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FIN. First year since it started 11 years ago, they didn't break the previous year's record. They had half the giveaways, and it also ended on Thanksgiving, so I think it's pretty obvious why, but whatever, 10 out of 10 desert but. 650K raised for the children.
I dunno man, there's no secret sauce to enjoying this. You like it or you don't. Tons of people go nuts and watch the Awesome Games Done Quick charity fundraiser for a week long and have a blast doing it. I personally don't enjoy that one at all, and would much rather watch a comedy group do Desert Bus. Different strokes I suppose.
I guess the main point for me is that this isn't actually about Desert Bus. The game doesn't matter one bit. I don't even watch the gameplay. For me, the appealing and entertaining hook for DB For Hope is the live fishbowl of people that spend a week doing improv, silly dances, competitions, and everything in between for a giant charity drive.
It probably helps that I'm a fan of Loading Ready Run in general (the comedy group that runs DB for hope). I was fans of them before the first DB, and it was a large part of why I tuned in that first year. But knowing LRR isn't a prerequisite to enjoy this, especially considering a vast majority of the Icrontians that participate in DBfH each year didn't know anything about LRR before they got into the stream.
I will admit, however, that after all these years, there is a large amount of "culture" that's grown over the years. In-jokes, terminology, traditions and all that. If you know, you love it. If you don't, you might be confused by some of it.
What I truly love about it is that it's interactive. You can donate money and challenge the people to do things on the live stream. You can win super dope things in live auctions. There's a certain cultural zeitgeist that goes along with the whole thing, and you get to be a part of it. That's pretty sweet if you ask me. All the while you're raising money for a legit good cause.
Also, RIP Tally and Jer
You thought it would end at 10?
you were a fool.
The ELEVENTH Desert Bus for Hope kicks off this Friday, November 17th at 10AM PDT, and we about to raise so much effing money for charity whether you like it or not. By now, you know the drill. But if somehow you a total scrub, let mah boi Graham give you the low key diss:
Get in here and donate. Challenge these fools to do dumb things or talk some smack about fellow Icrontians. Drink. Watch. Laugh. Get banned for hating on Dix. Make a new account and get banned again. See if you can break Graham.
But seriously, look what happens when you break Graham, courtesy of @cola
Did they fix that little loophole of impropriety? ONLY ONE WAY TO FIND OUT.
So grab your wallet, grab some brews or whisk, join us on Twitch (or if you got gud, join us on @UPSKingpin dope AF dashboard here: http://www.whaledong.com/ (And that's a legit website. If you don't know, NOW YOU KNOW. DESERT BUS IS AN EFFING PARTY, BRO!)) and get ready to watch a room full of people torture themselves for a week straight. All for the children!
Want to win a thing? Check out the list here: https://desertbus.org/prizes
Want to donate just because? Do the deed here: https://desertbus.org/donate
Want to get banned? Talk smack about Dix and/or Liz!
Want to pick a waifu? Well too late, because if you know, you know.
I just bought a bottle of whiskey tonight. I'll be damned if it survives to day two. Do you have that kind of resolve? I've been bussin' for eleven years. I was bussin' before your mamma was born. I was bussin' before and after @Canti invented MSPaint. Come at me. Get on the discord channel and GIT GUD.
Whale Dong everybody. Dix sux.
Also reposting this masterpiece so people nevar forget.
Easily one of the best, and most fun tastings I've ever had the privilege of enjoying. Really happy whenever I have personal favorites tick high in blind tastes (in this case, FO and VR), and this was the 3rd or 4th time that happened with whale/hype beers in a blind Ryan Meray tasting. I'm always happy to know these beers are top teir for a real reason - straight up flavor and experience.
Thanks as always @RyanMM !
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