Category: The Locomotive

RIP to The Legendary Dick Enberg & WTB Bowl Season Part II.

Before we get into this week’s “Wet the Beak” I need to pay tribute to the great Dick Enberg who passed away yesterday at the age of 82. There are very few voices more recognizable to the sports fan of the last 40+ years than Dick Engberg’s. If you were a sports fan then at ...

LaVar Ball Ships his Kids off to Lithuania.

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have both signed with the Lithuanian basketball club Vytautas. Supposedly reporting to the club in early January. So my first reaction was that LaVarr Ball is insane, and this is going to ruin his kid’s lives. Yet the more I think about it, the more I start to think that it’s ...

The Definitive Answer to: Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg? Micro Blog.

Ever since I was a child this question has angered me. It has angered me because the answer is so fucking obvious to anyone with half a brain. The Egg came first. But first, let me get this out of the way…I get that the question is a rhetorical device that illustrates a dilemma of ...

Least Shocking News of the Day: Mike Pence was a Narc, Snitched on his own Fraternity Brothers for Having a Keg.

Newsweek came out with an article today shedding light on an incident that occurred while Mike Pence was in College. Most of the information is lifted from what Pence’s former fraternity brother Dan Murphy told the Atlantic. (If you read that entire Atlantic article then you are a better person than me.) From Newsweek: Vice President ...

Breaking Down the Cinematic Bully. (Updated)

The “Bully” is a modern archetype that everyone is familiar with. We need Bullies. We need them so the main character can stand up to them. We need to see them get their comeuppance. I get especially giddy when I see a “good bully” in movies or television but what exactly makes a “good bully”? ...

The #1 Selling Album of All-Time: Michael Jackson’s Thriller Turns 35 Today.

Consider this my “Throwback Thursday” post. It’s Billie Jean’s 35th Birthday. Everyone knows this album. It sold 66 million copies. It’s part of the American cultural ether and has been omnipresent my entire life. I was still pooping in a diaper when this Album came out. When my parents bought our first CD player for ...

A-Train Listens II – My Music of the Moment.

I have left most of the music coverage to my colleague PBM. He is the hip-hop head of this conglomerate, up-to-date on all the new hot fire. That’s not me. I don’t know new music. My tastes are eclectic and they skew older. (This is not to say PBM doesn’t also know old music, he ...