Desert Bus for Hope 1

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The first Desert Bus for Hope took place on the 22nd of November 2007, at 6:00 pm PST. James Turner, Paul Saunders, Morgan vanHumbeck and Bill Watt played a total of 108 hours raising $22 805 dollars for Child's Play, well beyond the $5,000 goal LoadingReadyRun had set for the event.Date: November 22, 2007 I

Bussing ended at 6:35 am PST, on the 28th of November 2007.

The first annual Desert Bus marathon included several noteworthy events.

  • Penn, Teller, and Eddie Gorodetsky (one of the producers of Desert Bus) called the cast during the first evening of playing and donated $500 each.
  • Eddie Gorodetsky offered to donate $500 if James (the first player) would "take a dive" seventeen minutes into the first run. James accepted, and let the bus be towed back to Tuscon.
  • There were donations of Subway sandwiches, chocolates, and pizza from various general individuals including Teller himself.
  • The original donation goal of five thousand dollars was met before the first shift was complete.
  • In the "taking a dive" vein, several people made requests of the cast in exchange for a donation of a specified size - for example, Bill drank an entire carton of eggnog, and James played the game while upside down for nearly fifteen minutes. Matt raised $75 by drinking a "Nog Bomb", that being a shot glass of egg nog, dropped into half a pint of Colt 45. Paul offered to shave his beard in exchange for a single donation of $5,000.
  • Morgan stated that he would do a single Whatever Thing update for each $200 donation received for that purpose. None were made.
  • Three "upside-down girls" bussed a couple times for a grand total of $450 ($100 each the first time and $150 for TWO upside down girls and a PS3 the second)
  • James married Dark_Realm in an online wedding.

2007 Trivia

Penn, Teller, and Gorodetsky learned Paul's cellphone number by calling his mother earlier in the day.

During one of the calls, Teller had a brief conversation with a half-asleep Morgan, who told him to "Fuck off". Morgan did not realize that it was Teller.

Crew, Volunteers and Friends

As informed by the tables on the Desert Bus master page.


Volunteers and Friends


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