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 » Photoshop this scaly woman [Photoshop]

Sunday 3 December 21:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [23 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » There's a reason us mere mortals hold redheads to a higher standard, they have genetic superpowers. Here's the ginger science [Interesting]

Sunday 3 December 20:59:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [203 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Chickens strut their stuff at 45th National Championship Poultry show [Strange]

Sunday 3 December 20:52:09 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [19 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » People who eat forty grams of cheese a day are less likely to have a heart attack [PSA]

Sunday 3 December 19:47:09 UTC 2017

PSA [link] [110 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Film a cop falling off his bike while illegally riding an ATV? Yep, that's an arrestin' [Stupid]

Sunday 3 December 19:41:50 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [87 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If you do a YouTube dare called the Fire Challenge where you're supposed to set yourself on fire, don't act all surprised when you end up in the hospital [Facepalm]

Sunday 3 December 19:36:01 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [75 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Study shows 34% of students in default with their loans never made a single payment. Going out on a limb here, but maybe 34% of students had no business going to college [Interesting]

Sunday 3 December 18:18:41 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [200 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » John McCain Terminal [Sad]

Sunday 3 December 17:51:09 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [114 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Awwwwww, break out the tiny violins: a Belgian prince says his human rights are being violated because the government wants to cut his £264,000 allowance. The indignation [Dumbass]

Sunday 3 December 16:29:32 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [85 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » You could spend the day sitting in a boring Christian church. Or you could spend it worshiping in a vibrant sanctuary like the Church of the SubGenius, the Church of Euthanasia, or the Temple of the True Inner Light [Weird]

Sunday 3 December 15:46:17 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [122 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Latest North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile launch did not survive re-entry, bombed space instead of water [Followup]

Sunday 3 December 15:33:31 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [124 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Boy born without arms or legs walks for first time, no longer answers to "Matt" (w/video) [Sappy]

Sunday 3 December 14:55:18 UTC 2017

Sappy [link] [52 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Men's Fitness presents the year's best whiskey, tequila, liqueur, cognac, and gin. Hey Santa, I've updated my list [Spiffy]

Sunday 3 December 14:48:15 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [68 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 2-year-old boy can only survive on peaches. Man, those superhero origin stories are getting weirder and weirder [Weird]

Sunday 3 December 14:29:20 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [97 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Worst. Zoo. Evar [Fail]

Sunday 3 December 14:15:34 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [61 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this nightmare fuel [Photoshop]

Sunday 3 December 14:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [30 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » CSB Sunday Morning: Holiday parties [CSB]

Sunday 3 December 14:00:00 UTC 2017

CSB [link] [55 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The Super Moon rises tonight. But don't worry if you miss it. You'll have two more chances next month [Cool]

Sunday 3 December 13:43:54 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [33 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Back in my day kids read Tiger Beat magazine, played Simon, and watched TVs that were mounted in wooden boxes [Cool]

Sunday 3 December 13:36:54 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [123 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Miss Fat Girl

Sunday 3 December 13:33:21 UTC 2017

Did the rules specify that the fat had to be au naturel?

Des Moines Tribune – Dec 26, 1968 [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Pentagon to evaluate the missile defense of the West Coast for places for THAAD. "Christmas at Ground Zero" by Weird Al was supposed to be satire, not a guideline, folks [Scary]

Sunday 3 December 12:44:54 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [66 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Majestic, 20-point buck spared by hunter so others can admire such a magnificent specimen of nature. Just kidding, he shot it [Asinine]

Sunday 3 December 10:58:40 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [163 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Charles Coffin, the Maine Hermit

Sunday 3 December 10:42:00 UTC 2017

Info here.

And more here. [Link]

GraphJam » Does the Printer Work?

Sunday 3 December 10:11:46 UTC 2017

Cheezburger Image 5543880192 No. Graph by: James Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » You Missed the 'Hair' Slice

Sunday 3 December 10:11:43 UTC 2017

anime hair Japan perverts Pie Chart school girls tentacles - 4466542848 Graph by: MissingNO123 Tagged: anime , hair , Japan , perverts , Pie Chart , school girls , tentacles Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » You Will Never Look At A Map The Same Way Again

Sunday 3 December 10:11:42 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Ten Major Health Benefits of I Have No Idea Where I Am Right Now

Sunday 3 December 10:11:41 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Becoming a Superhero: the Definitive How-to Guide

Sunday 3 December 10:11:36 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Lean Back

Sunday 3 December 10:11:33 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Priorities

Sunday 3 December 10:11:32 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Why people buy foods with "50% Less Fat"

Sunday 3 December 10:11:31 UTC 2017

buy diet eat food healthy low fat weight - 1990836480 LoL by: Matchboxx Tagged: buy , diet , eat , food , healthy , low fat , weight Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Reasons to want a DeLorean

Sunday 3 December 10:11:26 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Clothing of Complainers

Sunday 3 December 10:11:24 UTC 2017

asia clothing complain jobs outsourced - 1731514112 LoL by: jordybordy Tagged: asia , clothing , complain , jobs , outsourced Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Stephen King Universe

Sunday 3 December 10:11:22 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Y USA = #1

Sunday 3 December 10:11:20 UTC 2017

i have the opposite job i have to make things shorter number one Pie Chart the united states of america - 4271923712 Graph by: MarioCRO Tagged: i have the opposite job , i have to make things shorter , number one , Pie Chart , the united states of america Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Pros and Cons of Canada

Sunday 3 December 10:11:19 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » 'The Oreo Cookie'

Sunday 3 December 10:11:17 UTC 2017

cookies filling icing oreo venn diagram - 3281220096 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: cookies , filling , icing , oreo , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Periodic Table of Procrastination

Sunday 3 December 10:11:16 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » The world as my dachshund sees it

Sunday 3 December 10:11:14 UTC 2017

bark birds dachshund dogs eat leaves poop roll squirrels venn diagram world - 2497832192 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: bark , birds , dachshund , dogs , eat , leaves , poop , roll , squirrels , venn diagram , world Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What Your Hot Dog Toppings Say About You

Sunday 3 December 10:11:12 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » She's All Thumbs Up

Sunday 3 December 10:11:09 UTC 2017

Michael Bay megan fox video games Pie Chart - 7887867904 Graph by: snaked Tagged: Michael Bay , megan fox , video games , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Emotion Sickness

Sunday 3 December 10:11:07 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » At Least Santa Doesn't Steal Your Weed

Sunday 3 December 10:11:06 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Won't You Be My Sweater?

Sunday 3 December 10:11:04 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Never Gonna Click That Link

Sunday 3 December 10:11:01 UTC 2017

link never gonna give you up Pie Chart rick astley rick roll Video youtube - 4543249408 Graph by: trollfacedewd Tagged: link , never gonna give you up , Pie Chart , rick astley , rick roll , Video , youtube Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Today's episode of "Play Stupid Games; Win Stupid Prizes" is a sideshow gone wrong [Dumbass]

Sunday 3 December 8:05:45 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [38 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » A word of advice for anyone who wants to tattoo their eyeball: Don't [Followup]

Sunday 3 December 7:57:40 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [61 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Detectives may be able to obtain DNA sample of Zodiac killer. Strictly coincidence that Ted Cruz' upcoming vacation only includes stops in non-extradition nations [Interesting]

Sunday 3 December 7:53:44 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [19 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Works in Progress

Sunday 3 December 6:57:48 UTC 2017

Because weather and daylight change continually, Claude Monet believed that any visual effect lasts for only seven minutes, much too brief to paint — he said he wanted to “render my impressions before the most fugitive effects.” His solution was to work on multiple canvases at once, putting a new one on the easel every seven minutes or so to … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Men's careers are ending, or in serious jeopardy, because of heightened awareness of sexual misconduct. Brock Turner's attorney decides now would be the perfect time to appeal Turner's ridiculously light sentence because reasons [Facepalm

Sunday 3 December 6:43:57 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [99 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Blind squirrel & broken clock rules also apply to car chase suspects with paper license plates & tri-athlete, Hide n' Go Seek skills [Amusing]

Sunday 3 December 6:12:07 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [7 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Stage 3: Bargaining [Facepalm]

Sunday 3 December 4:51:46 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [258 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Pizza delivery driver delivers hot lead to robber during shoot-out in 10 minutes or less [Interesting]

Sunday 3 December 4:12:30 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [65 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Oh dear Christ, Israel may be kicking off a war with Iran by bombing a Syrian military base. It's like "End of the World Global Bingo" [News]

Sunday 3 December 2:56:45 UTC 2017

News [link] [199 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » TV station follows up on neighbors' complaints, discovers local prisoner work crew unsupervised, hanging out in parks, smoking stuff, not working [Florida]

Sunday 3 December 2:30:11 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [33 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Artist creates painting depicting white men, woman carrying black kids away from sex trafficking, flanked by abolitionists like Frederick Douglass, modern figures like Glenn Beck. "I would call it the epitome of the white savior complex" You

Sunday 3 December 2:24:16 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [85 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Florida man, the notorious career criminal who has spent 20 of his 59 years in prison, gets arrested for the second time in as many days [Florida]

Sunday 3 December 1:22:26 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this model and the latest in computer technology. (For 1957 that is) [Photoshop]

Sunday 3 December 1:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [41 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Man runs out of woods, tries to abduct 2-year-old boy in front yard while his dad is standing next to him [Scary]

Sunday 3 December 0:36:14 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [46 comments] [Link]

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