Category: The Culture Car

Deadly Class is Coming to Television.

Deadly Class is the comic book that got me back into comic books. On a friend’s recommendation, I starting reading it and right away I was hooked. In no time I had blazed through every issue and now I count down the days until the next cycle gets released. Set in 1980’s San Fransisco Deadly ...

Rampage is Stupid, Fun, and I’m glad I saw it in Theaters.

Another Edition of “A-Train Watches.” This time A-Train watches “Rampage” Rampage, just like Kong Skull Island is a movie meant for the big screen. If you wait for it on dvd/streaming you are going to be disappointed. Side Note: Do films even come out on DVD anymore? I honestly can’t remember the last time I ...

The 2018 Oscars Are Tonight. Let’s Talk About The 1996 Oscars, Because Movies Were Better Then.

First, let me say I hate how they do the Oscars in regards to the 2018 Oscars are actually awards for the movies of 2017. It’s confusing, so when I say I want to talk about the 1996 Oscars, that means the films released in the 1995 calendar year. I firmly believe that the high ...

A-Train Eats Out: Shiro’s (Phrasing) or Celebrating Chinese New Year with Japanese Food.

It was the first day of the Chinese New Year, a Friday, and my best friend P-Dog had just got a promotion from Amazon. Congrats bud. P-Dog also happened to owe me a meal for taking care of his cats for 8 days, so it seemed like a perfect day for a Shiro’s run. What’s ...

A-Train Stays Woke: The Merfolk of The Little Mermaid Probably Committed Genocide.

History is written by the victors. – Winston Churchhill.  Feature Image by Deborah Macy. I want to talk about Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Specifically the so-called “villain” of the movie Ursula. She comes from a race of octopus-people (cecaelia) Ariel and her father King Triton are merfolk, we see the other merfolk in the Kingdom of ...

Henry VIII of England Probably Had CTE From a Jousting Accident.

One thing that modern medicine affords historians is the ability to read the symptoms of historical figures and try to connect their behavior with a modern diagnosis. The madness of King George III of England is now attributed to a genetic condition known as Porphyria. Edgar Allan Poe is now believed to have died from Rabies. Now ...

Why is ABC Bringing Back Roseanne?

Am I taking crazy pills or is ABC actually bringing Roseanne back to television? Who was clamoring for more Roseanne Barr? I just assumed her character and John Goodman’s would have both succumbed to heart disease by 2018 but apparently, they are alive and well. I remember watching Roseanne as a kid and thinking it ...

A-Train Eats: Sister’s Stew, A Christmas Tradition is Born.

Today we have a very special edition of my favorite segment: A-Train Eats. I plan to make a recipe directly out of the text of A Dance with Dragons the 5th novel of George R.R. Martin’s epic A Song of Ice and Fire.  Throughout A Song of Ice and Fire Martin gives his reader’s detailed descriptions of ...

Books for Dudes 2: The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley.

Welcome to the second edition of books for dudes. Ladies, you are by no means excluded from reading these either. If you guys recall the first edition of Books for Dudes I recommended City of Thieves by David Benioff. That was historical fiction, this time we delve into the world of the hard-boiled private-eye. With James Crumley’s ...

Jada & Fabo Have Made the Track of the Year

Two of the most underrated spitters from the Golden Era have come together to make magic, family. Jadakiss and Fabolous released their collaborative effort “Friday on Elm Street” last week, and a Swizz Beatz produced joint from the record is the best track of 2017. The caboose has it blasting on repeat. “Theme Music,” Jadakiss ...