Get on the bus!

If you click on the above image, you will be transported to the wonder of this year’s Desert Bus event.

What is the Desert Bus event, you ask?

The gamer-loving folks from LoadingReadyRun have established a yearly event for the Child’s Play charity by playing a game in a marathon style. They’ve chosen the timeless, riveting classic Sega CD game, Desert Bus. The game consists of driving a bus from Tuscon to Las Vegas and back.

That’s it.

They take turns, sitting in front of a live streaming webcam, answering questions and participating in different antics. Every donation extends the time they spend on the road without crashing the bus or ending the game. At this time of this writing, they have been busing for 2 days, 14 hours and about 15 minutes, and have raised over $42,000 as shown by the milestone pic I sent them (with apologies to SEPTA).

So if you get the chance, even if the workplace is making demands of you, head on over to, check out the camera and if you can, make a donation. You can also check out LoadingReadyRun’s YouTube channel to see just how brilliant these fine folk are. They’re going to be at this for a while, and they’ll be grateful for the company.

For more details on the history of the Desert Bus event, look no further than the blog of Shamus Young. Also, he snagged a pic of Kathleen & Tally from LoadingReadyRun dressed as catgirls.

There aren’t many better ways to start a Monday that are safe for work, in my opinion.