I wanna be a bus
I wanna be a big bus
I wanna bus the world around
I wanna be the biggest bus that ever bused the world around.
And the riders on the bus go beep beep beep, at least they do here. Click on any pic to enlarge.
To be fair, that’s the tour bus from when Obama was campaigning for
President Senator Governor Mayor Teacher Community Activist, and we apologize for the innocuous snark – NOT. It appears that he’s envious of someone else’s bus tour (whose name we won’t mention, but her initials are Sarah Palin).
Doug Ross@Journal posted what is purportedly a sketch of Obama’s ScenicBruiser, but it’s intuitively obvious to the casual observer that the image was cropped [view original here; click on the image below to enlarge].
The original image was definitely cropped as it eliminated the trailer labeled “Fox” at the rear. At first we thought that it might be Michelle’s private trailer, but everyone knows that her caboose is much bigger. Therefore it must refer to FOX News, installed as a design afterthought, with a hydraulic pin to make it easy to disconnect. (And, yes, the steering wheel is on the wrong side, as Obama cruises on the left.)
[Crossposted from here.]
Spadina Bus: Great find by Gabriel, who tried to hide it in the comments.
Can’t believe that this one rolled in 1968. I want it.
I was looking for a song that I heard in the mid-seventies that had these lyrics:
I want to be a bus;
I want to be a big bus;
I want to bus the world around;
I want to be the biggest bus to ever bus the world around.
The google machine didn’t help; neither did the Utoobage search. Meh.
And Now For Our Feature Presentation:
Ernest Borgnine On The Bus (Part 1).
Folks, some of y’all have wondered how and why we choose videos for the Saturday Matinee Posts. Actually no one axed us, but here’s how we do it anyway.
First, we find something odd, like this one. Then we apply advanced tublication, with links, to create a theme of sorts, and we run with it, like this:
So now we’re lookin’ for bus in all the wrong places, and about all we find is The Who’s “Magic Bus,” one video of Roger Daltrey singing the annoying children’s song, and the Bus Boys, featured here about a year ago.
Instead of a bus song, let’s look for a sub song instead:
Here are the Subdudes. Gris gris gumbo yaya!
Now we’re sittin’ and scratchin’ and still lookin’ for another sub song. Everybody’s already seen Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” video (including the Weird Al parody) and we find this:
Red Hot Chili Peppers, doing a Dylan/Punk/Funk mashup. Personally, I think it sucks, but it took cojones to do it, and that’s really what it’s all about.
But the theme/thread is not complete without a knot. At this point, we’re gonna take “sub” and drop one letter, leaving the letters U and B, and add the final score of a blowout soccer game. The knot becomes obvious:
UB40‘s “Rat In The Kitchen” is a brit/reggae classic, and our post is complete.
But to be honest, sometimes we just throw up a bunch of last-minute unrelated videos and pretend that a lot of thought went into it, but you’ll never be able to tell the difference because we’re that good.
Even if you think the video posts are random, they aren’t. Around here there’s a reason for everything, even when there isn’t.
Have a great weekend. –Bunk