July 16th, 2008
04:21 PM ET

Beat 360° 07/16/08

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In this photo provided by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, elephants take an early morning stroll en route to the Staples Center, Tuesday. The circus just arrived in town and will perform from July 16-20, Staples Center, Los Angeles.

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soundoff (411 Responses)
  1. Don, WA

    "Hey Herb, the beach is left at the corner – what can they do – we'll be back in plenty of time for "The Greatest Show on Earth"."

    July 16, 2008 at 5:10 pm |
  2. Ed - Sidney, Oh

    To protest against high fuel prices, the Republican Party let loose a herd of elephants in downtown L.A. today.

    July 16, 2008 at 5:10 pm |
  3. Andrew - WV

    Barnum & Bailey and Ford have teamed up and unveiled a new concept car, of what they are calling "the elephant". While they boast that this vehicle runs on "peanuts", word on the street is that Honda is working on a similar design but will run on "BS gas price excuses", in which there is an abundance of.

    July 16, 2008 at 5:10 pm |
  4. Laura, Lacey Washington

    Elephants march to protest their unlicensed association with the GOP.

    July 16, 2008 at 5:09 pm |
  5. Dan Sample

    "Look! They want us to get rid of our gunky build up!"

    July 16, 2008 at 5:08 pm |
  6. Anna - chicago ,il

    One of the perks of travel by elephant – no traffic.

    July 16, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  7. Kelly ONeil - Wallingford, Connecticut

    With the rising prices of fuel, Shell calls to methane gas specialists for assistance.

    July 16, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  8. Charles in Magnolia, NJ

    Who painted these pink elephants brown??? Call PETA!

    July 16, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  9. Laura, Lacey Washington

    Hay powered vehicles make a comeback as fuel prices soar.

    July 16, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  10. EJ (USA)

    To hell with these gas prices, I'm getting myself a couple of crazy elephants and joining the circus!

    EJ – Cincinnati, OH

    July 16, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  11. Anna - chicago ,il

    The elephants have shown their own "gunky build up" all over the streets of LA.

    July 16, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  12. Laura, Lacey Washington

    Alternative transportation and methane gas all in one package!

    July 16, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  13. Derek Barton - Ennis, TX

    Ringling who? We are on our way to the Republican national convention!

    July 16, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  14. Ed - Sidney, Oh

    I wish I could "Forget" I ever saw these gas prices.

    July 16, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  15. Doug-Alliance, NE

    In light of current gas prices, John McCain unveils the latest rendition of the "Straight Talk Express."

    July 16, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  16. Charles in Magnolia, NJ

    Everyone prays that Dumbo and Dumbo-er don't feel like doing some cardio this morning!

    July 16, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  17. Anna - chicago ,il

    President Bush's last attempt at alternative fuel before his term ends.

    July 16, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  18. Braidon - Taber, Alberta, Canada

    The economy is bound to turn around with the introduction of these new fuel-efficient vehicles

    July 16, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  19. Wendy - Bend, Oregon

    Democratic party leaders march to protest rising prices at the pump.

    July 16, 2008 at 5:02 pm |
  20. Cindy

    The Republican Pachyderm Alive and Kicking


    July 16, 2008 at 5:02 pm |
  21. Ed - Sidney, Oh

    WOW! Look at those gas prices. I guess P.T. Barnum was right," There is a SUCKER born every minute."

    July 16, 2008 at 5:02 pm |
  22. Aref

    The Republicans send out two superdelegates to go after a certain somebody's nuts.

    Cape Cod, MA

    July 16, 2008 at 5:01 pm |
  23. Anna - chicago ,il

    The Bush campains tries to create a distraction so no one will notice the gas prices.

    July 16, 2008 at 5:01 pm |
  24. Dan Lerner (Toronto)

    GM unveils their new S.U.V, now with a bigger "trunk".

    July 16, 2008 at 5:01 pm |
  25. Wil

    Tacos, Elephants and Gas...methane run cars are on the way!

    July 16, 2008 at 5:01 pm |
  26. Keith T-San Diego, CA

    Traveling with junk in the trunk

    July 16, 2008 at 5:01 pm |
  27. Anna - chicago ,il

    The elephants marching in protest when hearing that used peanut oil is used to make fuel.

    July 16, 2008 at 4:59 pm |
  28. Charles in Magnolia, NJ

    Future fossil fuels being brought in at a much earlier stage of decomposition than ever seen before.

    July 16, 2008 at 4:59 pm |
  29. Ricky, Bryan TX

    Republicans trying to help the gas crisis by making their mascots walk to the convention. 1,200 miles and 1,500 peanuts to go.

    July 16, 2008 at 4:59 pm |
  30. T. NELSON

    That T-shirt always gets me wound up when I type these... Rephrase:

    Now, all we need is the Insane Clown Posse!

    Much better.

    Timothy Nelson
    Hopkins, Minnesota

    July 16, 2008 at 4:59 pm |
  31. Heidi from Provo, UT

    old Republican mascots meet new Republican legacy.

    July 16, 2008 at 4:59 pm |
  32. Ryan - Boise, ID

    No, ladies and gentlemen, the signs on the right actually represent your new weekly grocery bill if you purchase the latest fad in transportation...

    July 16, 2008 at 4:59 pm |
  33. Anna - chicago ,il

    Due to the high gas prices, even the elephants can't afford a lift.

    July 16, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  34. Ben, Backwoods, MS

    I would hate to be the street sweeper following those animals

    July 16, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  35. Kathy S

    Stop gunky build-up use "Peanuts" in the Shell. You'll get gas for a lot less than 489.9 a gallon.

    July 16, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  36. Louie Alvarez - Tucson, Az

    Gas nears five bucks a gallon. Animals gathering two by two.

    I think we are in big trouble!

    July 16, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  37. Pamina

    The circus rolls out a new energy plan.

    July 16, 2008 at 4:57 pm |
  38. Dan Lerner (Toronto)

    Los Angeles unveils a new taxi service to combat high gas prices.

    July 16, 2008 at 4:57 pm |
  39. J.C. White Paris, IL

    Toyota presents it's newest fuel-efficient car.

    July 16, 2008 at 4:57 pm |
  40. Ben, Backwoods, MS

    Republicans march toward the gay district and tackle immigration, campaign finance reform and the economy.

    Furniture & Decorative Arts district, mexican restaurant, gunky build-up, and cost of gas

    July 16, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  41. maureen o. from california

    first elephant says to the second: ' Almost $5 a gallon for gas! Give me a can of beans and I'll give you all the gas you need for free!'

    July 16, 2008 at 4:56 pm |


    July 16, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  43. Anna - chicago ,il

    The elephants are great to save money on gas, but the gas used to clean up their "gunky build up" on the streets will be a shocker.

    July 16, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  44. Adnan- Sammamish, Washington

    Elephant 1-What are we gonna do about the democRATS?
    Elephant 2-Don't worry, I heard this place has an ex-terminator

    July 16, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  45. Angela Krieger, Virginia

    OOh look, the Republicans are in town!

    July 16, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  46. carmen

    The ideal vehicles of the future. They make their own gas, compost, run on peanuts and even have trunks.

    Carmen Toronto Canada

    July 16, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  47. wendy zizmor new york ny

    do you think this station sells peanut oil for our snack?

    July 16, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  48. j

    it's better than paying for gas

    July 16, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  49. Paige Newman - TX

    The new "SmartCars" – they get better gas mileage, can see past traffic jams, and cost just peanuts a day. Problem is – they only come in one color.

    July 16, 2008 at 4:54 pm |
  50. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Hey, You're paying 5.10 a gallon and you're calling me Dumbo!

    Lorie Ann, Buellton, Calif.

    July 16, 2008 at 4:53 pm |
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