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 » Not news: People in the southwest experience snow and have a 50 car pile up. FARK: People in the southwest of Michigan [Awkward]

Monday 1 January 23:20:05 UTC 2018

Awkward [link] [100 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Twelve injured in ostrich farm mishap near Eloy during monster truck tour. "Obvious", "Arizona" tags don't seem right here [Weird]

Monday 1 January 22:50:04 UTC 2018

Weird [link] [56 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Porn star becomes professor, with pics. Now that you've clicked the link, it's probably not worth even mentioning a relevant detail [Spiffy]

Monday 1 January 22:20:04 UTC 2018

Spiffy [link] [106 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Chef brags about spiking a group of entitled vegans' meals with meat [Dumbass]

Monday 1 January 21:50:04 UTC 2018

Dumbass [link] [288 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Double world chess champion refuses to be pawn in the game of life [Followup]

Monday 1 January 21:20:05 UTC 2018

Followup [link] [73 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » How could you not photoshop such majesty? [Photoshop]

Monday 1 January 21:00:01 UTC 2018

Photoshop [link] [25 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Teamwork

Monday 1 January 20:38:41 UTC 2018

Images: Wikimedia Commons During the Falklands War in 1982, the RAF airfield closest to the action was on Ascension Island near the equator, thousands of miles away. Tasked with destroying the runway at Port Stanley, the RAF organized a complicated relay in which 11 tankers accompanied a single bomber (mauve), refueling it and each other in midair to support its journey … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » When does someone become "elderly"? [Interesting]

Monday 1 January 20:20:04 UTC 2018

Interesting [link] [245 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Chocolate could be extinct in about 30 years [Scary]

Monday 1 January 19:50:04 UTC 2018

Scary [link] [118 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Man begins re-writing the dictionary … by giving each word a limerick definition. "There once was a girl from Nantucket" [Amusing]

Monday 1 January 18:20:05 UTC 2018

Amusing [link] [56 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Voting ends 1pm Eastern Time today Last chance to get your votes in Headline of the Year – Tab pages voting OPEN – vote early, vote often [Misc]

Monday 1 January 18:00:00 UTC 2018

Misc [link] [12 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The Philippines prints banknotes with no face value [Facepalm]

Monday 1 January 17:50:04 UTC 2018

Facepalm [link] [62 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Ba da ba ba ba… I'm snortin' it [Spiffy]

Monday 1 January 17:20:05 UTC 2018

Spiffy [link] [47 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Rachel from credit card services wants you to know that robocalls were worse than ever in 2017 [Obvious]

Monday 1 January 16:50:05 UTC 2018

Obvious [link] [140 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Iowa town bans Santa for 6 months [Awkward]

Monday 1 January 15:50:04 UTC 2018

Awkward [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » CNN showed drug usage live on television during their New Year's Eve coverage [Fail]

Monday 1 January 15:20:05 UTC 2018

Fail [link] [145 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Happy 2018 To All!

Monday 1 January 15:18:15 UTC 2018

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<title>Weird Universe » 83-Year Payment Plan

Monday 1 January 14:31:00 UTC 2018

With the arrival of 2018, Henry Hepper can now finally stop making those monthly payments.

Detroit Free Press – Sep 29, 1935 [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Alright, all you dumbasses who got too drunk for New Year's …here's how you fess up for drinking too much booze [Amusing]

Monday 1 January 14:20:05 UTC 2018

Amusing [link] [44 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this Knight [Photoshop]

Monday 1 January 14:00:01 UTC 2018

Photoshop [link] [20 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » And another thing you've been doing wrong for the past 30 years: warming up your car on cold winter days [Interesting]

Monday 1 January 13:50:07 UTC 2018

Interesting [link] [169 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "The war on drugs has failed." D.A.R.E. you to tell that to the cops [Facepalm]

Monday 1 January 12:10:00 UTC 2018

Facepalm [link] [177 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » If You Know What's Best for You…

Monday 1 January 11:30:51 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » They're Like Toys for Grown Ups

Monday 1 January 11:30:49 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » At Least the Weight of Procrastination Is Lifted

Monday 1 January 11:30:48 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » More Twists and Turns Than an Early M. Night Shyamalan Movie

Monday 1 January 11:30:46 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » Australian Holidays in a Pinch

Monday 1 January 11:30:45 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » My Foot Instinctively Comes Off the Gas Pedal

Monday 1 January 11:30:41 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » What you think you will be in the future, and where you actually end up

Monday 1 January 11:30:39 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » Apple Computer compatibility

Monday 1 January 11:30:36 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » Damn You Creepers!

Monday 1 January 11:30:34 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » Should Be Called a 'Monopolthon'

Monday 1 January 11:30:33 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » The Tribulations of Summer

Monday 1 January 11:30:32 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » Effects Comparison Chart

Monday 1 January 11:30:29 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » SWAT hand signals

Monday 1 January 11:30:25 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » When I Have to Sneeze

Monday 1 January 11:30:23 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » Men Are Simple Creatures

Monday 1 January 11:30:12 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

Monday 1 January 11:30:11 UTC 2018

comfort zone life magic venn diagram - 6369261824 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: comfort zone , life , magic , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Time Sensitive Anatomy

Monday 1 January 11:30:08 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » Duct Tape? Try 'Everything Tape'

Monday 1 January 11:30:07 UTC 2018

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Fark.com RSS » Ribbit for her pleasure [Weird]

Monday 1 January 11:29:20 UTC 2018

Weird [link] [30 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Pope laments 2017 with wars, injustice, rich guys stealing all the money, etcetera [Obvious]

Monday 1 January 10:09:06 UTC 2018

Obvious [link] [49 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Flight to Atlanta returns to Detroit after a bird was found in the cockpit. Give the bird a break, the flight was headed South and this is Detroit we're talking about [Interesting]

Monday 1 January 8:07:14 UTC 2018

Interesting [link] [44 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Podcast Episode 184: Lateral Thinking Puzzles

Monday 1 January 7:00:21 UTC 2018

Here are six new lateral thinking puzzles — play along with us as we try to untangle some perplexing situations using yes-or-no questions. Here are the sources for this week’s puzzles. In a few places we’ve included links to further information — these contain spoilers, so don’t click until you’ve listened to the episode: Puzzle #1 is adapted from an … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » How cold is it? Even Canadian penguins are being kept indoors [Cool]

Monday 1 January 6:45:24 UTC 2018

Cool [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Old and busted: building offshore tax havens. New (Zealand) hotness: building offshore drinking havens [Amusing]

Monday 1 January 6:32:20 UTC 2018

Amusing [link] [13 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Hawaiian Airlines flight takes off in 2018, gets sucked into a vortex and will land in 2017 [Weird]

Monday 1 January 6:05:07 UTC 2018

Weird [link] [50 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Kim Jong-un taunts the Dynamite Monkey [News]

Monday 1 January 5:48:22 UTC 2018

News [link] [214 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Legal marijuana will irrevocably change California in 2018–presumably for the worse [Scary]

Monday 1 January 4:33:25 UTC 2018

Scary [link] [188 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The face that launched a thousand slips lets go of another one. Don't you ever change, Prince Philip [Facepalm]

Monday 1 January 2:20:13 UTC 2018

Facepalm [link] [82 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this DC street [Photoshop]

Monday 1 January 1:00:01 UTC 2018

Photoshop [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Increase your drinking quota? Decrease your fapping quota? What do YOU hope to accomplish this year? It's your official New Years resolutions thread [Misc]

Monday 1 January 1:00:00 UTC 2018

Misc [link] [217 comments] [Link]

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