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 » Ambulance use drops as Uber popularity grows, study finds [Interesting]

Friday 15 December 23:50:04 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [100 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Scientist claims we'll stop drinking alcohol and deleting Politics tabs within a generation [Unlikely]

Friday 15 December 22:46:45 UTC 2017

Unlikely [link] [115 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Pub in Galway, Ireland looking for the strong woman who yanked one of their steel bollards straight out of the ground. Warn that she should be approached with caution as she may yank your bollard too [Weird]

Friday 15 December 22:14:04 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [48 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Can we haz caption contest? [Caption]

Friday 15 December 22:00:01 UTC 2017

Caption [link] [81 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » When performing surgery it is important for the patient to be sedated. The anesthesiologist, not so much [Dumbass]

Friday 15 December 21:41:54 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [35 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Gee, its almost as if kids were only smoking pot because it ticked off their parents [Amusing]

Friday 15 December 21:20:00 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [68 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Workers at hip club and pizza shop found to be workers at hep club and pizza shop [Sick]

Friday 15 December 21:10:04 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [27 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop evidence of aliens for the scientists to find [Photoshop]

Friday 15 December 21:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [17 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » No longer news: Two men get married in Ireland. Fark: neither is gay [Strange]

Friday 15 December 20:38:32 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [74 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Actual headline: Pensioner tries to batter cock after it kept him up all night [Amusing]

Friday 15 December 20:11:53 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [33 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Why Americans don't eat horse meat like many other cultures [Interesting]

Friday 15 December 19:41:54 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [209 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Extraordinary Lengths

Friday 15 December 19:17:53 UTC 2017

A number of German writers intentionally suppressed the letter ‘r’ (as did also a fair number of Italians), of whom the eighteenth-century German poet Gottlob Burmann (1737-1805) is perhaps the most amusing: he is reported to have hated the letter ‘r’ to such an extent that in 130 poems he never used it and refused to pronounce his own last … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Battle flags captured during the obscure Korean-American war of 1871 discovered hidden at U.S. Naval Academy. Americans may have forgotten about the war but:North Korea claims it was started by Kim Jong Un's great great grandfather [Interesting]

Friday 15 December 19:16:44 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [60 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Oh, the huge irony [Ironic]

Friday 15 December 19:15:54 UTC 2017

Ironic [link] [81 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Strong quake hits Java – deaths, collapsed buildings, tsunami warning [NewsFlash]

Friday 15 December 19:12:49 UTC 2017

NewsFlash [link] [79 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » This is technically a repeat, but the BBC has put their "Booze Nationality" test on their main page again [Obvious]

Friday 15 December 18:16:44 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [84 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Arrrrrrrrrrrh mateys, lets board this new 200ft super yacht that's modelled on a 17th century pirate ship and commandeer some dingys [Cool]

Friday 15 December 17:44:05 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [125 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Woman who survived horrific crash believes God spared her life. Of course, logically, we must now infer that God killed the other woman who died in it [Scary]

Friday 15 December 17:20:04 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [214 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Santa Was Exhausted

Friday 15 December 16:33:28 UTC 2017

One can only begin to imagine…

Original ad here. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Today's Fark-ready headline: Man stranded on lake fountain after stolen swan boat drifts away [Florida]

Friday 15 December 16:20:04 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [47 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Prince Harry has organised his wedding on the same day as British soccer's cup final. This news has gone down as well as you might expect [Dumbass]

Friday 15 December 15:50:04 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [101 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If only we could have known the New Mexico school shooter, who went by the online aliases "Adam Lanza" and "Future Mass Shooter," would become a killer [Facepalm]

Friday 15 December 15:20:05 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [109 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » People in Abilene, Kansas can breathe a sigh of relief as a bear associated with a candy factory there has been found [Sappy]

Friday 15 December 14:50:04 UTC 2017

Sappy [link] [14 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Damn near killed 'em [Awkward]

Friday 15 December 14:20:05 UTC 2017

Awkward [link] [68 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop her giving a good paddling [Photoshop]

Friday 15 December 14:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [22 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » UberEATS now delivers from McDonald's, since your Uber driver already makes those fries while working his other job [Murica]

Friday 15 December 13:50:04 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [62 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Victorias Secret robbers used stun guns, mace, got away with 1500 Dollars in merchandise. What's that, like five thongs? [Obvious]

Friday 15 December 13:20:05 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [72 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Why Millennials are facing the scariest financial future of any generation since the Great Depression (Warning: the first page might give you a seizure, scrolling through the article may give you finger cramps) [Sad]

Friday 15 December 13:06:57 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [508 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Canadian politician wants to treat ordinary innocent people who put peanut butter on their genitals in the general vicinity of a golden retriever the same as criminals who have intercourse with dogs [Sick]

Friday 15 December 12:57:37 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [56 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Name That List, #45

Friday 15 December 12:42:23 UTC 2017

What is this a list of? The answer is below in extended.

Stand-Up Bread Catfight Pinky Nude Sinner Truffle Tease Grandma Whipped Caviar Dissolved in Dreams Sexer Plum Zing French Fawn Cherries in the Snow Mousse Cafe Polyester Bride Asphyxia Drive Me Nude Fire Down Below Pervette But Officer Fatal Apple Raisin Hell Fluoride [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Australia's wide ranging inquiry into institutional child sex abuse has recommended that Catholic priests be allowed to have more sex. Perhaps without the kids this time [Obvious]

Friday 15 December 12:26:37 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [23 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » TD: "After 10 months, do you really need your $846,000? Sorry about that, it's released. We cool?" Herbert: "I'm driving as fast as I can" [Followup]

Friday 15 December 12:20:05 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [80 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » In 5 years since Sandy Hook: 1,576 mass shootings; 1,788 people (at least) killed in those shootings; 6,333 wounded (at least) in those shootings. Less than 1% of our population. Sorry you got killed Aunt Bertha but you're just 1 person [Murica]

Friday 15 December 12:05:57 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [346 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Elon Musk dislikes public transportation because it doesn't start when you want it to start, it doesn't go where you want it to go, and there might be a serial killer standing right next to you [Interesting]

Friday 15 December 11:48:57 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [59 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Good god, he's losing Fox News fans [Interesting]

Friday 15 December 11:48:56 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [61 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » I'm sorry, floral what? (Possibly NSFW) [Silly]

Friday 15 December 10:35:56 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [54 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Lindsey Graham lays odds on all-out war with North Korea [Scary]

Friday 15 December 9:14:57 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [67 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » Remember When We Called It a Stalker Feed?

Friday 15 December 8:43:12 UTC 2017

changes facebook Line Graph new - 5226307328 Graph by: AnthonyS Tagged: changes , facebook , Line Graph , new Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Funny Until You Compare Your Own Resume

Friday 15 December 8:43:11 UTC 2017

resume cv mistake - 7654458624 Graph by: (via careerjourney.co.uk) Tagged: resume , cv , mistake Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Wikipedia. Now 98% Accurate!

Friday 15 December 8:43:10 UTC 2017

accuracy best of week learning school wikipedia - 6061471232 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: accuracy , best of week , learning , school , wikipedia Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » She's Just So Cute!

Friday 15 December 8:43:09 UTC 2017

Cheezburger Image 4965320192 Graph by: dracola112 Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » As Far as We Can Tell…

Friday 15 December 8:43:08 UTC 2017

kristen stewart zombie - 5654903552 I knew she was a zombie! Graph by: Unknown Tagged: kristen stewart , zombie Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » When My Cat Want's to Cuddle

Friday 15 December 8:43:05 UTC 2017

cat cuddle fleas Line Graph - 7662073856 Graph by: nocupcake4u Tagged: cat , cuddle , fleas , Line Graph Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Cannot Be Unseen

Friday 15 December 8:43:03 UTC 2017

Picture Is Unrelated Cannot Be Unseen Pie Chart scared for life - 6879016960 Now It Is WTF Pictures Time! Graph by: marshmellowoligy Tagged: Picture Is Unrelated , Cannot Be Unseen , Pie Chart , scared for life Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » True Facts About Pizza

Friday 15 December 8:43:02 UTC 2017

food Pie Chart pizza true facts - 5981106944 Graph by: (via Maryontheinternet) Tagged: food , Pie Chart , pizza , true facts Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The 'Too-Slow' High-Five Breakdown

Friday 15 December 8:42:59 UTC 2017

too slow high five wikipedia - 7812894720 Submitted by: (via Wikipedia: High Five) Tagged: too slow , high five , wikipedia Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » You Mean Throngs of Women Won't Chase Me Through the Streets?

Friday 15 December 8:42:58 UTC 2017

axe Bar Graph body spray boys girls smell - 5471577600 Graph by: Catyra Tagged: axe , Bar Graph , body spray , boys , girls , smell Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Notifications Make Me Feel Less Alone

Friday 15 December 8:42:56 UTC 2017

pie charts forever alone twitter texts graphs funny - 4489867264 Graph by: shayexway Tagged: pie charts , forever alone , twitter , texts , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » We found a witch! May we burn her?

Friday 15 December 8:42:55 UTC 2017

flow chart holy grail made of wood monty python weighs the same as a duck Witches - 3983097344 Graph by: gerudo Tagged: flow chart , holy grail , made of wood , monty python , weighs the same as a duck , Witches Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Just Who is This Guy?

Friday 15 December 8:42:49 UTC 2017

awful behind break burglar eat food house leaves roommate santa claus stoned venn diagram - 2813777920 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: awful , behind , break , burglar , eat , food , house , leaves , roommate , santa claus , stoned , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Yeah, I've Seen One of Those

Friday 15 December 8:42:48 UTC 2017

horses how people react Pie Chart - 7015140864 Graph by: ethorthehunter Tagged: horses , how people react , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Avocado Window

Friday 15 December 8:42:44 UTC 2017

rotten avocado ripe - 7742323456 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: rotten , avocado , ripe Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Michael Jackson Mourners

Friday 15 December 8:42:43 UTC 2017

fans genuine michael jackson mourners ridicule - 2374013696 Graph by: spacecowboy82 Tagged: fans , genuine , michael jackson , mourners , ridicule Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Nunchuck Uses According to Youtube

Friday 15 December 8:42:42 UTC 2017

balls friends hit karate lessons nunchucks Pie Chart smacking sparring spinning youtube - 2715351040 Graph by: GateFan Tagged: balls , friends , hit , karate , lessons , nunchucks , Pie Chart , smacking , sparring , spinning , youtube Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » A Policeman Turns His Lights on…

Friday 15 December 8:42:40 UTC 2017

act escort funeral illegal lights perform Pie Chart policeman procession ticket - 2259349760 Graph by: jimbomcgee Tagged: act , escort , funeral , illegal , lights , perform , Pie Chart , policeman , procession , ticket Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Venn Diagram of Irrational Nonsense

Friday 15 December 8:42:39 UTC 2017

nonsense scientology venn diagram - 7329366016 Click here for a larger image! Graph by: GrammerNatsi (via Crispian-Jago) Tagged: nonsense , scientology , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Olympic Information

Friday 15 December 8:42:38 UTC 2017

best of week - 6475081216 More Olympic coverage at Roflympics!!! Graph by: Andy (via The Duller Image) Tagged: best of week Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I'd Probably Just Bore You

Friday 15 December 8:42:37 UTC 2017

Pie Chart long story laziness boring - 6636621056 Graph by: slotz13 Tagged: Pie Chart , long story , laziness , boring Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I'm Heartbroken But I'm Still Venned

Friday 15 December 8:42:29 UTC 2017

ben folds but hoes and tricks dr dre lyrics rap snoop dogg venn diagram - 4576634624 Graph by: JumbledMan Tagged: ben folds , but hoes and tricks , dr dre , lyrics , rap , snoop dogg , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Will Tape Your Mouth Shut

Friday 15 December 8:42:27 UTC 2017

friends mocking Pie Chart rude whistling - 4627743488 Graph by: ToxJessum Tagged: friends , mocking , Pie Chart , rude , whistling Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » So, You’ve Been Accused of Witchcraft…

Friday 15 December 8:42:25 UTC 2017

Cheezburger Image 7819801600 Use witchcraft to enlarge this graph here Submitted by: (via Laphams Quarterly) Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Visiting Old High School Friends

Friday 15 December 8:42:24 UTC 2017

highschool friends reminiscing gossip Pie Chart - 6930644224 Graph by: (via Bite) Tagged: highschool , friends , reminiscing , gossip , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Good Thing We Know What's Important

Friday 15 December 8:42:23 UTC 2017

riots government religion sports important Pie Chart - 6695313664 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: riots , government , religion , sports , important , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The UN warns we're going to sleepwalk to war with North Korea [Scary]

Friday 15 December 8:05:16 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [74 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Russia may be starting to bomb US forces in Syria…on purpose [Scary]

Friday 15 December 6:54:48 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [46 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Hill of Crosses

Friday 15 December 6:18:10 UTC 2017

Image: Wikimedia Commons Lithuania’s Hill of Crosses has been a site of peaceful protests since 1831, when indigenous peasants began to stage rebellions against their Russian overlords. Even when they lacked bodies to bury they erected crosses on the 33-foot mound as memorials and as symbols of peaceful resistance. The region was freed after World War I but then captured by … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Leaked Mormon documents reveal that Mormons believe that "self-masturbation" leads to homosexual and criminal behavior. No word on what other forms of masturbation are available besides self [Scary]

Friday 15 December 5:44:14 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [130 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Relax, nazis. James Fields no longer faces second degree murder charges. He got an upgrade [Followup]

Friday 15 December 5:14:07 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [114 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Replace your father's vodak with water? That's a shootin [Asinine]

Friday 15 December 4:16:13 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [64 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » So how do you save a parking space? This woman found a new way [Florida]

Friday 15 December 4:00:53 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [60 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Sheep in nativity scene picks Baby Jesus out of manger to cuddle, Mary forced to defend her baby at all costs [Video]

Friday 15 December 3:50:04 UTC 2017

Video [link] [20 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Happens to me all the time. One minute I'm digging in trash bins, the next I lean against a door and stumble upon €300,000 [Spiffy]

Friday 15 December 2:30:04 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [27 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Anonymous person donates $86 million in bitcoin to charity. So shines a good deed in a weary world [Hero]

Friday 15 December 1:52:52 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [73 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » This business is getting out of control [Scary]

Friday 15 December 1:20:12 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [67 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » ♫ On the first day of Christmas my nana bought for me, some g-strings for a Christmas tree ♫ [Amusing]

Friday 15 December 1:10:04 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [18 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this drum dance [Photoshop]

Friday 15 December 1:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [22 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Kansas police hope to change perception of pit bulls with new drug detective" [News]

Friday 15 December 0:55:11 UTC 2017

News [link] [79 comments] [Link]

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