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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby teambates » 06 Dec 2009, 00:22

Nevrmore wrote:
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Graham wrote:No no, it's not real.

It would be one damn cool musical, though. I'd watch it. Many times.

Fantastic video.

The musical would have like, 7 songs. "Leaving Tucson," "Bug Splat," "It's Nighttime Now" "Fuck I Crashed Fuck Fuck Fuck," "Why is it still Night Has the Rapture Come?" and "Got to Las Vegas."


The musical has a musical version of "Don't Stop Me Now" as well, because, yeah.
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby Arius » 06 Dec 2009, 00:40

"It's Nighttime Now" would be to the tune of "Don't Stop Me Now"

Sorry Evil Jim... But you know you want to.
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby White Flame » 06 Dec 2009, 02:08

I didn't want to post this until I had driven the trip again, but I can personally vouch that all of the desert scenes are real pictures from the actual Phoenix-Las Vegas route. I'm not that familiar with what's between Phoenix and Tuscon, but I didn't see any unfamiliar desertscapes in the video.

That's some (more) serious attention to detail and dedication! Where'd you get the pictures, just GIS?

(also, you didn't show any shots of the Hoover Dam, but I guess that's too interesting for Desert Bus related content?)
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby DmitriW » 06 Dec 2009, 02:13

White Flame wrote:Also, you didn't show any shots of the Hoover Dam, but I guess that's too interesting for Desert Bus related content?

By far.
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby Evil Jim » 06 Dec 2009, 02:30

Arius wrote:"It's Nighttime Now" would be to the tune of "Don't Stop Me Now"

Sorry Evil Jim... But you know you want to.

Sorry, Arius. Love Shack is all you're gonna get outta me tonite.



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Just for fun, I created a word cloud out of the lyrics to "Bug Splat."
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby Darknezz » 06 Dec 2009, 03:30

Since I love lists, I've made one with every reference and oddity I could find. Did I miss any?

-"Now showing New Moon 4 times in one day" theater sign
-"Tour Package, Value Added" (I think in reference to Ken Steacy, though I can't be sure)
-Buses are named "Sakimori"
-"Kroze and the Ham Banners" poster
-"Sanity's End" magazine with a picture of Edward from Twilight on the cover
-"Catgirl Coffee"
-Octopimp poster
-Steering wheel is a tabletop thing
-"Grab the pen and teller" P&T reference in the lyrics
-"Gay Bar" sign
-"I am Appoint" Uncle Sam poster
-"What stays in Vegas, stays in Vegas" sign
-"Catgirl Coffee" again
-"$137,000 jackpot" poster
-"Teller's Discount Lunches"
-"BILL FAIL LOL" sign
-The bumper stickers
-"137 000" license plate

I think that's all of them, in order of appearance.
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby Evil Jim » 06 Dec 2009, 04:03

Yeah, there are a couple of those lists in this thread.
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby Darknezz » 06 Dec 2009, 05:03

Well, EXCUUUUUUUSE me, princess.
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby Emperor Gum » 06 Dec 2009, 06:48

Twelve pages and no mentioned it? Andy flipping off Las Vegas was the funniest thing!
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby Stick » 06 Dec 2009, 07:07

The intro kinda, sorta, almost reminds me of "Spiral Architect" by Black Sabbath
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby ThrashJazzAssassin » 06 Dec 2009, 07:07

BritchesStitches wrote:My one complaint about the video: Jer needs to work on his expression acting, sorry, his bewilderment is just a little over the top (to the point where it's *almost* comical). James pulled it off better.

Y'know, it may have escaped your notice, but this video wasn't entiiiirely serious. There are one or two occasions on which expressions are ever so slightly exaggerated.
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby Emperor Gum » 06 Dec 2009, 07:21

ThrashJazzAssassin wrote:
BritchesStitches wrote:My one complaint about the video: Jer needs to work on his expression acting, sorry, his bewilderment is just a little over the top (to the point where it's *almost* comical). James pulled it off better.

Y'know, it may have escaped your notice, but this video wasn't entiiiirely serious. There are one or two occasions on which expressions are ever so slightly exaggerated.

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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby RytelCSF » 06 Dec 2009, 08:21

teambates wrote:
Nevrmore wrote:The musical would have like, 7 songs. "Leaving Tucson," "Bug Splat," "It's Nighttime Now" "Fuck I Crashed Fuck Fuck Fuck," "Why is it still Night Has the Rapture Come?" and "Got to Las Vegas."


The musical has a musical version of "Don't Stop Me Now" as well, because, yeah.


Wouldn't the first few lines of "Don't Stop Me Now" just be the prelude to "Fuck I Crashed Fuck Fuck Fuck?"
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby Evil Jim » 06 Dec 2009, 10:57

Darknezz wrote:Well, EXCUUUUUUUSE me, princess.

D'aaaaaaaaaaaaawwww!
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby Lawman » 06 Dec 2009, 11:00

Evil Jim: That "Bug Splat" is fried gold! I have no idea how many internets you have at the moment, but you've just won another one.
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby Sieg Reyu » 06 Dec 2009, 13:07

Two things that have been bothering me about the video.

1: In all previous shots of Andy form the front while driving, there is a grey block covering up his hands and the wheel. I assume its supposed to emulate the dash and make it less obvious of what he is doing to pretend driving. However, during the shot that starts at 1:58 the grey block is gone.

2: The dials on the dash. Since when did they keep the odometer and speedometer there? And wouldn't the odometer display how many miles between Tuscon and Vegas minus 300. Google maps is telling me 413 miles. So 113.
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby mrv321 » 06 Dec 2009, 13:45

Sieg Reyu wrote:Two things that have been bothering me about the video.

1: In all previous shots of Andy form the front while driving, there is a grey block covering up his hands and the wheel. I assume its supposed to emulate the dash and make it less obvious of what he is doing to pretend driving. However, during the shot that starts at 1:58 the grey block is gone.

2: The dials on the dash. Since when did they keep the odometer and speedometer there? And wouldn't the odometer display how many miles between Tuscon and Vegas minus 300. Google maps is telling me 413 miles. So 113.


Both those questions can be answered with this; 'It's MAGIC!'

On a more serious note... Why so serious everybody? It's an awsome video, I adore the singing and I adore the rhythm. Just because your on the net you still should act like Humans and have a sense of decency(BTW dude) I'm not attacking you, just the people in general, this is a fantastic site which provides fantastic videos. Sure they are no big budget Hollywood movie but they are still great.
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby teambates » 06 Dec 2009, 14:10

RytelCSF wrote:
teambates wrote:
Nevrmore wrote:The musical would have like, 7 songs. "Leaving Tucson," "Bug Splat," "It's Nighttime Now" "Fuck I Crashed Fuck Fuck Fuck," "Why is it still Night Has the Rapture Come?" and "Got to Las Vegas."


The musical has a musical version of "Don't Stop Me Now" as well, because, yeah.


Wouldn't the first few lines of "Don't Stop Me Now" just be the prelude to "Fuck I Crashed Fuck Fuck Fuck?"


For clearest reference, the song would play about halfway through before transitioning into "Crashed", which could be sung, while we're on the subject, to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody.

Graha~m
I just crashed the bus
Kept steering to the left,
Went off-course and now bereft,

Graha~m
We'd bussed for so damn long
And now I had to throw it all away,

Graham, oooh~
I didn't mean to make you cry,
If I'm not back again this time tomorrow,
carry on, carry on,
I'll be late by just five minutes
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby Yaxley » 06 Dec 2009, 16:03

Sieg Reyu wrote:Two things that have been bothering me about the video.

1: In all previous shots of Andy form the front while driving, there is a grey block covering up his hands and the wheel. I assume its supposed to emulate the dash and make it less obvious of what he is doing to pretend driving. However, during the shot that starts at 1:58 the grey block is gone.

2: The dials on the dash. Since when did they keep the odometer and speedometer there? And wouldn't the odometer display how many miles between Tuscon and Vegas minus 300. Google maps is telling me 413 miles. So 113.

Whenever something like that happens, a wizard did it.
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby the amativeness » 06 Dec 2009, 16:27

Yaxley wrote:
Sieg Reyu wrote:Two things that have been bothering me about the video.

1: In all previous shots of Andy form the front while driving, there is a grey block covering up his hands and the wheel. I assume its supposed to emulate the dash and make it less obvious of what he is doing to pretend driving. However, during the shot that starts at 1:58 the grey block is gone.

2: The dials on the dash. Since when did they keep the odometer and speedometer there? And wouldn't the odometer display how many miles between Tuscon and Vegas minus 300. Google maps is telling me 413 miles. So 113.

Whenever something like that happens, a wizard did it.


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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby tak197 » 06 Dec 2009, 17:48

Two things:

A) If you did "It's Nighttime Now" to the tune of "Don't Stop Me Now", you'd prtty much have to follow it with "Fuck I Crashed Fuck Fuck Fuck".

B) I just realized that Desert Bus ended around Kick a Ginger day. Coincidence? Also, would that be considered kicking a ginger when he's down?
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby Machalllewis » 07 Dec 2009, 01:53

Loved this video but just like Desert Bus Killed the Internet Star its full of win and melancholy. The short video shots with all the awesome bits are like looking through a photo album and going "Remember how awesome that was, yeah it was awesome."

*sigh*

Oh and MOAR Andy please. Thankyou.

Funny background signs were funny. Also, catchy song!

Edit: Something I've just noticed. You guys have fallen into the "people driving" trap. Yeah I know everybody has mentioned about the wooden steering wheel but how come Andys swerving the bus both left and right? In the video he's driving on a straight road so wouldnt he just be holding the steering wheel steady? If it was true to game then he would just be jinking to the left every so often.

Its such a weird common thing when people are filming a person fake driving. They always seem to swerve the fake steering wheel left and right all over the Goddamn road.

.... unless, this is obviously a comedy video, so is that a parody upon how people in mainstream media filming a person fake driving do that? Is it a nod to how this is kind of an over the top musical style video so naturally thats how the character of the bus driver would drive because thats the world he lives in?
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby Master Gunner » 07 Dec 2009, 06:01

Or he had an Arwing taped to the windshield, which he was weaving in between the lines on the road to offset boredom.
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby Longshot » 07 Dec 2009, 07:59

Or the bus is really just a forklift with a bus chassis.
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Re: Tucson or Bust

Postby Arius » 07 Dec 2009, 08:05

Or Bill taught him how to drive.

Seriously, Bill swerves a lot. I had heart attacks.
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