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 » American tourist helps to enhance the reputation of Americans abroad by overdosing on Viagra and strolling through airport naked, yelling and throwing feces (NSFW) [Dumbass]

Sunday 7 January 21:52:43 UTC 2018

Dumbass [link] [116 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » School punishes girl who cut her hair in order to help cancer victims [Fail]

Sunday 7 January 21:51:42 UTC 2018

Fail [link] [141 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Ingredients: enriched flour, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, palm oil, sugar, artificial flavor, color, sugar, yeast, pieces of plastic that fell into the production line, salt, malted barley … wait, what? [Scary]

Sunday 7 January 21:27:51 UTC 2018

Scary [link] [60 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Developers building US's first man-made, 7.5-acre, crystal clear lagoon in Tampa Bay because state with over 1000 miles of coastline, 100s of lakes, springs, rivers really needs giant swimming pools [Florida]

Sunday 7 January 21:04:55 UTC 2018

Florida [link] [73 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this comfy bed [Photoshop]

Sunday 7 January 21:00:01 UTC 2018

Photoshop [link] [18 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Ummm, HELL no [Asinine]

Sunday 7 January 19:55:43 UTC 2018

Asinine [link] [280 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » In the 1950s we ate Soup Sandwiches. In the 1960s we ate Peppermint Popcorn Trees. And in the 1970s we ate Fish Stick Tacos [Weird]

Sunday 7 January 18:25:09 UTC 2018

Weird [link] [179 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Winning $570 million Powerball ticket sold in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Officials will monitor the situation to see if the ticket is valid [Spiffy]

Sunday 7 January 18:18:23 UTC 2018

Spiffy [link] [53 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » …and now for no particular reason, a man eating a bowl of snow for breakfast [Amusing]

Sunday 7 January 18:16:23 UTC 2018

Amusing [link] [25 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. But fark those aggressive wild turkeys [Amusing]

Sunday 7 January 17:00:59 UTC 2018

Amusing [link] [45 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » While the East Coast and Midwest are freezing their tuchuses off, Californians are facing medicine shortages, packed emergency rooms, and a rising death toll … because of the flu [Sick]

Sunday 7 January 16:37:39 UTC 2018

Sick [link] [180 comments] [Link]

Futility Closet » Figures

Sunday 7 January 16:29:09 UTC 2018

I think Jacques Jouet was the first to notice this. In the first few pages of the Tintin adventure The Secret of the Unicorn, as Tintin visits the Vossenplein antique market in Brussels, Snowy the dog keeps scratching himself. Why? SelectClick for Answer It’s a flea market. I can’t find any record that author Hergé ever acknowledged this explicitly, but … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Police: Fatal house explosion in Montreal suburb may have been a case of champion masterminds trying to extract hash oil with flammable materials [Sad]

Sunday 7 January 15:34:54 UTC 2018

Sad [link] [47 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Another poop bandit is running wild in Colorado Springs. For those keeping score at home, that's number two [Sick]

Sunday 7 January 15:15:52 UTC 2018

Sick [link] [63 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » And now, more fake news. Fake fake fakity fake fake [Fake]

Sunday 7 January 14:44:57 UTC 2018

Fake [link] [38 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Because you're reading this on Fark. Also, sloths [Silly]

Sunday 7 January 14:30:40 UTC 2018

Silly [link] [17 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Planes collide at airport. This is not a repeat from Canada on Saturday [Scary]

Sunday 7 January 14:15:52 UTC 2018

Scary [link] [24 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this underground busker [Photoshop]

Sunday 7 January 14:00:01 UTC 2018

Photoshop [link] [17 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » CSB Sunday Morning: Homebound [CSB]

Sunday 7 January 14:00:00 UTC 2018

CSB [link] [57 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » An urge to conquer something big

Sunday 7 January 13:26:23 UTC 2018

1961: A 14-year-old boy commandeered a Trailways bus and drove it fifteen blocks because he "had an urge to conquer something big" and wanted to drive it "somewhere."

Compare this to Bronx bus driver William Cimillo who, in 1947, instead of following his daily route drove the bus to Florida because he was overcome by "that old spring-time urge."

There … [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The tragic stories of some of Lotto's biggest winners (an oldie but goodie) [Awkward]

Sunday 7 January 13:21:02 UTC 2018

Awkward [link] [89 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Hold my beer and watch this [Dumbass]

Sunday 7 January 12:05:00 UTC 2018

Dumbass [link] [40 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » "Dormant? DORMANT? Nobody calls me 'dormant' unless I SAY I'm dormant. GOT IT?" [Scary]

Sunday 7 January 11:32:24 UTC 2018

Scary [link] [64 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » No, the Me Too movement will not make it hard to flirt or have casual sex [PSA]

Sunday 7 January 10:55:03 UTC 2018

PSA [link] [461 comments] [Link]

<title>Weird Universe » Wikifeet

Sunday 7 January 10:54:00 UTC 2018

I make no comment, criticism or judgment.

The page itself.

[Link]

GraphJam » Darth Pie Chart

Sunday 7 January 9:46:54 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » People Who Think I'm Attractive

Sunday 7 January 9:46:46 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » More Than An Eye Full Is Wastefull

Sunday 7 January 9:46:45 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » According to my mother: why I am going to a university on the opposite coast

Sunday 7 January 9:46:44 UTC 2018

education family mom school - 1401338112 LoL by: lonelyjew14 Tagged: education , family , mom , school Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » If Only I Could Store Movies on Those 100,000 BluRay Discs

Sunday 7 January 9:46:43 UTC 2018

Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: anatomy , best of week , brain , infographic , the infographics show , Video Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Labcoats

Sunday 7 January 9:46:37 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » Project Accomplishement Schedule

Sunday 7 January 9:46:36 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » Things I have to carry

Sunday 7 January 9:46:30 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » Warning: Reading This Graph May Cause Intense Eye Strain

Sunday 7 January 9:46:28 UTC 2018

advertisement commerical medicine Pie Chart - 5753017856 Graph by: kemiaraba Tagged: advertisement , commerical , medicine , Pie Chart Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » Occupy Your Dollars

Sunday 7 January 9:46:26 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » 13 facts about the big N

Sunday 7 January 9:46:25 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » What you find when looking for staples in Staples:

Sunday 7 January 9:46:24 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » The Way It Should Be

Sunday 7 January 9:46:22 UTC 2018

cat videos covers Music Pie Chart youtube - 5204342272 Graph by: liz520 Tagged: cat videos , covers , Music , Pie Chart , youtube Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » My Favorite Things

Sunday 7 January 9:46:21 UTC 2018

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GraphJam » Instant Friend-Zone

Sunday 7 January 9:46:20 UTC 2018

dating embarrassing friend zone venn diagram - 4582779648 Or maybe she'll find it endearing. Graph by: Robotzombie13 Tagged: dating , embarrassing , friend zone , venn diagram Share on Facebook [Link]

GraphJam » How Health Care Dollars are Spent

Sunday 7 January 9:46:18 UTC 2018

dollar healthcare lawsuit legal medicine money - 1450833664 LoL by: Ahmnodt Tagged: dollar , healthcare , lawsuit , legal , medicine , money Share on Facebook [Link]

Fark.com RSS » In-N-Out adds hot cocoa to their menu, which is probably overrated compared to the stuff you drink [Cool]

Sunday 7 January 9:23:05 UTC 2018

Cool [link] [27 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » NHS employees ordered to have flu shots. Makes perfect sense; why can't we force hospital workers in the US to get these? [Spiffy]

Sunday 7 January 8:05:11 UTC 2018

Spiffy [link] [111 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » He didn't chicken out AND he won a legal semantic argument [Asinine]

Sunday 7 January 7:55:17 UTC 2018

Asinine [link] [32 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The best science pictures of 2017 [Cool]

Sunday 7 January 6:35:23 UTC 2018

Cool [link] [22 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Disney is facing controversy after a mom took to Facebook to express her outrage and disapproval over a shirt, which she found at a Disney Store. Fark: It was a Cinderella shirt that said: "shoes speak louder than words" [Facepalm]

Sunday 7 January 5:55:14 UTC 2018

Facepalm [link] [189 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » The one war America can't win is the one on fat [PSA]

Sunday 7 January 5:15:10 UTC 2018

PSA [link] [137 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » World's biggest penis now up for grabs [Weeners]

Sunday 7 January 4:52:21 UTC 2018

Weeners [link] [61 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » A solar panel-paved road that charges electric cars as they pass over it and can warm itself up to melt snow and ice has been built … and part of it is gone [Interesting]

Sunday 7 January 4:10:02 UTC 2018

Interesting [link] [79 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » On the bright side, Russia's quagmire in Syria is bogging down as everyone expected [Followup]

Sunday 7 January 3:40:32 UTC 2018

Followup [link] [47 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Woman escapes cat attack by driving over herself [Florida]

Sunday 7 January 2:49:27 UTC 2018

Florida [link] [54 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » GoFundMe for Roy Moore accuser and arson victim raises over $100,000 [Followup]

Sunday 7 January 1:30:02 UTC 2018

Followup [link] [73 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Photoshop this seeker after treasures [Photoshop]

Sunday 7 January 1:00:01 UTC 2018

Photoshop [link] [18 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Eleven Saudi princes detained for protesting new rule saying they have to pay their own electric bills [Facepalm]

Sunday 7 January 0:55:28 UTC 2018

Facepalm [link] [47 comments] [Link]

Fark.com RSS » Christian school officials open to punishing naughty Hooters girls [Boobies]

Sunday 7 January 0:07:15 UTC 2018

Boobies [link] [181 comments] [Link]

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