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 » Canada is number one… in terms of household debt. Take that, America [Sad]

Thursday 23 November 23:50:03 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [146 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Belgian waffle factory fire sprouts over Brussels [Sad]

Thursday 23 November 22:20:05 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [25 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Not news: kids play ding dong ditch. News: over 80 times on the same house. Fark: homeowner chases them through the backyard in his Jeep [Stupid]

Thursday 23 November 21:50:04 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [72 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Name something you could say during both sex and Thanksgiving dinner [Survey]

Thursday 23 November 21:30:27 UTC 2017

Survey [link] [488 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Are you having the most delicious dish of green bean casserole this Thanksgiving? Thank this New Jersey woman for inventing it [Interesting]

Thursday 23 November 21:17:26 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [52 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this reason to eventually get in the car [Photoshop]

Thursday 23 November 21:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [20 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » On the positive side, sound detected from missing Argentine submarine may help it be found. Unfortunately, submarines don't react well to explosions [Followup]

Thursday 23 November 20:25:26 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [89 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The financial realities of going viral (don't quit your day job) [Interesting]

Thursday 23 November 19:20:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [33 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Florida: Where iguanas are one of many things that can crawl up out of your toilet [Florida]

Thursday 23 November 18:50:04 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [30 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Having naked drunk driving sex while your infant child is in the back seat is no way to go through life, son [Facepalm]

Thursday 23 November 18:20:04 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [35 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Science may have finally cured baldness, so good news to those of you who are genetically inferior [PSA]

Thursday 23 November 17:50:04 UTC 2017

PSA [link] [84 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Breaking the news to someone that their partner has been killed in an accident is an issue that should be handled with the utmost care and delicacy. Or leave a voicemail. Whatever [Asinine]

Thursday 23 November 17:20:04 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [61 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » You can get anything you want (excepting Alice) at Alice's Restaurant. The Thanksgiving noontime tradition continues [Spiffy]

Thursday 23 November 17:00:00 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [76 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Warnings for LA beaches: Low tides, high temperatures and also watch out for the thousands of stingrays hidden in the sand. CRIKEY [Scary]

Thursday 23 November 16:50:04 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Pistol-packing granny would have gotten away with the bank robbery if she only put some wheels on her get-away walker [Strange]

Thursday 23 November 16:05:35 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Want to save the environment? Eat deep-fried food [Spiffy]

Thursday 23 November 15:35:04 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [55 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Mother attempts to ban story about woman who falls in love with man who kisses her because she never consented. Facepalm: "Sleeping Beauty" (possible nsfw content on page) [Facepalm]

Thursday 23 November 15:05:04 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [157 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Navy sends group of warships to the Gulf of Mexico. Fark: The Iranian Navy [Interesting]

Thursday 23 November 14:35:26 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [133 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Don't care, had cookie dough [Misc]

Thursday 23 November 14:05:35 UTC 2017

Misc [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this mystic man [Photoshop]

Thursday 23 November 14:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [21 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Ham Kills Turkey

Thursday 23 November 13:23:25 UTC 2017

Back in 1984, the social studies class at Highland Middle School in Louisville had a six-week study of the American pioneers' way of life, in honor of Thanksgiving. This included having the eighth graders decapitate a live turkey named Willy Wally. Some of the students held down Willy Wally while a student named Robin Ham swung an ax down on … [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Happy Thanksgiving 2017!

Thursday 23 November 13:23:24 UTC 2017

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Fark.com RSS » Woman tricked into buying potatoes she thought was an iPhone. Available on Spudify. She found it on Mashable. Check it out on YouTuber. iPhone? More like an EyePhone. I think I'm done [Facepalm]

Thursday 23 November 13:10:11 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [104 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Flat-Earther will launch himself in steam rocket this Saturday to snap a photo from above to prove the Earth is flat. No word from Aristotle, Eratosthenes, or the WGS-84 or EGM2008 teams [Stupid]

Thursday 23 November 12:50:04 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [38 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Punchable white nationalist banned from 26 western European countries. It's a start [Cool]

Thursday 23 November 12:15:53 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [153 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Woman who allegedly sent explosive devices to Pres. Obama and Texas Governor Greg Abbott was arrested after her cat's hair was found on the devices. It's as yet unclear what her or the cat's motive was [Dumbass]

Thursday 23 November 11:57:06 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [56 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Manus Island: PNG police move into detention centre and tell refugees to leave." No worries, they'll be done in a GIF [Scary]

Thursday 23 November 11:54:06 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [54 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » How much I care about ultimate frisbee

Thursday 23 November 10:57:04 UTC 2017

adult care child college frisbee Line Graph love student teen ultimate - 2424923904 Graph by: tseliot Tagged: adult , care , child , college , frisbee , Line Graph , love , student , teen , ultimate Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Do You Know Your Horns?

Thursday 23 November 10:57:03 UTC 2017

animals Chart horns - 7960659712 Click here to see it in full size. Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: animals , Chart , horns Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Reasons Why I Like My Little Pony

Thursday 23 November 10:57:02 UTC 2017

my little pony pony MLP - 7656379392 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: my little pony , pony , MLP Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Problem With Errorbars

Thursday 23 November 10:56:58 UTC 2017

Bar Graph bar graphs best of week errorbars trust - 5515812864 Graph by: susruta101 Tagged: Bar Graph , bar graphs , best of week , errorbars , trust Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Here Kitty, Kitty! Don't Be Afraid!

Thursday 23 November 10:56:57 UTC 2017

cat garden hose Pie Chart watering - 4897937152 Click here for fat, ferocious, friendly, and fearful feline LOLs Graph by: Tagged: cat , garden , hose , Pie Chart , watering Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » They're All "Smell Your Pits"

Thursday 23 November 10:56:56 UTC 2017

names poses yoga - 4794972160 Damn hippies Graph by: (via Pleated-Jeans) Tagged: names , poses , yoga Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Who Knew Numbers Could Be So Funny?

Thursday 23 November 10:56:53 UTC 2017

numbers calculator spelling math Pie Chart - 6732371968 Graph by: rockhawksam Tagged: numbers , calculator , spelling , math , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » This Person Either Works For Chuck E. Cheese…

Thursday 23 November 10:56:50 UTC 2017

pie charts cupid shuffle graphs funny - 7587371264 …or is not someone you want to socialize with. Graph by: Unknown Tagged: pie charts , cupid shuffle , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I'm Gonna Sing the Doom Song Now

Thursday 23 November 10:56:49 UTC 2017

cartoons GIR Invader Zim Pie Chart - 4782635776 Graph by: NinjaInWhite Tagged: cartoons , GIR , Invader Zim , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Joys of Marriage

Thursday 23 November 10:56:47 UTC 2017

marriage wives husbands sleep graphs funny - 7435536640 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: marriage , wives , husbands , sleep , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Spare a Thought For the Millionaires

Thursday 23 November 10:56:44 UTC 2017

infographic money UK - 7900636928 Graph by: neomam (via wish.co.uk) Tagged: infographic , money , UK Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What Movie Characters are Likely to Say…

Thursday 23 November 10:56:43 UTC 2017

movies graphs dynamite funny - 7468189440 Graph by: Mangusta39 Tagged: movies , graphs , dynamite , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Floss to Dentist Ramp Up

Thursday 23 November 10:56:33 UTC 2017

appointment dentist floss - 7726479872 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: appointment , dentist , floss Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Deathly Goodbyes

Thursday 23 November 10:56:32 UTC 2017

cries hallows Harry Potter hellos life over Movie Pie Chart - 4572240384 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: cries , hallows , Harry Potter , hellos , life over , Movie , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Creative Process

Thursday 23 November 10:56:29 UTC 2017

process creativity deadlines - 7748520192 Submitted by: (via Toothpaste for Dinner) Tagged: process , creativity , deadlines Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Griffindor: Brave, Nobel, Vital to the Story

Thursday 23 November 10:56:28 UTC 2017

best of week flow chart Harry Potter Hogwarts story - 5519791360 Graph by: brettsch Tagged: best of week , flow chart , Harry Potter , Hogwarts , story Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What Ever Happened to the Good Old Fashioned Intermission?

Thursday 23 November 10:56:27 UTC 2017

Movie pee bathroom intermission Pie Chart - 6925673216 Graph by: paulylentz27 Tagged: Movie , pee , bathroom , intermission , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Only Ok Monday of the Year

Thursday 23 November 10:56:23 UTC 2017

labor day good monday - 7777486336 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: labor day , good , monday Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » When I have Milk

Thursday 23 November 10:56:21 UTC 2017

cereal food milk situational humor - 1541840128 LoL by: Unknown Tagged: cereal , food , milk , situational humor Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » And Half Those Chips Are Crumbs

Thursday 23 November 10:56:20 UTC 2017

air bag chips food Pie Chart snacks - 6495129600 Graph by: t_strike Tagged: air , bag , chips , food , Pie Chart , snacks Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Like Rain on Your Wedding Day

Thursday 23 November 10:56:19 UTC 2017

grammar ironic irony Pie Chart - 4623059456 Graph by: pandabearsrus Tagged: grammar , ironic , irony , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Homeless veteran pays it forward by giving woman his last $20 after she ran out of gas, she pays it backward by raising $100,000 for him. The cycle of giving just in time for Thanksgiving [Spiffy]

Thursday 23 November 10:11:05 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [52 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Baltimore cop murdered 1 day before he was to testify against other officers in federal case [Unlikely]

Thursday 23 November 7:47:45 UTC 2017

Unlikely [link] [122 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Pegging is NOT gay, so say 7 'straight' guys (not safe for work) [Plug]

Thursday 23 November 6:59:32 UTC 2017

Plug [link] [269 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Now ICE wants to monitor the social media accounts of C) Visa-holders [Scary]

Thursday 23 November 5:44:34 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [123 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Virginia mom faces felony charges of parenting while black [Asinine]

Thursday 23 November 5:16:48 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [129 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Theme of Farktography Contest No. 655: "Autumn 5". Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme [Farktography]

Thursday 23 November 5:01:00 UTC 2017

Farktography [link] [39 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Teacher deregistered after screening a TED talk on orgasms. "I didn't see it coming", says one schoolboy [Giggity]

Thursday 23 November 4:56:43 UTC 2017

Giggity [link] [22 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Eel-Jet hybrid wins Japanese mascot contest, immediate Rule 34 following [Weird]

Thursday 23 November 3:51:00 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [33 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » JFK's back brace may have prevented him from ducking 54 years ago today [Followup]

Thursday 23 November 3:50:05 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [55 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Kushner: "Do you think they'll get the president?" [Murica]

Thursday 23 November 3:40:03 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [85 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Drone footage provides eerie look at abandoned NYC hospital, once America's largest tuberculosis sanatorium [Creepy]

Thursday 23 November 3:20:05 UTC 2017

Creepy [link] [20 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Science experiment at all-girls Catholic school causes multiple students to burst into flames, suspiciously just like witches. Why, yes, alcohol was involved [Fail]

Thursday 23 November 2:20:05 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [65 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Road sign typo is a real traffic stopper – Especially for folks in a sex offender treatment program [Fail]

Thursday 23 November 1:20:05 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [75 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this communicative couple [Photoshop]

Thursday 23 November 1:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [15 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Alabama police department releases now-viral workout video featuring Nitro the police dog, getting in a few doggy push-ups before he heads out to catch criminals. Unless, you know, they're pedophiles. Those guys are cool in Alabama [Amusing]

Thursday 23 November 0:20:05 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [49 comments] [Link]

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