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 ...