Posts Tagged ‘Zeta’
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 18, 2020 5:55 am
Posted by: Matthews

Thank you so much for all of your entries for our Fine Art, But Bread challenge! Truly no half-baked ideas in the bunch. After slicing through all of the entries, we have picked our runners up, and our winner!

First, our runners up!

Art by Yunalasca

Art by Yunalasca

Art by Xiff

Art by Xiff

Art by Bramante

Art by Bramante

Art by Calexander

Art by Calexander

Art by ClockTamer

Art by ClockTamer

Art by Max_McKayful

Art by Max_McKayful

Art by Steph

Art by Steph

And our winner… Armiyana, and their amazing take on The Birth of Venus!

Congratulations Armiyana! You have won a Desert Bus 2020 t-shirt, and a Desert Bus 2020 Dbloon!

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 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 14, 2020 1:59 am
Posted by: Matthews

Shepherding us through through the night, Driver Bocko keeps this Zeta bus on the road. He was chosen for the bus by the fates. And by the fact that he was the only one around with a driver cap. Can’t drive a bus without a driver cap. There’s a law about that.

What we don’t know about Bocko is his appearance. Thus far, it has been unknown to us. It is up to you to reveal that mystery. For this challenge, we would like your interpretation of our intrepid driver. It can be while he is driving the bus, earning his class 4 commercial vehicle license, or whatever you feel needs to be shared about the backstory of Bocko.

Please send your art in .jpg form to [email protected]. When you send it in, please use the subject line “Bocko or Bust“, and include what you would like your display name to be, should you win. This challenge will run until 5am PST.

But what will you win, you ask?
Capture4The winner for this challenge will win one of or wonderful Desert Bus for Hope t-shirts, made by Fangamer!

But wait, there’s more! You will also receive one of this year’s DBloons!

These cannot be purchased, and are only available to prize and contest winners.

These cannot be purchased, and are only available to prize and contest winners.

November 15, 2018 6:27 am
Posted by: Matthews

Today, we celebrate our last Zeta of the run. We’ll miss you, Zeta. See you next year.

Zeta came in head-banging with the winner of Beej’s art challenge, Hop Pole Studios. Congrats!!

The stream died. Long live the stream. What? It’s back? Time for a Random Dance Party!

Zeta plays “The More You Nope!” wherein you can learn random, terrifying facts. Bed bugs are weird, y’all.

We got a special guest! And a bit of a scare.

Ian left a present for us with Shawn. It was… You know what, it just was.

And Dale performed a PERFECTLY ORDINARY traffic report for the stream.


Keep watching for the last day, friends. Thank you so much for all of your support thus far, and for your support going into the last few hours. We have 16 hours left to go right now, what can you guys get us to?

November 14, 2018 6:23 am
Posted by: Matthews

Asleep? At work? Away from keyboard for some other reason? Here’s what you missed during Zeta shift!

We start our night with a nice, calm game of “Hot or Not” with NHL mascots.

Liz crashed the bus. But to be fair, it was comms fault… (Sorry Liz!)

We take some time away from the hijinks to remember why we are really here. Yes, we are doing ridiculous things on stream, but at the end of the day, it really is all for the children. We’re here, putting aside our pride, for them.

And then we pick things back up, get silly, and EXPERIENCE BEEJ.

And to further prove how supportive Zeta really is, we combine our power to become a table.

Who knows what you have to look forward to on Dawn Guard?? Well, probably James, actually.


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