Any male, would be super stud who acts out his after hours life as if he were a character in a game. Get high, get drunk, get laid, get in fights, jump over it all and begin again. Tomorrow, it's back to fixing drains or whatever it is you do.
Opie: Oh shit, there goes this evening. Larry just came in.
Jimmy: No man, it's fun to watch this Super Mario go through his act. Look he's already hitting on that girl at the bar while her boyfriend is watching the Yankees.
Physically throwing a person under a big, smelly city bus is the perfect metaphor for the act of positioning someone to be ground up under the wheels of the ever rolling omnibus of society in your stead. The bus carries people. The people's weight is what crushes the victim. This setting up of a patsy has an earlier, more agrarian beginning in "throwing him to the wolves." Someone is going down, it's not going to be you, so you select a candidate to feed into the system.
"Throw under the bus"
Every time the president gets in trouble, he'll throw another cabinet member under the bus.