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 » Have you ever been pregnant … on weed? [Interesting]

Wednesday 27 December 23:50:04 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [131 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Nigerian Air Force agrees to buy $600M in fighter planes from America. Transaction will be finalized as soon as the U.S. sends them $50M to cover attorney's fees and taxes [Spiffy]

Wednesday 27 December 23:43:24 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [64 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » South Carolina lawmaker wants to increase fines for drivers who go slowly in the left lane. Still no extra fines for people mistaking farmers market for street [Spiffy]

Wednesday 27 December 23:16:44 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [73 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Hey, we should like totally throw a sandbag from the freeway overpass for the lulz. What's the worst that could happen [Sad]

Wednesday 27 December 22:50:04 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [139 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » You may want to sit down for this. North Korea's safety standards for nuclear testing may not be all that high [Obvious]

Wednesday 27 December 22:46:44 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [39 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Throngs of bored teenagers arrested for being bored teenagers [Obvious]

Wednesday 27 December 22:20:04 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [67 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Remember that old commercial where the old lady throws the tire through the window of a Discount Tire store because she was unhappy? Well this is exactly like this, except it's a guy and he drives his truck through the dealership window [Dumbass]

Wednesday 27 December 21:20:04 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [41 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop these tall buildings [Photoshop]

Wednesday 27 December 21:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Headline pulled from the files of Ric Romero: Alcohol makes people more racist and homophobic [Facepalm]

Wednesday 27 December 20:50:04 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [108 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Britain once again brought to a standstill by three inches of snow, as the colonies chuckle [Facepalm]

Wednesday 27 December 20:40:44 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [60 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » ♬ We been sliding down these roads of ice, skiing in an Amish paradise. I fell down not once but twice, skiing in an Amish paradise. It's hard work for our horse named Brice, skiing in an Amish paradise. ♬ [Strange]

Wednesday 27 December 20:14:04 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [20 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Creature caught on camera on Lake Michigan either sea monster, shark, or streetlight (w/ video) [Obvious]

Wednesday 27 December 19:50:04 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [101 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » The Giving Tree

Wednesday 27 December 19:26:36 UTC 2017

In the February 2003 issue of Word Ways, Dave Morice nominates PEPPERTREE as the “holy grail” of wordplay. PEPPERTREE is a “pyramid word” — it contains 1 T, 2 Rs, 3 Ps, and 4 Es: But it contains two shorter pyramid words, PEPPER and PEP: Also: All the letters in PEPPERTREE can be typed on the top row of a … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Semi crash spills hundreds of cans of beer on West Virginia highway. But don't worry it was only Coors Light and Miller High Life [Interesting]

Wednesday 27 December 19:20:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [55 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "So, Skittles have different fragrances and different colors – but they all taste exactly the same" [Obvious]

Wednesday 27 December 18:50:04 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [96 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Eban Numbers

Wednesday 27 December 18:43:21 UTC 2017

What number comes next in this sequence? 2, 4, 6, 30, 32, 34, 36, 40, 42, 44, 46, __ SelectClick for Answer 50 comes next. It’s a list of natural numbers whose English names lack the letter E (“e-ban numbers”). (Proposed by N.J.A. Sloane.) From the excellent puzzle page at the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Move over pot brownies: California prepares for marijuana in wine, trail mixes, tacos, and other edibles. Tacos? [Interesting]

Wednesday 27 December 18:20:05 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [108 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » After accepting blankets from first-class passengers, passengers booted from plane and accused of theft, flying while black [Asinine]

Wednesday 27 December 17:50:04 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [262 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 67-year-old man is prohibited from possessing orange balloons after hundreds of photos showing girls either holding or blowing them up were found by police [Strange]

Wednesday 27 December 17:20:02 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [109 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Toronto thief steals the veal. When caught, he'll be jailed here all week [Strange]

Wednesday 27 December 16:20:05 UTC 2017

Strange [link] [17 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "I just made the decision I was going to go get him. I knew what I was getting into. I knew how cold that ice would be. I knew about how much time I had in there. I knew exactly what I was getting into when I got into that water" [Hero]

Wednesday 27 December 15:50:04 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [91 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Worst. Art. Critic. Ever [Dumbass]

Wednesday 27 December 15:20:05 UTC 2017

Dumbass [link] [122 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Greenhouse Helmet

Wednesday 27 December 15:01:45 UTC 2017

Patented in 1986 by Waldemar Anguita of Brooklyn, NY. And I'm not sure, but this may be Waldemar's Twitter account. After all, how many Waldemar Anguitas of approximately the right age can there be in Brooklyn?

A principle object of the present invention is to provide a greenhouse helmet designed to contain plants secured within and the helmet worn completely … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Apparently there are still some actual newspapers in circulation, and someone managed to slip homophobic slurs into a reporter's byline in one of them [Sick]

Wednesday 27 December 14:50:04 UTC 2017

Sick [link] [74 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » We have reached the end of an era: that of the big-name news anchor [Obvious]

Wednesday 27 December 14:20:05 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [98 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this blacksmith [Photoshop]

Wednesday 27 December 14:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [25 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Meet Frida. She is a rescue dog with a "sixth sense" for finding humans. This is your Woofday Wetnose Wednesday thread [Hero]

Wednesday 27 December 14:00:00 UTC 2017

Hero [link] [101 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Get off her lawn [Scary]

Wednesday 27 December 13:50:07 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [88 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Knzcfsdkfsadvnksvvmsdgsv [Amusing]

Wednesday 27 December 13:20:05 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [52 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Georgia Confederate statue gets a facelift [Interesting]

Wednesday 27 December 12:50:04 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [139 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » A new study shows 3 million civilians in the US carry a gun with them every day; 9 million at least once a month. As we've been told over and over and over, this is why hundreds of thousands of people get shot every day [Interesting]

Wednesday 27 December 12:29:00 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [526 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Police officer actually charged for killing someone with a Taser [Spiffy]

Wednesday 27 December 12:15:00 UTC 2017

Spiffy [link] [67 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Dashcam three-car pileup in L.A. as they watch Space-X launch [Video]

Wednesday 27 December 11:48:43 UTC 2017

Video [link] [33 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » World’s Largest Sofa

Wednesday 27 December 11:46:00 UTC 2017

More on the sponsoring company. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Billionaire blowhard says yet again that he thinks the NFL is in decline [Followup]

Wednesday 27 December 11:43:11 UTC 2017

Followup [link] [80 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "LAX – LAX flight complete. Flight time, 8 hours and 20 minutes" [Awkward]

Wednesday 27 December 10:27:44 UTC 2017

Awkward [link] [67 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » Anxiety Level in Correlation to School Year

Wednesday 27 December 9:40:55 UTC 2017

school Line Graph anxiety - 7862967552 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: school , Line Graph , anxiety Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Have a Hard Time With Both

Wednesday 27 December 9:40:53 UTC 2017

cookies dieting internet security venn diagram - 4609995008 Graph by: qwertyoctopus Tagged: cookies , dieting , internet , security , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Sounds More Like a Book Club

Wednesday 27 December 9:40:50 UTC 2017

book club brad pitt fight club meatloaf Pie Chart women - 4444504576 Graph by: billy_dole Tagged: book club , brad pitt , fight club , meatloaf , Pie Chart , women Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How Loud My Dog Is

Wednesday 27 December 9:40:48 UTC 2017

Bar Graph dogs pet quiet shhh sneaky - 3867909376 Why I Like Cats Graph by: Unknown Tagged: Bar Graph , dogs , pet , quiet , shhh , sneaky Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Community College Student's Food Pyramid

Wednesday 27 December 9:40:41 UTC 2017

college eating energy drinks food food pyramid tupperware vending machines Walmart - 1913956096 LoL by: lynnym Tagged: college , eating , energy drinks , food , food pyramid , tupperware , vending machines , Walmart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Behold the Lies!

Wednesday 27 December 9:40:40 UTC 2017

lies test study text book - 7341677056 Graph by: BillyMcG Tagged: lies , test , study , text book Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Working with electronics

Wednesday 27 December 9:40:37 UTC 2017

device dismantling electronics fell screw stupid tiny together working - 2952993536 Graph by: Finward Tagged: device , dismantling , electronics , fell , screw , stupid , tiny , together , working Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Replotted: The Sad Reality

Wednesday 27 December 9:40:35 UTC 2017

batman children employment Pie Chart unemployment - 5604776704 Graph by: gabrielblacher Tagged: batman , children , employment , Pie Chart , unemployment Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Sleeping the Summer Away

Wednesday 27 December 9:40:34 UTC 2017

lazy nap time Pie Chart summer break - 6444728064 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: lazy , nap time , Pie Chart , summer break Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Life's Good = Pacman

Wednesday 27 December 9:40:32 UTC 2017

best of week games lifes-good pacman retro video games - 5522287872 Graph by: Marius Morthorst Tagged: best of week , games , lifes-good , pacman , retro , video games Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Why Pot Hasn't Been Legalized Yet

Wednesday 27 December 9:40:30 UTC 2017

change drive illegal initiative laws legal marijuana pot smoke venn diagram weed - 2804553472 Graph by: dangerroth Tagged: change , drive , illegal , initiative , laws , legal , marijuana , pot , smoke , venn diagram , weed Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Tech Companies as Christmas Icons

Wednesday 27 December 9:40:28 UTC 2017

tech companies christmas icons instagram santa overly attached - 6878349056 Graph by: (via Geek Culture ) Tagged: tech companies , christmas , icons , instagram , santa , overly attached Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Health Pie Chart

Wednesday 27 December 9:40:26 UTC 2017

hand drawn health pie Pie Chart slice yummy - 3327305984 I've been sick. This is my health this week in pie chart form. Graph by: Unknown Tagged: hand drawn , health , pie , Pie Chart , slice , yummy Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » He's Got Lots of "Survival Liquid"

Wednesday 27 December 9:40:23 UTC 2017

bear grylls pee Pie Chart stranded survival - 5745911808 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: bear grylls , pee , Pie Chart , stranded , survival Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Pièce de Résistance of the Internet

Wednesday 27 December 9:40:19 UTC 2017

wtf gas gross farts flatulence morning - 6718816256 Submitted by: SolidGoldChimp Tagged: wtf , gas , gross , farts , flatulence , morning Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » There It Is!

Wednesday 27 December 9:40:18 UTC 2017

blowing in the wind bob dylan Music song - 6335986176 Graph by: (via Bite) Tagged: blowing in the wind , bob dylan , Music , song Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I'm Sure It Can Wait

Wednesday 27 December 9:40:15 UTC 2017

friend morning problems texting Pie Chart - 5312524544 Graph by: candygal101100 Tagged: friend , morning , problems , texting , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Types of Pie Charts on GraphJam

Wednesday 27 December 9:40:13 UTC 2017

pie charts meta graphs funny - 7482556672 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: pie charts , meta , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » False Alarm

Wednesday 27 December 9:40:12 UTC 2017

false alarm alarm car alarm accident - 7725526528 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: false alarm , alarm , car alarm , accident Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » You Forgot the Pokeball at Ten

Wednesday 27 December 9:40:10 UTC 2017

age anarchy mercedes benz peace pokeball time want - 6202240512 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: age , anarchy , mercedes benz , peace , pokeball , time , want Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Never count the starfish out [Cool]

Wednesday 27 December 8:44:43 UTC 2017

Cool [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Fruitcake continues reign of terror, triggers bomb squad investigation [Facepalm]

Wednesday 27 December 8:39:25 UTC 2017

Facepalm [link] [17 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Fark-ready headline: "I Went A Month Without Pooping, And It'll Probably Happen Again" [Scary]

Wednesday 27 December 7:29:33 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [146 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Subby's drunk right now, but Mike Huckabee is stupid. In the morning, subby will be sober and Mike Huckabee will still be stupid [Stupid]

Wednesday 27 December 6:57:29 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [123 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 2017 was a great year to be rich. YA THINK? [Obvious]

Wednesday 27 December 5:54:13 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [47 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Old and busted: Grave robbing for dissection bodies. New hotness: Grave robbing for Christmas decorations [Florida]

Wednesday 27 December 4:40:27 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [24 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Florida robbery quiz: 1) beat with vase 2) stripped naked 3) shot at 4) found in gas station 5) all of the above [Florida]

Wednesday 27 December 4:24:04 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [11 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Ugly-ass baby bongo born at Audubon (pic) [Sappy]

Wednesday 27 December 3:44:21 UTC 2017

Sappy [link] [12 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » He slides in ….. and HE'S SAFE [Scary]

Wednesday 27 December 3:32:07 UTC 2017

Scary [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Don't worry, the oysters will save us…said no one, ever [Silly]

Wednesday 27 December 3:04:21 UTC 2017

Silly [link] [24 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Being a heathen who doesn't believe in god over the festive period can be awkward. Here's what it's like to have no religious soul [Obvious]

Wednesday 27 December 2:56:19 UTC 2017

Obvious [link] [117 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Saudi Arabia hopes chess tournament where Jews are banned and women must wear robes will help the country attain modern-day cultural relevance… or at least baby steps towards 15th-century relevance [Stupid]

Wednesday 27 December 2:34:11 UTC 2017

Stupid [link] [71 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The true meaning of the traditional Kentucky Fried Chicken Christmas in Japan [Interesting]

Wednesday 27 December 2:24:21 UTC 2017

Interesting [link] [34 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Immortality?

Wednesday 27 December 1:40:52 UTC 2017

The Austrian painter Johannes Gumpp is remembered for only two works. Both are self-portraits in which his back is turned to the viewer. [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Having trouble spitting out the words to curse out your relatives this holiday season? Here's how to swear in sign language [Amusing]

Wednesday 27 December 1:34:21 UTC 2017

Amusing [link] [20 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Another reason why we can't have nice things [Asinine]

Wednesday 27 December 1:04:21 UTC 2017

Asinine [link] [37 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this confident tuber [Photoshop]

Wednesday 27 December 1:00:01 UTC 2017

Photoshop [link] [22 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Subby's gorgeous friend makes news as modern-day Job: Lost her mom to cancer at 11, was a Columbine victim at 14, and became a war widow at 20. Now she faces stage IV colon cancer at the ripe old age of 33 [Sad]

Wednesday 27 December 0:24:21 UTC 2017

Sad [link] [159 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » And at No. 7 on the hit parade of Florida weirdness: "Driver refuses to unclench his heroin-hiding buttocks" [Florida]

Wednesday 27 December 0:05:55 UTC 2017

Florida [link] [16 comments] [Link]

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