Category: The Locomotive

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 ...

Holiday Gift Ideas: Ladies Get Your Man a Palad Khik.

Every time the holiday season rolls around the inevitable question is asked by women everywhere: “What do I get the man who has everything?” Good Question. A-Train is here with the answer but first, let me ask you this: “Is your man’s penis protected from evil spirits that would do it malicious harm?” The odds ...

Ode to the Yoder.

PBM and myself have a little bit of an inside joke that I’ll let you all in on. It involves former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and Washington Redskin, Todd Yoder. It’s not really a joke, I don’t know what to call it, but the gist is that all shitty white tight ends are Yoders. That’s it. ...

The A-Train Returns to STL.

I’m leaving the friendly confines of the Emerald City to meet my cohort PBM for a week of content creation, collaboration, and hard sports reporting. I’m setting my sites on The Gateway to the West, Saint Louis, Missouri. Oh Boy St. Louis in mid November! What could be better? It’s been a long time since ...