Posts Tagged ‘Wrap up’
November 20, 2020 6:28 am
Posted by: Matthews



This year has been tough for a lot of folks, and we weren’t sure how we were going to bus this year. But we knew that we were going to bus. That was certain. Even though we couldn’t be together in person, we still came together. And we bussed. We bussed so, so much.

This year, we broke so many records. We raised over $7,000,000 lifetime. We bussed for an amazing 164 hours, and thanks to you, this year we raised…


That is amazing. We cannot thank you all enough for all of your generosity, your humor, and your constant support as we drive from Tucson to Las Vegas, and back again. We are so blown away by the giving nature of our community, and how much you donated to Child’s Play Charity.

While we may have parked the bus for another year, don’t worry! If you want to re-watch your favorite moments, check out our youtube, and keep an eye on our social media for news on next year’s run. But for now, we’re all going to bed.


Thank you. You made it a great one. We’ll see you next year.

November 19, 2020 6:00 am
Posted by: Matthews

hi beej

We have come to the end of (at least as of right now) our final Zeta of Desert Bus. I know, it makes me sad too. But as Captain Picard said, All Good Things… Did you miss what we got up to? Never fear, the wrap-up is here!

Beejum Ipsum strikes again!

Alex joined Zeta with what can be considered ‘Existential Crisis Tarot’

The Kindness War… The Kindness War never changes

We got another special guest call in!


We learn a lot about each other. Maybe more than needed.

All week long, Zeta has been part of a Sleep Dep Cognitive Decline study. It has come to its end.

Creatures were Intersected, and pipes were cleaned

Steeee-rech for time

Wyatt Mason. Wyatt Mason Wyatt Mason. Wyatt. Mason.

Molly and Beej perform a duet!

And as is tradition, Beej performed “When I Fall”, by The Barenaked Ladies

Molly treated us all to a performance of “Horizons Anew”

And as Zeta closes out our final shift, we would like to thank you all so much. You all have made this week amazing.

Just because we have reached the end of Zeta, that doesn’t mean we have reached the end of Desert Bus! Right now, we have 18 hours left in the run. Want us to bus longer? Donate!

November 18, 2020 7:11 am
Posted by: Matthews

Zeta… Happened. Against all odds, Zeta happened. And here’s what you missed!

We opened the shift with gifts from Jacob, as is tradition!

Time for a discussion of Tom Hooper’s 2019 masterpiece, CATS

Zeta learned geography. In a matter of speaking.

Memes happened. That is all.

It’s Shelley Duvall!

It’s the 3am Stretch Break! Stretch for time!

Creatures were intersected within a Dennyy’s.

Beejum Ipsum strikes again!

Give it up for the Society Data Witches, and 4:20 Blase It!

Clearly our audience were bred to be artists

And that ends our broadcast day.

Even though Zeta is toddling off to bed, the bus rides on! We have more inscrutable events ahead, so keep watching!

November 17, 2020 6:29 am
Posted by: Matthews

Goooooood Morning Desert Bus!! Did you sleep through Zeta again? It’s okay, it happens to the best of us. We’ve got you covered, though. Here are the highlights from last night’s Zeta shift!

We open, as is tradition, with Wheej at the helm.

Zeta found out that they have been renamed ‘Wingdings’. Well, if we are a font, there’s no rule that the other shifts can’t be.

Zeta was thoughtfully left gifts by Jacob.

Yes, art is in the eye of the beholder, but, I mean…

We finally dealt with that kink in our neck

We all learned that Dwarf Fortress is basically Fantasy Blaseball.

Creature Intersection? In my Zeta? It’s more likely than you think

Zeta hasn’t seen the sun in a while. So the sun came to visit

Today on 4:20 Blase In, Cori explains The Coffee Cup

Zeta practices their psychic powers with Wavelength

Beej and Molly created, well, not beautiful, but music nonetheless

And that’s Zeta coming to a close. Good bye, and good night

But just because Zeta has begun their hibernation doesn’t mean you have to! Keep your eyes on the stream for more!

November 16, 2020 6:21 am
Posted by: Matthews

It happened again. Dawn Guard kicked us out. They said something about coffee pong? But just because we have taken our leave, doesn’t mean we didn’t get up to some shinanigans in the wee hours of the morning. Here are some of Day 3 Zeta’s greatest hits!!

We were so excited to check on our bus… Just to learn that it had been crashed by Dawn Guard. Again.

Beej presents the the giveaways. Kind of? I guess?


We talk American Sign Language

But have you considered bog roll… As a hat?

Coming soon to a theater near you, the Geography Game Cinematic Universe!

We yet again open The Book on Blaseball

We learned that names of English towns have vestigial letters

And as we end our broadcast, we bid you a fond farewell.

But just because Zeta has fled from the sun, doesn’t mean you have to leave with us! Stick around for the shenanigans. donation drives, and whatever else might happen here at Desert Bus!!

November 15, 2020 6:05 am
Posted by: Matthews

Good morning, all. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and Zeta shift has gone to bed. But while we were awake, here’s what we got up to!

It began, as it always does, with Jock Jams!

Don’t let him fool you, Beej was there… Or was he?

And a new Zeta cryptid was discovered:

Then, there were food crimes.

We entered… The Creature Intersection.

Zeta discusses stress. And Beej discusses a remote-controlled part of his home.

Oh dip, it’s 4:20! Blase it!!

We’ve come to the end of Zeta, and pair with it a discussion of how we finish our day. Maybe you’ll get some ideas? Maybe not.

November 15, 2020 12:02 am
Posted by: Matthews

Don’t worry, we watched the night so you didn’t have to. It was pretty great.

We start at the top of the hour with the news:

Our long-time guest, Erick Blandin from Child’s Play dropped by for a bit:

Stage Friend Max hopped on stream, and treated us to a few songs:

Games on games happened while we played Quiplash while playing Desert Bus. It… Went.

The Dump Truck visited, and brought horror:

We chose our own adventure, and it was a totally normal time. Definitely normal.

And that was Night Watch, everyone! Keep your eyes on the stream for more shenanigans, more busking, and even more FOR THE CHILDREN!

November 14, 2020 7:14 am
Posted by: Matthews

ZETA HAS BEGUN. Well, it began. And then the very first Zeta of the run came to an end. Sleep through it? Work during it? Did you have to exit, pursued by bears, and couldn’t watch the stream? We’ve got you covered with the night’s highlights!

Let’s begin at the beginning:

But, like, what is a peep? Are the real peeps the friends we made along the way?

After years of using the song, Zeta finally plays Numberwang

We finally get a short, concise, understandable* primer on Blaseball!

*Explanation may not be short, concise, or understandable. It is entertaining, though

The best part of waking up, is probably not Foldger’s in Serge’s cup.

Cameron discusses the potential biology of a minion. It is A Lot.

Now, this is a stretch, but… Here’s a stretch.

How about a recap within a recap?

And as our broadcast day comes to a close, we here at Zeta wish you a good, and mildly confusing day.

November 15, 2019 1:04 am
Posted by: Matthews

Thank you!

Photo credit to Kolin Toney

Photo credit to Kolin Toney

Thanks to your unabashed generosity in donating and spreading the word, we raised a record-breaking $864,415.01 and bussed for 162 hours!

All of that is thanks to you! You all donated to the cause, tuned in to watch our shenanigans, posted about us on social media, wrote articles, and told your friends. You are the reason we can do this year after year. You amaze us every single year, and we cannot thank you enough.

While it may be another year until we start back up, that doesn’t mean we’re leaving you! For ongoing news during the year, check the blog here at, or follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. You can also relive the greatest moments from this year’s run at YouTube and And, if you’re so inclined, you can donate to Child’s Play Charity year-round at their website.


We’ll see you all next year…

November 10, 2019 6:59 am
Posted by: Matthews

Zeta tonight started with a literal bang, and the energy carried us through to not only add our 143rd hour to the total drive time, but hit…


And now, everything else you missed in Zeta!

Beej explained to the room why Ratatouille is the best mecha anime around. It was… Surprisingly plausible.

Zeta shared some recipes with the chat. Okay, so it was best grilled cheese recipes, but some of these were real bangers.

Keep Talking and Nobody Legos got a sequel in the form of Keep Crimping and Nobody Explodes:

The room shares media that they wish everyone would have a chance to experience:

Beej treated the room to quite a few wonderful songs tonight, but on Brian Wilson, the whole room joined in:

And those were just some of the highlights from tonight’s Zeta Shift! Keep watching to see what other shenanigans the crew get up to!

Remember, for the latest updates, stay tuned to You can also catch up on the latest #DB2019 happenings around the web…