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 » The Guardian introduces a new cannabis column for grownups – if you happen to know any [Cool]

Tuesday 2 January 23:57:29 UTC 2018

Cool [link] [20 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Where's Waldo, ISIS edition (possible nsfw content on page) [Fail]

Tuesday 2 January 23:40:21 UTC 2018

Fail [link] [23 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Couple arrested for eating at the Baby Acapulco [Amusing]

Tuesday 2 January 23:18:32 UTC 2018

Amusing [link] [45 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » This is how much alcohol you should have in a week, not a drop over or under. Disclaimer: Article is from an Irish publication [Interesting]

Tuesday 2 January 22:58:32 UTC 2018

Interesting [link] [62 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Contact with missing Angolan satellite restored. In other news, Angola has a satellite and a space program [Interesting]

Tuesday 2 January 22:38:32 UTC 2018

Interesting [link] [38 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Egg sandwich-eating driver crashes into home after hungry dog leaps from back seat [Silly]

Tuesday 2 January 22:20:05 UTC 2018

Silly [link] [41 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The 20 fastest speeding tickets in Texas in 2017 [Scary]

Tuesday 2 January 22:06:04 UTC 2018

Scary [link] [82 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » If your butt can stop traffic, you just might be an escaped circus monkey [Weird]

Tuesday 2 January 21:37:13 UTC 2018

Weird [link] [35 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » All Roads

Tuesday 2 January 21:24:29 UTC 2018

From Martin Gardner: Shuffle a deck of cards and start dealing them face up one at a time into a pile, counting down from 10 as you go — that is, say “10” as you deal the first card, “9” as you deal the second, and so on. As soon as you say a number that matches the value of … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Being a female newspaper reporter in the 1970s? That's a spanking [Creepy]

Tuesday 2 January 21:08:31 UTC 2018

Creepy [link] [68 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop the next step in this progression [Photoshop]

Tuesday 2 January 21:00:01 UTC 2018

Photoshop [link] [28 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know… morons [Fail]

Tuesday 2 January 20:41:56 UTC 2018

Fail [link] [112 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Hatch decision prevents next Byrd [News]

Tuesday 2 January 20:31:14 UTC 2018

News [link] [217 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Popular YouTuber apologizes for posting detailed video of corpse he discovered in Japan's "suicide forest" [Followup]

Tuesday 2 January 20:18:57 UTC 2018

Followup [link] [104 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Just like the first baby of the new year, we have the first celebratory bullet fired into the air and landing in someone's home [Scary]

Tuesday 2 January 20:09:53 UTC 2018

Scary [link] [45 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Fark NotNewsletter: Welcome to the future [FarkBlog]

Tuesday 2 January 19:57:02 UTC 2018

FarkBlog [link] [40 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » First snowstorm of 2018 could bring NYC metro barely any white stuff — or a lot of it. At least we're prepared [Asinine]

Tuesday 2 January 19:32:00 UTC 2018

Asinine [link] [65 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Delicious venison, you can either spend lots of money for it in expensive resturants or get it for free at the local food pantry. Here's why [Interesting]

Tuesday 2 January 19:12:00 UTC 2018

Interesting [link] [86 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Last Chance to Vote – Voting open until Monday January 8, 2018 at 1pm Eastern Time – This is it – voting for THE Headline of the Year from the Main page [HOTY]

Tuesday 2 January 19:01:57 UTC 2018

HOTY [link] [81 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Russia has released footage of their latest weapons and we are doomed [Scary]

Tuesday 2 January 18:54:51 UTC 2018

Scary [link] [59 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Hi. This afternoon a Red Belly slithered up into your front left tyre. Please be careful". Australian venomous snake trifecta in play [Scary]

Tuesday 2 January 18:37:43 UTC 2018

Scary [link] [24 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Grandma speaks to Google Home. Google Home answers. Grandma freaks the fark out [Amusing]

Tuesday 2 January 18:37:12 UTC 2018

Amusing [link] [37 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » SpaceX will try to launch the mysterious Zuma satellite. Well, it is a crappy adult beverage and this might take care of it [Cool]

Tuesday 2 January 18:20:04 UTC 2018

Cool [link] [66 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The homicide rate for the entire city of Chicago dropped by an entire "Rich white guy in Vegas" last year [Followup]

Tuesday 2 January 18:08:31 UTC 2018

Followup [link] [71 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Not news: Black person stopped by cops without cause. Fark: It was singer Erykah Badu and they're really big fans, so they pulled her over after running her tags [Facepalm]

Tuesday 2 January 17:50:04 UTC 2018

Facepalm [link] [114 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Man accidentally enters wrong house and falls asleep on couch. Homeowner finds him but lets him sleep, offers breakfast and sends him on his way [Cool]

Tuesday 2 January 17:38:50 UTC 2018

Cool [link] [90 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » In Iceland, it's now illegal to pay men more than women [Cool]

Tuesday 2 January 17:18:50 UTC 2018

Cool [link] [196 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Reset the clock. Not that clock, the original one from Pacific Rim [Interesting]

Tuesday 2 January 17:11:53 UTC 2018

Interesting [link] [52 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » California twins born in different years [Spiffy]

Tuesday 2 January 16:50:04 UTC 2018

Spiffy [link] [43 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Hipsters find peace and tranquility in "Tiny Houses" in the woods. Or, as the rest of us call them, cabins [Cool]

Tuesday 2 January 16:14:04 UTC 2018

Cool [link] [134 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Deadly snakes are now setting traps for humans by placing eggs in sandboxes, thus proving once again that everything in Australia wants to kill you [Obvious]

Tuesday 2 January 16:03:07 UTC 2018

Obvious [link] [23 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Children are not wish fulfillment devices." Man, all those blood sacrifices for nothing [Interesting]

Tuesday 2 January 15:46:45 UTC 2018

Interesting [link] [120 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » The CSS Shenandoah

Tuesday 2 January 15:37:41 UTC 2018

The ship that continued to fight the Civil War after the surrender of the South.

From the Wikipedia entry:

On June 27, 1865, he learned from a prize, the Susan & Abigail, that General Robert E. Lee had surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia. Her captain produced a San Francisco newspaper reporting the flight from Richmond, Virginia, of the Confederate … [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » LadyCare Menopause Magnets

Tuesday 2 January 15:26:00 UTC 2018

The manufacturers of LadyCare Magnets claim that women can ease the symptoms of menopause by magnetizing their underwear.

I guess it can't hurt, but might look a bit odd if random metallic objects (forks, paperclips, etc.) are attracted to your crotch.

[Link]

Fark.com RSS » Think it's really cold outside? Just wait until Thursday [Scary]

Tuesday 2 January 14:40:01 UTC 2018

Scary [link] [244 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this woman in her happy place [Photoshop]

Tuesday 2 January 14:00:01 UTC 2018

Photoshop [link] [17 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Islamic congregation pays fine of Arkansas man who vandalised their mosque, saving him from jail. Jesus wept [Hero]

Tuesday 2 January 13:50:04 UTC 2018

Hero [link] [113 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Apparently, a lot of people didn't want to get a prescription for pot, but if you can just walk in and buy some… [Strange]

Tuesday 2 January 13:22:30 UTC 2018

Strange [link] [102 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Frustrated that after 44 years your freeway or interstate still has a 55mph speed limit? Thanks, Mr. Nixon [Followup]

Tuesday 2 January 12:25:40 UTC 2018

Followup [link] [203 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Mooch is coming back, folks, according to an anonymous source known only as "Mooch" [Followup]

Tuesday 2 January 10:47:27 UTC 2018

Followup [link] [49 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Teenager dies playing Russian Roulette. Witnesses waited until he lost the game to call 911 [Fail]

Tuesday 2 January 9:45:00 UTC 2018

Fail [link] [181 comments] [Link]

GraphJam » Gray Is No Less Weird Than Green

Tuesday 2 January 8:49:59 UTC 2018

comics infographic marvel superheroes - 5020203008 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: comics , infographic , marvel , superheroes Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Am I The Only One Who Thinks This?

Tuesday 2 January 8:49:56 UTC 2018

nobody cares venn diagram - 7040369152 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: nobody cares , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Get With the Times, Grandpa

Tuesday 2 January 8:49:55 UTC 2018

10 years 90s Grandpa old Pie Chart - 6526347008 Graph by: furryfuz Tagged: 10 years , 90s , Grandpa , old , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Greek (left), Latin (right) and Cyrillic (bottom) Alphabets

Tuesday 2 January 8:49:49 UTC 2018

cyrillic alphabet greek latin - 7701419520 Graph by: (via The Museum of Russian Art) Tagged: cyrillic , alphabet , greek , latin Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Have You Ever Seen Anyone Get Sent Back? I Didn't Think So

Tuesday 2 January 8:49:46 UTC 2018

boarding terminal airplane - 7768267776 Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: boarding , terminal , airplane Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » The Fatal Flaw of the Iron Man Suit

Tuesday 2 January 8:49:42 UTC 2018

iron man suit itch super heroes - 6303364608 Graph by: maxystone (via The Doghouse Diaries) Tagged: iron man suit , itch , super heroes Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I May Be Lazy But I Don't Want Them to Know

Tuesday 2 January 8:49:39 UTC 2018

facebook parents Pie Chart school studying - 6578382080 Graph by: rainbowruby79 Tagged: facebook , parents , Pie Chart , school , studying Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » When my mom decides to vacuum

Tuesday 2 January 8:49:33 UTC 2018

carpet dirty favorite mom Pie Chart show TV vacuum when - 3266648576 Graph by: dethbypie Tagged: carpet , dirty , favorite , mom , Pie Chart , show , TV , vacuum , when Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Could This Be You?

Tuesday 2 January 8:49:32 UTC 2018

infographic internet jerk troll - 4747539968 Graph by: (via Get Satisfaction) Tagged: infographic , internet , jerk , troll Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Apathy in Motion

Tuesday 2 January 8:49:31 UTC 2018

air apathy arrested hands Pie Chart rollercoaster - 4269136128 Graph by: DomPerignon Tagged: air , apathy , arrested , hands , Pie Chart , rollercoaster Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » It's Not Me, It's You

Tuesday 2 January 8:49:30 UTC 2018

pie charts graphs funny - 7634696960 Graph by: Unknown Tagged: pie charts , graphs , funny Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Honest and Accurate

Tuesday 2 January 8:49:29 UTC 2018

hate job arrive accurate - 4505108224 Graph by: Omegasuperman Tagged: hate , job , arrive , accurate Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » I Assumed It Was Magic

Tuesday 2 January 8:49:28 UTC 2018

infographic smart phones technology touchscreens - 6612986112 Graph by: (via My Cricket ) Tagged: infographic , smart phones , technology , touchscreens Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Certainly Nothing Suspicious

Tuesday 2 January 8:49:27 UTC 2018

answers honest Pie Chart questions true what are you doing - 5093033984 Graph by: ohmyfreakinggoddonthavethisusername Tagged: answers , honest , Pie Chart , questions , true , what are you doing Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Successfully unscrewing

Tuesday 2 January 8:49:26 UTC 2018

Bar Graph bottlecap light bulb politics pregnant rust screw success unscrew - 2425551104 Graph by: algarbonzo Tagged: Bar Graph , bottlecap , light bulb , politics , pregnant , rust , screw , success , unscrew Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Schrodinger’s cat is watching

Tuesday 2 January 8:49:16 UTC 2018

Chart schrodiners-cat science - 1342777088 LoL by: Danimal Tagged: Chart , schrodiners-cat , science Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Elevator Etiquite

Tuesday 2 January 8:49:15 UTC 2018

awkward moments elevator Maps standing Travel - 4628178688 Graph by: (via I Love Charts) Tagged: awkward moments , elevator , Maps , standing , Travel Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » What Happens In Vegas:

Tuesday 2 January 8:49:14 UTC 2018

las vegas Pie Chart vacation youtube - 2445504768 Graph by: XvXrockstarkittehXvX Tagged: las vegas , Pie Chart , vacation , youtube Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "'Correlation is not the same as causation' has become an incantation parroted by Fox-Watchers, as part of the Murdochian campaign to undermine science and claim that nothing can ever be proved." Yeah, well, you know, that's just,

Tuesday 2 January 8:16:32 UTC 2018

Interesting [link] [112 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » An analysis of over 40,000 weapons confiscated from ISIS fighters indicates that the weapons are coming from inside the Kremlin [Obvious]

Tuesday 2 January 7:33:26 UTC 2018

Obvious [link] [83 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Pakistan's defense minister uses gesture to demonstrate how he'd like to deal with Trump after latest tweet [Amusing]

Tuesday 2 January 6:56:21 UTC 2018

Amusing [link] [44 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Land Rover bursts into flames, vaporizing 7 story car park and 1,400 vehicles. Post apocalyptic pictures to the left, the source really being a Samsung Galaxy and other theories to right [Scary]

Tuesday 2 January 6:54:14 UTC 2018

Scary [link] [84 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » 🎻 [Sad]

Tuesday 2 January 6:30:08 UTC 2018

Sad [link] [186 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » A Gettysburg Reunion

Tuesday 2 January 6:26:25 UTC 2018

William Milford of Company H, Twenty-third Pennsylvania, while lying in the breastworks at Culp’s Hill, on the morning of July 3d [1863], picked up the head of a penny which some one had cut out, probably to make a stickpin. Some months afterwards while on reserve picket under Lieutenant Vodges of F Company, talking over campaigns, told of a relic … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Robert Mueller's indictments of Obama and Clinton expected within days [Fake]

Tuesday 2 January 6:12:17 UTC 2018

Fake [link] [125 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » A car skidding on a wet road barely misses a man walking down a sidewalk, the man casually steps out of the way and keeps on going but it does appear his pants are a few pounds heavier [Scary]

Tuesday 2 January 5:37:22 UTC 2018

Scary [link] [31 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » And now the Iranian protesters are attacking police stations [Scary]

Tuesday 2 January 4:42:04 UTC 2018

Scary [link] [112 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Veterans Hospital in Oregon turns away patients in order to score higher hospital rankings. Hospital Director also received a bonus for improved rankings [Sick]

Tuesday 2 January 4:38:27 UTC 2018

Sick [link] [65 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Help Wanted: Social media manager for Newsweek magazine [Facepalm]

Tuesday 2 January 3:59:29 UTC 2018

Facepalm [link] [59 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Can we finally quit pretending that marijuana was for "medical" reasons? [Obvious]

Tuesday 2 January 3:15:48 UTC 2018

Obvious [link] [241 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Secretary of the Interior steals money from wildfire fighting funds for a helicopter ride and no one says boo. Repeat that. The country is literally on fire. The person in charge stole the money to fight that fire. He's not in jail. Why? [Murica]

Tuesday 2 January 2:30:32 UTC 2018

Murica [link] [95 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Teen kills his family with a semi-automatic on New Year's Eve. NRA names him teen of the year [Sad]

Tuesday 2 January 1:56:38 UTC 2018

Sad [link] [180 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this dapper gent [Photoshop]

Tuesday 2 January 1:30:01 UTC 2018

Photoshop [link] [24 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » It's tea time [Followup]

Tuesday 2 January 0:56:23 UTC 2018

Followup [link] [33 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Paul's Memory Bank starts its "4th season" tonight (8PM ET) by turning the clocks back 50 years, bringing you 2 years of songs from 1968 [Live]

Tuesday 2 January 0:30:53 UTC 2018

Live [link] [32 comments] [Link]

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