November 25, 2010, 3:34 pm
Posted by: Paul

It’s over: Desert Bus 2010 has come, it has earned an unfathomable amount of money for Childs Play, and it is now ready to disappear into the night. Thanks you all for making this year’s event such a  resounding success. We are all very tired and about to get some sleep, but stay tuned tomorrow for a bit more closure, after we’ve all picked ourselves off the ground. With $194 000 in donations, this is (again) the most successful Desert Bus ever. Once the e-cheque payments from paypal clear, we are pretty sure we will have crossed $200 000.

That is amazing–you are amazing. More specific thank yous coming soon (along with a bunch of outstanding blog content).

Thanks so much for watching, and we’ll see you all soon!

34 Comments on “$194 000!? Are You Serious!? (final total to increase)”

  1. Thank you LRR for this awesome event!
    I (and I think everyone else in the chat) want to thank you all for making this possible!
    Many kids around the world shall rejoice and so will everyone who donated, won auctions or just hanged out with you via chat!

    See you next year, let’s try to kill more Bothan PILOTS then!


    By Matias Puro - November 25th, 2010 3:38 pm
  2. Really enjoyed it, thank you guys for all your work put into it!

    You guys are the amazing ones!

    By Miclee - November 25th, 2010 3:38 pm
  3. It was fantastic as always. I’ll see you again next year :)

    WHARGARBLE Kathleen from me :)

    By Zephyer - November 25th, 2010 3:41 pm
  4. Congrats you guys! This was my first desert bus, but it was absolutely amazing. Even if I ended up donating a little more than I should’ve. Oh well. For the children, right? I hope you guys get some good sleep, and we’ll see you in a few days when you wake up!

    By Under_Score - November 25th, 2010 3:42 pm
  5. Go Desert Bus!
    Wharrgarble For The Children!

    By Rezima - November 25th, 2010 3:43 pm
  6. Had a blast this year you gys! Thanks for a highly entertaining week, thanks for the severe sleep deprivation, and thanks for all the hard work and lulzy antics.

    Sleep well, you’ve earned it; and I shall see you next year!

    By FirefuryAmahira - November 25th, 2010 3:47 pm
  7. It was such a fun-filled five days (packed with alliteration). I missed the very end (the last hour) and I’m genuinely upset. Will there be a video of it because I don’t have true closure :(

    By Dave890 - November 25th, 2010 3:49 pm
  8. Some well deserved pats on the back for all of us and especially to all of you in the LRR crew and accompanying helpers and performers around you. It was an amazing show and so much fun, I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much over the course of a (sort of) week. (..and I learned something about the sun :D)

    I really should have paid more attention to the craft-a-long video you posted earlier this year, I assure you I won’t make that mistake twice, time to put the crafting genes to work this coming year. ^_^

    Here’s hoping for another good year filled with awesome stuff before the next busing and sleep very well tonight.

    Happy WHARRGARBL’s from Sweden!

    By Marcus Edholm - November 25th, 2010 3:50 pm
  9. I managed to be here at the start, the finish, and every day in between. Only sleep stopped me from seeing the event (and a couple times I fell asleep with it on). It was great seeing it and I can’t wait for next year! Hopefully I’ll be able to donate and even bid next year!

    By Pindelskin - November 25th, 2010 3:56 pm
  10. u guys r amazing people and u hav done so much for the childs play charity and as alsways at the end of a desert bus i got choked up a bit at the …end xD i hope i contribute even more next year, keep on bussin!!!

    By JOSHxUSEDxSPACExJUMP - November 25th, 2010 4:10 pm
  11. Hahaha you silly Canadians, there you go spelling check wrong again.

    Thank you for the hard work.

    By notanother - November 25th, 2010 4:10 pm
  12. You guys are amazing. Thank you so much for doing this every year. This is only the second time I’ve managed to watch it, but I am in love with you.

    Well done on raising $200,000 dollars for the kids. Here’s hoping next year will be even greater and that I get to donate even more to further your pain, but lessen the children’s.

    I hope your pig is okay.
    BRSsexyman from the forums x

    By BRSsexyman - November 25th, 2010 4:27 pm
  13. Awesome Job this year guys. This is my second desert bus and my first seen from the beginning of the event and chatting.

    I’m glad you’ve raised so much for the children. I believe SnowFire would be very appoint. (evil evil guy getting me addicted to LRR!)

    By KittyShinju - November 25th, 2010 4:28 pm
  14. yay desert bus 2010 shame i missed the end to go see a gig =(, on the plus side i am now quite drunk which is always a plus =D

    By mike - November 25th, 2010 4:29 pm
  15. Great job guys. Last year when it was over I said lets get to $200,000 and I’m sure we did. So for next year I say lets keep the ball rolling harder, $250,000 in 2011!!!!

    Thank you LRR and everyone for making this such an incredible event and I can’t wait for next November!

    NOW GO TO BED!!!

    By Wolfwood723 - November 25th, 2010 4:48 pm
  16. The $200,000 total is more than MADNESS SQUARED.

    Eighty Bothan spies died to bring us that total.

    By Slack Mesa - November 25th, 2010 4:59 pm
  17. I too will try to catch the craft-a-long next time. I didn’t know anything about it until Desert Bus hit.

    By Vuir - November 25th, 2010 5:06 pm
  18. Fantastic work ladies and gentleman. An incredible entertaining few days for a great cause. After you wake up and start to feel human again, make sure to pay yourselves on the back.

    The people watching may have been doing the donating, but you were the ones entertaining us and putting your bodies on the line for almost 6 days.

    Fantastic work all around, the sounds was great, the video was great, interviews were interesting and the people were just a lot of fun to watch.

    You guys deserve a lot of accolades for this and of course it all goes to help sick kids, which is amazing. I can’t possible give you guys enough kudos!

    By Mike - November 25th, 2010 5:33 pm
  19. This is my second DBfH, and actually it was stumbling upon last years DBfH through the Escapist that got me hooked on LRR in general. But enough about that, that’s not what we’re at this site for. You guys are amazing, not only as comedians, fundraisers, and downright lunatics, but as real genuine people. You’re living proof that the gaming demographic is a good one by putting on this event for 4 years now, and I foresee many more in the future. Wish I could of donated more personally (did hit up most of the giveaway challenges and just a random donation as well), but I think the whole lot of us did more than enough for the children this year. I know I’ll be coming back next year, hopefully to help kill off a few more bothans for the children. Thanks, LRR, and congrats to all of us who participated in DBfH4. $200k FOR THE WHARRGARBL!!!

    (P.S. Tally, you totally faked me out during the New Vegas giveaway last night, for my first RL name is Brandon as well >.< That small pause about gave me a heart attack 😛 But congrats to the Brandon who did win that giveaway!)

    By F1GM3NT - November 25th, 2010 5:58 pm
  20. The sincerest of congratulations on your new high score of more than $200,000. Can’t wait to see just HOW high the new score is. To everyone in the DBFH4 crew, to everyone who sent in/made items for the auctions, to everyone who viewed, commented, and chatted, to all who donated their hard-earned money: good work on another heroic effort for Child’s Play!

    And speaking of heroes. A moment of silence for the estimated 80 Bothan spies who died to bring us this money for the children.

    . . .

    Their sacrifice will be remembered. See you next year!

    By ThornofBreland - November 25th, 2010 7:21 pm
  21. LRR, I am appoint.
    This was my first time bussing with you, and its possibly the most fun I’ve ever had online, and all for charity! It really did feel like a huge party, and as I ride the bus into town today, I already miss the Desert Bus and can’t wait until next year.
    Keep on bussin!

    By azsxdc - November 25th, 2010 7:43 pm
  22. AWESOME, I hope the donations keep going up every year. I can’t wait for the videos to be up.

    By james - November 25th, 2010 7:47 pm
  23. Dear Drs. LRR… or, should I say…


    This is absolutely magnificent. You guys totally deserve a rest, and thank you for all your awesome work. $200,000 is a busing huge number of games and toys and whatnot for the kids, and I know that when Cthulu awakens, he shall pick all of you up and set you upon an island of calm, to be left unharmed while he goes and omnomnoms up the rest of us. Except perhaps Ashton for crashing the bus so many times. What the bus, guy. 😉

    Bless you all. You might want to send the Bothans some aphrodesiacs, because I have a feeling that next year is going to be even worse for them.

    By Orison - November 25th, 2010 10:06 pm
  24. Dear LRR Peeps,

    Thank you for hours upon hours of fun and shenanigans! Hours that would have been filled by my wife and… my wife.


    Your largest rotary oscillator,

    P.S. CRASHTON!!!!!

    By StressedYeti - November 25th, 2010 10:51 pm
  25. Well done guys!
    Thank YOU so much for all the hilarious times we’ve all had over the past nearly 6 days.
    You guys are so amazing, all that money!
    WE DID IT!!!

    Love from Ireland,
    Mia xxxxxx

    By Mia - November 26th, 2010 1:26 am
  26. See ya next year guys!

    By Keith K - November 26th, 2010 4:28 am
  27. Congratulations from the Right Coast of Canada (NS) 😉

    I can’t believe I didn’t hear about this till Notch tweeted it yesterday morning. However I was glued the rest of the day. Count me in for next year!

    By JC Gray - November 26th, 2010 5:16 am
  28. I just wanted to say that you guys at LRR truly did something that I wish I could have been a more active participant in. I unfortunately learned about your even after I had already donated as much money as I could directly to childsplay, but I had a wonderful time watching your broadcasts all week. I loved watching even though because I am an American, I am in Japan working, so I only got to see when you guys were at your wits end at 4-7am.

    I have supported many charities in my life, but I have not had the opportunity to feel like they were in the same room as me, as I did while I watched your broadcast. I truly felt that I was in a room hanging out with my long lost Canadian friends just having a great time, especially when everything gets silly due to sleep deprivation.

    I hope that your drive continues to gain more attention and donations and that you continue your tireless efforts for such a worthy cause.

    I may not be there physically, and I may not have really experienced anything like what those children do, but I wish I could give each of you a nice pat on the back and a pint for the tremendous work that you have done.

    Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

    By Ian M. - November 26th, 2010 7:13 am
  29. I loved watching this year, even though I could only watch for a few hours a day (my internet gets throttled and slowed down at 4pm your time everyday :( ) That being said it was my first time donating this year and I’m happy I actually won something. This year topped the lsat two years for me, because, well you guys are family, and it was good being able to help family out.

    LRR, I love you guys. And one day, I will shake all of your hands. Don’t worry, I’ll sanitize first so you don’t get the PAX influenza.

    By MrPayneTrayne - November 26th, 2010 8:41 am

    Wharpost gharblescriptum:

    Great event. I am actually having trouble adjusting to the non-desert bus regular daily life, because DB was an epic mix of hilarity, good intentions, and EVERY MINUTE FILLED WITH AWESOME 24/5.7, and now there is a slight emptiness.

    @Tally – The Hallelujah song you did at the end didn’t make me tear up, per se, but got me very close to it. Very nice rendition. One of the best moments so far.

    @Morgan – Rock on.

    @The rest – damn good job there. I was so-so on the LRR thing (through Escapist), but this event got me on the whole LRR bus (zing!) thing.

    @Kroze – You are still Short. #TeamAshton.

    By X2Eliah - November 26th, 2010 9:23 am
  31. I think I actually missed the original desert bus for hope, because compared to its successors it was so short. I’ve caught at least part of all the others, and this is my second year donating.

    Next year, DBfH 2011 will be my primary, if not only, charitable contribution. Let’s spread the word, everyone. Operation: Fortnightbus?

    By Ian - November 26th, 2010 9:42 am
  32. You guys basically made my week at work. I had to do so much dull measurements which just meant ‘click button – wait for measurement to finish – save data – repeat’.

    Thanks for space jump!
    Thanks for wharrgarble!
    Thanks for the dresses!
    Thanks for the fanfics!
    Thanks for all the other nonsense!
    Thanks for all the laughter!
    Thanks for doing this for the kids!

    I take off my hat to you! (Does this idiom make any sense in english?)

    Also, I’m from Germany, so I always saw you guys during your night shifts – those were the best times 😛 Best wishes! See you next year!

    By noxxit - November 26th, 2010 2:24 pm
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