Amazing Proposal

The Truth Train Team is getting a new brother in law! Check out his awesome proposal.

Hugo Screening

Hugo is an orphan boy, who lives in the walls of a train station in Paris in the 1940s. His life has been difficult after his father’s death and like many of us, he is trying to find meaning and his purpose. This film is well paced, but might be too slow for younger viewers. In the end, it shows us that much like clocks, we all have our place in this world and, however small, are integral to its functioning correctly.

Don’t be worried about the over use of 3D. Though I’m tired of the format, Scorsese uses it masterfully.

2011 Music City Brewer’s Fest

Do you even have to ask?
All Aboard!

Patio + Ikea Ammerö Furniture

Here’s a quick look at a Truth Train team member’s patio setup this summer. Keep an eye out for an upcoming “how-to” post about potting a palm tree…

Schwinn Gladiator

The Gladiator is a BMX//bicycle/Razor scooter hybrid that was produced by Schwinn in the 1990’s. They offer a stable ride and are a fun way to get around. We predict that hipsters will soon ditch their fixed gear bikes en masse and start riding these once they realize that pedals and chains may be just as unnecessary as extra gears. They fact that they’ll never see anyone else riding one on their street doesn’t hurt either. Gladiators occasionally appear on eBay, so snatch one up if you get the chance… before they become even more rare!

Caveat: As our tester notes in the video below, many Gladiators still have the original bicycle brake components from 1990 (Hammer time), so be sure to give them a once over before cruising downhill.

All aboard!

2011 Music City Hot Chicken Festival

Alite Designs Monarch Butterfly Camp Chair

Backpackers Rejoice


This camper’s delight comes from Alite Designs, a San Francisco based company.

 The Monarch Butterfly chair is light weight, at 18 oz. and packs into a 4.5 x 13 in. stuff sack.  Expanding on the aluminum pole design, seen in most new tents, set up is quick and easy.  The chair is made with nylon fabric and mesh side panels for breathability.  despite its nimble weight, it’s capacity is rated to 250 lbs, even your bigger buddies can use it.

The 2 rubber feet can be a balancing act (pun intended), but with practice can become quite relaxing. So prop your feet up and enjoy the campfire all year long!


So long summer, it was real.

Harrah’s Casino in Metropolis, Il

This, uhhhh, shall we say, “succinct” review of Harrah’s Casino in Metropolis, Il just goes to show that blackjack + losing = brevity. In all seriousness, it’s not the Luxor, but we always find ourselves stopping in for a few hands whenever we’re driving through the Land of Lincoln. The casino also occasionally holds electrifying limbo contests in the “Party Zone”. The contests are not to be missed, and we’re not just saying that because one of us has a second place finish under their belt.

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Music City Hot Chicken Festival