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 » In today's "Weird or Cool from Japan", Tokyo seems to be catering to Fark Admins lately [Cool]

Monday 27 November 23:20:04 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [57 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Woman unleashes profanity laced rant at mall Santa. For being fake. Because he doesn't have a sleigh [Facepalm]

Monday 27 November 22:50:04 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [72 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Dressed only in a leather thong, he takes me by the hand and leads me to his dungeon. I feel a thrill of excitement mingled with dismay. 'Is this the same old stale Cyber Monday joke?' I wonder to myself [Cool]

Monday 27 November 22:20:04 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [18 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » One dead in surfing accident. Difficulty: Oklahoma [Unlikely]

Monday 27 November 22:13:24 UTC 2017

Unlikely [link] [50 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Beer company shows us how it's done when local complains about being kept awake by the light from a new billboard [Amusing]

Monday 27 November 21:46:44 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Flat-earther postpones again the launch of Darwin 1 [Followup]

Monday 27 November 21:32:17 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [194 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Hallucination machine can replicate the effects of shrooming, but unplugging it hasn't made the glowing cube stop yodeling for six farking days [Cool]

Monday 27 November 21:20:04 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [64 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Son, you've got underwear on your head [Silly]

Monday 27 November 21:11:53 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this cunning catch [Photoshop]

Monday 27 November 21:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [16 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Florida couple's attempt at driving their SUV along the bottom of a canal named Alligator Alley ends predictably [Florida]

Monday 27 November 20:50:04 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [40 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Being followed by a white guy – okay if you're opening for Eminem. Not okay if you're shopping at the grocery store [Stupid]

Monday 27 November 20:40:05 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [72 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Apparently, BBC cannot say the word sex. Also, Youtube has a problem with their autocomplete algorithm [Giggity]

Monday 27 November 20:20:05 UTC 2017

Giggity [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » News anchor challenges Ethiopian co-host to spicy food challenge on-air, hilarity ensues [Obvious]

Monday 27 November 20:07:12 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [182 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Hold my beer" said the newest entrant into the Alabama Senate race, apparently unaware of the punchline's actual meaning [Amusing]

Monday 27 November 19:38:32 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [105 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Florida Man arrested after corpse and sword found. With epic forehead tattoo that is either the Air Jordan logo or a weird alien butthole [Florida]

Monday 27 November 19:20:05 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [54 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Angry people die sooner. Just not soon enough [Obvious]

Monday 27 November 19:10:04 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [57 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Unquote

Monday 27 November 18:55:02 UTC 2017

“Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting.” — George Orwell, “The Sporting Spirit,” 1945 “[It is] to be utterly abjected of al noble men in likewise, footballe, wherein is nothinge but … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Nazi banned from University of Florida but allowed to remain a student, possibly in hopes that he'll become a student of history [Florida]

Monday 27 November 18:50:04 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [50 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Massage Envy hit with 180 accusations of rape, lawsuit [Sick]

Monday 27 November 18:44:06 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [202 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Meghan Markle will join an elite club of American women who have become royalty. Others include Rita Hayworth and Grace Kelly [Followup]

Monday 27 November 18:14:04 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [145 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Fark NotNewsletter: Google Redux – One Year Later [FarkBlog]

Monday 27 November 17:57:03 UTC 2017

FarkBlog [link] [86 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Sorta news: 10-year-old steals truck and crashes into house. Holy Fark: Tells police "I did it to kill people" [Scary]

Monday 27 November 17:46:45 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [95 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2017-11-19 to Sat 2017-11-25 [FarkBlog]

Monday 27 November 17:16:05 UTC 2017

FarkBlog [link] [3 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Complicit" named word of the year. Wonder why that was picked? Hold up, Bob's knocking on my door [Interesting]

Monday 27 November 17:14:04 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [16 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » This year's national Christmas tree, a 79-footer from Montana, is arriving today in Washington and only one foot shorter than Obama's last tree [Cool]

Monday 27 November 14:48:01 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [131 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this computer assembler [Photoshop]

Monday 27 November 14:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [14 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Bras across the grand canyon

Monday 27 November 13:54:49 UTC 2017

A great dream that never came to fruition. In the early 1990s, the California artist Nicolino launched a project to string 10,000 bras across the Grand Canyon. First he needed to get 10,000 bras. Then he needed to get permission from the park service. He never got either.

Saint George Daily Spectrum – Nov 16, 1993

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – June 1, … [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Follies of the Madmen #337

Monday 27 November 13:54:48 UTC 2017

This seems to elide the whole issue of whether a stepchild SHOULD be treated badly! It's just a given!

Original ad here. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce engagement. Donations to the Human Fund will be accepted in lieu of gifts [Spiffy]

Monday 27 November 13:50:04 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [125 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » City opens first free homeless vending machine. Limit three homeless per customer [Strange]

Monday 27 November 12:50:05 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [53 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Great news – a friend's breast lump biopsy came back: it's non-cancerous. Can you help a Farker out by designing a tasteless celebratory card? LGTE [Misc]

Monday 27 November 12:20:05 UTC 2017

Misc [link] [92 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Robert Mueller was a bumbling prosecutor, mishandled 9/11 as FBI director, completely botched the anthrax investigations and got snookered by the Russians on the Snowden deal, but failing upwards is what government is all about [Fail]

Monday 27 November 12:14:45 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [108 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » How to Become Super

Monday 27 November 11:43:18 UTC 2017

best of week comics super heroes super powers - 6030628096 Do You Have What It Takes to Be An Hero? Graph by: (via Haragos) Tagged: best of week , comics , super heroes , super powers Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Time Spent at Six Flags

Monday 27 November 11:43:16 UTC 2017

amusement parks constests eating losing resting rides six flags theme parks waiting walking yelling - 2036405504 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: amusement parks , constests , eating , losing , resting , rides , six flags , theme parks , waiting , walking , yelling Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » M Seeking F. Must Like Pokemon, Poop Jokes, and Children's Cartoons

Monday 27 November 11:43:15 UTC 2017

cartoons dating forever alone memedates venn diagram - 5642916096 Don't be forever alone! Check out Memedates and find your nerdy someone-special Graph by: Unknown Tagged: cartoons , dating , forever alone , memedates , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Don't Worry, Be Happy

Monday 27 November 11:43:13 UTC 2017

be happy best of week dont worry flow chart problems song - 6304379648 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: be happy , best of week , dont worry , flow chart , problems , song Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I, For One, Welcome Our Non-Conversing Overlords

Monday 27 November 11:43:03 UTC 2017

self checkout shopping robots Pie Chart grocery store - 7873974784 Robots don't make you have awkward conversations. Graph by: Dr_Derp Tagged: self checkout , shopping , robots , Pie Chart , grocery store Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Quick, Before You Forget!

Monday 27 November 11:43:02 UTC 2017

Pie Chart browser history productive homework - 6686150656 Graph by: kirby7567 Tagged: Pie Chart , browser history , productive , homework Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Happy Weekend Day!

Monday 27 November 11:43:00 UTC 2017

columbus europe holidays indigenous peoples monday Pie Chart weekends - 4049830656 Graph by: xXPeaceLoveRockXx Tagged: columbus , europe , holidays , indigenous peoples , monday , Pie Chart , weekends Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Correlation is Unprecedented

Monday 27 November 11:42:58 UTC 2017

wtf denim jackets karaoke - 7150227200 Graph by: (via Bite) Tagged: wtf , denim jackets , karaoke Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Not Pictured: Consoling Children Who Are Not Tall Enough to Ride

Monday 27 November 11:42:56 UTC 2017

amusement parks lines Pie Chart rides - 5115348736 Graph by: lms22s Tagged: amusement parks , lines , Pie Chart , rides Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Is It Too Late to Drop?

Monday 27 November 11:42:53 UTC 2017

class school professor college Pie Chart - 6976205312 Graph by: markot9 Tagged: class , school , professor , college , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Infographics Show – Social Media

Monday 27 November 11:42:52 UTC 2017

Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: facebook , friends , internet , social media , the infographics show , twitter , Video Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » It's Basically a Food Product

Monday 27 November 11:42:48 UTC 2017

food infographic Occupy Wall Street pepper spray police - 5572725504 Graph by: (via Daily Infographic) Tagged: food , infographic , Occupy Wall Street , pepper spray , police Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Reasons to Learn Korean

Monday 27 November 11:42:43 UTC 2017

korean foreign language gangnam style Pie Chart - 6749942784 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: korean , foreign language , gangnam style , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » People you will meet in high school

Monday 27 November 11:42:42 UTC 2017

douchebags friends high school people teacher teenage - 1713587456 LoL by: Tri_ngo Tagged: douchebags , friends , high school , people , teacher , teenage Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Nothing to Win and Nothing Left to Lose

Monday 27 November 11:42:40 UTC 2017

best of week bono Music song u2 venn diagram with without - 6206087424 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: best of week , bono , Music , song , u2 , venn diagram , with , without Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Why I Usually Eat Soup Out of Coffee Mugs

Monday 27 November 11:42:36 UTC 2017

bowls cups eating food life soup venn diagram - 4622691584 Graph by: chibi-kat Tagged: bowls , cups , eating , food , life , soup , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » And by "Other" I Mean Eggnog

Monday 27 November 11:42:34 UTC 2017

eggnog christmas diet december holiday cookies Pie Chart - 6891157504 Graph by: kveprek Tagged: eggnog , christmas , diet , december , holiday , cookies , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Such Time Spent, Wow

Monday 27 November 11:42:33 UTC 2017

doge calculator - 7841369344 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: doge , calculator Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Replotted: Well, My Childhood Is Ruined

Monday 27 November 11:42:32 UTC 2017

4chan childhood Pie Chart Rule 34 - 5643792896 Graph by: Tagged: 4chan , childhood , Pie Chart , Rule 34 Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Heroes in a Half-Shell

Monday 27 November 11:42:31 UTC 2017

ninja turtles venn diagram TV cowabunga - 6695210240 Graph by: buckles_b (via Bite) Tagged: ninja turtles , venn diagram , TV , cowabunga Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How much fun a Kit Kat is based on size

Monday 27 November 11:42:30 UTC 2017

big candy bar fun king kit kat level regular size small - 2959718912 Graph by: EpicFail1993 Tagged: big , candy bar , fun , king , kit kat , level , regular , size , small Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Math Tests

Monday 27 November 11:42:29 UTC 2017

studying tests math tests venn diagram graphs math funny - 7478274816 Graph by: CrazyCalvinWilliams Tagged: studying , tests , math tests , venn diagram , graphs , math , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The hottest selling item on Black Friday was: A) TVs, B) Laptops, or C) Guns [Murica]

Monday 27 November 11:11:44 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [207 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Physicists just put a single proton in a box and ogled it [Cool]

Monday 27 November 10:34:45 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [58 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Massage Envy doesn't charge extra for fisting [Awkward]

Monday 27 November 10:19:45 UTC 2017

Awkward [link] [67 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The Fail Boat soon will be making another run. The Fail Boat promises failure for everyone. Set a course for a-drifting, your mind on a new damned boat [Fail]

Monday 27 November 9:59:58 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [21 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Girl Scouts say you don't owe anyone a hug [Cool]

Monday 27 November 8:53:54 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [164 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Cop shops pull out all the stops for missing cop tot. Tot found at home after search of block and tot's cop pop is found cocked. Top cop says investigation won't be blocked [Fail]

Monday 27 November 8:21:03 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [29 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Podcast Episode 179: Two Vanished Young Writers

Monday 27 November 7:00:41 UTC 2017

Everett Ruess and Barbara Newhall Follett were born in March 1914 at opposite ends of the U.S. Both followed distinctly unusual lives as they pursued a love of writing. And both disappeared in their 20s, leaving no trace of their whereabouts. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll describe the brief lives of two promising young authors … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Scientists warn Chronic Wasting Disease–a horrifying malady that only affects deer as of now–will eventually spread to humans [Scary]

Monday 27 November 5:49:55 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [102 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Neon sign fails, FTW (possible nsfw content on page) [Amusing]

Monday 27 November 5:08:52 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [83 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Israel on track for its first female tank crews [Interesting]

Monday 27 November 4:23:39 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [71 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It's just another Mueller Monday / Kushner wishes it was Sunday / That's his fun day / His I don't have to run day [News]

Monday 27 November 3:37:39 UTC 2017

News [link] [106 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Detroit residents who cannot get ISPs to provide internet service are building their own network infrastructure, house by house, building by building [Spiffy]

Monday 27 November 3:16:54 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [99 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Taxi driver, just about caught red-handed, gets off on rape charge because judge doesn't think that passed out drunk passenger ever said no [Asinine]

Monday 27 November 3:03:49 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [74 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Judge postpones sentencing fashion model, who smashed glass into woman's face when denied entry to nightclub's VIP area, because… she's a rich white girl who absolutely must keep her holiday vacation plans (possible nsfw content on page

Monday 27 November 2:47:54 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [74 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Not news: Drinking alone leads to divorce. Fark: In rodents [Interesting]

Monday 27 November 2:11:54 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [38 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Indonesia about to blow its top as authorities evacuate 10 km around volcano. Pray to Krakatoa [News]

Monday 27 November 1:06:51 UTC 2017

News [link] [122 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this legendary tough guy in history [Photoshop]

Monday 27 November 1:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [14 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Arkansas county employee sentenced after stealing $366,000 for personal use, including buying a tuxedo for her dog. Apparently when you have $366,000 in your wallet, you can't just keep taking your dog out for casual dining [Followup]

Monday 27 November 0:35:34 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [37 comments] [Link]

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