video games Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What About the Biebs?

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:18 UTC 2017

best of week justin bieber Music musicians Pie Chart - 5492956160 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: best of week , justin bieber , Music , musicians , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » These Proportions Are Off

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:15 UTC 2017

chocolate cookies filling venn diagram - 5281347584 Graph by: acapor Tagged: chocolate , cookies , filling , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Distribution of Valentines Day roses at my school

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:12 UTC 2017

flowers football high school roses valentines - 1737196288 LoL by: MowMowkat11 Tagged: flowers , football , high school , roses , valentines Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Mischief Managed

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:09 UTC 2017

Harry Potter venn diagrams mischief managed graphs funny - 7644080640 Graph by: Katist Tagged: Harry Potter , venn diagrams , mischief managed , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Work It, Pikachu

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:07 UTC 2017

photography Pie Chart Pokémon snap video games - 4692638464 Graph by: Copythatagentk Tagged: photography , Pie Chart , Pokémon , snap , video games Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Selfie Syndrome Explained

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:06 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Everybody's SO Happy

Tuesday 14 November 11:09:03 UTC 2017

ghost hunters flow chart reality tv happy - 6687409664 Graph by: jillthekiller Tagged: ghost hunters , flow chart , reality tv , happy Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Level of Alertness

Tuesday 14 November 11:08:59 UTC 2017

alert cars computer games driving games video games work - 2173196032 Graph by: taruuyu Tagged: alert , cars , computer games , driving , games , video games , work Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Can You Name All of These Symbols?

Tuesday 14 November 11:08:58 UTC 2017

geek Chart doghouse diaries symbols - 7824935936 Submitted by: (via doghouse diaries) Tagged: geek , Chart , doghouse diaries , symbols Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Denver bans declawing of feline fur persons [Cool]

Tuesday 14 November 10:56:20 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [111 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Hate crimes are making America again great for the second year in a row [Sad]

Tuesday 14 November 10:44:18 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [162 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » That's "Officer" Florida Man to you [Florida]

Tuesday 14 November 10:08:12 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [26 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Meanwhile in Osaka, thousands of tourists flock to brightly painted garbage incinerator, some of them mistaking it for Universal Studios Japan theme park. Furnace shoulda told 'em [Weird]

Tuesday 14 November 7:03:12 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [21 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » The Ur Sonata

Tuesday 14 November 6:52:24 UTC 2017

Kurt Schwitters composed this poem in 1922 to show that musical form can be applied to language. The poem consists of four movements (with a cadenza in the fourth), as well as an overture and a finale. Like music it introduces and varies themes — the first movement, in sonata form, develops four main subjects; the largo and the scherzo … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Neverlearn McNeverlearn Face [Silly]

Tuesday 14 November 6:22:16 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [48 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Can't remember that private conversation you had with your wife last month? Just Google it [Scary]

Tuesday 14 November 5:39:13 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [83 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Wite-Out car tag fix fools no one. Or at least not one state trooper [Fail]

Tuesday 14 November 4:34:59 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [44 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Sure looks like the mugshot of a gal arrested for fightin' cops after they find her daughter covered in pig poop [Sad]

Tuesday 14 November 4:17:01 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [30 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Legendary Russian daredevil Valery Rozov has said "hold my vodka and watch this" for the last time [Sad]

Tuesday 14 November 3:50:04 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [54 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Police find that the quickest way to stop someone from leaving the scene of a possible crime is to simply kill them [Obvious]

Tuesday 14 November 3:44:08 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [62 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Nearly half of U.S. adults will have high blood pressure under new guidelines, which were totally not influenced by the makers of high blood pre$ure medication in any way [PSA]

Tuesday 14 November 3:20:04 UTC 2017

PSA [link] [52 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Castor Troy can't wait to steal Sean Archer's iPhone X [Facepalm]

Tuesday 14 November 2:50:04 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [44 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 72 new Barbie models debut [Cool]

Tuesday 14 November 2:22:57 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [61 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Where can you find answers such as "boy toy" and "trophy wife"? If you answered Carter Woodson Middle School worksheet, you're on the short list for school administrator [Asinine]

Tuesday 14 November 2:20:04 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [26 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Let's all chip in and buy the truck driver and the kid new pairs of underwear [Scary]

Tuesday 14 November 1:50:04 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [53 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It took 20 years, but the Taliban has learned from U.S. forces and now they own the night, with deadly results [Scary]

Tuesday 14 November 1:44:00 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [65 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It's great and all when the U.S. takes a principled stand and refuses to sell weapons for ethical reasons, but those countries always end up hungry for fancy laser-guided artillery shells an hour later anyway [Obvious]

Tuesday 14 November 1:28:38 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [19 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Ban on killer robots urgently needed, say scientists [Scary]

Tuesday 14 November 1:20:04 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [58 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this celebration [Photoshop]

Tuesday 14 November 1:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [21 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » What do you do if parked cars stop you driving your tractor down the road? Just drive down anyway and to hell with it [Facepalm]

Tuesday 14 November 0:50:04 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [49 comments] [Link]

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