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 » Public flirting, body-hugging clothing and three other really odd NYC laws you're probably breaking multiple times a day [Weird]

Monday 18 December 23:46:45 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [24 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "The upwelling we detected is like a hot air balloon, and we infer that something is rising up through the deeper part of our planet under New England." Finally, God has had it with the Patriots [Murica]

Monday 18 December 23:20:05 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [48 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Today's "crazy Muslim cleric says something stupid" story is from Turkey, where he'd like you to know that clean shaven men, like women, are wicked tempters [Asinine]

Monday 18 December 23:08:05 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [63 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Muslim's lawsuit against Little Caesars for selling non-halal pepperoni dropped after racist threats. Lawsuit against non-edible pizza still moving forward [Interesting]

Monday 18 December 22:44:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [113 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Vatican rules that body parts of saints cannot be sold. This will come as a disappointment for Farkers looking for pieces of St. Bibiana [Weird]

Monday 18 December 22:20:05 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Track attacked Todd over truck. "Communication was attempted which failed due to Track yelling and calling myself and other officers peasants and telling us to lay our guns on the ground before approaching the residence" [Followup]

Monday 18 December 22:13:49 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [267 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 'Where to go for bottomless mimosas in Central Florida.' Don't listen, the last time I took my pants off while drinking I got tasered [Florida]

Monday 18 December 21:47:09 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [13 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Iceland decides Bibles should have mental health warning stickers on them if they're gonna be sold [Satire]

Monday 18 December 21:17:09 UTC 2017

Satire [link] [103 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Ok but seriously what do a pizza delivery driver and a gynecologist have in common? [Awkward]

Monday 18 December 21:14:59 UTC 2017

Awkward [link] [100 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop these snowmobilers [Photoshop]

Monday 18 December 21:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [16 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Chik-fil-A serves food on Sunday to people stranded by Atlanta airport blackout [Cool]

Monday 18 December 20:50:04 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [191 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Baby boy born with extra penis on his back. Could make for some great slow dancing when he grows up [Strange]

Monday 18 December 20:20:05 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [86 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » George Lucas' one criticism of The Last Jedi: too many real sets instead of CGI [Obvious]

Monday 18 December 19:50:04 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [122 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Baby Jesus' head, arm stolen from Nativity scene, presumably by someone practicing to kill zombies [Strange]

Monday 18 December 19:46:44 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [19 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 'Significant' security incident at UK air base. Threat level raised to What's All This Then [Interesting]

Monday 18 December 19:20:04 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [50 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Origins

Monday 18 December 18:22:55 UTC 2017

The biologist can push it back to the original protist, and the chemist can push it back to the crystal, but none of them touch the real question of why or how the thing began at all. The astronomer goes back untold million of years and ends in gas and emptiness, and then the mathematician sweeps the whole cosmos into … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Is 'Phantom Swift' the high tech aircraft Boeing is about to reveal? No, I'm pretty sure that's Becky [Interesting]

Monday 18 December 18:20:04 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [72 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The top 10 health questions everyone googled this year before heading off to annoy the doctor with their 'knowledge' [Sick]

Monday 18 December 17:50:06 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [88 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Fark NotNewsletter: The Farking War on Christmas [FarkBlog]

Monday 18 December 17:30:07 UTC 2017

FarkBlog [link] [55 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Reminder: commas are the difference between, "Let's eat, mom," and "Let's eat mom" [Sick]

Monday 18 December 17:20:05 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [98 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Caption this old-time Santa [Caption]

Monday 18 December 17:00:01 UTC 2017

Caption [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Okay peoples, you've had the weekend to see it , now we get to talk about it. This is YOUR mod-sanctioned, mod approved Star Wars: The Last Jedi YOU CAN POST SPOILERS HERE thread. Spoilers to the left, Spoilers to the right [Cool]

Monday 18 December 16:45:16 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [935 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The Seahawks aren't the only train wreck in Seattle thanks to Amtrak [News]

Monday 18 December 16:39:41 UTC 2017

News [link] [482 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Headline of the Year voting continues [Misc]

Monday 18 December 16:30:08 UTC 2017

Misc [link] [3 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Personal body space

Monday 18 December 16:06:03 UTC 2017

As the population increases, we will all have to learn to accept strangers on the street standing very close to us.

One of the students would speak to a stranger on the street and begin asking him questions pertaining to the local police department. While talking the interviewer slowly moved closer and violated the stranger's personal body space. The person's … [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » When Dad Does SFX for a Living

Monday 18 December 16:06:02 UTC 2017

[Link]

Fark.com RSS » This Atlanta airport employee sliding down a crowded escalator was everyone's hero during the outage chaos [Amusing]

Monday 18 December 15:20:05 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [61 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Tom Hanks sends family a typewriter as early Christmas gift — but there are conditions. They have to write at least one letter a week and buy a typewriter for someone else. Doesn't really sound like a present [Weird]

Monday 18 December 14:50:04 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [173 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Why do your Christmas lights always get tangled? Here comes the science [Awkward]

Monday 18 December 14:20:05 UTC 2017

Awkward [link] [91 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this HOT LAVA [Photoshop]

Monday 18 December 14:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [22 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Pose for a picture with Miss Israel? Now your family has to flee the country [Followup]

Monday 18 December 11:13:04 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [144 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Time to kick off a bad tattoo thread. Link goes to horrific choice [Dumbass]

Monday 18 December 10:54:22 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [206 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » I Consider Myself a Bathroom Philosopher

Monday 18 December 8:48:55 UTC 2017

bathroom philosopher Pie Chart showering thinking - 6583237632 Graph by: Mary-Beth Tagged: bathroom , philosopher , Pie Chart , showering , thinking Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » BYO Jar

Monday 18 December 8:48:54 UTC 2017

friends noms nutella Pie Chart - 5183788544 Nutella ALL the things! Graph by: littleabin Tagged: friends , noms , nutella , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Do You Know Your Harry Potter MBTI?

Monday 18 December 8:48:53 UTC 2017

mbti Harry Potter myers briggs personalities - 7817608960 Don't know your Myers Briggs Type Indicator? Click here to take the test. Then click here to get a bigger version of the image. Submitted by: (via Simbaga) Tagged: mbti , Harry Potter , myers briggs , personalities Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Is the Internet Broken?

Monday 18 December 8:48:52 UTC 2017

google-interenet Pie Chart - 7671248128 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: google-interenet , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Faith Means Never Having to Admit You're Wrong

Monday 18 December 8:48:46 UTC 2017

best of week faith flow chart god pray religion - 5768001792 Graph by: Bendyrulz Tagged: best of week , faith , flow chart , god , pray , religion Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What's on NBC

Monday 18 December 8:48:44 UTC 2017

commericals meredith viera NBC news nothing Pie Chart the today show TV - 2713466368 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: commericals , meredith viera , NBC , news , nothing , Pie Chart , the today show , TV Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What Computer Science Degree?

Monday 18 December 8:48:42 UTC 2017

computer google How People View Me parents - 4994854400 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: computer , google , How People View Me , parents Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Words that frighten youth today

Monday 18 December 8:48:41 UTC 2017

Bar Graph election frighten homework internet no recession scandals violence war words youth - 3054372096 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Bar Graph , election , frighten , homework , internet , no , recession , scandals , violence , war , words , youth Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Cleanliness Leads to Smudge-Free Selfies

Monday 18 December 8:48:39 UTC 2017

washing hands mobile phones Pie Chart - 7846551040 Graph by: sshoihet Tagged: washing hands , mobile phones , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Loneliness is More Deadly than Obesity

Monday 18 December 8:48:34 UTC 2017

loneliness obesity infographic - 7997147392 Graph by: NowSourcing (via www.topcounselingschools.org) Tagged: loneliness , obesity , infographic Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How people leave Dr Phil's show

Monday 18 December 8:48:31 UTC 2017

dr phil embarass talk shows TV - 1641845504 LoL by: lahru Tagged: dr phil , embarass , talk shows , TV Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Russian, Greek, and Latin Characters

Monday 18 December 8:48:29 UTC 2017

alphabet best of week greek languages latin letters russians venn diagram - 6299917312 Graph by: (via I Love Charts) Tagged: alphabet , best of week , greek , languages , latin , letters , russians , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Should've Gone With My First Choice

Monday 18 December 8:48:24 UTC 2017

school tests second guessing Pie Chart - 6743612928 Graph by: BROKENxENVIOUS Tagged: school , tests , second , guessing , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » AKA A Great Way to Lose Friends

Monday 18 December 8:48:23 UTC 2017

political aka facebook Pie Chart - 7110535680 Graph by: allenrw3 Tagged: political , aka , facebook , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What time is it?

Monday 18 December 8:48:18 UTC 2017

britney spears christmas hammer time jelly peanut butter time - 1845785344 LoL by: j00sikah Tagged: britney spears , christmas , hammer time , jelly , peanut butter , time Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Eternal Struggle

Monday 18 December 8:48:17 UTC 2017

computers venn diagrams graphs funny - 7601218560 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: computers , venn diagrams , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » All of Them Adorably Derpy

Monday 18 December 8:48:16 UTC 2017

adorable best of week breeds corgi derpy dogs outfits - 6214342400 Graph by: (via Loldwell) Tagged: adorable , best of week , breeds , corgi , derpy , dogs , outfits Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Who Uses It for Mailing Anymore?

Monday 18 December 8:48:13 UTC 2017

email Pie Chart - 7086980864 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: email , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Eating Fish at Work

Monday 18 December 8:48:11 UTC 2017

work food eating - 7061203200 Graph by: (via I Love Charts) Tagged: work , food , eating Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Conceal-carry permit holder murders man in Target parking lot [Scary]

Monday 18 December 8:46:41 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [406 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Podcast Episode 182: The Compulsive Wanderer

Monday 18 December 7:00:45 UTC 2017

In the 1870s, French gas fitter Albert Dadas started making strange, compulsive trips to distant towns, with no planning or awareness of what he was doing. His bizarre affliction set off a 20-year epidemic of “mad travelers” in Europe, which evaporated as mysteriously as it had begun. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll consider the parable … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The Palin legacy continues with the next generation [Sad]

Monday 18 December 6:32:32 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [155 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Canadian people problems [Cool]

Monday 18 December 5:24:52 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [45 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If your Christmas order was in this USPS truck, it may be late and flat [Scary]

Monday 18 December 4:05:45 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [93 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The final Boeing 747 U.S. commercial flight happens this week. Farewell, big guy [Followup]

Monday 18 December 3:59:35 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [136 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Meanwhile, at story hour down at the library [Spiffy]

Monday 18 December 2:05:31 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Bad apologies are worse than no apologies [PSA]

Monday 18 December 1:13:29 UTC 2017

PSA [link] [130 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this plinth harboring some art [Photoshop]

Monday 18 December 1:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [12 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "The concern was that it was aluminum foil and it had wires sticking out of it and it was making a beeping sound so we were kind of concerned it could be a bomb," said Police Captain Ida Nowaddabomblookslike [Facepalm]

Monday 18 December 0:15:00 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [78 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If you're reading this headline in California, put down the damned phone and concentrate on your driving [Fail]

Monday 18 December 0:12:59 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [72 comments] [Link]

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