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 » Dog escapes its crate at Boston's Logan airport, leading authorities on an hours-long chase before finally giving in to its craving for bacon [Silly]

Saturday 9 December 23:14:39 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » I'm no expert but I'm fairly sure this isn't the best way to kill bed bugs [Fail]

Saturday 9 December 22:54:48 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [55 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Looks like UAE hired BÖC to build new housing [Weird]

Saturday 9 December 21:46:47 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [88 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » After press publicity, small town speed trap put out of business [Spiffy]

Saturday 9 December 21:08:26 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [149 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop what this young lady is selfie-ing [Photoshop]

Saturday 9 December 21:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [26 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Florida eye doctor accused of stealing $136,000,000 from Medicare but claims it was only $64,000. Apparently he and the prosecutors just can't see eye to eye [Florida]

Saturday 9 December 20:18:26 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [58 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » When you're unemployed and walk out of court with a $50 fine and no points, how do you respond? "You there fatboy? On a donut break?" and 50 other messages to the arresting cop is one option [Dumbass]

Saturday 9 December 19:10:19 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [110 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » California avocado crop destroyed, millennials forced to buy extra lattes to stay broke [Obvious]

Saturday 9 December 18:20:21 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [141 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Right Wingers freak out as the Deep South is invaded by precious Snow Flakes [Cool]

Saturday 9 December 18:14:40 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [78 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » NASA failed to notice a Chrysler-sized asteroid that could've flattened NYC. The distance between the asteroid and the planet was just a third of the distance between the moon and Earth [Scary]

Saturday 9 December 17:21:22 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [203 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Bah Humbug [Awkward]

Saturday 9 December 16:54:24 UTC 2017

Awkward [link] [42 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Can we break out the tiny violin orchestra for this poor ex-billionaire who's being "forced" to live on just $6,700. A week [Facepalm]

Saturday 9 December 16:17:02 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [70 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Are they "free doughnuts"? [Interesting]

Saturday 9 December 16:03:00 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [75 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It's a streetlight [Obvious]

Saturday 9 December 15:59:25 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [39 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » More than a decade ago, Portugal decriminalized all drugs. Let's check in and see how things are going there now… oh, wow… that's interesting [Interesting]

Saturday 9 December 15:40:09 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [85 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Don't worry too much about fires, California, as the failure of neglected dams will put them out [Scary]

Saturday 9 December 15:35:28 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » This is Las Vegas in a nutshell (with mugshot goodness) [Obvious]

Saturday 9 December 15:19:15 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Enjoy Champagne? Drink up …. but just don't use a plastic cup [Interesting]

Saturday 9 December 15:07:20 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [63 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Tempest, by Robert Seidel

Saturday 9 December 14:38:57 UTC 2017

tempest | robert seidel | digital graffiti festival | florida 2017 from Robert Seidel on Vimeo.

Essentially, similar to those projectors that cast Christmas snowflakes on your ranch house.

[Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Over-Yodeled

Saturday 9 December 14:27:00 UTC 2017

1993: A German court ordered that a couple deserved a partial refund of the cost of their two-week Caribbean cruise, since the cruise company hadn't warned them beforehand that 500 of the 600 passengers on the cruise would be Swiss yodelers, who would be practicing their yodels constantly.

Wilmington News Journal – Jan 13, 1993

[Link]

Fark.com RSS » Mission Accomplished [News]

Saturday 9 December 14:19:29 UTC 2017

News [link] [124 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Save the bees. Drink mead [Spiffy]

Saturday 9 December 14:02:14 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [92 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this green on blue still life [Photoshop]

Saturday 9 December 14:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [24 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Five tiny kittens are rescued after a local shelter asks their Facebook friends to go out and listen for kitten calls and meows all over town. Nothing like a happy ending to start Caturday [Caturday]

Saturday 9 December 13:00:00 UTC 2017

Caturday [link] [622 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The Navy found who was responsible for cutting up and leaving racial slurs on a sailor's bunk. Hint: It wasn't a construction worker or cop [Awkward]

Saturday 9 December 11:02:48 UTC 2017

Awkward [link] [76 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » You know what they say. Once you go ethereal, you'll never catch a venereal [Repeat]

Saturday 9 December 10:52:57 UTC 2017

Repeat [link] [58 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » Odds of dropping my cell phone

Saturday 9 December 10:45:28 UTC 2017

cars Cats cell phone technology toilet work - 1646801664 LoL by: sheri992 Tagged: cars , Cats , cell phone , technology , toilet , work Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Hey, Have You Guys Tried Pressing Alt-F4?

Saturday 9 December 10:45:27 UTC 2017

alt f4 Keyboard Cat Pie Chart shortcuts - 5677090560 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: alt f4 , Keyboard Cat , Pie Chart , shortcuts Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Types of Contestants on "Reality" Dating Shows

Saturday 9 December 10:45:24 UTC 2017

contestants dating love reality tv STD - 1809123072 LoL by: planoslalom89 Tagged: contestants , dating , love , reality tv , STD Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Classic: Things Doctor Who Has Made Me Scared Of

Saturday 9 December 10:45:22 UTC 2017

TV doctor who classic Pie Chart - 7029151488 Graph by: Draconaa Tagged: TV , doctor who , classic , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How Characters on a TV show get jobs

Saturday 9 December 10:45:20 UTC 2017

application boss characters hired idiot interview patient Pie Chart task TV tv shows - 3312907264 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: application , boss , characters , hired , idiot , interview , patient , Pie Chart , task , TV , tv shows Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Don't Tell Me It's Because I Want to Marry My Mother

Saturday 9 December 10:45:18 UTC 2017

annoying college major Pie Chart psychology - 5267408640 Graph by: Scampers36 Tagged: annoying , college , major , Pie Chart , psychology Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Toughest Thing a Wedding Planner Has to Find

Saturday 9 December 10:45:17 UTC 2017

kraken Bar Graph wedding - 7840424192 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: kraken , Bar Graph , wedding Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » At Least You Aren't a Dork

Saturday 9 December 10:45:16 UTC 2017

evolution flow chart geek types - 4968292352 Graph by: sixonefive72 Tagged: evolution , flow chart , geek , types Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Just Chillin

Saturday 9 December 10:45:15 UTC 2017

laziness Pie Chart plans summer - 4874858752 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: laziness , Pie Chart , plans , summer Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » When My Professor Will Assign a Project

Saturday 9 December 10:45:14 UTC 2017

education professor project school - 1561074944 LoL by: allisonnbby Tagged: education , professor , project , school Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Looking to Make Some Quick Cash?

Saturday 9 December 10:45:13 UTC 2017

best of week black market dead infographic value worth - 6153004544 Graph by: (via Medical Transcription) Tagged: best of week , black market , dead , infographic , value , worth Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » YouTube for Math Nerds

Saturday 9 December 10:45:12 UTC 2017

Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: links , math , nerds , Video , youtube Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What people do right after their cat has done something wrong

Saturday 9 December 10:45:11 UTC 2017

911 bad behavior call Cats cheezburger clean ichc kitty mess pictures Pie Chart scream spray bottle wrong - 2454123264 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: 911 , bad , behavior , call , Cats , cheezburger , clean , ichc , kitty , mess , pictures , Pie Chart , scream , spray bottle , wrong Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Tis the Season

Saturday 9 December 10:45:09 UTC 2017

christmas thanksgiving food dishes holidays Pie Chart - 6816334592 Graph by: w0lft0r Tagged: christmas , thanksgiving , food , dishes , holidays , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » They Do Look Fly

Saturday 9 December 10:45:08 UTC 2017

teeth cool guys toothpicks - 5169116416 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: teeth , cool guys , toothpicks Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What Does Your Muffin About You?

Saturday 9 December 10:45:07 UTC 2017

food personality - 6565719552 Graph by: (via Bite) Tagged: food , personality Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Two Devices Enter. One Device Leaves

Saturday 9 December 10:45:06 UTC 2017

betamax blu ray infographic ipod kindle nook ps3 sega snes Street fighter wii xbox - 5617744384 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: betamax , blu ray , infographic , ipod , kindle , nook , ps3 , sega , snes , Street fighter , wii , xbox Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Typical Situation

Saturday 9 December 10:45:05 UTC 2017

happens money never no nowhere typical venn diagram weekend work - 2664440576 Graph by: Jefftron Tagged: happens , money , never , no , nowhere , typical , venn diagram , weekend , work Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Guess We Know What You're Doing Instead of Organizing Your Desk

Saturday 9 December 10:44:59 UTC 2017

desk job work - 5644459008 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: desk , job , work Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Salad Dressing 101

Saturday 9 December 10:44:58 UTC 2017

101 Bar Graph food pizza salad dressing - 6402017536 Graph by: S.P.A-Bits (via Bite) Tagged: 101 , Bar Graph , food , pizza , salad dressing Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Simpsons (ethnic diversity)

Saturday 9 December 10:44:57 UTC 2017

Cheezburger Image 2555757568 Graph by: Unknown Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Logic Behind News Graphics

Saturday 9 December 10:44:53 UTC 2017

Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: infographic , news , Video Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Baseball Has Begun!

Saturday 9 December 10:44:52 UTC 2017

salary WoW baseball - 7228992512 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: salary , WoW , baseball Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » A Quantum Guide To L.A. Strip Malls

Saturday 9 December 10:44:49 UTC 2017

los angeles malls infographic - 7887667712 Click the image to read all the shop details! Submitted by: (via LA Mag) Tagged: los angeles , malls , infographic Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Times Table of Awesomeness

Saturday 9 December 10:44:46 UTC 2017

Aliens dinosaurs robots spreadsheet times table vampires zombie - 4462291456 What would happen when crossing different awesome things Graph by: dominoiscute Tagged: Aliens , dinosaurs , robots , spreadsheet , times table , vampires , zombie Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » You Forgot Underwear

Saturday 9 December 10:44:44 UTC 2017

polygamy magnets mormons underwear - 4508301312 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: polygamy , magnets , mormons , underwear Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » No matter how much your fiance wants to spend on her wedding gown, just be glad it's not made out of Styrofoam, bottle caps, or tampons [Weird]

Saturday 9 December 10:35:46 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [13 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Mueller has next-to-nothing on Manafort. Just 400k documents, 36 electronic devices, results of 15 search warrants. Next to nothingburger [Followup]

Saturday 9 December 8:17:57 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [112 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » San Diego to pay $85,000 to ex-Mayor's wife for sidewalk fall that ruptured her breast implant. Money to come from city's community chest [Followup]

Saturday 9 December 7:41:50 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Open for Business

Saturday 9 December 6:25:58 UTC 2017

Image: Wikimedia Commons When Elijah Bond, patentee of the Ouija board, died in 1921, he was buried in an unmarked grave, and as time passed its location was forgotten. In 1992, Robert Murch, chairman of the Talking Board Historical Society, set out to find it, and after a 15-year search he did — Bond had been buried with his wife’s family … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Conservatives: Hey, that whole "sexual harassment" watchamacallit worked pretty darn good getting rid of Franken, huh? Think it might help us do something about that 9th Circuit Court of Appeals? [Murica]

Saturday 9 December 6:01:38 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [94 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Trumpism has been classified as a disease and has now spread north across the Canadian border [Asinine]

Saturday 9 December 5:10:55 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [118 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Texas prisons ban 10,000 books from their library. Which is almost as many as the number banned by the Texas State School Board [Asinine]

Saturday 9 December 4:39:48 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [55 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Chinese flight attendant follows the old saying "eat all your food because people in China are starving" rule, gets suspended for eating all the passenger leftovers on flight [Sick]

Saturday 9 December 3:50:05 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [46 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » There's just no pacifying that dog [Scary]

Saturday 9 December 3:20:05 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Starbucks' newest holiday gimmick drink looks like '70s bathrooms and Oscar the Grouch; tastes like thin mints and broken promises [Fail]

Saturday 9 December 2:50:05 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [33 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Teen who claimed she had undergone 50 surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie admits she faked the whole thing to "amuse" herself [Followup]

Saturday 9 December 2:20:05 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [110 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Guy was laughing at an old photo of his fiancee at the beach when he realized he was in the background [Strange]

Saturday 9 December 1:56:47 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [92 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Man charged after assaulting another man with a lead pipe. Police are still on the hunt for the correct room [Misc]

Saturday 9 December 1:50:05 UTC 2017

Misc [link] [27 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » I didn't know a landfill could be burglarized. And just in case you know anything, there is a $10K reward [Murica]

Saturday 9 December 1:20:05 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [34 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this police officers dream [Photoshop]

Saturday 9 December 1:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Pastor who created the Creation Festival apparently tried to procreate with minors. Bonus: He looks just like Santa Claus [Creepy]

Saturday 9 December 0:50:05 UTC 2017

Creepy [link] [59 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Gas station installs blue lights in bathrooms to deter intravenous drug use, making it even more difficult for men to aim for the toilet [Spiffy]

Saturday 9 December 0:32:12 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [68 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It's a snowy day in Hell today. Well, not exactly in Hell, but in Hell's suburbs anyway [Unlikely]

Saturday 9 December 0:20:05 UTC 2017

Unlikely [link] [36 comments] [Link]

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