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 » Ash from the California wildfire is making drinking water in the state toxic [Scary]

Saturday 23 December 23:26:43 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [45 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » North Korea says it will make the US bitterly regret its strategy. We have a strategy? [Stupid]

Saturday 23 December 23:12:31 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [126 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Made for Fark headline: Man fighting for his life after chasing monkey that stole his favorite hat [Dumbass]

Saturday 23 December 22:47:49 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [58 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Cyclist paints 80 mile virtual snowman using GPS. Farkers immediately leap onto bikes, look for routes that look vaguely like amusing body parts [Amusing]

Saturday 23 December 22:05:22 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [39 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » The Last Digit

Saturday 23 December 21:28:28 UTC 2017

A problem from the 1996 Georg Mohr mathematics competition in Denmark: n is a positive integer. The next-to-last digit in the decimal expression of n2 is 7. What’s the last digit? SelectClick for Answer This solution is by Michel Bataille of Rouen, France: Write n as 10a + b, where a is a nonnegative integer and b is a single … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this kitchen [Photoshop]

Saturday 23 December 21:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [19 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If you think the Fox News website is getting more unhinged, people at Fox agree with you [Obvious]

Saturday 23 December 20:46:39 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [95 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » A leaning tower in Pisa? Pretty cool. A leaning skyscraper in San Francisco? Not so cool [Followup]

Saturday 23 December 20:19:03 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [76 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Crime blogger faces felony charges for being a crime blogger [Ironic]

Saturday 23 December 20:04:39 UTC 2017

Ironic [link] [64 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » I'm walkin' here: The tourist's guide to New York sidewalks [PSA]

Saturday 23 December 19:38:03 UTC 2017

PSA [link] [106 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Good news for kids: Merging storm systems could deliver white Christmas from Great Lakes to Maine. Bad news for adults: Merging storm systems could deliver white Christmas from Great Lakes to Maine [Cool]

Saturday 23 December 19:33:03 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [40 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » As of Jan. 1, it's lights out for incandescent bulbs in California [Followup]

Saturday 23 December 18:19:02 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [215 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Just how fat and out-of-shape have American teenagers become? The Navy is having to "relax" fitness standards just to keep the fleet manned [Sad]

Saturday 23 December 18:02:03 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [94 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » There is a strange noise coming from a forest in British Columbia that is either moose, an elk, Sasquatch, or aliens [Weird]

Saturday 23 December 17:40:13 UTC 2017

Weird [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Not really sure why anyone would think this was a good idea in the first place… but, hey, peoples be stoopid, ya know? [Obvious]

Saturday 23 December 17:23:03 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [37 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » How did we as a society survive before the invention of USB sticks to go, butter in a chapstick tube so you can more easily apply it to your bread, and a grater shaped like a guitar so you can rock out while shredding cheese [Cool]

Saturday 23 December 16:26:16 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [88 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Not news: United losing luggages. News: United losing a 92-year-old woman. (Remember to tag your bags) [Awkward]

Saturday 23 December 16:14:01 UTC 2017

Awkward [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Southwest Airlines flight attendant goes extra mile, reports father to police as human trafficking his adopted daughter because kid's Asian [Dumbass]

Saturday 23 December 16:01:01 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [146 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » As a child, Subby wanted to be an otter when he grew up and here's why: Otter playing with Labs [Amusing]

Saturday 23 December 15:47:01 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [57 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Cursed Rocks

Saturday 23 December 15:27:08 UTC 2017

The legend that if you remove a rock from a National Park, you'll bring bad luck upon yourself. Explored in a book.


From the publisher's blurb:
The Petrified Forest National Park in Northeast Arizona protects one of the largest deposits of petrified wood in the world. Despite stern warnings, visitors remove several tons of petrified wood from the park each … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If you found a stray Aardvark wandering the street, the Llondon Zzoo would like it back [Silly]

Saturday 23 December 15:25:20 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [39 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Oh nothing. Just a severe increase of Russian submarine activity around the transoceanic cables that carry the internet across the Atlantic [Strange]

Saturday 23 December 15:04:01 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [86 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It's important to have one lifestyle habit that may be viewed as 'hardcore' by the rest of the world, but is meaningful to you. And that's why I won't turn on my heater until I can see my breath inside my home [Spiffy]

Saturday 23 December 14:39:00 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [97 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » According to court documents, five people are attempting to claim Charles Manson's body. Cult leaders are all the rage these days. Who wouldn't want a stuffed lunatic for your foyer, anyway? [Sick]

Saturday 23 December 14:00:48 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [27 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this happy hunter in the heather [Photoshop]

Saturday 23 December 14:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [20 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » On your next flight, don't order the fish …in fact don't order anything [Sick]

Saturday 23 December 13:32:01 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [53 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Everyone get comfortable, it's time for Caturday [Caturday]

Saturday 23 December 13:00:00 UTC 2017

Caturday [link] [834 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » The Hoffmann

Saturday 23 December 12:06:00 UTC 2017

Wikipedia page. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » MostlyStr8 [Weeners]

Saturday 23 December 12:01:00 UTC 2017

Weeners [link] [135 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Saturday 23 December 11:42:49 UTC 2017

csi prevention killer - 7715897344 Graph by: cammydex Tagged: csi , prevention , killer Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Inches Away From the Hardwood

Saturday 23 December 11:42:46 UTC 2017

vomit pets Cats Pie Chart - 5237259776 Graph by: mallyham Tagged: vomit , pets , Cats , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » All From My So-Called "Friends"

Saturday 23 December 11:42:43 UTC 2017

facebook Farmville friends notifications Pie Chart - 6342187264 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: facebook , Farmville , friends , notifications , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Where's My Phone?

Saturday 23 December 11:42:41 UTC 2017

pocket phone lost - 7762533376 Graph by: xSaydieBearx Tagged: pocket , phone , lost Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Good Thing I've Got Netflix

Saturday 23 December 11:42:34 UTC 2017

jersey shore mtv Pie Chart teen mom television wtf - 5052290304 Oh wait, Watch Instantly is a joke. But hey, bros need a channel too! Graph by: Hayley Tagged: jersey shore , mtv , Pie Chart , teen mom , television , wtf Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » And We Have the Nerve to Call It the 'Standard System'

Saturday 23 December 11:42:33 UTC 2017

Bar Graph best of week measure merica metric system standard system - 5800780032 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Bar Graph , best of week , measure , merica , metric system , standard system Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Am Batman

Saturday 23 December 11:42:30 UTC 2017

super heroes Movie batman christopher nolan - 7035078912 Graph by: (via I Love Charts) Tagged: super heroes , Movie , batman , christopher nolan Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » My uses of a Drill Gun:

Saturday 23 December 11:42:29 UTC 2017

lasers pew pew pew tools - 3710418944 My uses of a Drill Gun Graph by: arcsis Tagged: lasers , pew pew pew , tools Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » High School Isn't the Greatest

Saturday 23 December 11:42:25 UTC 2017

relationships high school - 7381880832 Graph by: Pantherpride26 Tagged: relationships , high school Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What I Think When I Hear Autotune in a Song

Saturday 23 December 11:42:23 UTC 2017

Music graphs funny autotune - 7465834752 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Music , graphs , funny , autotune Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Easiest Guide to Gifting the Perfect Book This Holiday Season

Saturday 23 December 11:42:22 UTC 2017

books christmas flow chart gift - 7950281728 Click your way to the perfect book gift with this super easy guide. Go ahead, click it! Try it now! Submitted by: (via randomhouse) Tagged: books , christmas , flow chart , gift Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Irony

Saturday 23 December 11:42:21 UTC 2017

church ironic Pie Chart religion - 5615846144 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: church , ironic , Pie Chart , religion Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Slash Reasonableness

Saturday 23 December 11:42:20 UTC 2017

slash letters reasonable numbers stop - 6795309824 Graph by: (via Toothpaste for Dinner) Tagged: slash , letters , reasonable , numbers , stop Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Don't Even See Color

Saturday 23 December 11:42:19 UTC 2017

im-not-racist Pie Chart racism Sure - 5065528320 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: im-not-racist , Pie Chart , racism , Sure Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Most Accurate Graph

Saturday 23 December 11:42:13 UTC 2017

fact memebase exaggeration - 7162305536 Graph by: CrashedMac73 Tagged: fact , memebase , exaggeration Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Where Does the Time Go

Saturday 23 December 11:42:12 UTC 2017

time school venn diagram social life sleeping Jedi - 6752043520 Graph by: (via Bayantwopointoh) Tagged: time , school , venn diagram , social life , sleeping , Jedi Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What to Your Eyeliner Style Really Should be Called

Saturday 23 December 11:42:11 UTC 2017

makeup fashion Chart eyeliner - 7949043200 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: makeup , fashion , Chart , eyeliner Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Why I don't intervene

Saturday 23 December 11:42:06 UTC 2017

beat crappy intervene loud Music people play public transport venn diagram - 3197999104 Graph by: TomRed Tagged: beat , crappy , intervene , loud , Music , people , play , public , transport , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Mostly Through Windows

Saturday 23 December 11:42:05 UTC 2017

computer flat internet online Pie Chart roommate windows - 4326850304 Graph by: cyr Tagged: computer , flat , internet , online , Pie Chart , roommate , windows Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Even WITH Cookies Enabled!

Saturday 23 December 11:42:04 UTC 2017

bar graphs graphs funny - 7567850752 Graph by: ewestner (via cheezburger.com) Tagged: bar graphs , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » This Game is So Much Pun!

Saturday 23 December 11:42:02 UTC 2017

pie charts puns animal crossing graphs video games funny - 7573201152 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: pie charts , puns , animal crossing , graphs , video games , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Alas

Saturday 23 December 11:42:01 UTC 2017

alas joseph ducrex Pie Chart thesaurus writing - 6382695424 Graph by: tmoverbeck Tagged: alas , joseph ducrex , Pie Chart , thesaurus , writing Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Use this handy calculator to find out how stretched out your rectum may be after the new Republican tax plan goes into effect [Murica]

Saturday 23 December 10:21:29 UTC 2017

Murica [link] [188 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Satan Claus [Scary]

Saturday 23 December 8:01:47 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [34 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » How do you stop a bull elephant from charging? Either A) take away his credit card, or B) just calmly stand your ground like this tour guide did [Scary]

Saturday 23 December 7:52:01 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [46 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » All that Viking purity and mythology is… a little off the mark; as always, real history is a whole lot more complex and intriguing [Interesting]

Saturday 23 December 7:43:01 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [83 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Rub it in, rub it in [Weeners]

Saturday 23 December 6:39:37 UTC 2017

Weeners [link] [38 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » We visit the London Underground or Tube, as the natives call it, on the next episode of "Ow, my balls" [Fail]

Saturday 23 December 5:30:09 UTC 2017

Fail [link] [63 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Amtrak decided not to remove dangerous curve in order to save money. Several passengers no longer available for comment [Followup]

Saturday 23 December 5:05:14 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [123 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » This Christmas, be a Who, and sing with joy no matter what life may throw at you [Sappy]

Saturday 23 December 4:53:37 UTC 2017

Sappy [link] [38 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The keys to a successful business are knowing your customers, bringing your product to where they are to maximize sales, and minimizing expenses. Since you had to go see your Parole Officer anyway, that makes the choice obvious [Dumbass]

Saturday 23 December 4:04:05 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [13 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Sheriff's statement after four deputies kill female suspect and 6-year-old kid: "Something in the way that suspect presented to the deputies placed these deputies in direct fear for their lives…At the time, we don't believe she was arme

Saturday 23 December 3:21:00 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [326 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » This may come as a shock, but it turns out the CEO of the Miss America pageant may be a misogynist [Obvious]

Saturday 23 December 2:36:20 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [61 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Just so you know, I gave everybody the holiday weekend off." Not a bad idea, boss, but when you're in charge of clearing snow in Billings, Montana, I don't think you thought your cunning plan all the way through [Dumbass]

Saturday 23 December 2:01:05 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [36 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Bruce McCandless, the first human satellite, and first space jetpack pilot, assumes permanent orbit among the stars at 80 [Hero]

Saturday 23 December 1:49:06 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [70 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Put down the controller. Experts say you can be addicted to video games [Interesting]

Saturday 23 December 1:01:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [84 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this high hangout [Photoshop]

Saturday 23 December 1:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [20 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Ken Ham calls out Fox News, among others, for lying and misrepresenting facts. Subby is so confused. Please hold me [Fake]

Saturday 23 December 0:50:02 UTC 2017

Fake [link] [108 comments] [Link]

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