These 10 "Buseyisms" Will Save Us All

"L-A-U-G-H: Looking And Understanding Goofy Humans." Gary Busey offers his personal acronyms as the cure to the Internet.


Yes, modern existence is a vortex of talking heads and ad blitzes, but Gary Busey wants you to remember what "FREEDOM" really stands for: "Facing Real Exciting Energy Developing Out of Miracles."

If you'd like that codified in a motivational self-help book (and of course you do), guru Busey already sensed your need—you can purchase Buseyisms: Gary Busey's Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. In September, the notoriously eccentric actor published a memoir featuring his collection of personal acronyms, which has long confused and overjoyed the internet since the early 2000s.

Within the book, Busey waxes lyrical about his life and violates the integrity of acronyms in various ways. He muses: "I take the letters that spell a word to create a definition for the word in the truth of its deeper, dimensional meaning. I weave in my personal anecdotes along with my musings on how I live life successfully according to my experiences." He warns, "I may turn concepts you usually believe in upside down with my bizarre stories, but that comes with the dinner. These are my life lessons, my B.I.B.L.E.—Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth."

The weirdest fact about Gary Busey today might be that he was a generically good-looking guy in the 1970s. After all, he had the looks and acting chops to become a Golden Globe- and Academy Award-nominated actor for The Buddy Holly Story (1978) before starring as the runner-up bad guy in Lethal Weapon (1987).

Seriously, Busey in the '70s

Fast forward to the 2000s, however, and the manic, cocaine-fueled actor appeared on a slew of reality TV shows that effectively transformed his persona into a walking meme. Of particular note is the exploitative parade of train wrecks that was Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. In season 2, Busey alarmed and fascinated America with his erratic behavior, leapfrogging thought processes, and now-signature unkempt appearance.

I don't mean to gloss over the fact that Busey's mania is partly attributed to a near fatal motorcycle accident in 1988, in which the actor wasn't wearing a helmet and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Because that would make me a "BULLY: Big Ugly Loud Loser Yahoo." Here are 10 of the best Buseyisms to recall in times of crisis and existential despair.

1. TRUTH: Taking Real Understanding to Heart

2. FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real

3. TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More

4. FAILING: Finding An Important Lesson, Inviting Needed Growth

5. GONE: Getting Over Negative Energy

6. RELATIONSHIP: Really Excited Love Affair Till It's Over, Now Sobriety Hangs In Peril

7. NOW: No Other Way

8. FILM: Feelings Illuminated Like Magic

9. HAT: Hiding A Toupee

10. SOBER: Son Of a Bitch, Everything's Real

For a dramatic reading by the author himself, see below:

Gary Busey's famous "Buseyisms" youtu.be

Meg Hanson is a Brooklyn-based writer, teacher and jaywalker. Find Meg at her website and on Twitter @megsoyung.

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celebrities who cheated death

As Popdust reported yesterday, Real Housewives Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge cheated death at the weekend when their dune buggy overturned in the Californian desert.

Everyone knows someone who has narrowly escaped an early departure from this world and while we like to think that celebrities have a force-field around them shielding them from the dangers of this nasty world, they are not immune to the kind of scary near death experience that us mere mortals dine out on for years afterwards.

Learning that the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp are human just like the rest of us is a bit of a jolt I know, but check out our gallery of celebrities who cheated death and thank the powers that be that they are still with us.


celebrities who cheated death

There are claims that Gary Busey hit a female pedestrian in a parking lot on Friday making him yet another celebrity involved in a vehicle accident in Malibu.

The 70 year old was backing out of a shopping center parking lot when he allegedly struck the woman who had her back to him walking past the parking space.

Paramedics attended and treated the woman for minor injuries after she was knocked to the ground. However she was able to leave the scene on her own after receiving treatment.

Oscar winning Busey, the eccentric star of The Buddy Holly Story, Lethal Weapon and Point Break, suffered brain damage in 1988 after crashing his motorbike whilst riding without a helmet. He has since raised money for The Center For Head Injury Services including his winnings during the 2011 season of Celebrity Apprentice (before he was axed for being aggressive).

He has a history of drug abuse, and in 1995 suffered a near deadly overdose and was arrested for possession of cocaine (charges were later dropped).

After seeing the light, Busey turned to God and is now an active minister as well as a prolific recovering addict. He appeared on the 2008 season of Celebrity Rehab With Dr Drew where he bizarrely claimed he was only there to help Dr Drew with the other addicts.

In 2014 he won the UK Celebrity Big Brother (clearly the British public find his eccentricity endearing). That series was not without controversy with accusations of bullying and gay slurs flying (much like the last series).

Busey is the latest star to be questioned by law enforcement officers regarding a vehicle incident.  As previously reported by Popdust, Bruce Jenner was involved in a fatal smash last Saturday, and was subsequently cleared of being under the influence.

Wednesday night saw the launch of the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother in the UK and this time there are five yanks in the house—and they are bringing the cray cray....to the max!

If you aren't familiar with CBB—here it is in a nutshell.  Put a bunch of fame hungry idiots in a house together, add cameras and watch the trainwreck play out.

What could be better to see us through January?

14 ‘celebrities’ (and I use that term very loosely) will be holed up 24 hours a day for the next 3 weeks providing compulsive viewing on a nightly basis.

Expect fireworks from this bunch—there are a LOT of very strong personalities thrown together and once they get bored, start revealing their true colors, and are subjected to Big Brother's infamous mind games…….well, it’s all going to kick off in a big way.

As Popdust previously reported, last year, professional trainwreck Gary Busey was the highlight of the 2014 CBB season—ultimately becoming the first American-born winner of the show.

Judging by this years line-up, it's looking very likely the U.S. could be victorious once again.

Here’s a round up of the full cast of characters:

Michelle Visage – Judge on RuPauls Drag Race. Expect her not to put up with any shit... from anyone, and to win the hearts and minds of the UK's LGBT viewers.

Alicia Douvall – notorious kiss and tell girl with an admitted (and very, very obvious) addiction to plastic surgery. Expect her to cry frequently and go for the sympathy vote at all times.

Alexander O’Neal – 80s' R&B superstar. Expect him to look like a rabbit caught in the headlights 99.9 % of the time....not quite sure HOW he got there, no idea WHY he's there,  no clue who ANY of these freaks are....or understanding anything about what is going on.

Ken Morley—former star of long running UK soap opera Coronation Streetwhere he played an irritating, creepy, saucy woman-groper.  By all accounts his on-screen character is not that far removed from his real personality. Expect an early exit for being so annoying.

Nadia SawalhaActress/TV presenter with a foodie obsession. Expect her to be a stayer, at least for the first few rounds of evictions—the housemates who cook are always popular with the other inmates...sorry... housemates.

Chloe GoodmanChloe who? Everyone in the UK is asking that question too. Apparently she appeared on a Z list reality TV  show at some point. Expect her to be completely overwhelmed by the bigger personalities and—in a desperate bid to compete and get her share of attention—to do ANYTHING to get her 5 minutes of air time.

Kavana - washed up 90s' one hit wonder. Expect him to accompany Alexander O'Neal in bursting into song whenever the opportunity arises in a desperate last ditch attempt to try to revive his now non-existent career.

Jeremy Jackson – Former Baywatch actor who played David Hasselhoffs son. Better known in recent times for his car crash personal life and addiction issues. Expect TV gold.

Cami Lihost of an obscure Venezuelan reality show—on CBB due to her whirlwind (now extinct) romance with some loser British reality star. Expect to see a lot of flesh flashed and various in-depth conversations about her numerous tattoos.

Calum BestSon of late British 70s' alcoholic footballing superstar George Best. No stranger to the reality TV circuit, a renowned ladies man whose past conquests include Lindsay Lohan. Expect mega flirting—and very likely more than a little f'ing—with at least one of the lucky ladies.

Keith Chegwin—70s' and 80s' British TV personality-turned-national treasure. Started out as a children’s presenter before moving onto a mega popular cult breakfast TV show in the 90s. Expect a fairly refreshingly relaxed and down-to-earth celebrity with nothing to prove.

Patsy Kensit—Former child star/model/singer/actress/rock star wife. Was married to both Simple Minds 80s' superstar Jim Kerr and ex-Oasis front man Liam Gallagher—CBB will want her to spill the beans on that hedonistic period, which given her usual TMI willingness to share personal details is pretty much a given at some point. Expect sensible advice for the younger girls and a tight lip on all things Liam.

Perez Hilton – infamous gossip blogger, bitchy bad boy and frenemy to the stars-turned shiny, nice, single father. Reportedly being paid $250k. Expect his to be the only mask to never slip.

Katie Hopkinsnotorious posh motor-mouth-for-hire and infamous internet troll. Sprung to fame on the British version of The Apprentice and has since carved a career as one of the most hated women in the UK by being outrageously outspoken and controversial at every single opportunity given. Expect to secretly agree with her.

See the pics of the lambs to the slaughter celebrities with their odds of winning below.

Its going to be awesome. Stay tuned…..



It’s the sight that you never thought you would ever see…in your wildest imagination.

Three words. Gary Busey. Naked.

Yes folks, thanks to the wonders of British television we can now see Hollywood’s finest in the buff—Popdust has the nude photos.

The 70-year-old actor is currently across the pond competing in the reality TV show, Celebrity Big Brother.

And he’s making a bit of nuisance of himself. The Point Break star has pissed off a few of his housemates by walking out of the shower naked.

Not just walking out the shower naked but standing in full view of everyone – and the viewers back home – wiping and drying himself off with his towel.

Aw, the faces that he makes.

Some of his fellow housemates are not amused though. British reality TV star Ricci Guarnaccio said:

“[H]e does it every morning as it was normal.

“I saw him too with his c*** and his b*******s out in the morning.”

Gary’s behavior in the house is so bizarre, apparently, that viewers have complained to Ofcom – a U.K. independent broadcast regulator – because they are concerned about his welfare.

According to British newspaper the Daily Mirror, fans are worried because the actor has been behaving erratically, talking to himself and claiming that he has seen Patrick Swayze’s ghost.

He has also butted heads with a few of the housemates, leading to the concern of over 200 viewers that he is being “bullied.”

It may just be working in Gary’s favor though. According to British gamblers he’s the favorite to win the show.

In the meantime, here’s a video clip of Gary – fresh out of the shower – for you to feast your eyes upon—and check out the gallery below.

To be fair, it wasn’t that unreasonable for Gary Busey to think he had a shot with Courtney Stodden. The former teen-bride married 54-year–old Doug Hutchinson after all.

But, when 70-year-old Busey rolled up on the now 19-year-old at a party, he was rebuffed with extreme prejudice. Courtney bristled at the very idea, and when her cock blocking mom jumped in, Gary cold slapped her in the face! Wut!

Stodden wrote about the traumatic (or not it seems) experience in her Daily Star Blog:

[Busey] approached me, seduced me and cornered me so I couldn't go anywhere. When my momager came over to get me, he turned around and slapped her in the face!

Lol, I'm sorry, it's really not funny…

Apparently Busey's rep has so far declined to respond to "repeated requests" for comment.