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 these baby-pushers [Photoshop]

Saturday 16 December 21:30:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [17 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 70 years ago, this is how Scotch was distilled and bottled [Spiffy]

Saturday 16 December 21:21:27 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [57 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Yee-haw, let's go tree huntin' [Silly]

Saturday 16 December 19:37:56 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [38 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » That's not a speed bump – THIS is a speed bump [Scary]

Saturday 16 December 18:43:01 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [38 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Cell phones, which were considered dangerous, then safe to use, are once again dangerous according to state that puts carcinogenic labels on everything [PSA]

Saturday 16 December 18:37:36 UTC 2017

PSA [link] [63 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Meanwhile, in Detroit… [Amusing]

Saturday 16 December 17:42:31 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [64 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Younglings, if you suck at dating, the problem is not you. It's evolution. ..and the fact that you have no communication skills [Obvious]

Saturday 16 December 17:31:50 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [158 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Now that's what I call pennies from heaven [Amusing]

Saturday 16 December 16:37:32 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [34 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » High Flyin’ Bird

Saturday 16 December 16:09:02 UTC 2017

Quasi-angry, quasi-metaphorical, quasi-psychedelic song–from these folks.

Relevant Wikipedia page here. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Sorry, mayor. Can't give you the keys to the mayor's office. Maybe you should have thought about that before being black [Asinine]

Saturday 16 December 14:56:44 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [134 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The Salvation Army has received far less donations than they normally do. Guess people aren't living in Generous City anymore [Sad]

Saturday 16 December 14:05:19 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [171 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this FABULOUS hair [Photoshop]

Saturday 16 December 14:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [21 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » BBC embarrassed after airing footage of man at concert waving a BBC in the air (not safe for work) [Weeners]

Saturday 16 December 13:51:54 UTC 2017

Weeners [link] [41 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Yeah, humans are gross on the Internets. REALLY gross. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww [Obvious]

Saturday 16 December 13:28:50 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [73 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Eye see it's time for Caturday [Caturday]

Saturday 16 December 13:00:00 UTC 2017

Caturday [link] [540 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Take a break from your troubles and stress and enjoy the winners of the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards [Followup]

Saturday 16 December 12:58:28 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [14 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Miss Broom Corn

Saturday 16 December 12:40:22 UTC 2017

Another entry in our ongoing series of obscure Miss titles.

St. Clair Chronicle – Jan 3, 1952 [Link]

Fark.com RSS » They are called the GREEN Berets for a reason [Dumbass]

Saturday 16 December 11:44:33 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [102 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » See with your eyes not your ha… Oh [Creepy]

Saturday 16 December 10:26:54 UTC 2017

Creepy [link] [25 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » That's That Mystery Science-y Stuff, Right?

Saturday 16 December 9:38:13 UTC 2017

quantum physics science Pie Chart - 5259519744 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: quantum physics , science , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Wanna Live Next to Spiderman!

Saturday 16 December 9:38:11 UTC 2017

Fantastic Four iron man Maps shield Spider-Man superhero - 4725918464 Graph by: (via Dorkly) Tagged: Fantastic Four , iron man , Maps , shield , Spider-Man , superhero Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Mullets

Saturday 16 December 9:38:10 UTC 2017

hair mullets Party style trends - 3680810752 Mullets Graph by: jumjum321 Tagged: hair , mullets , Party , style , trends Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Truth

Saturday 16 December 9:38:09 UTC 2017

advertising maybe no truth yes - 2059361536 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: advertising , maybe , no , truth , yes Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Is It the Weekend Yet?

Saturday 16 December 9:38:08 UTC 2017

rage faces school week - 6631359232 More FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU- Graph by: (via The Fuuuu Comics) Tagged: rage faces , school , week Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Panic Like a Ninny

Saturday 16 December 9:38:07 UTC 2017

boss FAIL fear Pie Chart video games zelda - 4699900928 Graph by: gameboy13 Tagged: boss , FAIL , fear , Pie Chart , video games , zelda Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » …Stop Me Now

Saturday 16 December 9:38:06 UTC 2017

dont Pie Chart Songs Music - 5368679168 Graph by: teamcharlie Tagged: dont , Pie Chart , Songs , Music Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What Little Kids Learn from Cinderella

Saturday 16 December 9:38:05 UTC 2017

blondes circle graphs disney kids lessons princess - 3641404160 Graph by: rubybooksuraski Tagged: blondes , circle graphs , disney , kids , lessons , princess Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Choose Two out of Three

Saturday 16 December 9:38:03 UTC 2017

age graph - 7879331840 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: age , graph Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Tell Me Your Secrets, Leftovers

Saturday 16 December 9:38:01 UTC 2017

fridge secret thinking - 6555316736 Graph by: TheTewby Tagged: fridge , secret , thinking Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » And When They're at School They Hardly Ever Have Class

Saturday 16 December 9:37:55 UTC 2017

girls homework movies Pie Chart school truancy story - 5694427904 Graph by: hijacob76 Tagged: girls , homework , movies , Pie Chart , school , truancy story Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How To Avoid Getting Fired

Saturday 16 December 9:37:54 UTC 2017

5 best infographic sleeping - 7768244992 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: 5 best , infographic , sleeping Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The World's Largest Things

Saturday 16 December 9:37:53 UTC 2017

world records infographic - 7925452544 Submitted by: Joshua Hardwick (via wish.co.uk) Tagged: world records , infographic Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Women on the Internet: From Myth to Majority

Saturday 16 December 9:37:48 UTC 2017

internet myth rule 30 women - 6256764928 Graph by: (via Information Is Beautiful) Tagged: internet , myth , rule 30 , women Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Everyone Else Is Nasty

Saturday 16 December 9:37:45 UTC 2017

peetimes Pie Chart seat toilet - 5329540352 Graph by: cheezlover93 Tagged: peetimes , Pie Chart , seat , toilet Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Christian Music

Saturday 16 December 9:37:40 UTC 2017

christianity god life lyrics metaphors Music sexual - 2385229568 Graph by: jbmorgan86 Tagged: christianity , god , life , lyrics , metaphors , Music , sexual Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Is Your Fridge Running?

Saturday 16 December 9:37:38 UTC 2017

food fridge personality rotting - 6273005056 Graph by: S.P.A-Bits (via Bite) Tagged: food , fridge , personality , rotting Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How To Make A Lightsaber

Saturday 16 December 9:37:37 UTC 2017

geek lightsaber star wars DIY infographic - 7951372800 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: geek , lightsaber , star wars , DIY , infographic Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Have Interwebs, Therefore Smart

Saturday 16 December 9:37:35 UTC 2017

internet Pie Chart smart - 5900965632 Graph by: Posture Tagged: internet , Pie Chart , smart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Likelihood of a computer issue being solved by…

Saturday 16 December 9:37:33 UTC 2017

anti-virus Bar Graph computer issue jargon off on program reboot software solved turn uninstalling - 2668024576 Graph by: EliCarro Tagged: anti-virus , Bar Graph , computer , issue , jargon , off , on , program , reboot , software , solved , turn , uninstalling Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » People who use the word "meddling"

Saturday 16 December 9:37:29 UTC 2017

animation english meddling normal people scooby doo teachers TV villains words - 2218000640 Graph by: nosrac1701 Tagged: animation , english , meddling , normal , people , scooby doo , teachers , TV , villains , words Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What I do while waiting for my toast to pop up

Saturday 16 December 9:37:28 UTC 2017

butter clean Hall of Fame kitchen Pie Chart stare toaster utensils waiting - 2906192128 Graph by: lolover Tagged: butter , clean , Hall of Fame , kitchen , Pie Chart , stare , toaster , utensils , waiting Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Have to Ask Myself: Can I Fap to This?

Saturday 16 December 9:37:27 UTC 2017

facebook fap Fap Book flow chart friends girls - 5702839296 Graph by: freeb4llin800 Tagged: facebook , fap , Fap Book , flow chart , friends , girls Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Get Your Own Game of Thrones Hair

Saturday 16 December 9:37:26 UTC 2017

hair fashion Game of Thrones DIY hairstyles - 7742743808 Styles for Cersei, Sansa, Melisandre, and Margaery can be found on Wind-Uptoy's Tumblr. Submitted by: (via Wind-Uptoy) Tagged: hair , fashion , Game of Thrones , DIY , hairstyles Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » No, I Just Thought It Looked Purdy

Saturday 16 December 9:37:24 UTC 2017

facebook graphic design Pie Chart - 7083413504 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: facebook , graphic design , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "County commissioner accused of sexual harassment was previously investigated for spanking female students while he was a high school club adviser" [Obvious]

Saturday 16 December 8:40:37 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [29 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Looks like you women were wrong. Reports of sexual harrassment at Fox News were "nonsense" according to Rupert Murdoch. It was just some flirting [Facepalm]

Saturday 16 December 8:03:41 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [65 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Shouldn't tap that [Creepy]

Saturday 16 December 7:00:43 UTC 2017

Creepy [link] [52 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » And your mom wasn't mentioned once [Interesting]

Saturday 16 December 6:52:44 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [23 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Two Puzzles

Saturday 16 December 6:43:42 UTC 2017

In 2005 Keele University computer scientist Gordon Rugg published two ciphers to the web. The first is called the Penitentia Manuscript. The image above is only one panel; you can view and download the whole thing here. Rugg’s website provides one clue: “Most modern codes are based on a shared set of underlying assumptions. He wondered what would happen if … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » City transit systems channel Douglas Adams, say they love the sound of missed safety deadlines as they go whooshing by [Fail]

Saturday 16 December 6:14:14 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [16 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Guy doesn't like that his girlfriend is a stripper so he. A) Helps her find a new job. B) Offers to pay her way. C) Torches the club she works for [Dumbass]

Saturday 16 December 5:20:21 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [62 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Doctor helps former patient deliver baby at gas station. Parents to name the child Ethel [Cool]

Saturday 16 December 4:23:39 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Best Korea unveils its new domestic streaming video app. Sit down with the family and catch up on past seasons of "The Walking Kims", "Better Call Un" and "Gilmore Traffic girls" [Strange]

Saturday 16 December 3:50:04 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [20 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Slovenia, Slovakia, Whatever [Silly]

Saturday 16 December 3:20:04 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [33 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Ib Melchior, call your office [Strange]

Saturday 16 December 2:50:04 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [27 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Study shows ketamine relieves suicidal thoughts, increases urge to make love to the giant marshmallow outside your RV [Interesting]

Saturday 16 December 2:46:49 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [42 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Stolen $10K Louis Vuitton purse returned with apology note, possibly as thief refuses to be seen in public with anything other than Hermès or Chanel, you unsophisticated barbarians [Followup]

Saturday 16 December 2:20:04 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Spinal Tap needs a new drummer [Weird]

Saturday 16 December 2:06:39 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [35 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Scotland's booze is going up in price–by a lot [Interesting]

Saturday 16 December 1:58:20 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [57 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Hey did you just fart or is there a dead mouse in my dashboard? [Sick]

Saturday 16 December 1:50:04 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [35 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » *Beedle-oop* *door slam* [Sad]

Saturday 16 December 1:20:04 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [50 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop these cold and lonely explorers [Photoshop]

Saturday 16 December 1:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [23 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Mysterious grass-covered man hides in bathroom at senior citizen center prepping for new season of American Horror Stories audition [Florida]

Saturday 16 December 0:50:04 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [19 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Butte porch pirate caught on video" [Stupid]

Saturday 16 December 0:20:04 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [44 comments] [Link]

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