Desert Bus for Hope 8

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Desert Bus for Hope 8 began on November the 14th, 2014 at 10:05 AM PST. For the first time, the event was held in the Lunar Module. Date: November 14, 2014 I

Desert Bus for Hope 8 Poster (by Mike Lunsford)

Drivers

All driving shifts are 12 hours long, except for the Sunday daytime shift, which has been split into four 3-hour shifts. (Also excepted is the "overtime" shift following Paul's.) All Driver Earnings based off The App (drink).

Driver Shift Start (PST) Total Money Raised During Shift Avg. Donations Per Minute Points Earned Bus Crashes Bus Stops Driver Name
No Driver Pre-Desert Bus $6,099.71 raised beforehand
James November 14 @ 10:00 $35,630.86 raised during shift $49.49 per minute 0 points 2 crashes 0 stops Octopus, FFFFUUUU, _
Beej November 14 @ 22:00 $16,451.96 raised during shift $22.85 per minute 1 point 6 crashes 5 stops __, Skynet, Device (twice), Cheatr, Device (again)
Jer November 15 @ 10:00 $45,935.10 raised during shift $63.80 per minute 0 points 2 crashes 1 stop Erasmo, Jocko, Icarus
Ian Horner & Johnny November 15 @ 22:00 $21,127.60 raised during shift $29.34 per minute 0 points 6 crashes
(3 in VR)
11 stops
(8 in VR)
Icarus, Joestara, Dio, Crash
Kara November 16 @ 10:00 $10,671.64 raised during shift $59.29 per minute 0 points 0 crashes 0 stops Crash
Ashley November 16 @ 13:00 $14,396.26 raised during shift $79.98 per minute 0 points 0 crashes 0 stops Crash
Liz November 16 @ 16:00 $6,303.85 raised during shift $35.02 per minute 1 point 0 crashes 0 stops Crash
Ash November 16 @ 19:00 $14,223.91 raised during shift $79.02 per minute 0 points 0 crashes 0 stops Crash
Girl Power subtotal November 16 @ 10:00 $45,595.66 raised during shift $63.33 per minute 1 point 0 crashes 0 stops Crash
Alex November 16 @ 22:00 $51,610.20 raised during shift $71.68 per minute 2 points 0 crashes 1 stop Crash
Kathleen November 17 @ 10:00 $79,953.66 raised during shift $111.05 per minute 0 points 3 crashes 0 stops Crash, Catbus, ScottGoU, Device
Ashton November 17 @ 22:00 $25,189.62 raised during shift $34.99 per minute 2 points 0 crashes 0 stops Device
Tally November 18 @ 10:00 $33,636.52 raised during shift $46.72 per minute 0 points 4 crashes 0 stops Device, ImAPro, Bad Ian, Zombie, Beatz
Matt & Cam November 18 @ 22:00 $27,320.61 raised during shift $37.95 per minute 2 points 0 crashes 2 stops Beatz, Jocko (Matt did not press start in time and the game kicked back to game select and then skipped through naming screen)
Kate Watt (Bill's Mom) November 19 @ 10:00 $55,355.47 raised during shift $76.88 per minute 1 point 2 crashes 0 stops Jocko, Bilbo, Frodo
Graham November 19 @ 22:00 $27,597.33 raised during shift $38.33 per minute 1 point 0 crashes 7 stops Frodo
Paul November 20 @ 10:00 $146,951.58 raised during shift $204.10 per minute 2 points 0 crashes 0 stops Frodo
Various (For 2 Hours) November 20 @ 22:00 $5,798.87 raised during shift $48.23 per minute 0 points 1 crash 2 stops Frodo, Johnny
No Driver Post-Desert Bus $3,256.84
Totals (WHILE BUSSING) 158 Hours $635,415.04 raised $67.03 per minute 12 points (High: 3) 26 crashes
(3 in VR)
29 stops
(8 in VR)
Octobus, FFFFUUUU, _, Skynet, Device (four times), Cheatr, Crasmo, Jocko (twice), Icarusa, Joestara, Dio, Crash, Catbus, ScottGoU, ImAPro, Bad Ian, Zombie, Beatz, Bilbo, Frodo, Johnny, (Another Jocko in the Stinger)

The Desert Bus for Hope 8 Team

The Crew

Volunteers

Drivers

Event Managers

Tech Team

App Developers

Communications Team

Site Volunteers

Shipping Team

Prizes Assistant

Photographer

Guests

Call-ins

New ones added as info becomes available.

Scheduled Calls
Guest Best Known for Call-in time (all times 24hr PST) Website link Video
Phil Plait Astronomer, Skeptic, Writer, and Popular Science Blogger November 15 @ 11:00 (Saturday) http://www.slate.com/content/slate/blogs/bad_astromony.html [1]
Molly Lewis Songwriter, Ukulele Player November 15 @ 17:00 (Saturday) http://www.sweetafton23.com/ [2]
Michael Davis Software Developer (created The Device) November 15 @ 20:00 (Saturday) [3]
Mike & Tifa Robles Gaming Outreach Professionals November 16 @ 11:00 (Sunday) http://themikerobles.tumblr.com/, http://tifarobles.tumblr.com/ [4]
Bob "MovieBob" Chipman Film Critic, Gamer, Pop-culture Commentator, Independent Film Maker November 16 @ 19:15 (Sunday) http://moviebob.blogspot.jp/ [5]
Ashly Burch Actress, Voice Actress, Writer November 17 @ 11:00 (Monday) http://www.ashlyburch.com/ [6]
The Doubleclicks Musicians, Songwriters November 17 @ 15:00 (Monday) http://www.thedoubleclicks.com/ [7]
Kris Straub Writer, Web Cartoonist, Podcaster November 18 @ 11:00 (Tuesday) http://chainsawsuit.com/ [8]
Paul and Storm Musicians November 18 @ 18:00 (Tuesday) http://www.paulandstorm.com/ [9]
Matt Fraction Eisner Award-Winning Comic Book Writer November 18 @ 21:00 (Tuesday) http://mattfraction.com/ [10]
Bill Corbett Writer, Performer, Cult Icon November 19 @ 11:00 (Wednesday) http://www.rifftrax.com/ [11]
Mikey Neumann Creative Software Champion at Gearbox Software, Voice Actor, Author November 19 @ 18:00 (Wednesday) http://blog.bozpublishing.com/ [12]
Tim Schafer Computer Game Designer, Founder of Double Fine Productions November 19 @ 21:00 (Wednesday) http://www.doublefine.com/ [13]
Surprise Calls
Guest Best Known for Call-in time (all times 24hr PST) Website link Video
Mikey Neumann See above; surprise preview! November 14 @ 15:48 (Friday) http://blog.bozpublishing.com/ [14]
MoMoCon November 16 @ 14:12 (Sunday) http://www.momocon.com/ [15]
Ted Robbins NPR Weekend Edition (interview) November 17 @ 14:12 (Monday)
November 17 @ 21:57 (Monday)
http://www.npr.org/ [16]
[17]
Adam Savidan Friend of LRR November 19 @ 09:45 (Wednesday) [18]
Harrison Krix Prop Designer November 19 @ 22:27 (Wednesday) http://volpinprops.blogspot.com/ [19]
Penn Jillette Magician, Desert Bus Co-Creator November 20 @ 14:21 (Thursday) http://pennsundayschool.com/ [20]
Andy Actor, Writer, Composer November 20 @ 19:14 (Thursday) http://andrewcownden.com/ [21]
Featherweight Artist November 20 @ 21:12 (Thursday) http://stolenjokescomic.tumblr.com/, http://www.patreon.com/Featherweight [22]

Visitors

Guest Best Known for Visit time in the moonbase (all times 24hr PST) Website link Video
Nelson and Trevor Planeswalkers for Diversity November 16 @ 22:17 (Sunday) http://planeswalkersfordiversity.wordpress.com/ [23]
Ken "Value Added" Steacy Comic Book Writer/Artist November 17 @ 18:00 (Monday) http://www.kenspublishing.com/ [24]
Andrew Wilkinson;
Greg Kyllo
Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services;
Parliamentary Secretary for the BC Jobs Plan
November 19 @ 17:19 (Wednesday) http://www.andrewwilkinson.ca/;
http://gregkyllomla.ca/
[25]
Dale Friend of LRR November 20 @ 17:05 (Monday)

Desert Bus 8 spoof titles

  • Desert Bus 8Bit
  • Desert Bus 8: FINE.
  • Desert Bus 8: Sir... Sir... This is a charity fundraiser. SIR.

Milestones

(Times given in PST)

  • Year 1 total exceeded - November 14, 2014 ~ 12:40
  • Year 2 total exceeded - November 15, 2014 ~ 12:13
  • Year 3 total exceeded - November 16, 2014 ~ 14:38
  • $2 million lifetime - November 17, 2014 ~ 05:45
  • Year 4 total exceeded - November 17, 2014 ~ 05:52
  • Year 5 total exceeded - November 19, 2014 ~ 09:19
  • Year 6 total exceeded - November 19, 2014 ~ 22:19
  • $500,000 reached - November 20, 2014 ~ 12:50
  • Year 7 total exceeded - November 20, 2014 ~ 15:56

Achievements

As in prior years, this year featured achievements.

Unlocked Achievements

Cheevo Description How it was/who unlocked it Date/Time it was unlocked
Fake PhD The first "Dear Dr" question is asked Unknown November 14, 2014 - 10:47
Dog Catcher Someone in the chat notices Spot the Dog Spot spotted November 14, 2014 - 10:49
Mr. Ed's Cousin The horsehead appears on camera Alex November 14, 2014 - 11:13
Don't Stop Me Now! We crash the bus James because of THE DEVICE November 14, 2014 - 11:15
Don't Anger the Box A crash is caused as a result of "The Device" James because of THE DEVICE November 14, 2014 - 11:15
Johnny Brickfeet The first shame ticket is issued James for Crashing the Bus November 14, 2014 - 12:06
Gather Around Children Bill's Mom tells a story Bill's Mom November 14, 2014 - 11:50
Excellent Posture Someone balances something on their head James with a skull (?) November 14, 2014 - 12:11
Prize Pig A pig is sweetened Forever Mining Painting auction November 14, 2014 - 13:30
Kid Gloves Someone drives Desert Bus with socks on their hands James November 14, 2014 - 17:13
Feed Dump 10 people on camera are wearing hats at the same time (?) November 14, 2014 - 19:23
Can you STEP?! Two bidders trash-talk during an auction Omega_Lairon and madoruk November 14, 2014 - 20:26
Bid for Power Auction an item for more than $5000 Omega_Lairon - Pinny Arcade Pins - $5500 November 14, 2014 - 20:26
Insecticide First bug splat of Desert Bus 8 James (?) November 14, 2014 - 20:34
Fancy Hat Someone puts pants on their head James November 14, 2014 - 17:13
On The Road Again Reach 1 point Beej November 14, 2014 - 23:37
Two Heads Are Better Than One Two people sing a duet (?) November 14, 2014 - 23:41
Ghost Ride the Whip A driver dances beside the chair, while driving Beej November 15, 2014 - 02:37
Radio Silence No posts in the chat for 30 seconds. (Why do we keep including this achievement?) The Desert Bus Chat November 15, 2014 - 03:02
Chilling Out Two or fewer people in the room (?) November 15, 2014 - 07:06
Houston, We Have a Problem The feed goes down Stream down for 2 minutes November 15, 2014 - 08:02
Somebody Stop Me A driver gets 5 or more Bus Stops in a shift Beej after crashing twice on purpose November 15, 2014 - 09:32
Turn Down for... what? The dance button is pushed and something decidedly un-dancy comes on (?) November 15, 2014 - 12:10
Might of the Masses When a donation drive raises over $2,000 Uncut Sheet #1 of Foil Rare/Mythic Magic Cards (Raised: $10,851.26) November 14, 2014 - 12:08
Shut it Down! Someone's mobile phone goes off on camera Ashton November 15, 2014 - 12:37
What's in the box? "The Box" alters Desert Bus for the first time James (the alteration causes a crash) November 14, 2014 - 11:15
Saturday Morning A sing along of an old cartoon theme song DuckTales November 15, 2014 - 16:52
It's So Cute! The first non-human entity appears on camera Molly's cat November 15, 2014 - 18:03
Crash the Gates An auction's opening bid is $1000 or greater How/Who November 15, 2014 - 23:22
We <3 Handmade Awarded when a Craft-Along item auctions for over $2,000 How/Who November 15, 2014 - 23:23
QWOPing Balls Someone finds something FAR too funny How/Who November 15, 2014 - 23:24
50 Shades of Eh Fan fiction is read on air Cam, LoTR fanfic November 16, 2014 - 03:09
Choral Reef More than 10 people singing on camera simultaneously Barrett's Privateers November 16, 2014 - 06:30
Ring-ding-dingeringeding! A request is made (and fulfilled) for What the Fox Say? Ashton dances November 16, 2014 - 10:39
Hot Swap A piece of equipment needs to be replaced, mid-run How/Who November 16, 2014 - 10:57
Accident Free A driver completes a shift without crashing Kara November 16, 2014 - 13:00
Diabetic Pig 10 pigs are sweetened How/Who November 16, 2014 - 19:51
Who's Cutting Onions? Someone at the Moonbase is moved to tears by "all dem feelings" How/Who November 16, 2014 - 19:51
Who's That?! The crew manages to get an outsider on camera (like a delivery guy or something) How/Who November 16, 2014 - 19:51
Emergent Gameplay A driver claims to have found a way to "make the game better" Alex November 16, 2014 - 22:52
Battle Bridge Drive the bus from Engineering Thomas November 17, 2014 - 00:28
Gender Fender Bender Someone cross-dresses on camera Alex November 17, 2014 - 00:41
Record-Breaker! We hit a lifetime Desert Bus total of $2 million. November 17, 2014 - 05:45
Dress Classy, Dance Cheesy Gangnam Style is played/danced to for the first time $2mil celebration November 17, 2014 - 06:57
Show Off A driver gets 2 points in a single shift Alex November 17, 2014 - 09:52
Kickin' it up a Notch We hit our first 5-digit donation Anonymous $10,000 donor November 17, 2014 - 12:40
Glazed Ham 25 pigs are sweetened Ken Steacy adds value! November 17, 2014 - 21:06
Somebody Has to Change Two Desert Bus crew members unintentionally wear the same item of clothing How/Who November 17, 2014 - 22:33
Walrus Tickle Dance Bance A marathon dance session of Carmelldansen Kathleen et al. November 17, 2014 - 23:25
Vomit Vomit Vomit Vomit Vomit Make a viewer throw up from laughter Naxochils in chat, during the Magic Magic Magic! Drive November 19, 2014 - 03:49
Silica Gel A surprise auction is added Houseboat Vacation November 19, 2014 - 17:30
Vegeta Extreme $9001 donated by a single donor triggered after Omega_Lairon's Notch+1 double-space bid November 19, 2014 - 19:09
Stolen Glory Someone filling in for a driver scores a point for them Ian, filling in for Paul November 20, 2014 - 13:14
Right in the FACE A Desert Bus Facebook post receives more than 1000 likes. This post November 20, 2014 - 20:56

Locked Achievements

Cheevo Description How it was/who unlocked it Date/Time it was unlocked
Road Trip! We reach 5 points How/Who November XX, 2014 - XX:XX
The Long Haul We reach 10 points How/Who November XX, 2014 - XX:XX
Trend-Setter Desert Bus trends anywhere in the Top 10 on Twitter (we'll even take just in Canada) How/Who November XX, 2014 - XX:XX
Hammertime Someone gets IRL banhammered by one of the chat mods How/Who November XX, 2014 - XX:XX
Winter Wonderland It snows during Desert Bus How/Who November XX, 2014 - XX:XX
Well Dong A driver plays another video game while also playing Desert Bus simultaneously How/Who November XX, 2014 - XX:XX
We're Helping! When the chat solves a problem nobody at the Moonbase can fix How/Who November XX, 2014 - XX:XX
Cameraman Rob Someone unintentionally obscures the camera How/Who November XX, 2014 - XX:XX

Secret Achievements

Cheevo Description How it was/who unlocked it Date/Time it was unlocked
Clubbing a Dead Horse Secret Description How/Who November XX, 2014 - XX:XX
C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER Secret Description How/Who November XX, 2014 - XX:XX
It's Named Nick Secret Description How/Who November XX, 2014 - XX:XX
WHARRGARBL Secret Description How/Who November XX, 2014 - XX:XX

Video links

Selected Skits/Challenges/Moments

Notable Memes

See also the Desert Bus Lexicon

Lunar Module
This year, the crew moved from the Moonbase to this more spacious venue.
FINE
Bidding chat smack talk has devolved simply to FINE when forced to make a higher bid.
The Device
The Device sits between the controller and the Sega CD and has a variety of effects, including swapping the D-pad with the ABC buttons and slowing the bus down.
Skull Cam (2.0)
Also called "document cam," this camera, aimed at a table that often contained a skull, was used for closeups of objects such as prizes. The skull would often try to eat the prizes on display, only to be shooed away.
Bus King
A play on "busking," this was a pageant among the men of Desert Bus, with competitions in sexy walk, answering a question, and talent. Matt won. [26]
Eight Dollar Eats
See "Seven Dollar Superheroes"; this time, they asked for recipes.
"As is tradition"
Said in reference to practically anything, whether an actual Desert Bus tradition or not. Sometimes repeated by all in unison, most notably when chat demanded that visiting Canadian government officials be "taken to the store." [27]
"Sir, this is a _____. Sir. SIR."
_____ being a random place, used to tell people to be quiet or stop doing things.
"First of all, how dare you. Second of all, what give you the right?"
A stern condemnation.
"Hey guys! $170,000!"
On par with the "Slowpoke" meme. This amount was raised and was celebrated during Beej's shift. Then, after the donations flat-lined for a bit, other people started coming into the room, noticing, and celebrating, minutes later. Chat ran with it and repeated it for every major amount afterwards.
"PICNIC!"
Used in chat instead of "panic" when the Twitch video feed would fail.
"EVERYTHING IS FINE"
Used when everything is fine and there absolutely no need to panic. Everyone is behaving as they would be excepted to in this situation.
A Houseboat
Half a Notch, or $5,000, for the winning bid on a vacation (7 days, 7 nights) on a houseboat.
Twitch TOS!
Anytime anyone would mention something questionable or go for taking shirts off, the room would respond about breaking the terms of service for Twitch.
Selfies. Selfies EVERYWHERE
If your phone was left unprotected at the LEM, it WAS going to be stolen and you would come back to a plethora of selfies. Andrew Ferguson was the main culprit behind the selfie-ing.
Having an 'Unwholesome moment"
Said whenever something made someone get happy in the no-no bits.
Bid responsibly; get your tax receipts
Deemed a meme-by-necessity by Kathleen, uttered whenever auction bids rose high enough that bidders began saying 'I don't need to eat this week' and similar things, which the team was unsure if they were jokes or not and didn't really care in either case.

Craft-Along Participants

Go to the Desert Bus crafters page to see a full list of which crafter donated what!

  • Admiral Memo
  • Amanda Dean
  • Amanda E. M. Haynes
  • Artemis
  • Becka Reed
  • Beth
  • Bonnie Beyea
  • Brie
  • Caitlin Oram
  • Carolyn Grill
  • Colleen Copland
  • Cultureshock007
  • David Woehr
  • Dee Staab
  • Emily Jarrett
  • Eri Riot
  • Eric Frey
  • Eric Johnson
  • Erin Nix
  • Featherweight
  • Foxtail Artisanry
  • Gavin Card
  • Geeky Craftz
  • Gordon McMillan
  • Haley Moore & Zack Turner
  • Heather Dery
  • Helen Cowart
  • Hollyberry Art
  • Ie Dineen
  • Ingrid Nordbø
  • J Barr
  • Jamas Enright
  • James
  • Jen P - xylophobian
  • Jennifer Murnane
  • Jessica Schwab
  • Joeworm
  • June Kleinfelder
  • Kaitlynn & Lisa Riehl
  • Kate
  • Kate Bagdasian
  • Kate Thompson
  • Kate's Comic Geekery
  • Katie Simmons
  • Katrina Keller
  • Kelly Rogers
  • Kim Swanner
  • Kitsune Heart
  • Kysen Henderson
  • Lady Sephiroth
  • Lauran Mills
  • Lauren
  • LunkaCo
  • Marisha Alexander
  • Melissa
  • Melissa Welsh
  • Miach
  • Michelle Bilokrely
  • Michelle Kuipers
  • Michelle Willson
  • Monique Meek
  • MsSweetSatisfaction
  • Nathan Yaussy
  • Nicole Gustafsson
  • Orin Drake
  • Palette Swap Crafts
  • Penny Lane
  • Purple Lantern Studio
  • Rebornflames
  • Rocky Mountain Cookies
  • Rollers' Regalia
  • Rose Nightshade
  • Roxanne Wayne
  • Saberpilot
  • Sarah Louttit; 16
  • Sarah Mendiola
  • Sarah Overall
  • Schala-Kitty
  • Scott, Just Scott
  • Sean & Cindy Kennedy
  • Sewing Punzie
  • Shaun Nakasone
  • Stephanie Martin
  • Steven Lauterwasser
  • Stitched Pixels
  • Susanne Iles
  • Tally Heilke
  • Tania Richter
  • Tara Heilke
  • Tina Bongorno
  • TsukiakariUsagi & Helliona (Helen Cowart)
  • Vaso Assimakopoulos
  • Wes Flanagan
  • halfaringcircus

Sponsors

Organizing Partners

Corporate Sponsors

Community Sponsors

Official Desert Bus Artist

Technical Sponsors

Links to various Desert Bus 8 related pages

Gifs

Event logs

Poster

Media coverage

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