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 » Florida radio station holds a 'Win a Baby' contest … and it's perfectly legal [Florida]

Saturday 18 November 23:54:53 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [40 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Ironic tag set on fire by fire chief [Ironic]

Saturday 18 November 23:40:53 UTC 2017

Ironic [link] [26 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Doc Martens exist and that's problematic [Stupid]

Saturday 18 November 22:50:50 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [280 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » New York City teacher claims that years of drinking at school made her sick [Sick]

Saturday 18 November 22:20:50 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [39 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The internet used to be analog. You needed one of these to truly appreciate being "online," so to speak. If all you had was a phone book, you were like an AOL user. People with these were like TotalFarkers. They knew stuff, and where to get s

Saturday 18 November 21:35:28 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [67 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Reset the clock, Navy [Fail]

Saturday 18 November 21:08:50 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [100 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this purrfectly good cosplayer [Photoshop]

Saturday 18 November 21:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [15 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Near and Far

Saturday 18 November 19:36:45 UTC 2017

Designed by Baroque architect Francesco Borromini in 1632, this gallery in Rome’s Palazzo Spada is a masterpiece of forced perspective — though it appears to be 37 meters long, in fact it’s only 8. The effect is produced by diminishing columns and a rising floor; the sculpture at the end, which Borromini contrived to appear life size, is only 60 … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Happy couple sues police, insurance company for their group effort in being dumber than a bag of hammers [Stupid]

Saturday 18 November 19:22:28 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [211 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Mount Shasta Named "Most Charming Ski Town." Mount Fresca and Mount Aindew demand recount [Misc]

Saturday 18 November 18:43:20 UTC 2017

Misc [link] [68 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Major insurer in one state will no longer cover OxyContin [Florida]

Saturday 18 November 18:24:27 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [68 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Flakka is back and it's wakka than ever [Scary]

Saturday 18 November 17:43:20 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [63 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Jesus Christ, it's a lion eating the car! [Video]

Saturday 18 November 16:51:05 UTC 2017

Video [link] [25 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The hunt for the Rojo Octubre? [Followup]

Saturday 18 November 16:32:23 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [112 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » No, there has not been a successful human head transplant. Seriously. We mean it. Here comes the (popular) science [Fake]

Saturday 18 November 15:43:29 UTC 2017

Fake [link] [61 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Take a trip inside Chernobyl thirty years after the disaster, complete with photos of–Wait, people are living in the no-go zone? (possible nsfw content on page) [Creepy]

Saturday 18 November 14:45:24 UTC 2017

Creepy [link] [88 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Coed Prisons

Saturday 18 November 14:29:16 UTC 2017

I hadn't realized that federal and state governments had, for a while, experimented with coed prisons. From Prison Journal, 59(1), Spring/Summer 1979:

Since 1971, over 20 coed state and federal facilities have been established, although over half have since reverted back to one-sex institutions out of conceptual failure and dilemmas of operation, implementation, and evaluation. Currently (1979), 10 adult coed … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Apparently ecstasy is a hell of a drug – it can make you barge into random homes with no pants on and in high heels yelling "I'm here" [Weird]

Saturday 18 November 14:05:09 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [67 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this vicious two-horned giant dung beetle [Photoshop]

Saturday 18 November 14:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [25 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » And the worst new Christmas present of the year is a ball that contains 50 smaller balls inside, as well as tiny plastic dolls and their clothes, shoes, and accessories [Strange]

Saturday 18 November 13:45:55 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [93 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » I should smoke a bowl on Caturday [Caturday]

Saturday 18 November 13:00:00 UTC 2017

Caturday [link] [469 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Worst Appliance Innovation Ever

Saturday 18 November 11:26:00 UTC 2017

"Sit right down and rest your elbows on these convenient patented elbow warmers."

No idea why this great idea did not catch on.

Original ad here. [Link]

GraphJam » Judgment When Drinking

Saturday 18 November 10:36:38 UTC 2017

alcohol bad idea drinking good good idea judgment sound venn diagram - 2608842752 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: alcohol , bad idea , drinking , good , good idea , judgment , sound , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Saddest

Saturday 18 November 10:36:37 UTC 2017

Sad ghost Bar Graph eating alone - 6906713600 Graph by: (via Bite) Tagged: Sad , ghost , Bar Graph , eating alone Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Coffee Zodiac

Saturday 18 November 10:36:36 UTC 2017

personality type mocha coffee late personality - 7667283968 Graph by: (via Visua.ly) Tagged: personality type , mocha , coffee , late , personality Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Every Single Time

Saturday 18 November 10:36:31 UTC 2017

internet Pie Chart - 7106738176 Graph by: ArtistOfLOLZ Tagged: internet , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Every Time

Saturday 18 November 10:36:24 UTC 2017

buying check out grocery stores - 6301082880 Graph by: (via Showers With Sharks) Tagged: buying , check out , grocery stores Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Excellent Costume Ideas. Party Time!

Saturday 18 November 10:36:23 UTC 2017

costume era halloween infographic - 5323492096 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: costume , era , halloween , infographic Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Curse You, Rebecca Black

Saturday 18 November 10:36:21 UTC 2017

bad music Music Rebecca Black venn diagram - 4618795008 It's been WEEKS. Graph by: BananaKid Tagged: bad music , Music , Rebecca Black , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Microsoft Office Autoformat

Saturday 18 November 10:36:20 UTC 2017

microsoft Office technology - 1384825088 LoL by: mtcal Tagged: microsoft , Office , technology Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Ugh, Is That Soon?

Saturday 18 November 10:36:19 UTC 2017

Submitted by: (via www.youtube.com) Tagged: daylight saving time , explained , infographic , Video Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » And This Supposed to Make Me Want to Take It?

Saturday 18 November 10:36:17 UTC 2017

drugs commercials Pie Chart - 5241380096 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: drugs , commercials , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Period Drama

Saturday 18 November 10:36:14 UTC 2017

period mad men tampon venn diagram - 5371801344 Graph by: (via Graphic Contents) Tagged: period , mad men , tampon , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » We're Going to Need a Bigger Bag

Saturday 18 November 10:36:13 UTC 2017

bag best of week movies Popcorn trailers - 5670089728 Graph by: jjgertyuh Tagged: bag , best of week , movies , Popcorn , trailers Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Untitled

Saturday 18 November 10:36:11 UTC 2017

americans europe infographic map Maps - 4032614912 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: americans , europe , infographic , map , Maps Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » You Laugh Now, But Someday These Mint Condition Toy Could Be Valuable

Saturday 18 November 10:36:10 UTC 2017

happy meal kids Line Graph toys - 5132596736 They're so cute when they're little. Graph by: cono Tagged: happy meal , kids , Line Graph , toys Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Small Talk Is the Worst

Saturday 18 November 10:36:05 UTC 2017

self checkout small talk grocery store - 5211642880 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: self checkout , small talk , grocery store Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » At Least I Hope It's Water

Saturday 18 November 10:36:01 UTC 2017

bathroom floor Pie Chart socks water - 4646493440 Graph by: tom.white22 Tagged: bathroom , floor , Pie Chart , socks , water Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Every Parent Ever

Saturday 18 November 10:35:59 UTC 2017

Bar Graph kids parents - 6991123968 Graph by: (via Bite) Tagged: Bar Graph , kids , parents Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Popularity of Music

Saturday 18 November 10:35:55 UTC 2017

catchy classic Music original popularity quality rappers ripoff robot - 2194956544 Graph by: adferrendelli Tagged: catchy , classic , Music , original , popularity , quality , rappers , ripoff , robot Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Facebook Timeline for Math Nerds

Saturday 18 November 10:35:54 UTC 2017

Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: facebook , internet , math nerds , social networking , timeline , Video , youtube Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » This GIF Shows the Most Popular US Baby Names for Girls Since 1960

Saturday 18 November 10:35:52 UTC 2017

baby names gifs map parenting g rated - 7863444992 Click here and read The Atlantic's full article on how they visulaized the Social Security Administration's data. Submitted by: (via The Atlantic) Tagged: baby names , gifs , map , parenting , g rated Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Get the Scalpel; I'm Going In

Saturday 18 November 10:35:51 UTC 2017

annoying box mac n cheese Pie Chart - 4932429312 Graph by: Jugs_McCoy Tagged: annoying , box , mac n cheese , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Should Have Stayed In-State

Saturday 18 November 10:35:50 UTC 2017

college debt Sad venn diagram - 5206216704 Graph by: (via motherjones.com) Tagged: college , debt , Sad , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Physician, Heal Thyself" is great advice but not if you're a medical marijuana doctor [Ironic]

Saturday 18 November 10:18:22 UTC 2017

Ironic [link] [22 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Body slam Greg Gianforte lied from the get-go to investigators about his assault of a reporter [Followup]

Saturday 18 November 7:13:26 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [92 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Colorado voters elect convicted murderer to school board. Apparently he's a proponent of the program "No Child Left Alive" [Strange]

Saturday 18 November 6:57:35 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [67 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If you get a call from your own number, don't answer it. It's not you [Obvious]

Saturday 18 November 6:34:27 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [112 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Woman leads police on a high-speed chase for the second time in as many days [Asinine]

Saturday 18 November 5:54:32 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [19 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » LA Fark Party – Downtown – Karl Strauss Brewing Company [FarkParty]

Saturday 18 November 5:45:51 UTC 2017

FarkParty [link] [44 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Victim blaming sexual harassment and assault victims is here; "Women should dress modestly" [Fail]

Saturday 18 November 5:08:51 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [232 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » This year's reason to be outraged over Starbucks cups is: (throws dart at board) They're promoting the gay agenda [Facepalm]

Saturday 18 November 4:11:52 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [145 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Axe throwing club comes to Kansas City's West Bottoms, thankfully not a euphemism [Cool]

Saturday 18 November 3:50:05 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Roadside fecal fail ends with plummeting pooper [Fail]

Saturday 18 November 3:11:45 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [43 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Kim Jong-Un shows off his fancy new weapons, same old pants (possible nsfw content on page) [Scary]

Saturday 18 November 2:50:05 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [29 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Author asks "What caused the opioid crisis?" Subby is going out on a limb here and guesses opioids [Video]

Saturday 18 November 2:27:43 UTC 2017

Video [link] [109 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » All right, pop quiz. Gas station, gunman with one hostage. He's using her for cover; he's standing in front of a rack of propane tanks. You're 20 feet away. What do you do? Shoot the hostage [Scary]

Saturday 18 November 1:50:05 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [51 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop these patrolling pandas [Photoshop]

Saturday 18 November 1:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [16 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Ah

Saturday 18 November 0:54:51 UTC 2017

A famous artist once painted an angel with six toes. ‘Who ever saw an angel with six toes?’ people inquired. ‘Who ever saw one with less?’ was the counter-question. — Life, June 12, 1890 [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Grandpa's final wish granted: Bury me with two Pat's cheesesteaks. Fans of Geno's Steaks say that will send him straight to hell [Silly]

Saturday 18 November 0:50:05 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [53 comments] [Link]

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