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 » Michigan judge throws out marijuana butter case. Well, that's just great. Now where are people supposed to store their marijuana butter? [Weird]

Saturday 25 November 22:27:01 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [128 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If you're going to call your dog poop removal service 'Call of DooDee', Activision just might have a problem with it [Amusing]

Saturday 25 November 21:01:47 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [118 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this lunch break [Photoshop]

Saturday 25 November 21:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [20 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If you're a pawn shop owner you can look forward to people bringing you in gold fillings, Nazi pocket watches, and horses with both male and female genitalia [Weird]

Saturday 25 November 20:25:00 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Atheist choir sings songs of meaninglessness to the empty void of nothingness [Ironic]

Saturday 25 November 19:03:01 UTC 2017

Ironic [link] [237 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » They mad? Oh, they mad [Silly]

Saturday 25 November 17:18:01 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [371 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Wondering how long can you keep Thanksgiving leftovers? Follow the chart to avoid sickness [Interesting]

Saturday 25 November 16:54:46 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [56 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Why pay for a Swiss trip when you can get paid to move there? [Spiffy]

Saturday 25 November 16:44:52 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [58 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The numbers are in: What to eat and what to avoid at the mall food court [Interesting]

Saturday 25 November 15:43:55 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [155 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Drunks can at least take pleasure knowing there are four addictive substances in the world worse than their precious alcohol. If that's any consolation [Scary]

Saturday 25 November 15:10:43 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [125 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Vegans get their feathers Ruffled [Stupid]

Saturday 25 November 14:45:42 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [159 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Student suspended for three days for saying he had a bomb in his backpack. Fark: his father complained that the sentence was too harsh. Ultrafark: the student was five years old [Facepalm]

Saturday 25 November 14:21:43 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [73 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Shampoo as suicide prevention

Saturday 25 November 14:10:17 UTC 2017

The idea of people who try to kill themselves three ways at once is something that occasionally pops up in weird news. Though I'm not sure if it really belongs to weird news or is more of an urban legend.

Back in 2014, I posted about an attempted 4-way suicide that was reported in 1922. A man tried to torch, … [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » The Land of Oz Playground

Saturday 25 November 14:10:16 UTC 2017

Alas, for human failure:

The Land of Oz playground was located within the Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks War Memorial Park located at 14201 Huston Street in Sherman Oaks. Planning for the playground, which broke ground on November 27, 1964, began as a joint venture between the Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Department, the Van Nuys Junior Chamber of Commerce, and the … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop theme: The most pointless thing ever made [Photoshop]

Saturday 25 November 14:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » How much does it cost to reimburse a probation officer for $60 pants? [Asinine]

Saturday 25 November 13:31:45 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [54 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » In a show of solidarity, 20 cat owners in Central Java will donate the blood of their pets to help save the life of another feline who was the victim of animal abuse that cost her a leg. All of these wonderful people are welcome on Caturday [Caturday

Saturday 25 November 13:00:00 UTC 2017

Caturday [link] [537 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Who tries to sell a used coffin on Facebook? Honestly [Weird]

Saturday 25 November 12:44:54 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [45 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Note to Richard Branson: When recreating the motorboat scene from Wedding Crashers, it's better to not actually do it in the woman's cleavage, especially when you don't have consent [Dumbass]

Saturday 25 November 12:21:56 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [77 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Putin to his defense contractors: Time to gear up for war [Scary]

Saturday 25 November 11:53:55 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [78 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » No matter how talented you are, you can't have that much ambition in life if you've been a sign spinner for the last six years [Strange]

Saturday 25 November 11:38:54 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [59 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » The Fanciest-er Cheeses

Saturday 25 November 10:54:02 UTC 2017

cheese food - 7817573632 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: cheese , food Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Thanksgiving Dinner sizes

Saturday 25 November 10:53:59 UTC 2017

amount ate dinner eating food holidays meals person size stomach thanksgiving venn diagram wanted - 2889024000 Graph by: Tagged: amount , ate , dinner , eating , food , holidays , meals , person , size , stomach , thanksgiving , venn diagram , wanted Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » People who call me "mate"

Saturday 25 November 10:53:55 UTC 2017

accent americans aussies bastards British brits call kiwis mate pommies - 2470916864 Graph by: Aramgutang Tagged: accent , americans , aussies , bastards , British , brits , call , kiwis , mate , pommies Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How to Win Any Climate Change Argument

Saturday 25 November 10:53:54 UTC 2017

climate change flowchart argument - 7113553408 Graph by: (via Climate Desk) Tagged: climate change , flowchart , argument Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » So, Which Is It?

Saturday 25 November 10:53:53 UTC 2017

bathroom infographic over roll toilet paper under - 4689664512 Graph by: GrinningRat Tagged: bathroom , infographic , over , roll , toilet paper , under Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Only Options Black Sheep Gives You

Saturday 25 November 10:53:51 UTC 2017

black sheep Music song that this venn diagram - 6456370432 Graph by: Joe Tagged: black sheep , Music , song , that , this , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How To Maximize Battery Life

Saturday 25 November 10:53:49 UTC 2017

battery infographic - 7897461760 Graph by: neomam (via www.budgetbatteries.co.uk) Tagged: battery , infographic Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Playing the Blues

Saturday 25 November 10:53:48 UTC 2017

blues Guitar Hero Pie Chart star power streak - 4343710208 Graph by: ThatGuy506 Tagged: blues , Guitar Hero , Pie Chart , star power , streak Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Don't Even…What Is That?!

Saturday 25 November 10:53:46 UTC 2017

Bar Graph fruit mold strawberries - 4757569536 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Bar Graph , fruit , mold , strawberries Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How often it will rain according to Holiday

Saturday 25 November 10:53:45 UTC 2017

christmas easter fourth of july halloween holiday independence day picnic rain - 2197198080 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: christmas , easter , fourth of july , halloween , holiday , independence day , picnic , rain Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » She Always Cares

Saturday 25 November 10:53:43 UTC 2017

dead gf girlfriend i dont care Pie Chart - 5706723840 Graph by: cincy_rob Tagged: dead , gf , girlfriend , i dont care , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Really Big Things

Saturday 25 November 10:53:42 UTC 2017

big kanye west Line Graph your mom - 6107810304 Graph by: (via Pleated Jeans) Tagged: big , kanye west , Line Graph , your mom Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » A Visual Guide For How a Proper Fitting Suit

Saturday 25 November 10:53:41 UTC 2017

fashion guide suit - 7832990976 For even more suit-fitting details, watch this video below. Submitted by: (via realmenrealstyle) Tagged: fashion , guide , suit Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Re-Plotted: Problem, Flame Warriors?

Saturday 25 November 10:53:38 UTC 2017

athiest god internet Pie Chart - 5337538560 Graph by: rasberrylatte09 Tagged: athiest , god , internet , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Win Win!

Saturday 25 November 10:53:35 UTC 2017

dislikes flow chart flow charts likes - 4769894144 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: dislikes , flow chart , flow charts , likes Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » People who complain about the new movie adaptation of a book/comic/video game

Saturday 25 November 10:53:32 UTC 2017

books comics complaining fanboys movies premiere sci fi suck video games women - 1845875968 LoL by: JonM Tagged: books , comics , complaining , fanboys , movies , premiere , sci fi , suck , video games , women Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Challenge Accepted

Saturday 25 November 10:53:31 UTC 2017

homework Memes Pie Chart school - 4750233600 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: homework , Memes , Pie Chart , school Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Prove Me Wrong, Resolution Makers

Saturday 25 November 10:53:30 UTC 2017

new years resolution goals venn diagram - 6935581440 Graph by: (via Bite) Tagged: new years resolution , goals , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Tupperware Time Warp

Saturday 25 November 10:53:28 UTC 2017

storage tupperware lids food - 7726505984 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: storage , tupperware , lids , food Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Usage of my Cell Phone

Saturday 25 November 10:53:25 UTC 2017

phone technology time - 1579200768 LoL by: vanitytree Tagged: phone , technology , time Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Maybe If Some Aliens Bothered To Enter…

Saturday 25 November 10:53:24 UTC 2017

Aliens beauty pageant best of week earth Pie Chart winners - 5479454976 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Aliens , beauty pageant , best of week , earth , Pie Chart , winners Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Looks Legit.

Saturday 25 November 10:53:23 UTC 2017

Cheezburger Image 8984457728 … or maybe not. Graph by: (via memewhore) Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The United Kingdom EXPLAINED!

Saturday 25 November 10:53:21 UTC 2017

britain Canada explanation for americans infographic Ireland united kingdom - 4509626624 Graph by: heroic9000 (via www.youtube.com) Tagged: britain , Canada , explanation , for americans , infographic , Ireland , united kingdom Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Problems of Mythological Proportion

Saturday 25 November 10:53:19 UTC 2017

greek mythology Pie Chart - 7082045440 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: greek mythology , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What a Lovely Family I Have Here…

Saturday 25 November 10:53:17 UTC 2017

die in a fire family video games The Sims Pie Chart - 6736492032 It'd be a shame if they were to all die in a fire. Graph by: Unknown Tagged: die in a fire , family , video games , The Sims , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » It'll Fix Anything

Saturday 25 November 10:53:16 UTC 2017

movies sci fi reverse polarity - 6757262592 Graph by: Mog398 Tagged: movies , sci fi , reverse , polarity Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Noticifactions for Days

Saturday 25 November 10:53:15 UTC 2017

facebook social media Pie Chart - 7867919360 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: facebook , social media , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » University removes 170,000 books from its library as it prepares to move into the digital age. Don't worry though. They will still charge you the going rate for a luxury SUV for your required text books printed on paper [Stupid]

Saturday 25 November 10:33:54 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [62 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "I'm not usually scared," says Louisiana exterminator about his 45-minute battle with NOPE [Scary]

Saturday 25 November 9:45:39 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [122 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The sexual harassment crisis was started by the broken justice system [Murica]

Saturday 25 November 9:14:45 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [54 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » In America you bear arms. In Russia you arm bears [Unlikely]

Saturday 25 November 8:04:05 UTC 2017

Unlikely [link] [39 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Forking Paths

Saturday 25 November 6:02:41 UTC 2017

British maze designer Randoll Coate produced this tribute to Jorge Luis Borges — a labyrinth of hedges shaped like an open book and spelling out the author’s name. (The original maze is in the writer’s native Argentina; Coate donated the copy above to Borges’ foundation in Venice.) “Five years before Borges died, I had a dream in which I heard … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Fall is the annual middle finger this country gives Native Americans" [Sad]

Saturday 25 November 4:13:39 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [301 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It's Mighty Morphin' Porno Making Teacher show. Today, we learn that if you put a kiddie face in a porno image it becomes kiddie porn. Fark: Done by Teacher of the Year 2015 [Sick]

Saturday 25 November 3:48:01 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [62 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Broke and living in a shack, man sees a blanket on "Antiques Roadshow" appraised for half a million dollars. Then the story gets even better [Cool]

Saturday 25 November 3:00:01 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [92 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Cleveland cop arrested twice in one night for drunk driving. Gee, I wonder why they let him go after the first time [Obvious]

Saturday 25 November 2:12:01 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [65 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » A woman's dogs help her survive until rescue after a bad fall in the Canadian wilderness. Your move, cat owners [Hero]

Saturday 25 November 1:24:01 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [107 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this spy [Photoshop]

Saturday 25 November 1:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [30 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » What are you gonna do? Release the dogs? Or the bees? Or the dogs with bees in their mouth and when they bark they shoot bees at you? [Sad]

Saturday 25 November 0:36:01 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [34 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 8 point buck vs hunter. See who wins (with video) [Spiffy]

Saturday 25 November 0:13:42 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [31 comments] [Link]

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