LIFE-THREATENING SITUATIONS  4:52 pm February 16, 2012

Gingrich Bus Breaks Down In West Hollywood, Everyone Laughs

by Jim Newell

Newt Gingrich is out in Los Angeles scrubbing a few rich peoples’ toilets with his tongue, for their amusement, in order to lock down whatever fat-cat money’s still out there. He got into town yesterday and what happens, of course, the bus gets a flat tire — in West Hollywood, where a great many homosexuals partake in social activity, according to Internet articles. Did these friendly gay Hollywood liberals help him? Eh, not so much.

89.3 KPCC monitored the Gingrich bus collapse and accumulated a number of real-time reactions from the local hedonistic city snobs, on Twitter:

Gingrich, who is in Los Angeles campaigning, did not receive much sympathy for his vehicle’s mechanical difficulties. Instead, locals took to Twitter with red-white-and-blue language, unsolicited advice, claims of voodoo, musings on karma, and at least one mention of a glitter-bomb.

Did Newt Gingrich survive? Was he safe? No one knows, because the national media has stopped covering him. We’ll find out sooner or later.

[KPCC; Image via Chris Hughes]

 

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nounverb911 February 16, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Was Newt out looking for Hugh Grant's hooker?

CarnyTrash February 16, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I think he was looking for Eddie Murphy's hooker.

Callyson February 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Now we know why she retired.

valgal2342 February 16, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Oooooooh, now wouldn't that cause a spectacular Calista fit? Maybe she'd whip out that hair talon and start swinging!

starfanglednut February 16, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Watch out! It's sharp!

Jukesgrrl February 16, 2012 at 11:14 pm

I always wondered what to call that thing. Good choice!

Designer_Rants February 16, 2012 at 5:52 pm

He was hoping to play Julia Roberts' role in "Pretty Woman 2: The Newtie is a Tramp".

Biff February 16, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Aren't we all…

iburl February 16, 2012 at 7:33 pm

I didn't even know Callista was sick!

meatlofer February 16, 2012 at 4:55 pm

At least Newt,has a couple of spare tires.

Barb February 16, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Now that his bus has been re tired, so shall he.

ph7 February 16, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Newt came from out on the hustings
In the CPAC room he was everybody's darlin'
But Newt never lost his head
Even when he was beggin' for bread
They said hey Newt, take a walk on the wild side
Said hey Newt, take a walk on the wild side

flamingpdog February 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm

And the colored girls go, "DIE, die DIE, die DIE, die die DIE!"

Barrelhse February 16, 2012 at 6:25 pm

And Newt's next wife- Lola?

PuckStopsHere February 16, 2012 at 4:57 pm

This is what a metaphor looks like. Gingrich campaign=broken down bus.

June_Cleaver2.0 February 16, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I'm glad I read down thread before I posted your exact comment.

Jukesgrrl February 16, 2012 at 11:16 pm

An objective correlative for Newtie and his fans.

Negropolis February 16, 2012 at 11:24 pm

And, even more to the metaphor, broken down in an inhospitable place. It's not like he's been going out with grace.

johnnymeatworth February 16, 2012 at 4:57 pm

The wheels on the bus go "pop pop ssssssssssssssssss," all through the town….

Swampgas_Man February 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm

The Newt on the bus goes "Wah wah wahhhh". . . .

The Gaiez around the bus go "Tee hee heee". . . .

smokefilledroommate February 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Calista's witchy smile turned into a frown
into a frown
into a frown
Her ugly mouth turned upside down
And then her hair fell out
Her lizard skin molted
In her tears she drowned
She melted into a useless puddle
on the ground..

James Michael Curley February 17, 2012 at 2:36 am

The Gingrich campaign fades out, credits roll and the end credit music is written by Woody Guthrie. Love it.

Baconzgood February 16, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Fat fuck broke his own bus because he's a fat fuck.

nounverb911 February 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Just wait until Chris Christie runs.

smokefilledroommate February 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Chris Christie doesn't run for anything. He lounges.

SorosBot February 16, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Or takes a helicopter.

BarryOPotter February 16, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Just wait until Chris Christie runs.

Better grab a Snickers. Going to be a looooong wait…

Tilley February 16, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Gingrich/Christie 2012! They'll watch the returns at that Heart Attack Cafe in Vegas, where they can both eat for free!

James Michael Curley February 17, 2012 at 2:38 am

There isn't enough media to cover Christie either. That stuff comes only in Twin, Full, Queen and King Size.

Tommmcattt February 16, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Newt who?

BWAHAHAHA!

nounverb911 February 16, 2012 at 4:58 pm

OT
Attention Seattle area Wonkettes!

Just to remind you that Barry O will be in Everett tomorrow picking out the colors for his new ride at the Boeing plant, then screwing up traffic in Bellevue and Medina.

BigDumbRedDog February 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Hey, that's my hood. Everett, not Medina. I'm one of those poors you keep hearing about.

Gunner Asch February 16, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I had a private line teletype out at the 767 assembly plant at Everett in '79 or thereabouts. The operator kept a paper mache' pyramid suspended above the machine and swore that kept it functioning properly.

ShaveTheWhales February 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Now, there's Total Quality Management.

MissTaken February 16, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Good, because he's screwing up the traffic in SF today so we'll be glad to pass him off to our northern friends. Enjoy!

SorosBot February 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm

After seeing normal traffic in SF I dread the thought of what it must be like when it's even worse.

MissTaken February 16, 2012 at 5:26 pm

5th and Mission, just one block down from where I normally rub Steverino's balls, is completely closed all day. No ball rubbing for me.

SilverTsunami February 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Oh, man! I'm flying into Seattle tomorrow.

MissTaken February 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I have never been so jealous of the ladies in Chinatown before. I would pay good money to grab the President's ass.
http://blog.sfgate.com/cityinsider/2012/02/16/oba

SorosBot February 16, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Oh my, those old ladies really were copping feels there.

MissTaken February 16, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Yep, and they weren't even trying to pretend they weren't playing grab ass.

anniegetyerfun February 16, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I seriously… what is happening with his ass there? Does he have a bulletproof assjacket on? Every time I have seen a photo of Barry's bum, I have been disappointed in the lack of cheekitude. This photo is positively worthy of a Sir Mix-a-lot song.

MissTaken February 16, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Maybe you can cop a feel tomorrow? Seems like he enjoys it

anniegetyerfun February 16, 2012 at 6:48 pm

If I get a chance, you had better believe I will be groping the hell out of that sweet, sweet ass.

Tilley February 16, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Who wouldn't!

anniegetyerfun February 16, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Yeah, we've been warned not to do anything stupid. My office is right across from Paine, and I guess the security will be out in force tomorrow.

Geminisunmars February 16, 2012 at 6:45 pm

"Yeah, we've been warned not to do anything stupid."

Guess you won't be visting the Wonkete then, will you.

gout February 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Yup, the black helicopters have been flying around Paine field. Seriously…a flock of black helicopters.

flamingpdog February 16, 2012 at 7:40 pm

I believe if their Obama's copters they would be blah helicopters.

Callyson February 16, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Newt Gingrich is out in Los Angeles
Oh, so *that's* the source of the foul odor in the air here today…

DerrickWildcat February 16, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Going down in Hollywood
You better hope that you don't run out of gas
Down in Hollywood
He'll drag you right out of your bus and kick your ass
Down in Hollywood
They're standing on a corner waiting for a sucker like you
Down in Hollywood

wapitiscat February 16, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Needs moar Concrete Blond. And I'm not talking about Callista.

Pragmatist2 February 16, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Is "my bus broke down in West Hollywood" a new code phrase like "I was hiking the Appalachian Trail" or "I have a wide stance"?

themcwow February 16, 2012 at 5:56 pm

same as "wide stance" and possibly "ham biscuits"

smokefilledroommate February 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I hope they vandalize it by tagging it with a huge cock and balls.

flamingpdog February 16, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Plug the tail pipe with a banana.

nounverb911 February 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Plug the tailpipe with santorum.

DaRooster February 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm

In the end… it's ALL Santorum…

Barrelhse February 16, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Maybe an IED?

smokefilledroommate February 16, 2012 at 6:44 pm

an IED that looks like a huge cockaballs!

AutomaticPilot February 16, 2012 at 8:41 pm

It doesn't already have Bus Nutz?

studiosites February 18, 2012 at 12:39 am

grandiose newt would welcome any attention

Barb February 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I wonder if his looking like the Michelin Man entitles him to a discount on new tires.

smokefilledroommate February 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm

I was thinking they could just use him as a spare.

Barb February 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm
flamingpdog February 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm

The only person(oid) whiter than Newt.

smokefilledroommate February 16, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Newt on an even better day.

DemmeFatale February 16, 2012 at 5:24 pm

MY EYES!!!!

starfanglednut February 16, 2012 at 8:22 pm

*calls therapist.

Crank_Tango February 16, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Bibendum libel!

Biff February 16, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Nunc est bibendum!

Chet Kincaid February 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm

He simply reached into his abdomen and tossed 5 or 6 spares at the flats!

MissTaken February 16, 2012 at 5:06 pm

If he goes to Les Schwab he can get some free beef. Although I'm sure he's getting plenty of beef in West Hollywood
http://www.lesschwab.com/about

flamingpdog February 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm

♪ I saw a gecko with a Chinese GPS in his hand
Walkin' through the streets of WeHo in the night
He was lookin' for the place called Les Schwab Tires
Gonna get a big dishing of beef real tight. ♪

FlownOver February 16, 2012 at 6:11 pm

So sorry I can only upfist this once.

Dashboard Buddha February 17, 2012 at 7:49 am

I keep hitting the upfist button, but alas, I can only give you one.

Gunner Asch February 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Here in eastern Oregon a job at Les Schwab is highly prized. Had a cowboy one time constantly muttering under his breath about how he "could'a had a job at Les Schwab" if it were not for some quirk of fate I now forget.

James Michael Curley February 17, 2012 at 2:42 am

Damn cataract. I was trying to figure out what Michelle Malkin had to do with new tires. Then it occurred to me, Rubbers.

Dashboard Buddha February 17, 2012 at 7:50 am

oh the pity that her father didn't use one.

smokefilledroommate February 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Newt is a flat tire.

weej_bain February 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Can Calistra put that tire between her knees instead of Foster Friess' aspirin?

vtxmcrider February 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Nah, Callista is an adulterous whore. If someone tries to force her to keep her legs closed, she will just roll over and take it up the ass instead.

Hera Sent Me February 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Remember Sherman McCoy, Newt. Don't hit a ghey with your bus on the way out.

It won't work out well.

nounverb911 February 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Bonfire of the Inanities?

SudsMcKenzie February 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Frankie says Relax, don't Newt it.

alzronnie February 16, 2012 at 5:03 pm

"Flat tire in WeHo" is the new wide stance.

studiosites February 18, 2012 at 12:41 am

he completely blew it

Come here a minute February 16, 2012 at 5:03 pm

The West Hollywood residents were just following the old saying, "If the bus is rocking, don't come knocking." (It was rocking because Newt was going from one bus bathroom to the other bus bathroom.)

JackObin February 16, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Well, the bus certainly had excess weight on it.

smashedinhat February 16, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Drama queen. Imagine the scrambling to get Newt and his pet viper into a secure SUV wagon train and away.

Oh wait, no money!

Har har!!

rickmaci February 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Much like his campaign. No gas, tires flat.

smokefilledroommate February 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I bet Newt has tons of gas.

BarackMyWorld February 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm

I'm sure the transvestites kept bugging Callista for make-up tips.

SorosBot February 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm

But I thought most of them prefer to look like human women, not birdlike aliens.

comptoneffect February 16, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Tranny libel!

MissTaken February 16, 2012 at 5:32 pm

If Coulter was with them the trannies could help her with hiding her Adam's apple.

flamingpdog February 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm

It hasn't been a Goodyear so far for Newt.

SilverTsunami February 16, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Best one yet!

memzilla February 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm

But what Newt needs is a Goodrich year.

GeorgiaBurning February 16, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Too bad the nearest Big O is in Santa Monica

MissTaken February 16, 2012 at 5:07 pm

"Rebuilding The America We Love"

One flat tire at a time.

SorosBot February 16, 2012 at 5:24 pm

At least Newt's got a spare tire on him.

MissTaken February 16, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Or four.

Mahousu February 16, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Newt, throwing someone under the bus is a metaphor. You shouldn't really have done that to your pollster, even when he reported you are the most disliked politician in history.

Biel_ze_Bubba February 16, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Yeah, well, "the wheels coming off" is supposed to be a metaphor too.

For a historian, Newt sure gets a lot of this stuff wrong.

FannyBurney February 16, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Memo to Newt: This is what happens when you borrow Sarah Palin's Tour to Nowhere Bus and put new shrink wrap on it.

Guppy February 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Gingrich breaks down in West Hollywood, and Santorum makes an appearance. Film at 11.

DaRooster February 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm

What about the debate?
Is he gonna drop out too?
(sorry… cancelled)

Also, he should call that one Blah guy… he has a bus nEWt can borrow.

Man0nTheStreet February 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm

PigNewton was looking for CPAC West!

But at least the friendly gay Hollywood liberals re-filled his Santorum tanks, and used the excess to clean his bus windows inside and out…

littlebigdaddy February 16, 2012 at 5:16 pm

He's scoring some tiger blood from Charlie Sheen?

bureaucrap February 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm

His next big campaign event was going to be standing on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Robertson and yelling "Hey you kids, stop getting married! That's just for us heteros!" at all the club kids.

Jukesgrrl February 16, 2012 at 11:25 pm

BEHAVE YOURSELVES!!!!

littlebigdaddy February 16, 2012 at 5:23 pm

All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I'm not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I'm not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard

Biff February 16, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Hope you sing that with the requisite sneer…

widestanceromance February 16, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Worst pr0n plot ever.

SudsMcKenzie February 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Did anyone ask him if he will allow gays on the moon?

SorosBot February 16, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I kind of wish this could have happened to Michele Bachmann; just think how she would freak out being surrounded by all those gays with no way to run away.

BigDumbRedDog February 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Michele has a panic room in the back of the bus in case of a lesbian attack. Marcus, however, would have the opposite reaction to weho.

SorosBot February 16, 2012 at 5:43 pm

She really is paranoid, like she can catch the lesbianism from too much contact. Which makes me wonder if she, like Marcus, has some repressed desires that she refuses to admit to herself.

Negropolis February 16, 2012 at 11:30 pm

I'd love if her bus had an ejection seat, and it shot her right out of the top. lol

MissTaken February 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I'm sure Michele is surrounded by a gay man most nights. Well, at least when Marcus is at home.

SorosBot February 16, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Just imagine what sex between those two is like; probably doggy-style, so that Marcus can imagine she's a strapping young man. Never in a position where he can see her face or breasts.

BigDumbRedDog February 16, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I picture Marcus as the bottom in that relationship.

starfanglednut February 16, 2012 at 8:27 pm

They have sex?

CapnFatback February 16, 2012 at 5:27 pm

♫ "I wish my bus didn't stop in Hollywood on our drive,
My fantasy world is of cellulite villains and their third wives,
Because cellulite villains never have to explain
And cellulite villains never really diet." ♫

yyyaz February 17, 2012 at 12:07 am

It's a stretch, but a thousand thumbs up for a Kinks classic. Sniff (blows nose, wipes eyes.)

CapnFatback February 17, 2012 at 12:45 am

Trouser waistlines, wedding vows, the truth–what doesn't Gingrich stretch?

yyyaz February 17, 2012 at 2:18 am

Lessee, our patience? No, that's not it….credulity? Nix. The limits of good taste? Negative. … Wait, wait, it's coming to me now…..I've got it! Callista's cooter!!111!!!1

paris biltong February 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Mean Sex Stigma

Chillwillard February 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Isn't West Hollywood where Calligulista started her illustrious career?

Barrelhse February 16, 2012 at 6:39 pm

They bronzed her favorite pole.

Man0nTheStreet February 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm

But sadly, the bronzing wasn't enough to save it from erosion and collapse due to "a previous history of mucus membrane contact".

hagajim February 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm

The Gheyz couldn't help, they were too busy trading fashion tips with Callista.

Tundra Grifter February 16, 2012 at 5:45 pm

"Calista, Honey, that's not a 'hairdo,' that's a 'hairdon't!'"

RavenRant February 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I was once on the receiving end of that line, uttered by one of the West Hollywood Cheerleaders.
West Hollywood Cheerleaders

Tundra Grifter February 16, 2012 at 9:00 pm

R2:

Sorry to bring up a sad memory.

When someone in real life uses a line like that, they have usually been saving it for a long time. And, more often than not, it is delivered in a somewhat inappropriate situation.

Kind of like the way Ole Newt dishes out his zingers during the debates.

RavenRant February 16, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I was actually in a skit with them for AIDS Project Los Angeles. I was the drab vanilla straight girl auditioning for the fabulous WeHo Cheerleader squad.

reginagreene February 16, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Not fair. Newt wasn't out in Hollywood trolling for money. Hollywood brought him out because it needed a crackerjack historian.

Beowoof February 16, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Newt cruising West Hollywood. Not really a surprise that another old republican is looking for gay sex.

V572 Flambé February 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I hope the trees were the correct height, because the cars were probably not mostly American-made.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57379098-5

Wrong candidate? They all look alike, you know

mavenmaven February 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm

He hid out in the GOP safe house, a lesbian bondage strip club.

Tundra Grifter February 16, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Ole Newt was trying to cross the aisle and just about tipped that sucker on over.

EatsBabyDingos February 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Hope it didn't make him late for the second day in a row. It's not the "Toady Re-Tardy Tea Party," is it?

ManchuCandidate February 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Every day I turn on the TV (Too much, the Gingrich Bus)
To see that fat ass that lies to you (Too much, the Gingrich Bus)
I'm so nervous, I just sit and smile (Too much, the Gingrich Bus)
His bus goes only one more mile (Too much, the Gingrich Bus)
Thank you, driver, for stranding him there (Too much, the Gingrich Bus)
You'll be an hero, have no fear (Too much, the Gingrich Bus)
Newt'll just want to cause some fuss (Too much, the Gingrich Bus)
But does anyone want to fix the Gingrich Bus? (Too much, the Gingrich Bus)
Nooooooooo!

doloras February 16, 2012 at 8:59 pm

You can buy the Gingrich Bus for ONE HUNDRED MILLION USA DOLLARS. Also, "Lean Six Sigma".

flamingpdog February 16, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Who?

not that Dewey February 17, 2012 at 8:45 am

Indeed.

James Michael Curley February 17, 2012 at 2:54 am

You are so good at these song parodies. I was thinking "Not Goin' Mobile" but would take hours to do it.

owhatever February 16, 2012 at 5:46 pm

When he heard the tire pop, he thought it was Callista's botox face exploding.

Radiotherapy February 16, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I thought he thought it was her hair helmet cracking.

Barrelhse February 16, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Or pussyfarts?

Sorry.

Radiotherapy February 16, 2012 at 7:12 pm

If the carpets match the drapes, so no need to apologize.

Mumbletypeg February 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm

*pulls up MacPaint app*

Wonkette judges, are you sure you wouldn't accept a drawing of Maher in & around Studio 33 laffing at these Newt-mobile hijinks instead? Suddenly Pope Ratz seems an insufficient, under-stimulating study.

Antispandex February 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm

This is why the Newt wants to be President…your bus never breaks down. Oh, and the only gays you have to worry about are the Republican Congressmen who hang out in the public johns.

Biff February 16, 2012 at 7:27 pm

But the limo can get high-centered in Ireland.

SayItWithWookies February 16, 2012 at 6:11 pm

I'll bet Newt's army of grateful, joyous street urchins ran right out there and changed the tire lickety-split, with the alacrity and aplomb one would expect of little black children who've finally been taught how to show up for work in the morning.

Barrelhse February 16, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Q. How fast is lickety-split?
A. 69.

starfanglednut February 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm

More upfisties if I had them.

Negropolis February 16, 2012 at 11:32 pm

ROTFLMAO! That is so wrong. lol

yyyaz February 17, 2012 at 12:12 am

Ah yes, lickety-split at the crack of Dawn/Don.

Poindexter718 February 16, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Of course in no time, Newton cold ditched the bus for a younger, prettier and less sick bus.

FlownOver February 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm

If he'd only been aboard Furthur with Kesey back in the day none of this would be happening.

Instead, where's Cassady when we need him?

ifthethunderdontgetya February 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm
FakaktaSouth February 16, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Holy shit. I had a dog named Cassidy after that GD song, but I haven't heard it in forevah. In 1988 I was 16 and fell in love with Neal Cassady and the idea of all the beats, the hippie freaks – it seemed like they were from some long ago romantic time when drugs were free and living on a bus, or just "on the road" would be fun. Like how some real young people think of Kurt Cobain now. Sorry. I just made myself sick.

yyyaz February 17, 2012 at 12:17 am
James Michael Curley February 17, 2012 at 3:35 am

Neal Cassady is dead. Died in Mexico, walking along a rail road track shwinging his three pound sledge hammer; just like it is depicted in the epilogue of the paper back version of "Electric Kool-Aide Acid Test". Circumstances were shrouded in the usual Mexican manner of the period but those who were with him the night before said he was doing downers. Would be in the neighborhood of 95 if he were still alive.

Kesey's dead. Further (Not Furthur you white suited, pretentious poofter) still sits on Kesey's property in Oregon. Without doing an internet search I don't know if its status has changed now that it is the star of the movie.

FlownOver February 17, 2012 at 10:00 am

Wiki this, you lit-phobic revisionist cretin:

"The original bus had Furthur written in the destination sign for a brief period and Tom Wolfe called the bus Furthur in his book, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test."

We devotees of Original Intent (and the occasional rhetorical question) reaffirm the previous comment.

Love and kisses,
FO

James Michael Curley February 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Am I going to have to come back there and smack you with this copy of Smithsonian Magazine? <a href="http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/Magical_Mystery_Tour.htmlhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/Magic… />A Minnesota Public Radio review of the “Magic Trip” movie which is made from footage Kesey shot in 1964 shows the original Further with it clearly spelled Further. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011

James Michael Curley February 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

"(Not Furthur you white suited, pretentious poofter)" is a reference to Wolfe not you.

OneDollarJuana February 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Now, let's be specific. Is Newt cleaning toilet rims, or giving rim jobs?

TheRiverCharley February 16, 2012 at 6:25 pm

There is no way Newt's huge fucking head fits into that bus.

Chillwillard February 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I can't tell which one is bigger: his head, his ego, or his tits.

Fukui_sanYesOta February 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm

His hubris?

DahBoner February 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Does this bus stop at the Santa Monica pier?

If not, then there's gonna be a really big splash…

horsedreamer_1 February 16, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Searching for his sister, I'm sure.

ibwilliamsi February 16, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I've been to LA, I've driven through LA. To be fair, I don't live there. Maybe someone can explain to me exactly where he might be trying to get to by driving through West Hollywood?

ShaveTheWhales February 16, 2012 at 7:27 pm

That's a quite profound question.

Biff February 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I think there's a certain lesbian bondage club frequented by other Republicans near there.
Oh, look! http://voyeur7969.com/

Man0nTheStreet February 16, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Callista had just finished a "One Night Only" VIP fundraiser there.

GeorgiaBurning February 16, 2012 at 8:24 pm

burgers at Tommy's? (Not to be confused with "Tommies", "Tammies", "Timmies", etc)

fuflans February 16, 2012 at 8:58 pm

well, the laugh factory is right nearby?

imissopus February 16, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Based on the direction the bus is pointed, conceivably he could have been headed for the 101 freeway so he could get the hell out of town as fast as possible.

Negropolis February 16, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Maybe he was trying to get to Beverly Hills or Santa Monica? If you're in Hollywood proper, the most direct route is Santa Monica Boulvard or Sunset, which I think run right along West Hollywood. Or, if he was trying to get back to Hollywood from the west.

FlownOver February 17, 2012 at 10:12 am

The point?

JustPixelz February 16, 2012 at 7:22 pm

This is how he's taking his campaign all the way to Tampa.

user-of-owls February 16, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Gingrich…Everyone Laughs

So it's safe to say his campaign has come full circle then, right?

Tommmcattt February 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Waaaiiittt…I know I've been away a little while, but Newell is back? NEWELL!?!??!?

Awesome.

HAY JIM! SHOW US YOUR BUTT!

Sharkey February 16, 2012 at 7:31 pm

When I get a flat tire, I change it myself. Just like Newt.

DrOzarkZ.Hellbender February 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm

A broken-down campaign bus is the perfect example of what I mean by the rise of paganism.

AnAmericanInTO February 16, 2012 at 7:33 pm

He was just checking out those sweet clubs that Michael Steele recommended on Yelp.

SheriffRoscoe February 16, 2012 at 7:47 pm

This same thing happened in Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert. Only instead of West Hollywood, they broke down in Bumfuck Australia, and instead of Newt Gingrich, it was a bus full of drag queens.

IceCreamEmpress February 16, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Bus Full Of Drag Queens 2012!

starfanglednut February 16, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Other than that though, exactly the same.

Chichikovovich February 16, 2012 at 9:09 pm

The fact is, it's a pretty hackneyed theme. Same thing happened in The Longest Day, except instead of West Hollywood, it was Normandy, and instead of a bus, it was a bunch of amphibious landing craft, and instead of breaking down they made it to the beach – most of them anyway – and instead of Newt Gingrich it was the American, British and Canadian Armies, and instead of a capstone bungle of a bungle-happy bungling campaign run by bunglers for the sake of a bungler, it was the most complicated coordinated military assault in history, and an astonishing success.

But setting aside those differences this is an astonishing life-imitates-art moment.

imissopus February 16, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Weird. That sounds just like this video game I used to play.

FlownOver February 17, 2012 at 10:02 am

Potato, potato.

BaldarTFlagass February 16, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Too much, Magic Bus.

Tundra Grifter February 17, 2012 at 9:34 am

They're all Bozos on that bus.

ElPinche February 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm

He better put a ribbon around Callista's neck so he doesn't mix her up with the other sex blow-up dolls.

C_R_Eature February 16, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Around front, the bus's Destination Sign said:

NO FURTHER

yyyaz February 17, 2012 at 12:34 am

Trying to hold the names of Ken Kesey and the Newt in one's brain at the same time is just asking for trouble. The fat, pasty amphibian isn't worthy to light a Kesey fart.

James Michael Curley February 17, 2012 at 3:46 am

Just Further and not Furthur as was misapplied in Tom Wolfe's book "Electric Kool-Aide Acid Test." A second bus was done in the late 1980's by Kesey and both are sitting on the farm Kesey owned in Oregon when he was still alive.

fuflans February 16, 2012 at 9:02 pm

i have heard some hollywood legend of some hollywood diva (davis? grable?) saying, (when asked by a starlet how to get ahead): "take fairfax".

newt broke down a block away apparently.

it's good to know hollywood kicks EVERYONE'S ass.

James Michael Curley February 17, 2012 at 4:00 am

The joke was "how do you get to Hollywood?" Take Fairfax! Which runs from Watts, across Wilshire Boulevard and into West Hollywood almost I always felt WeHo did not start until you got to the Roxy.

fuflans February 16, 2012 at 9:05 pm

looks like newt's bus IS the metro.

SorosBot February 16, 2012 at 9:16 pm

OT but good news: MSNBC has finally officially canned the giant racist ass Pat Buchanan:
http://mediamatters.org/blog/201202160016

FakaktaSouth February 16, 2012 at 9:40 pm

It's kinda neat to have Uncle Pat out and Rev Al in – sorta like low-grade payback for all that Nixon shit. You KNOW that it bugs that man…Don't I remember you saying that you didn't have cable or don't really watch TV or something at some point? That kinda stuff gives me a panic attack. Have you fixed that? Mostly I am so in love with Chris Hayes' show that I haven't been hating on GE's news outlet much. (I don't watch Morning Joe, ever.)

SorosBot February 16, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Nah, don't have cable; have a digital antenna and I do watch some of that stuff online though. This softens the blow of Colbert suspending his show – it's because his 91-year-old mother is really sick, so both understandable and sad.

FakaktaSouth February 16, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Ah man, I saw there was a family emergency preempting it all, I didn't know it was his Mama. I will hope for the best, especially since she's one of the people I truly appreciate in life, what with putting him on the planet and all.

ElPinche February 17, 2012 at 1:50 am

Wha? I did not know this. Awww, Colbert is such a sweetheart. (I'm not being sarcastic , FOR ONCE!!1!)

mayor_quimby February 17, 2012 at 3:14 am

Chris Hayes' show is almost a reason for me to wake UP! Early on weekends. almost
I do DVR the shit out of it, and they are smart enough to rerun it during civilized times in place of Prison: Get Shanked

ElPinche February 17, 2012 at 2:00 am

Pat on FoxNews in 1,2,3…

horsedreamer_1 February 17, 2012 at 7:35 am

No, Current, where all canned & disgruntled MSNBC personalities go.

glamourdammerung February 17, 2012 at 2:24 am

And of course, the party of personal responsibility blames the media for firing the moron due to his own actions.

Data Exactly February 16, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Bus on loan from Lean Six Sigma.

rocktonsam February 16, 2012 at 10:19 pm

betcha there was a Tiffiany';s within walking distance

onemoretime79 February 16, 2012 at 11:09 pm

It's a symbol. What it's a symbol of, I leave to your imagination. I had to log in to LMFAO and let y'all know, Wonkette rocks my world. I'm not so funny as many commentators here, but by god I'm practically in love with each & every one of the regulars. So merci, y'all. Always.

Negropolis February 16, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Sure, it totally "broke down" in West Hollywood. How convenient. Looks like Newt has already tried the straight marriages, so he's moving onto to gay marriages. Why the hell not?

I hope that his bus was fabulously vandalized. lol

MissNancyPriss February 17, 2012 at 12:24 am

If only it had ended with a coven of witches encircling the tour bus in fire, in a brutal automotive showdown between the Gingrich's and their cultist tormentors ala "Race with the Devil".

Radiotherapy February 17, 2012 at 12:54 am

Ah, 70's movies, where evil always wins in the end.

MissNancyPriss February 17, 2012 at 1:05 am

hollywood has never been that brave again

Radiotherapy February 17, 2012 at 1:51 am

I've always found it strange, and worthy of a few PhD dissertations, that the evil winning in the end ended with Raygun. Also, the whole torture genre, Saw, Hostel, etc. was prevalent during the Bushy the Younger years.

ShaveTheWhales February 17, 2012 at 3:01 am

I always thought it was obvious. Once we had Ronnie, how could any fictional ending be worse? What would be the point?

Smithboy February 17, 2012 at 7:35 am

He was paying a visit to kids cleaning the schools bathrooms.

DahBoner February 17, 2012 at 8:31 am

OK, so a man walks into a restaurant called Heart Attack Grill, orders the 6,000-calorie “Triple Bypass Burger,” and leaves on a stretcher…

ttommyunger February 17, 2012 at 9:01 am

When Newt was asked why it took five hours to replace the flat, he calmly replied: "You try changing a flat without bending over.".

elburritodeluxe February 17, 2012 at 11:43 am

Fun fact: Newt got the flat while rolloing over an ex-wife.

Troglodeity February 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Please, somebody strap on some TruckNutz.

starfanglednut February 16, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Drooooool.

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