Desert Bus For Hope

Sorry I’ve been away for so long. I’ve spent almost all of my free time the past few days watching Desert Bus for Hope. This is a video game based charity where a comedy troupe known as Loading Ready Run play Penn & Teller’s Desert Bus, which is an unreleased Sega CD game where the player drives a bus from Tuscan Arizona across the desert to Las Vegas in real time at 45 miles per hour. Upon completion the driver scores a single point before turning around and returning to Tuscan. There is no purpose to the game.

What Desert Bus For Hope does is play this terrible game for as long as the donations role in. It can get very boring considering you are watching a person who is sitting in a chair staring at a seemingly endless uncurving (My browser is telling me that uncurving is not a word. But I disagree) road with absolutely no scenery with the exception of the occasional tumble weed so people or “The Crew” sing songs do dances and accept challenges to help pass the time and keep every one awake. Oh yeah… and auctions. They have auctions too because after all this is a charity event to raise money. All the money they raise goes to Child’s Play, a charity who “seeks to improve the lives of children in hospitals and domestic violence shelters through the generosity and kindness of the video game industry and the power of play.” According to their website as of the writing of this post they have raised over Twenty Five million dollars a since they began in 2003.

So if you need me I’ll be on the other side of the internet watching these Canadian act silly for the children.


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