Phillip Dimock

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GOP voter ID law gets crushed: Why Judge Richard Posner’s new opinion is so amazing

Conservative icon/federal judge changes mind on photo ID laws, issues blistering dissent against them. Read it here<p>If you read just one top-to-bottom dismantling of every supposed premise in support of disenfranchising Photo ID voting restrictions laws in your lifetime, let it be this one [PDF].<p>It …

Homemade Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Texas Roadhouse rolls you can make at home! We love that Stephie used one of her great-grandmother's recipes for inspiration.<p>Bread. Rolls. Carbs. They’re pretty much my life-line.<p>So it should come as no surprise to anyone that one of my favorite yeast rolls are those served at Texas Roadhouse …

Reza Aslan strikes back: “A real lack of sophistication” in Bill Maher debate

<b>Reza Aslan (Random House/Hilary Jones)</b><p>The scholar responds to Bill Maher, Sam Harris and Ben Affleck’s argument over radical Islam<p>Sarah Gray<p>October 9, 2014 4:18pm (UTC)<p>Author and professor Reza Aslan responded in a New York Times op-ed piece on Thursday to last week's debate on "Real Time with Bill …

Reza Aslan takes down Bill Maher’s “facile arguments” on Islam in just 5 minutes

The scholar, famous for his takedown of Fox, recently appeared on CNN to pick apart the comedian’s simplistic logic<p>Comedian Bill Maher recently made some comments about Islamic countries that characterized them as more prone to violence, misogyny and bigotry, and now religious scholar Reza Aslan …

12 Old Words That Survived by Getting Fossilized in Idioms

English has changed a lot in the last several hundred years, and there are many words once used that we would no longer recognize today. For whatever …

The Devils And The Deep Blue Sky

Evel Knievel crash-landed his most famous jump. Forty years later, stuntmen are racing to succeed where the legend failed.<p>Sporting a star-spangled jumpsuit and clutching a hollow scepter that typically concealed a stash of Wild Turkey, Evel Knievel strode through a crowd of more than 10,000 on the …

The Keepers And Sleepers Of Fall TV, From Romances To Murder

The problem with being slow on the draw with your fall TV picks is that there aren't so many recommend-able new shows that you can make an entire B-team out of them. Yesterday's post from NPR's Eric Deggans named most of the shows I would have named on a list of watchable pilots, and now I find …

19 Old-Timey Slang Terms to Bolster Your Vocabulary

One of my favorite reference books on our office bookshelf is the <i>Dictionary of American Slang</i> (1967 edition). Here are some words and phrases you …

Kanye West Halts Show Urging Fan in Wheelchair to Stand Up

Kanye West is used to getting his way, and when he doesn’t — well, you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.<p>“I decided I can’t do this song, I can’t do …

Samsung takes the Apple mockery to the next level in new Note 4 ads

Samsung just can’t help itself. Yesterday, the company reminded the world about Steve Jobs’ opinion on big phones (“nobody will buy that”).<p>But that was just an appetizer. This is the main course. And if you’re a Samsung fan, it’s delicious.<p>In these six new ads starring a couple of not-so-bright …

Genius

How to Wash, Season, and Maintain Cast Iron Cookware

After a recent trip to Woodstock, N.Y., <b>David Cicconi</b> (our creative director) brought two well-used cast iron pans into the test kitchen. Cast iron cookware holds a special place in our culinary hearts because it is economical, durable, versatile, holds heat well, and cooks food evenly. Properly …

This Guy Was Disowned By His Family For Being Gay So The Internet Raised $50,000 For Him

This week, a video went viral of 20-year-old Daniel Ashley Pierce experiencing an intervention of sorts by his Georgia-based family, who disapprove …

27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today

We love the Web. Seriously, we do. But sometimes, achieving what you want is a little harder and takes a little longer than you’d really want. It’s for that reason that we’ve put together a list of 27 of the best Chrome extensions you can find around.<p>We’ve broken them down into groups of a few per …

Why Rick Perry Will Be Convicted

If the court of public opinion has an impact on a jury's decisions, Texas Governor Rick Perry may have a chance of beating his indictments. While poorly informed Democrats like Obama advisor David Axelrod call the indictments "sketchy," Perry's advisors have him concentrating on defending his …

Why Do Stop Signs Have Eight Sides?

At the turn of the 20th century, American roads were chaos. Drivers didn’t need a license, lane lines didn’t exist, and stop signs hadn’t yet been …

Psychology

Why is English Spelling So Messed Up?

If you're a kid learning how to write, or an adult speaker of a language with sensible spelling, English spelling can seem like a cruel prank. And …

High Blood Pressure

Cheap Eats: Cookbook Shows How To Eat Well On A Food Stamp Budget

When Leanne Brown moved to New York from Canada to earn a master's in food studies at New York University, she couldn't help noticing that Americans on a tight budget were eating a lot of processed foods heavy in carbs.<p>"It really bothered me," she says. "The 47 million people on food stamps — and …

The “Ted Cruz is smart” trap: Why this garbage is false — and dangerous | Salon.com

One may respond that Cruz is shrewd and knows better, that these are calculated political lies by a devious plotter. But for a savant merely playing an imbecile on television, Cruz is strangely inept when it comes to policymaking. He has alienated all of his colleagues, and wants to revive the gay …

20 Latin Phrases You Should Be Using

You’d probably be surprised by how much Latin you actually already know. Hundreds of words—like <i>memo</i>, <i>alibi</i>, <i>agenda</i>, <i>census</i>, <i>veto</i>, <i>alias</i>, <i>via</i>, <i>alumni</i>,</i> …

Language

'State Of The Climate' Report: Continued Disruption

NOAA's global update is out today.<p>The cover image of "State of the Climate in 2013," makes the impact of the report, which was released today, clear. Taken in late November on the island of Leyte, Philippines during the aftermath of Super Typhoon Hainan, it shows a wrecked mini-bus sits askew in a …

Climate Change

Why is “Pound” Abbreviated as “lb”?

Most of our abbreviations for units of measurement are pretty straightforward. They are made up of letters from the words they stand for. So how do …

Ancient Rome