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Old Nov 23, 2010, 05:00 PM   #1
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DesertBus for Hope - charity marathon

The annual DesertBus charity marathon is on (and approaching day 4) See it at http://www.desertbus.org

My friends from the Loading Ready Run sketch comedy troupe in Victoria are playing the most boring video game ever made (Penn & Teller's DesertBus*) to raise money for the Child's Play charity. They will keep driving the DesertBus 24/7 for as long as people donate to the charity. While they are driving the bus, they hold auctions, do skits and songs, and accept challenges to do hilarious and/or embarrassing things all for donations.

When I last checked, they were over $90,000, and looking to beat last year's total of $140k

Tune in and support the gang and the Child's Play charity, which provides toys and games to children who are seriously ill and in hospital.


* Developed by comedians Penn and Teller, the "anti-game" DesertBus is a first-person driving game, where you drive a bus from Tuscon to Las Vegas, in real time. The road is dead straight, and --- nothing happens. Then when you reach Las Vegas 4.5 hours later, you..... turn around and go back. The bus' steering is defective, so if you don't pay attention it will veer off the road and crash. At which point a tow truck is dispatched to tow you back -- in real time.
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Old Nov 19, 2011, 02:05 PM   #2
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DesertBus 2011 is underway for the fifth consecutive year
The DesertBus crew has raised over $400,000 for charity to the start of this year's marathon.

22/11/2011 10:30 AM PST DB2011 is standing at $188,000 with 140 hours of driving to go
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DesertBus for Hope - 2012 now on

The annual DesertBus for Hope charity marathon has started
http://www.desertbus.org
It's their sixth annual Internet telethon raising money for the ChildsPlay charity (who supply toys and games for children in acute care and isolation wards In hospitals in many countries).

In the past 5 years the sketch comedy team Loading Ready Run have raised $840,000, they are looking to break $1.25 million total with this years effort.

Lots of auctions of memorabilia and art, challenges, and general hilarity. The more bids come in, the longer they have to drive the Desert Bus.

(play it yourself - if you dare - http://desertbus-game.org/ - requires Java RE to be enabled, it is off by default in Lion and ML)
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