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 » After the dinosaurs, giant penguins ruled the earth [Spiffy]

Tuesday 12 December 23:42:32 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [53 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Butte Fire Department reported the fire started in the rear and then spread throughout [Plug]

Tuesday 12 December 23:18:32 UTC 2017

Plug [link] [41 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Article asks "should we cook for our dogs?". Your dog wants steak…rare…with a banana cream reduction and peanut butter garnish [Interesting]

Tuesday 12 December 22:58:32 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [83 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Naked man running along highway near Dulles airport, looking for TSA agent with warm hands [Strange]

Tuesday 12 December 22:38:32 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [21 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The racist mother who had the stupid idea to go viral with her bullied son, then was not racist, is actually indeed racist…and stupid. Subby hopes the GoFundMe money will cover all the therapy sessions her poor son will need [Followup]

Tuesday 12 December 22:20:05 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [182 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » When you make a £100 bet with your boyfriend stating that he wouldn't be able to limit his booze intake to just one glass a night until Christmas, make sure you specify the size of the glass [Amusing]

Tuesday 12 December 22:08:31 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [47 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 25,000 climate scientists fly to New Orleans for booze, strippers and the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting, emitting 30,000 tons of CO2 in the process [Facepalm]

Tuesday 12 December 21:50:04 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [130 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Kentucky lawmaker molested his daughter's friend, cops closed the case, press did some digging, lawmakers from both parties want him to resign, but Gov. Matt Bevin (R-epulsive) says "hold on there" [Dumbass]

Tuesday 12 December 21:33:53 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [146 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » $100 a gram. Oh wait, that's cop math. Make it $10 a gram [Spiffy]

Tuesday 12 December 21:20:29 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [82 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Has Banksy finally been revealed? [Interesting]

Tuesday 12 December 21:16:45 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [56 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this tree-trimmer [Photoshop]

Tuesday 12 December 21:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [20 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Man runs back into burning building to save A: His children? B: His pets? or C: His phone? [Dumbass]

Tuesday 12 December 20:46:45 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Breitbart has a pre-written web page template for when a conservative or alt-right pol gets accused of sexual assault or misconduct… and it was accidentally made live on their site for a few minutes today [Satire]

Tuesday 12 December 20:36:00 UTC 2017

Satire [link] [60 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Well, that's a new way of getting fired from a teaching job [Obvious]

Tuesday 12 December 20:20:05 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [77 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "What are you in for?" "Murder. You?" "Armed robbery. What about you?" "Bark, bark" [Strange]

Tuesday 12 December 20:10:44 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [49 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Work for All

Tuesday 12 December 20:09:40 UTC 2017

In 1914 Henry Ford adopted a policy that no one applying for work at his auto plant would be refused on account of physical condition. Of the 7,882 jobs at the factory, he’d found that only 4,287 required “ordinary physical development and strength”: The lightest jobs were again classified to discover how many of them required the use of full … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It's time to play media fear-mongering MadLibs. Your (common object) contains (number) times more bacteria than a toilet seat [Stupid]

Tuesday 12 December 19:46:44 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [65 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Former Hindu-turned Christian 'prophet' says he visited Heaven last year and knew Trump would be elected because "The people of Heaven decided he would." In other news, tickets to Hell increasing in popularity [Unlikely]

Tuesday 12 December 19:16:44 UTC 2017

Unlikely [link] [78 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » $10 beer pong bet turns into $15.6 million settlement [Fail]

Tuesday 12 December 18:50:04 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [90 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » According to study, more motorists die on a full moon, which is no surprise since it's very hard to drive and expose your bare arse at the same time [Unlikely]

Tuesday 12 December 18:38:04 UTC 2017

Unlikely [link] [37 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Don't you just hate it when you fire your shotgun at someone and that person was imaginary? [Dumbass]

Tuesday 12 December 18:14:04 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [51 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Fire caused by air conditioner. You had ONE job [Ironic]

Tuesday 12 December 17:50:04 UTC 2017

Ironic [link] [44 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Charles "wrong way" Jenkins, a U.S. soldier who defected TO North Korea in 1965 to avoid the Vietnam war, and was tortured and held captive there until 2005, has passed away at age 77 [Followup]

Tuesday 12 December 17:37:24 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [78 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Britain's new public enemy number one revealed as…… *spins wheel*…. Peppa Pig [Facepalm]

Tuesday 12 December 17:10:44 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [57 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Ex-Facebook exec: We control the horizontal and the vertical. We can shape your vision to anything our imagination can conceive. For the foreseeable future, we will control all that you see and hear [Scary]

Tuesday 12 December 16:46:44 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [122 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Bagpiper concert raises money for wounded police officer. Hasn't he suffered enough? [Cool]

Tuesday 12 December 16:16:44 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [47 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Son of Sam needs emergency heart surgery. No word on whether his dog is his healthcare proxy [Interesting]

Tuesday 12 December 15:50:04 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [72 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Today's Fark-ready headline: "Smokers who get boob jobs have a high risk of their nipples falling off – but blood-sucking LEECHES can save them" [Strange]

Tuesday 12 December 15:20:05 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [61 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Merriam-Webster's: Our 2017 word of the year is "Feminism." "Menninism" still not a thing [Interesting]

Tuesday 12 December 14:54:22 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [180 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Police use amusing social media posts to help catch criminals. "Jorts-wearing suspect" not amused [Amusing]

Tuesday 12 December 14:20:05 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [26 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this happy hiker [Photoshop]

Tuesday 12 December 14:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Charles Manson died of cardiac arrest brought on by colon cancer. So, he suffered [Followup]

Tuesday 12 December 13:50:04 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [61 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Shakespeare Rap

Tuesday 12 December 13:36:43 UTC 2017

[Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Mystery Illustration 64

Tuesday 12 December 13:36:42 UTC 2017

What are these two people doing?

The answer is here.

Or after the jump.

[Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Florida man urinates in middle of Steak 'n Shake in front of dozens of customers" [Florida]

Tuesday 12 December 13:20:05 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [56 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » San Francisco mayor Ed Lee heads off to the great sanctuary city in the sky [News]

Tuesday 12 December 12:30:04 UTC 2017

News [link] [60 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Kim Jong Un just needs to commit apartheid to have his "Crimes Against Humanity" scorecard all checked off [Sad]

Tuesday 12 December 12:02:07 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [45 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » DeVos to defrauded students: Fark you [Asinine]

Tuesday 12 December 11:32:35 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [328 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » People in Iceland really take their elves seriously [Strange]

Tuesday 12 December 11:20:08 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [68 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Yellowstone's bighorns are suffering from a scab-causing virus spread during mating season [Sick]

Tuesday 12 December 10:52:35 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [33 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » Amount of Swears per Conversation

Tuesday 12 December 10:27:17 UTC 2017

age amount conversation elderly Line Graph middle aged old swears teenagers young - 3031071232 Graph by: Dumbface Tagged: age , amount , conversation , elderly , Line Graph , middle aged , old , swears , teenagers , young Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Let's Turn on the Juice and See What Shakes Loose

Tuesday 12 December 10:27:14 UTC 2017

beetlejuice movies quotes showtime venn diagram - 4888539648 Graph by: (via Think Geek) Tagged: beetlejuice , movies , quotes , showtime , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » We Were Going to Be Life Partners

Tuesday 12 December 10:27:13 UTC 2017

Awkward best friend boyfriend Pie Chart - 5083290112 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Awkward , best friend , boyfriend , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Replotted: I'll Be a Man and Fix That For You

Tuesday 12 December 10:27:12 UTC 2017

be a man best of week cartoons disney ill-make-a-man-outta-you mulan Pie Chart singers - 5536304128 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: be a man , best of week , cartoons , disney , ill-make-a-man-outta-you , mulan , Pie Chart , singers Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Reasons Why I Don't Have a Facebook Yet

Tuesday 12 December 10:27:08 UTC 2017

blogs computers facebook internet shallow twitter - 2444051712 Graph by: MakAttack Tagged: blogs , computers , facebook , internet , shallow , twitter Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Female Dilemma

Tuesday 12 December 10:27:05 UTC 2017

Sad womens-magazines unfortunate - 7153835776 Graph by: SupRflyDK (via Chart Attack) Tagged: Sad , womens-magazines , unfortunate Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » It Always Sounds Nasally

Tuesday 12 December 10:27:04 UTC 2017

nasally Pie Chart recording someone else technology voice - 4305933312 Graph by: Doldhov Tagged: nasally , Pie Chart , recording , someone else , technology , voice Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Don't Get It

Tuesday 12 December 10:26:59 UTC 2017

paradox self referential venn diagram venn diagrams - 5656043776 Graph by: Becca-Boomer Tagged: paradox , self referential , venn diagram , venn diagrams Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Reframe: I Am the Bat

Tuesday 12 December 10:26:58 UTC 2017

conversation batman Pie Chart dating - 6970018560 Graph by: jpklabunde89 Tagged: conversation , batman , Pie Chart , dating Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Save Yourself!

Tuesday 12 December 10:26:56 UTC 2017

Bar Graph running out super mario burning - 6652239616 Graph by: (via Coolness Graphed) Tagged: Bar Graph , running out , super mario , burning Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » That's a Small Percentage

Tuesday 12 December 10:26:55 UTC 2017

people internet intelligent - 7403527424 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: people , internet , intelligent Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Gamer Rage Is Up Two-Hundred Percent

Tuesday 12 December 10:26:54 UTC 2017

demons-souls gamer rage - 5401124096 Invalid Graph by: Unknown Tagged: demons-souls , gamer rage Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Chance of Getting Blamed at Work

Tuesday 12 December 10:26:53 UTC 2017

blame month Office office humor work - 1837611264 LoL by: czaries Tagged: blame , month , Office , office humor , work Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What's Your Unicorn Name?

Tuesday 12 December 10:26:51 UTC 2017

unicorn Chart name - 8009172480 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: unicorn , Chart , name Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Replotted: Guinea Cage

Tuesday 12 December 10:26:48 UTC 2017

Chart actor nicolas cage funny - 6989340672 Original image from: The Daily Guinea Pig Graph by: (via I Love Charts) Tagged: Chart , actor , nicolas cage , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » As Long as It's Not Chris Hansen

Tuesday 12 December 10:26:46 UTC 2017

call of duty sit down Chris Hansen Pie Chart - 6983705856 Graph by: xlolz2muchx Tagged: call of duty , sit down , Chris Hansen , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Things you notice from a Viagra commercial

Tuesday 12 December 10:26:45 UTC 2017

ads commercials doctor medicine men sexual side effects TV viagra - 1870652160 LoL by: Spensaur Tagged: ads , commercials , doctor , medicine , men , sexual , side effects , TV , viagra Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Fast-forwarding with DVR

Tuesday 12 December 10:26:42 UTC 2017

accidentally DVR exit fast-forwarding goal minutes Pie Chart press TV - 3191559936 Graph by: romesque Tagged: accidentally , DVR , exit , fast-forwarding , goal , minutes , Pie Chart , press , TV Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Lunchtime Woes

Tuesday 12 December 10:26:41 UTC 2017

lunch time school vending machine venn diagram venn diagrams - 6496634112 Graph by: joecham Tagged: lunch time , school , vending machine , venn diagram , venn diagrams Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » She Finally Found My Special Folder

Tuesday 12 December 10:26:39 UTC 2017

computers girlfriends Pie Chart pr0n relationships - 6492162304 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: computers , girlfriends , Pie Chart , pr0n , relationships Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » If It Weren't for This Feeling, I'd Never Floss

Tuesday 12 December 10:26:38 UTC 2017

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GraphJam » Reactions to a snowstorm

Tuesday 12 December 10:26:37 UTC 2017

bar graphs digging reaction road sledding snow snowstorm weather - 3144453632 Graph by: Michelle_CAAAT Tagged: bar graphs , digging , reaction , road , sledding , snow , snowstorm , weather Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The High Price of Materialism

Tuesday 12 December 10:26:36 UTC 2017

Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: advertising , materialism , political , Video Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Drunk driver tells the cops that his name is Burger King. He then proceeds to introduce his wife, Wendy, his son Carl Jr., and the Five Guys in his trunk [Amusing]

Tuesday 12 December 9:17:07 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [23 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Dog named Rascal finds his forever home. After losing 85% of his blood to FLEA infestation. Previous owner finally being charged [Followup]

Tuesday 12 December 7:38:05 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [40 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Illumination

Tuesday 12 December 6:08:33 UTC 2017

The BIG Maze, a temporary installation at the National Building Museum in 2014, inverted the idea of the traditional Renaissance maze: Instead of getting more bewildering as you advanced toward the goal, it got easier. “From outside, the maze’s cube-like form hides the final reveal behind its 18-foot-tall walls,” explained Danish architect Bjarke Ingels. “On the inside, the walls slowly … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If you accidentally tase a cop, you should at least get him a cake [Amusing]

Tuesday 12 December 6:05:05 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [39 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » PSA: Looting houses in empty, fire-evacuated neighborhoods is sure to draw someone's attention. Especially if you're doing it while under the influence [Dumbass]

Tuesday 12 December 5:11:11 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [30 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Woman gets kicked off Spirit Airlines flight for a) smoking, b) raging, c) breastfeeding [Asinine]

Tuesday 12 December 4:23:35 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [140 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Remember the good old days when all you had to worry about was your babysitter stealing from your change bowl and raiding the liquor cabinet while you were out? [Fail]

Tuesday 12 December 3:50:04 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [33 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » China announces plans to recreate Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon. Next: will announce plans to recreate Charles Dickens' birthplace, Walt Whitman's birthplace, Stephanie Meyer's birthplace [Silly]

Tuesday 12 December 2:30:04 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [22 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Asshats who tried to blow up mosque are seeking "Trump Voters" to serve on Jury [Murica]

Tuesday 12 December 1:15:39 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [159 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Caller reports teenagers driving around in police cruiser. Department promises Officer Rock is over 21, a bit flattered [Silly]

Tuesday 12 December 1:10:04 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this pyramid [Photoshop]

Tuesday 12 December 1:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [18 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Tonight on Paul's Memory Bank (8PM ET) as we wind down 2017 we see what kind of deranged individual subby is by listening to the top 33 songs on his iPhone [Live]

Tuesday 12 December 0:30:25 UTC 2017

Live [link] [43 comments] [Link]

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