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DUmmie FUnnies Writer First to Coin 'Magical Misery Tour'
NewsBusters ^ | August 16, 2011 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 08/16/2011 6:42:41 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

So who was the first to coin Barack Obama's "non-campaign" campaign bus tour as "Magical Misery Tour?" Was it Mitt Romney or Rush Limbaugh?

Answer: Neither. The first person documented to have so coined the bus tour was my DUmmie FUnnies co-author  Charles Henrickson as you can see documented in his August 9 Free Republic post:#57 (same number as the number of states in the Obama States of America).  Charles also posted a DUmmie FUnnies edition on August 14 by that same name which included a parody song about the "Magical Misery Tour" sung to the tune of Magical Mystery Tour:

 

Barack, Barack and the Magical Misery Tour! Step right this way!

Barack, Barack and his Misery Tour
Barack, Barack and his Misery Tour

Barack, rolling across the nation
Barack and his Misery Tour
Barack, but this is no vacation
Barack and his Misery Tour

 

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: barackobama; bus; bustour; charleshenrickson; dufu; dummie; dummiefunnies; henrickson; mittromney; newsbusters; obama; rushlimbaugh; tour
Setting the matter straight for historical record.
1 posted on 08/16/2011 6:42:45 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

IB4TP?


2 posted on 08/16/2011 6:43:56 AM PDT by wbill
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To: PJ-Comix

Well played, sir.


3 posted on 08/16/2011 6:47:07 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Charles Henrickson

FYI


4 posted on 08/16/2011 6:49:23 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (aka Big Daddy Goo-Goo)
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To: PJ-Comix

With friends like this...


5 posted on 08/16/2011 6:51:49 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: PJ-Comix
Not to toot my own tweet or anything, but I submitted MMT on Twitter on the 7th. (ducking)
6 posted on 08/16/2011 6:53:13 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (******************* Provide for the common defense)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Come to think of it, “Magic Tool Bus” would’a been cute, too.


7 posted on 08/16/2011 6:55:00 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (******************* Provide for the common defense)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Okay, but Charles came up with it before Mitt Romney or Rush. Also he was the one who wrote the MMT parody song.


8 posted on 08/16/2011 6:56:38 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (aka Big Daddy Goo-Goo)
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To: PJ-Comix

I lay zero claim to a song.


9 posted on 08/16/2011 6:59:04 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (******************* Provide for the common defense)
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To: PJ-Comix

MMT is a good one, but so far, I think “Tokyo Rove” wins the prize.


10 posted on 08/16/2011 7:00:58 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Xenalyte; RMDupree; AlexW; CzarNicky; Mike Fieschko; motzman; codercpc; thingumbob; tje; ml1954; ...

PING!


11 posted on 08/16/2011 7:02:25 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (aka Big Daddy Goo-Goo)
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To: PJ-Comix; Charles Henrickson

But what can Charles do with the Who’s “Magic Bus”?


Every day I get in the queue (Too much, the Magic Bus)
To get on the bus that takes me to you (Too much, the Magic Bus)
I’m so nervous, I just sit and smile (Too much, the Magic Bus)
Your house is only another mile (Too much, the Magic Bus)
Thank you, driver, for getting me here (Too much, the Magic Bus)
You’ll be an inspector, have no fear (Too much, the Magic Bus)
I don’t want to cause no fuss (Too much, the Magic Bus)
But can I buy your Magic Bus? (Too much, the Magic Bus)
Nooooooooo!

I don’t care how much I pay (Too much, the Magic Bus)
I wanna drive my bus to my baby each day (Too much, the Magic Bus)
*[Magic Bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus
Magic Bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus
Give me a hundred (Magic Bus)
I won’t take under (Magic Bus)
Goes like thunder (Magic Bus)
It’s a bus-age wonder (Magic Bus)

Magic Bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus
I want it, I want it, I want it...(You can’t have it!)
Think how much you’ll save...(You can’t have it!)]
I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it ... (You can’t have it!)

Thruppence and sixpence every day
Just to drive to my baby
Thruppence and sixpence each day
‘Cause I drive my baby every way

Magic Bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus...
I want the Magic Bus, I want the Magic Bus, I want the Magic Bus...

I said, now I’ve got my Magic Bus (Too much, the Magic Bus)
I said, now I’ve got my Magic Bus (Too much, the Magic Bus)
I drive my baby every way (Too much, the Magic Bus)
Each time I go a different way (Too much, the Magic Bus)
I want it, i want it, I want it, I want it ...

Every day you’ll see the dust (Too much, the Magic Bus)
As I drive my baby in my Magic Bus (Too much, the Magic Bus)


12 posted on 08/16/2011 7:05:28 AM PDT by hattend (The SEALs got Osama. The only thing Obama killed was our childrens future - NoLibZone)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

A note to radio stations out there: Charles has written SCORES of parody songs...and most of them immediately after the events take place.


13 posted on 08/16/2011 7:05:49 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (aka Big Daddy Goo-Goo)
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To: hattend

Not too long ago I saw an interesting documentary about Ken Kesey’s bus tour. That Neal Cassady was completely blasted and yet he was the bus driver!!!


14 posted on 08/16/2011 7:08:48 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (aka Big Daddy Goo-Goo)
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To: PJ-Comix

Congratulations

You know of course that I invented the internet before Al Gore


15 posted on 08/16/2011 7:15:09 AM PDT by woofie
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To: PJ-Comix

Was that the documentary about Wavy Gravy?


16 posted on 08/16/2011 7:17:34 AM PDT by woofie
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To: PJ-Comix

Was that the documentary about Wavy Gravy?


17 posted on 08/16/2011 7:17:47 AM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie

No. They took the raw footage from a film they made on the bus tour and edited it. Very interesting stuff. Apparently Timothy Leary did NOT like the Merry Pranksters at all.


18 posted on 08/16/2011 7:27:45 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (aka Big Daddy Goo-Goo)
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To: PJ-Comix

Was coined here...and here is the bus itself! :)

19 posted on 08/16/2011 7:35:59 AM PDT by LUV W (It's the Obama Downgrade!)
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To: PJ-Comix

I always thought it was the Tragical History Tour.


20 posted on 08/16/2011 7:42:50 AM PDT by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: LUV W

No matter who first coined it, it was INEVITABLE that it would be given that name. However, guess who provided the first parody song?


21 posted on 08/16/2011 7:45:29 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (aka Big Daddy Goo-Goo)
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To: PJ-Comix; Charles Henrickson

Well, we all know that Charles is THE premier parody song writer!

He should publish...his are AS good if not better than Paul Shanklin...made popular by Rush. :)


22 posted on 08/16/2011 7:52:19 AM PDT by LUV W (It's the Obama Downgrade!)
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To: PJ-Comix

I thought it was the Manure Spreading Tour.


23 posted on 08/16/2011 8:04:04 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I read that this morning at Newsbusters and got so excited, I was like I know him LOL!


24 posted on 08/16/2011 10:05:08 AM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: Poser
I always thought it was the Tragical History Tour.

They couldn't show that on TV....their trousers were too tight.

25 posted on 08/16/2011 11:10:26 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: PJ-Comix; Charles Henrickson

Bump


26 posted on 08/16/2011 11:13:05 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: PJ-Comix; Charles Henrickson

Thanks for this, PJ.

Charles is a FReeper Extraordinaire, well-known for his wit and humor. It does not surprise me that he coined this phrase.

All the campaign gurus read here, and steal stuff freely.

Also all the talking heads on the Cable News networks.

What would they do without us?


27 posted on 08/16/2011 11:13:43 AM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: LUV W

Excellent!

Is this your work?


28 posted on 08/16/2011 11:16:33 AM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: Palladin

Thank you, but no...just the “Magical Misery Tour” part of the picture.

I wish I were so talented! :)


29 posted on 08/16/2011 11:31:40 AM PDT by LUV W (It's the Obama Downgrade!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Have you ever heard the original “Magical Misery Tour” with a Lenin imitator?

Hilarious (and definitely NSFW or tender ears): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDOBMz2TGi8


30 posted on 08/16/2011 12:38:14 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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31 posted on 08/16/2011 12:40:36 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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32 posted on 08/16/2011 1:13:03 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: PJ-Comix

And I’ve been humming it ever since. CH is the best!


33 posted on 08/16/2011 2:11:04 PM PDT by NYpeanut
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To: PJ-Comix
There is this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gTon6TOfKc

Apparently from some Minnesota group. Uploaded today though.

34 posted on 08/16/2011 2:19:14 PM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: Tatze
From the video:

35 posted on 08/16/2011 2:20:11 PM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: PJ-Comix
Actually, it was the National Lampoon (language warning but very funny, especially if you remember anything about the late 60's Beatles/John Lennon)
36 posted on 08/16/2011 6:50:41 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: freedumb2003

Better audio in the National Lampoon link a post or two back... and lyrics :D


37 posted on 08/16/2011 6:56:59 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: PJ-Comix
Just heard on WLS-AM 890 "Don Wade and Roma"... they were talking to Mitt Romney and Don said, "Noone has come up with a better name for the President's bus tour than you have: the Magical Misery Tour."

NFP

38 posted on 08/17/2011 5:05:21 AM PDT by Notforprophet
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