A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 20, 2009
“Out where the buses don’t run”

"Out where the buses don’t run” (or “where the trains don’t stop") is a place out of the mainstream or “out in left field.” A 1985 episode of the television drama Miami Vice was titled “Out Where the Buses Don’t Run.” Kinky Friedman has used the phrase “out where the buses don’t run” many times in several of his novels.

A political use of the phrase occurred in October 2009 when Fox News political analyst Brit Hume, talking about former White House green jobs “czar” Van Jones, said: “He (Van Jones—ed.) turned out to have harbored views that were out there where the buses don’t run and he was forced to resign.”


Internet Movie Database
“Miami Vice” Out Where the Buses Don’t Run (1985)

Google Books
Kiss and Run
By M. E. Cooper
New York, NY: Scholastic
1986
Pg. 78:
“I agree, Ben is way out there where the buses don’t run!”

Google Books
Satin Doll
By Maggie Hill Davis
New York, NY: Berkley Publishing Group
1987
Pg. 213:
For all the good it will do you, she added silently; if I’m out where the buses don’t run, so are you, lady.

Google Books
Frequent Flyer
By Kinky Friedman
New York, NY: Berkley Books
1990
Pg. 63:
She was definitely out where the buses don’t run.

Google Books
Roadkill
By Kinky Friedman
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster
1997
Pg. 240:
Out where the buses don’t run.

Google Books
Spanking Watson: a novel
By Kinky Friedman
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster
1999
Pg. 199:
Seven hundred Chinese can’t be totally out where the buses don’t run.

Google Books
Mythologies of Violence in Postmodern Media
By Christopher Sharrett
Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press
1999
Pg. 257:
COPS is set in a metaphoric border territory, “out where the buses don’t run.”

Google Books
When will Jesus bring the pork chops?
By George Carlin
New York, NY: Hyperion
2004
Pg. 253:
• Lives out where the buses don ‘t run.
• The cheese fell off his cracker a long time ago.
• His factory’s still open, but it’s makin’ something else.

OCLC WorldCat record
Out where the trains don’t run
Author: Tanya Kalmanovitch; Hut Five (Musical group)
Publisher: [Calgary] : Perspicacity Records, 2004.
Edition/Format: Musical CD : Jazz : No Linguistic Content

NewsBusters
Hume Defends Fox Again: Asks How CNN, Others ‘Like Being Patted on the Head and Given the Seal of Approval by the White House’
By Jeff Poor
October 20, 2009 - 01:07 ET
After another round of attacks from the White House, this time from higher levels of the Obama administration, Brit Hume, a senior political analyst for Fox News, went to bat for his network.
(...)
“The White House is clearly stung by the revelations about former aid Van Jones. He turned out to have harbored views that were out there where the buses don’t run and he was forced to resign.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • (0) Comments • Tuesday, October 20, 2009 • Permalink