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 » Arkansas parents name their baby after their favorite restaurant. Bonus: not Ronald, Jack, Carl, Wendy, Bubba, or even Cracker [Sappy]

Sunday 26 November 23:34:36 UTC 2017

Sappy [link] [179 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Man claims his uncle saw Amelia Earhart in 1937 running a Japanese 'resort' on the island of Saipan [Unlikely]

Sunday 26 November 23:08:34 UTC 2017

Unlikely [link] [73 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Commuters are shocked, SHOCKED that there would be hours long traffic delays around an outlet center on Black Friday [Stupid]

Sunday 26 November 22:47:32 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [40 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Arizona grandmother who accidentally invited young man to Thanksgiving via text last year asks him back for seconds this year, and he even remembers the pumpkin pie this time [Sappy]

Sunday 26 November 22:08:32 UTC 2017

Sappy [link] [34 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » This mess of an article is brought to you by the fine writers at the Lowell Sun and a drunk woman who was trying to pick up her niece from cheerleading practice [Fail]

Sunday 26 November 21:33:32 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [60 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Dogs and cats traveling together [Sappy]

Sunday 26 November 21:20:32 UTC 2017

Sappy [link] [25 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this cigar aficionado [Photoshop]

Sunday 26 November 21:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [16 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The homeless veteran who gave his last $20 to a woman pumping gas says of the $360,000 he received in GoFundMe donations started by the woman, "I have to return the favor and help others" [Followup]

Sunday 26 November 20:22:06 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [54 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » NicolasCageyoudontsay.jpg [Obvious]

Sunday 26 November 19:53:53 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [29 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Let's spin the "Wheel 'O Hacking" and see who it lands on today … (spin, clickclickclick, clickclick, cliiiiick, click) … and we have a winner: Imgur [Fail]

Sunday 26 November 19:34:49 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [29 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Either these two cashiers are narcoleptics or they're on opioids [Awkward]

Sunday 26 November 19:20:39 UTC 2017

Awkward [link] [61 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Umm… booze, hookers, and bath towels? [Interesting]

Sunday 26 November 18:50:24 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [67 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Airline passengers share terrifying images of in-flight meals they've been served, each one more disgusting than the last. And people wonder why no one likes to fly [Sick]

Sunday 26 November 18:38:27 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [157 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Vodak is your new first-aid kit essential [Obvious]

Sunday 26 November 17:31:02 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [52 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Squatting is the new standing [Spiffy]

Sunday 26 November 16:51:06 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [72 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Earthquakes triggered by Best Korea's latest nuclear test collapse farms, homes, and a school, killing dozens of people and injuring hundreds more. To express his deep concern, Kim orders farmers back to work (possible nsfw content on page) [Foll

Sunday 26 November 16:29:12 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [64 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Horse stops off for a quick pint before checking into Ottawa hotel [Amusing]

Sunday 26 November 16:11:14 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [34 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Disabled man's Black Friday is ruined after Walmart puts their electric carts up for safety reasons. "There was a TV I wanted to get and I wasn't able to get that and some other items" [Murica]

Sunday 26 November 15:54:17 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [142 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If your cock needs a wheelchair there's a lady in Australia that can help [Cool]

Sunday 26 November 15:24:04 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [34 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Vitamin Hats

Sunday 26 November 14:49:37 UTC 2017

Hats adorned with "a tasty array of carrots, artichokes, peaches, peppers, asparagus, broccoli, figs and many other delicacies adored by vegetarians."

Lancaster Eagle Gazette – May 25, 1953

[Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Mystery Gadget 54

Sunday 26 November 14:49:36 UTC 2017

What tha–?

Answer is here.

And after the jump. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Either this was the worst ever attempt at insurance fraud or this lady really hated her new SUV [Dumbass]

Sunday 26 November 14:33:15 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [109 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » What happens when Florida Man comes across a presidential motorcade? Just remember that these are the same drivers who cut off funeral processions and lane block ambulances for sport [Florida]

Sunday 26 November 14:16:19 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [105 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this trick cyclist [Photoshop]

Sunday 26 November 14:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [23 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » CSB Sunday Morning: Adventures in shopping [CSB]

Sunday 26 November 14:00:00 UTC 2017

CSB [link] [71 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Homeless man spends a night locked in Walmart. Then things get weird [Weird]

Sunday 26 November 13:54:19 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [43 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Save $500 on bread this year–click here" (Thread) [Amusing]

Sunday 26 November 13:14:18 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [90 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » I don't have time to play golf. But watch me make this hole in one [News]

Sunday 26 November 12:41:32 UTC 2017

News [link] [146 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » NASA: Better Call Sau…Chuck McGill [Amusing]

Sunday 26 November 11:50:12 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [27 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Trump delivers on his promise to open up new jobs for unemployed coal miners [Sad]

Sunday 26 November 10:45:17 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [100 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » We Don't Want Any of Your Dirty Money

Sunday 26 November 9:36:15 UTC 2017

2012 Presidential Electio money Pie Chart politics - 5763081216 Graph by: StrictlyTopSecret Tagged: 2012 Presidential Electio , money , Pie Chart , politics Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Puppy vs. Old Man

Sunday 26 November 9:36:11 UTC 2017

cute old men puppies - 5938690304 Graph by: (via Pleated Jeans) Tagged: cute , old men , puppies Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Plus the Music Gets Really Ominous

Sunday 26 November 9:36:09 UTC 2017

pie charts Movie graphs funny - 7537399552 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: pie charts , Movie , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Whose Bed Is This?

Sunday 26 November 9:36:08 UTC 2017

bed dogs sleeping venn diagram - 5774599424 Graph by: 34576473 Tagged: bed , dogs , sleeping , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » It's All Downhill

Sunday 26 November 9:36:06 UTC 2017

quality of life Line Graph depression - 6964280320 Graph by: (via Tumblr) Tagged: quality of life , Line Graph , depression Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Please Don't Talk to Me, Please Don't Talk to Me…

Sunday 26 November 9:36:04 UTC 2017

games class school phone Pie Chart - 6751414016 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: games , class , school , phone , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How to Dance Gangnam Style

Sunday 26 November 9:36:00 UTC 2017

gangnam style horseback instructions song - 6526660864 Graph by: (via Marjelle) Tagged: gangnam style , horseback , instructions , song Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I've Never Been so Glad George RR Martin Didn't Write Something

Sunday 26 November 9:35:58 UTC 2017

breaking bad Game of Thrones infographics - 7821529600 Submitted by: (via Joy of Tech) Tagged: breaking bad , Game of Thrones , infographics Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Procrastinationbase

Sunday 26 November 9:35:57 UTC 2017

homework memebase Pie Chart time - 5204666112 Graph by: skuxinator Tagged: homework , memebase , Pie Chart , time Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » wat

Sunday 26 November 9:35:56 UTC 2017

ads iphone keyboard magic phone Pie Chart smart touch screen - 4551706112 Graph by: thepwnman5 Tagged: ads , iphone , keyboard , magic , phone , Pie Chart , smart , touch screen Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » DIRTY CHEATERS

Sunday 26 November 9:35:55 UTC 2017

call of duty losing Pie Chart video games - 4728147456 ALL OF YOU Graph by: boyzoid Tagged: call of duty , losing , Pie Chart , video games Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » People that should have to register as sex offenders

Sunday 26 November 9:35:54 UTC 2017

moms offenders Pie Chart register sex twilight - 3031252224 Graph by: Lukipela Tagged: moms , offenders , Pie Chart , register , sex , twilight Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Five-year-olds think cats are…

Sunday 26 November 9:35:52 UTC 2017

Cats cute kids mine pets soft - 1479323904 LoL by: cattieloves Tagged: Cats , cute , kids , mine , pets , soft Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Like ALL the Things

Sunday 26 November 9:35:51 UTC 2017

all the things best of week facebook like Pie Chart slacktivism - 6122916096 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: all the things , best of week , facebook , like , Pie Chart , slacktivism Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » It's raining:

Sunday 26 November 9:35:50 UTC 2017

Cats dogs men rain - 1904638208 LoL by: Jester2 Tagged: Cats , dogs , men , rain Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Time it takes to use self-checkout at Walmart

Sunday 26 November 9:35:47 UTC 2017

Bar Graph before person self checkout time use Walmart wal mart you - 3215501312 Graph by: organfleisch Tagged: Bar Graph , before , person , self checkout , time , use , Walmart , wal mart , you Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Best Memories from 2012

Sunday 26 November 9:35:45 UTC 2017

list new years memories 2012 - 6935181312 Graph by: (via Pleated Jeans) Tagged: list , new years , memories , 2012 Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Settle for Two and an Occasional Third

Sunday 26 November 9:35:41 UTC 2017

best of week companionship friends with benefits relationships true love venn diagram - 5298432256 Submitted by: flx_beatnic Tagged: best of week , companionship , friends with benefits , relationships , true love , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » 7 Days a Week

Sunday 26 November 9:35:37 UTC 2017

flow chart - 4853933568 Graph by: (via loldwell) Tagged: flow chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Thanks for the SPOILER ALERT

Sunday 26 November 9:35:36 UTC 2017

movies Pie Chart plot romcoms - 5246794240 Aw, come on MathijsDemper, I NEVER WOULD HAVE GUESSED how this one was going to end, but no, now it's ruined forever. At least I already had tissues at the ready. Graph by: MathijsDemper Tagged: movies , Pie Chart , plot , romcoms Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Reframed: The More Realistic Option

Sunday 26 November 9:35:34 UTC 2017

pie charts zombie apocalypse graphs funny - 7618222592 Graph by: heartx Tagged: pie charts , zombie apocalypse , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Which State Matches Your Personality?

Sunday 26 November 9:35:32 UTC 2017

quiz Maps personality - 7870202624 Click the map and take the quiz to find out which state matches your personality on Time. Submitted by: (via Time: Science) Tagged: quiz , Maps , personality Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Said Chartreuse, Honey!

Sunday 26 November 9:35:31 UTC 2017

colors men perspectives women - 4953291520 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: colors , men , perspectives , women Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Eeveelution Chart

Sunday 26 November 9:35:30 UTC 2017

Pokémon wheel evolution video game eeveelution - 6973005056 Graph by: (via Pokemon-Mento) Tagged: Pokémon , wheel , evolution , video game , eeveelution Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Know That Fez, Bro

Sunday 26 November 9:35:29 UTC 2017

best of week FEZ hats Pie Chart tassels - 5796844032 Graph by: lollerderby Tagged: best of week , FEZ , hats , Pie Chart , tassels Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Quick Kitchen Conversion Guide

Sunday 26 November 9:35:28 UTC 2017

quick conversion guide kitchen measurements - 6680738560 Graph by: (via S.B. Lattin Design) Tagged: quick , conversion , guide , kitchen , measurements Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Classic: I Speak a Little English

Sunday 26 November 9:35:27 UTC 2017

english language countries classic - 5260430848 Know the source of this graph? Please comment and tell us! Submitted by: Niels Tagged: english , language , countries , classic Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Japan has no clue what to do with the million tons of radioactive water it's stuck with [Scary]

Sunday 26 November 8:41:32 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [114 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 9,000 bottles of Vodka stolen from a distillery, in other news the next LA fark party halfway to its goal [Interesting]

Sunday 26 November 7:53:45 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [15 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Black and White

Sunday 26 November 6:26:23 UTC 2017

William Shinkman published this problem in the St. Louis Globe Democrat in 1887. White is to mate in 8 moves: It’s easier than it sounds — with the right approach, all Black’s moves are forced: 1. O-O-O Kxa7 2. Rd8 Kxa6 3. Rd7 Kxa5 4. Rd6 Kxa4 5. Rd5 Kxa3 6. Rd4 Kxa2 7. Rd3 Ka1 8. Ra3# Remarkably, though … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Shoulderblade charged in deadly beating. Humerus finds nothing funny about this [Misc]

Sunday 26 November 6:04:40 UTC 2017

Misc [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It's raining cats and uh… cows (possible nsfw content on page) [Scary]

Sunday 26 November 6:04:34 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [25 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Widow of CBS engineer who died accidentally during auto-erotic act in PA hotel closet sues network, which denied her life insurance claim due to auto-eroticism exception. CSI team to investigate, and Tony Romo predicted this would happen [Weird]

Sunday 26 November 5:51:48 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [117 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » CNN shoots back [Amusing]

Sunday 26 November 4:49:12 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [115 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Japanese woman decides to eat 10,000 calories worth of McDonald's which is surprisingly more than just a Big Mac and fries and a large coke [Sick]

Sunday 26 November 3:37:44 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [101 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Hunter mistakes pickup truck for deer and shoots it, days after a woman was shot to death by a hunter who had mistaken her for a deer in the same New York county [Followup]

Sunday 26 November 3:24:02 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [85 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Actresses in Russia say they'll do what they have to do to get work including have sex with the boss. Harvey Weinstein just bought tickets to Moscow [Giggity]

Sunday 26 November 2:14:48 UTC 2017

Giggity [link] [102 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » So it seems hipster racism is a thing now [Obvious]

Sunday 26 November 1:32:58 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [221 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Chalk this up to experience [Photoshop]

Sunday 26 November 1:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [32 comments] [Link]

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