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July 17, 2008 10:30 AM   Subscribe

Gary Busey on Business.
posted by parmanparman (60 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
And here's the link to the actual site: Gary Busey on Business

Either a demented genius or a hopeless idiot thought it was a good idea to have Gary Busey as a spokesperson.
posted by rooftop secrets at 10:36 AM on July 17, 2008


Gary Busey on cocaine.
posted by Optamystic at 10:37 AM on July 17, 2008 [2 favorites]


And that’s why you need Placenta Helper!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:39 AM on July 17, 2008


Actually, I've got to get me some gotvmail.
posted by KokuRyu at 10:39 AM on July 17, 2008


I can't tell if the fake SUV sticker is brilliant satire or just regular evil.

In any case, I for one applaud our uncombed overlord.
posted by DU at 10:41 AM on July 17, 2008


Gary Busey on Inside Edition. Good stuff starts at 1:00.
posted by rooftop secrets at 10:42 AM on July 17, 2008


White Hair Dye for Grizzly Bears Startup Idea, FTW.
posted by The Straightener at 10:43 AM on July 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


I was kind of impressed until I found out it was just shilling for a voicemail service. Hmph.
posted by Shepherd at 10:43 AM on July 17, 2008


And who was it bemoaning the fact that the current marketing trend towards "viral" has jaded them to anything cool and interesting these days?
posted by Shepherd at 10:43 AM on July 17, 2008 [2 favorites]


Their front page has him saying "all you need is an idea". So....I don't need a voicemail system? In that case, I'm done!
posted by DU at 10:44 AM on July 17, 2008


No no no no no. NO.
posted by miss lynnster at 10:47 AM on July 17, 2008


Advertising.
posted by Outlawyr at 10:49 AM on July 17, 2008


If I turn the sound off it looks like Boris Johnson blathering on about some stupid thing or another.
posted by three blind mice at 10:50 AM on July 17, 2008


Reagan usually does the driving. Stolen switch car. They leave it running on the curb. It looks parked from the distance. When they run, they dump the vehicle and they vanish, like a virgin on prom night.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 10:51 AM on July 17, 2008


But I will say this... I have been using Gotvmail for years for my toll free number. Their service really rocks. People are impressed when they call, they always comment on the hold music. Makes them think I'm super professional with a fancy office and not just someone walking around with a cel phone. Hah! Fooled 'em.
posted by miss lynnster at 10:53 AM on July 17, 2008


The horse would have made a better spokes-creature.
posted by ...possums at 10:54 AM on July 17, 2008


I am not your Gary Busey boy.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:57 AM on July 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Pepsi Busey.
posted by starman at 11:08 AM on July 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


I think that we should have more FP links to Gary Busey, but fewer to viral-ish advertisements.
posted by greenie2600 at 11:08 AM on July 17, 2008


How 'bout this one: How about a sticker for the side of your SUV that says, "It's a hybrid"?
You won't save the planet or use less fool...


No, you'll use more fool, you stupid, misfortunate placenta.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:09 AM on July 17, 2008


Plain old insane? Sad. Insane celebrities? Comedy gold!
posted by jimmythefish at 11:13 AM on July 17, 2008


How about a bumper sticker that says "Gary Busey Driving" to keep other motorists far away from you.
posted by gfrobe at 11:15 AM on July 17, 2008 [3 favorites]


Is Gary Busey legitimately psychotic or a drug addict, or has all of this been a late-career shift in emphasis to keep the cameras rolling? I am genuinely curious.
posted by kosem at 11:35 AM on July 17, 2008


I love you like Gary Busey
I love you more than dykes love pussy
I love you more than my aftershow monster bong hit

posted by porn in the woods at 11:37 AM on July 17, 2008


Endo here has forgotten more about dispensing white hair dye to bears than you and I will ever know.
posted by never used baby shoes at 11:37 AM on July 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


dang. youtube is blocked from work (even my workplace hates single youtube links) but i'll bet that rocks. even if it is gary busey as corporate shill.
posted by msconduct at 12:01 PM on July 17, 2008


Gary Busey was once in a motorcycle accident without a helmet and it took him a while to recover. What we see may or may not be the result of a brain injury.

There is also debate about whether or not he's really as out-of-touch as he seems on camera or if it's a facade of some sort. I dunno. Seems pretty convincing to me, and I tend to lean more toward the behaviour being a result of his accident.

Either way, I'd really like to know at some point. I always get this weird worry that he's being taken advantage of, and it'd be great to know one way or the other.
posted by batmonkey at 12:06 PM on July 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Kuh-rynge.
posted by fire&wings at 12:11 PM on July 17, 2008


I think they should have used a celebrity with a more polished look.
Like Nick Nolte perhaps.
posted by Kabanos at 12:12 PM on July 17, 2008


Being actually quite scary is not really the image you want for a spokeman... not matter how ironic it is.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:13 PM on July 17, 2008


That reminds me, I've always pondered: Is Gary Busey the poor man's Nick Nolte? Of is Nolte to poor man's Busey? Are are they just two crazy dreamers chasing each other down the same hole?
posted by Navelgazer at 12:17 PM on July 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


The Gary Busey Business Plan:

1. ????
2. ????
3. ????
4. PROFIT???
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:17 PM on July 17, 2008 [7 favorites]


Gary Busey was once in a motorcycle accident without a helmet and it took him a while to recover. What we see may or may not be the result of a brain injury.

He was nuts before that. But the accident and his love affair with coke *definitely* didn't help.
posted by miss lynnster at 12:19 PM on July 17, 2008


Ol' Gary was weird before he trashed his bike.
I dig him, I'd take a punch in the face for him, I'm clearing a space on my porch for him.
posted by Dizzy at 12:22 PM on July 17, 2008


Advertising.
posted by regicide is good for you at 12:26 PM on July 17, 2008


Oh, he was definitely not normal...that's true.

And Nick Nolte will never compare to some of Busey's worst moments during the days when people were still trying to make real deals with "Buddy Holly".

I liked him back in the day as an interesting, intelligent person, and I find that some of his more unrestrained moments of goofy candor are far preferable to the canned archness or politesse we see from celebrities these days.

I'd just like to know whether or not folks are taking advantage of him or not. Well, and I admit that drug abuse might make me less comfortable about my interest, too, so that'd be good to know.
posted by batmonkey at 12:34 PM on July 17, 2008


Fourteen years ago, I was cornered by a coke-fueled Gary Busey playing harmonica. I have never tried to climb backwards into a wall before or since. He is far scarier in person. I'm told the Busey night terrors will stop someday.
posted by miss lynnster at 12:34 PM on July 17, 2008 [5 favorites]


Also, his appearance on the upcoming Celebrity Rehab was apparently a nightmare... even though he's supposedly drug free and there to "help."

" OFF-the-wall actor Gary Busey turned out to be more of a troublemaker than a mentor for the stars who checked themselves into VH1's "Celebrity Rehab 2" last month... At some point during the 21-day program, Busey's altercations with the rest of the cast became so intense, he and another celebrity rehabber had to be physically separated. Press materials released by VH1 have been careful to stipulate that Busey was not on the show as a patient, but as a rehabbed substance abuser there simply to help the others."

Honestly, there's no way anyone couldve been surprised. He's not a subtle kind of crazy.
posted by miss lynnster at 12:38 PM on July 17, 2008


Traumatic brain injury + years of rampant cocaine and alcohol abuse = Gary Busey, 2008

I can't find any humor in this. Just plenty of pity.
posted by Dreama at 12:39 PM on July 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Gary Busey on DirecTV: "One time, I fell asleep in a satellite dish, woke up with this hellacious sunburn and the ability to smell colors! [ sniffs ] "Direct TV.. blahbity, blah blah blah.. [ farts ] Here's a little piece of trivia for you - my farts.. smell like butterscotch. It's not a joke - they either smell like butt or Scotch."
posted by mcstayinskool at 12:47 PM on July 17, 2008


" OFF-the-wall actor Gary Busey turned out to be more of a troublemaker than a mentor for the stars who checked themselves into VH1's "Celebrity Rehab 2" last month... At some point during the 21-day program, Busey's altercations with the rest of the cast became so intense, he and another celebrity rehabber had to be physically separated. Press materials released by VH1 have been careful to stipulate that Busey was not on the show as a patient, but as a rehabbed substance abuser there simply to help the others."

I remember watching that scene on VH1's "20 greatest celeb fights." There was a friendly boxing match of sorts, and afterwards, Busey wanted to pray to the One True God. A little way through, another lady interrupted him that not everyone may believe in the Christian God and could find it disrespectful to be forced and sit through prayer. That's when he went apeshit and started being quite offensive and blowing a gasket. Very Christian like.
posted by jmd82 at 12:50 PM on July 17, 2008


Man, I've just got to write that buddy cop script I've had in the back of my head. It's got Gary Busey as the by-the-book guy who gets in touch with his inner anarchist, and Nick Nolte as the loose cannon partner who learns that by blowing a bunch of shit up, he can feel better about his feelings of inadequacy.

My working title is Drunk, Crazy Cops: Killing People and Talking Shit.
posted by quin at 12:52 PM on July 17, 2008 [2 favorites]


quin: Somehow, Eddie Murphy & Mel Gibson need to be in that film. I'd totally watch that.
posted by batmonkey at 1:01 PM on July 17, 2008


Terrible. At least 60 Minutes has a replacement for Andy Rooney lined up.
posted by Paid In Full at 1:18 PM on July 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Gary was really good in D.C. Cab, outshining the likes of Mr. T and Bill Maher. Shine on, you crazy diamond.
posted by porn in the woods at 1:50 PM on July 17, 2008


I thought he was really good as Buddy Holly where he performed all the music too. But other than that instance, I can't recall anything else he's really done.
posted by cazoo at 2:08 PM on July 17, 2008


Dizzy: ... I'd take a punch in the face for him ...

Here comes... ready? Cause I have a feeling I'd rather get into fisticuffs with you than him.

Not that I have any beef with you personally.
posted by not_on_display at 2:19 PM on July 17, 2008


I liked him in "The Firm".
posted by Pendragon at 2:25 PM on July 17, 2008


n_o_d---

Let me just take off my glasses first.

ok.

I'm ready.
posted by Dizzy at 2:28 PM on July 17, 2008


Man, I've just got to write that buddy cop script I've had in the back of my head. It's got Gary Busey as the by-the-book guy who gets in touch with his inner anarchist, and Nick Nolte as the loose cannon partner who learns that by blowing a bunch of shit up, he can feel better about his feelings of inadequacy.

My working title is Drunk, Crazy Cops: Killing People and Talking Shit.


Ever notice how you never see Gary Busey and Nick Nolte in the same room at the same time...?
posted by Muddler at 3:00 PM on July 17, 2008


He needs to be put in an orange prison jumpsuit, put in 5-point restraints and toured through junior high schools across America to show kids what will happen if they don't quit acting like getting famous is the most important thing in their lives. And as a warning against drugs and alcohol at the same time. And to impart the value of wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle.

We all had that random guy come to our gym, shuffle in, and do his monotone mini-life-story muttered through his Lee Hazlewood mustache, right? The one that started where his daddy didn't love him and he wanted to quit school and get rich because bein in a band was like, gonna be the way outta this town, man, and then Darlene got pregnant and then blah blah blah meth lab prison chain gang whatever?

Or was I just lucky?
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 4:44 PM on July 17, 2008


I so wish this sort of thing were not allowed. But his lung-wheeze was fascinating.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 7:13 PM on July 17, 2008


As we Shun our Brother Gary
So too we Express our Deeper Fears
About Death.
posted by Dizzy at 7:38 PM on July 17, 2008


Dizzy: Let me just take off my glasses first... ok... I'm ready.

OK, let me take my glasses off, too.

OK, I'm ready. Now where are you? Say something so I know where you are!

MARCO!...
posted by not_on_display at 9:50 PM on July 17, 2008


Let's put it this way... the Busey crazy is so powerful and off-putting in person that it can instantly make THIS woman (and everyone around her) THIS visibly shaken... even though she's a trained ass-kicking actress, in the middle of doing PR for her job, who knows she's standing in front of a camera and being watched by thousands of people. Plus, she lives in LA which is *filled* with eccentric shmoozy people that she has no doubt mastered the art of being politely dismissive to. Yet, when face to face with the Busey, her face filled with sheer panic and was overtaken by her flight response.

Just sayin'.
posted by miss lynnster at 10:30 AM on July 18, 2008


hey, Gary just wanted a chat and a hug... nothing wrong there.

It's not like he was being evil to a child or anything..
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:30 PM on July 18, 2008


Oh. Sorry.
I was just resting my eyes.

HEY
THAT ISN'T A PILLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
posted by Dizzy at 6:37 PM on July 18, 2008


Half a favorite for the whole "Is he being exploited or is he a nuts-slapping genius" quandary, half a favorite for me imagining a talking glove extolling the virtues of an unfortunate post-delivery birth bag.

Goddammit, Metafilter is the best site in the history of everything.
posted by cog_nate at 8:54 PM on July 18, 2008


Okay, so I think I've actually found the weirdest Gary Busey movie clip ever. Which is saying a lot. But take a look at THIS. OH MY GOD.

It's from a 2000 movie called A Crack in the Floor. Which of course co-stars Mario Lopez and David Naughton. Because it's just that awesome.
posted by miss lynnster at 3:50 PM on July 19, 2008


Text: "When Life cracks your head, wear a helmet."

Subtext: "For the love of God, fuck the conditionals, wear a helmet in the first place."
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 5:37 PM on July 19, 2008


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