Carpool Tunnel Syndrome—When you are stuck in traffic with an unwanted passenger; this is what happens to your hands when you grip the steering wheel too hard and get tunnel vision.
Being in a small Florida town, I have been fortunate enough not to have to endure this, but I can imagine what some carpool drivers have dad to endure when chauffeuring annoying coworkers from the suburbs into the city, then back home again. I’m not sure who these annoying coworkers might be. The old woman who keeps going on about how great her grand-kids are, or maybe the high-maintenance uptown girl who obsesses over the food she never eats. Could be that geeky gamer who wants to tell you all about his or her latest MMO adventures, or maybe the cigar-smoking cat who thinks the world should revolve around him. There are over 8 million people in most metropoli and most likely, way more than 8 million ways to be annoying. I doubt the poor carpool driver will encounter them all, but if he or she does, I can understand why Carpool Tunnel Syndrome might set in. I’m sure even Mr. Furious from the Mystery Men had to deal with Carpool Tunnel Syndrome while riding around Champion City with Shoveler and Blue Raja. Let’s hope Musing Readers never have to deal with this malaise.
Welcome to Champion City, an atypical backdrop for this movie based on the Dark Horse Comic series of the same name. This story focuses on underdog superheroes that fight for justice, but never get the spotlight. This time the team of The Shoveler (William H. Macy), Mr. Furious (Ben Stiller), and Blue Raja (Hank Azaria) are on the scene when the Red Eye gang attempts a robbery at a grand ball in a nursing home. Even for a villainous gang, this robbery seems lame, but the trio takes on the bad guys with little success, but they are upstaged when the town’s most celebrated superhero, Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear) comes in to save the day. Little does the trio know that the good Captain is not all about justice these days, but trying to save his image. The Red Eye Gang robbery is a setup by Amazing and his publicist to gain some new publicity. Shoveler, Raja, and Furious encounter Dr. Heller, a weapons developer who says he can up their game with his inventions. He is tired of seeing the misfits doing all the work while guys like Amazing get all the credit. The trio is polite, but regard Heller as a hack. They go to their favorite diner to reflect on the night’s happenings, and still can’t figure out how Amazing still manages to do the things he does. Read more...(739 words, 45 images, estimated 2:57 mins reading time)