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 » Most air travelers say taking off your shoes is okay, although an etiquette expert calls those people goddamn savages [Interesting]

Monday 20 November 23:50:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [55 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Meth manufactured in Mexico has gone from 39% purity ten years ago to almost 100% today. Thanks, Jesse [Interesting]

Monday 20 November 23:38:32 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [51 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Wait. The *Moon Hoax* is still a thing? [Followup]

Monday 20 November 23:20:05 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [150 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Home mechanic be like… I think it is fixed… hold my beer while I go for a test drive [Fail]

Monday 20 November 23:07:12 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [40 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 19-year-old found guilty in triple hair weave murder. You'd think a gun would have been easier [Strange]

Monday 20 November 22:38:32 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [43 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Judge Jeanine Pirro: "I didn't know how fast I was going." Cop: "You were going 119 m.p.h" [Facepalm]

Monday 20 November 22:20:05 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [131 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » A headless body was found severely beaten, and the police have chosen to investigate it as a possible homicide. [nicolascage.youdontsay.jpg] [Scary]

Monday 20 November 22:07:12 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [37 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Della Reese can actually do it now [Sad]

Monday 20 November 21:50:04 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [51 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The Softer Side Of Charles Manson. In other news, the L.A. Times is now a clickbait mill [Asinine]

Monday 20 November 21:41:54 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [59 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Old and busted: Driving while using your phone. New hotness: Getting busted while driving with your phone and tablet tied to the steering wheel with string [Fail]

Monday 20 November 21:20:05 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [57 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop Theme: If the Burning Man festival were held in Farkistan [Photoshop]

Monday 20 November 21:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [18 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Small plane crashes into front yard of house for sale in Subby's hometown neighborhood. Buy now because what are the odds of another plane crashing there again? (w/video goodness) [Florida]

Monday 20 November 20:50:04 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [33 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Explosions and fire at cosmetics factory in suburban NYC. Multiple Injuries reported. Can't make-up this stuff [News]

Monday 20 November 20:26:36 UTC 2017

News [link] [115 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Grinch harshes town's mellow and mows down "Cone Weed" [Followup]

Monday 20 November 20:26:35 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [27 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Life inside North Korea, told by the people who got the hell out as soon as they could [Sad]

Monday 20 November 20:20:05 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [52 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » One chucklehead always screws it up for everyone else [Fail]

Monday 20 November 19:50:05 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [48 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Some 2000 years ago, Jesus turned water into wine. This guy in Tasmania is turning sheep whey into vodka [Spiffy]

Monday 20 November 19:20:06 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [41 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If you've ever wanted to have a custom swimsuit with your pet's face on it, then today you can yell "JACKPOT" [Cool]

Monday 20 November 18:50:04 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [64 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » North Korea bans fun. In other news, it was possible to have fun in North Korea [Unlikely]

Monday 20 November 18:20:06 UTC 2017

Unlikely [link] [66 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » In a Word

Monday 20 November 18:19:29 UTC 2017

chomage
n. cessation of labor hospitize
v. to extend hospitality to sequacious
adj. disposed to follow a leader resipiscent
adj. brought back to one’s senses I spent an evening at the house of the president of Harvard University. The party was waited on at tea by a domestic of the president’s, who is also Major of the Horse. On cavalry … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Ow My Balls: Mexican Edition 2017 [Scary]

Monday 20 November 17:50:06 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [102 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Fark NotNewsletter: Shall we play a game? [FarkBlog]

Monday 20 November 17:42:04 UTC 2017

FarkBlog [link] [76 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Self-driving transport trucks are only about 12 years away from mass deployment on public roads. Sorry, make that 12 months [Cool]

Monday 20 November 17:01:37 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [365 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2017-11-12 to Sat 2017-11-18 [FarkBlog]

Monday 20 November 16:21:37 UTC 2017

FarkBlog [link] [20 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Skynet will not be sending Schwarzenegger-sized machines to kill you. In reality, Slaughterbots are much smaller [Scary]

Monday 20 November 16:20:05 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [133 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Common sense would usually dictate if you have 1,000 bikes in a tunnel, some of them could be stolen," said the officer clearing out the homeless' underground fortress [Strange]

Monday 20 November 15:20:05 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [106 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Follies of the Madmen #335

Monday 20 November 15:07:27 UTC 2017

Of course! Playing Monopoly drunk! It's the only way!

Original ad here. [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Phone Number Sweater

Monday 20 November 14:52:00 UTC 2017

Give every weird pervert in the world your phone number. What could possibly go wrong with that plan?

Carlisle Evening Sentinel – Sep 30, 1971
Melanie Myers, a Los Angeles secretary, wears the latest fad — a made-to-order sweater with her telephone number knitted on the front — as three girl watchers take note. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » This guy gave an inch and then someone finished his aphorism [Facepalm]

Monday 20 November 14:50:04 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [39 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » No, sex traffickers are not putting little white stickers on your car. Also, it's time to change your oil [Facepalm]

Monday 20 November 14:20:05 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [127 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this cyclist [Photoshop]

Monday 20 November 14:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [21 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Hello, too fat dog here. Yeah, the humans tried to pin an attack on a cyclist on me, but because I am too fat to run, they cleared my fat name [Sappy]

Monday 20 November 13:50:04 UTC 2017

Sappy [link] [67 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Mueller requests documents about Comey firing and talks with White House from Justice Department, which is overseeing Mueller's investigation. Which comes first, the indictment or the firing? [Cool]

Monday 20 November 13:09:58 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [151 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » You might not know this but those delicious green beans you serve every Thanksgiving might not be a vegetable after all, but a fruit at least according to a botanist [Interesting]

Monday 20 November 12:50:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [94 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » You're DUIng it wrong [Dumbass]

Monday 20 November 12:13:08 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [96 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » New York Post Editorial Board doesn't understand the 4th Amendment [Asinine]

Monday 20 November 11:15:33 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [120 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » Everyone Looks Down

Monday 20 November 10:52:19 UTC 2017

Cheezburger Image 4499103488 Graph by: iversa3 Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » There's No Room for Pain in a Full Stomach

Monday 20 November 10:52:11 UTC 2017

Oreos pain relief food Pie Chart - 7976794112 Graph by: markot9 Tagged: Oreos , pain relief , food , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » This Knowledge Won't Help You Pick Up Chicks

Monday 20 November 10:52:09 UTC 2017

ages games perception Pie Chart Pokémon - 4562327552 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: ages , games , perception , Pie Chart , Pokémon Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » On Second Thought, Dora Is Always Creepy

Monday 20 November 10:52:08 UTC 2017

creepy dora the explorer halloween halloween costume - 5355569920 Graph by: James Ged Tagged: creepy , dora the explorer , halloween , halloween costume Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Classic: My Cat's Decision Making

Monday 20 November 10:52:04 UTC 2017

cat flow chart - 7074287872 Graph by: (via Tastefully Offensive) Tagged: cat , flow chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Nerd Love Solve for "i"

Monday 20 November 10:52:01 UTC 2017

equations Hall of Fame love math nerd numbers - 2554007808 Graph by: Tsukasasoul Tagged: equations , Hall of Fame , love , math , nerd , numbers Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Why I Don't Want Kids

Monday 20 November 10:51:57 UTC 2017

do not want parenthood Pie Chart scary - 4842900736 Graph by: (via www.mommyshorts.com) Tagged: do not want , parenthood , Pie Chart , scary Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Coincidence?

Monday 20 November 10:51:56 UTC 2017

murder correlation Bar Graph internet explorer - 6993696000 Graph by: (via I Love Charts) Tagged: murder , correlation , Bar Graph , internet explorer Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » A Chart to Everyday Stress

Monday 20 November 10:51:55 UTC 2017

the internets stress web comics beth evans - 7908805376 Submitted by: (via beth evans) Tagged: the internets , stress , web comics , beth evans Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What People Think of Miley Cyrus

Monday 20 November 10:51:52 UTC 2017

Line Graph miley cyrus - 7944657152

Graph by: Voltricon Tagged: Line Graph , miley cyrus Share on Facebook

[Link]

GraphJam » Successful People Compared To Unsuccessful People

Monday 20 November 10:51:51 UTC 2017

comparison success unsuccessful - 7768211712 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: comparison , success , unsuccessful Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Fifteen Seconds of Pants-Wetting Trepidation

Monday 20 November 10:51:50 UTC 2017

anxiety baking biscuits Pie Chart - 4612512768 Graph by: atbioteach Tagged: anxiety , baking , biscuits , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Hooray for Phone Games

Monday 20 November 10:51:45 UTC 2017

games phones apps poop jokes - 7154187008 Graph by: Agent_Caveman Tagged: games , phones , apps , poop jokes Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Animal Professions

Monday 20 November 10:51:43 UTC 2017

animals best of week jobs professions - 6299921408 Graph by: (via Pleated Jeans) Tagged: animals , best of week , jobs , professions Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Lion, the Witch and the Bag

Monday 20 November 10:51:39 UTC 2017

bag best of week lost narnia Pie Chart - 5381471744 Graph by: jalexbarakarth Tagged: bag , best of week , lost , narnia , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Do I Turn Here?

Monday 20 November 10:51:35 UTC 2017

driving road signs turning - 5200832768 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: driving , road signs , turning Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » To Google or Not to Google Someone?

Monday 20 November 10:51:30 UTC 2017

flow chart google - 7941549056 Submitted by: (via tech page one) Tagged: flow chart , google Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Umm [Strange]

Monday 20 November 10:01:09 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [69 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » I don't think it's possible for there to be a more Florida murder than this. Nor a more Florida way of getting caught [Florida]

Monday 20 November 9:32:08 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [47 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Of all the joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she stepped onto mine [Sad]

Monday 20 November 8:56:28 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [15 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 102-year-old Holocaust survivor meets his nephew that he didn't even know existed for first time. Why did they have to meet in such a dusty place [Cool]

Monday 20 November 7:48:58 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [13 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Podcast Episode 178: Lateral Thinking Puzzles

Monday 20 November 7:00:12 UTC 2017

Here are six new lateral thinking puzzles to test your wits and stump your friends — play along with us as we try to untangle some perplexing situations using yes-or-no questions. Here are the sources for this week’s puzzles. In a few places we’ve included links to further information — these contain spoilers, so don’t click until you’ve listened to … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The BBC catches the Independent faking footage…. FROM SPACE. I mean, the footage was from space, not that the BBC was in space spying on the Independent's coverage [Fail]

Monday 20 November 6:37:22 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [16 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Charles Manson released from life sentence on a technicality [News]

Monday 20 November 6:03:25 UTC 2017

News [link] [284 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Remember the lady with the "fark Trump" sticker? Well after getting arrested by the sheriff, she escalates the feud by assuring she will be arrested daily from now until the sheriff is out of office [Murica]

Monday 20 November 3:30:24 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [221 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Guy rents car, registers it under his name and uses it as collateral on $46k loan, then defaults. Fark: Bank sues rental company, demanding car. Double Fark: Judge agrees with bank [Asinine]

Monday 20 November 1:20:47 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [121 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this diver [Photoshop]

Monday 20 November 1:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [17 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Still cheaper and just a little less crazy than paying for a condo in Manhattan that will be blown to oblivion, buying a doomsday bunker condo for $1.5 million to wait out the coming apocalypse [Video]

Monday 20 November 0:29:47 UTC 2017

Video [link] [60 comments] [Link]

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