Category: The Locomotive

A Far-Side Cartoon led to the naming of the Stegosaurus’s tail.

If I was someone who actually posted on Reddit.com as opposed to just skimming the front page every so often, I may have posted this under the TIL section and I dare say it would get a few upvotes. Hell for all I know this has already been discussed there, whatever…it’s new to me. I ...

I can’t really explain what’s going on in this Ad.

Every time I visit barstoolsports.com I see this ad of late. Is that supposed to be this guy’s dead daughter? What the fuck is going on here? Is this another one of his daughters? The advertisement mention no other children. Is this just a random that was saved by his product? I need clarification. The ...

I’m Already Triggered By The NFL’s New Helmet Rules.

Training Camp has just started and zero preseason games have been played,  but I’m already loathing the NFL’s approach to “safety” in regard to the new helmet rules. The first trigger was when the reason for Roquan Smith’s holdout became public. I have no idea what the Chicago Bears are thinking at all. I don’t ...

Saturday Sounds of Summer.

It’s been a while since I posted a music related blog on this site but it’s about time for a Summer Edition of A-Train Listens, this is what’s been pumping through the headphones of late. Mostly Hip-Hop because that’s mostly what I’ve had on. I’m starting us off with a track I’ve been looking for ...

In today’s NFL, what does it mean to be a contender?

I just read an article on CBS Sports that said: “Dez Bryant reportedly only interested in signing with a contender next season.” The headline alone got me wondering: “How the fuck does Dez Bryant know who the contenders are?” Think about last season, and who was considered a contender in the preseason. Do you see ...

Is LeBron’s plan after the Lakers to play with his kid?

LeBron to the Lakers didn’t surprise anybody, LA was the odds-on favorite for weeks to sign LBJ. What was shocking to some people was the length of the deal (3 years, with a 4th-year player option.) Everyone is saying “He’s in it for the long haul!” and that may be true but I think the ...

Spinning off Classics with A-Train.

I got to wondering the other day, “How did the Asian terrorist (Uli), and the black cyber terrorist/hacker (Theo) end up on a team with mostly East-German’s in the movie Die Hard.” I know that I’m not alone in wondering this. I for one am sick of Die Hard remakes, after Die Hard with a ...