Item 186 – GISH U

CALLING ALL GISHERS: You’re enrolled in GISH U! On Day 1 of the Hunt, everyone on your team should identify a skill you’ve always meant to learn but have NEVER tried. During the course of the Hunt, you will take one meaningful step toward learning that chosen skill. Submit a collage showing you all attempting your newfound skills.

Item 157 – Prove Roger Miller Wrong

There’s an old Roger Miller song that has the following lyrics: Ya can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd, But you can be happy if you’ve a mind to, Ya can’t take a shower in a parakeet cage, But you can be happy if you’ve a mind to, Well, ya can’t go a-swimmin’ in a baseball pool, But you can be happy if you’ve a mind to, Ya can’t drive around with a tiger in your car, But you can be happy if you’ve a mind to, Ya can’t go fishin’ in a watermelon patch, But you can be happy if you’ve a mind to… Now you’ll notice that the song has the upbeat refrain: You can be happy, if you’ve a mind to, but I think the overarching message is quite negative. He’s telling people over and over what they CAN’T do, and nothing drives me crazier than that kind of pessimistic messaging. Let’s prove Roger Miller wrong and do one of the things his song tells us we can’t (be careful, please, especially with the buffalo and tigers.). Set your video to music. The music, of course, should be the corresponding section of the Roger Miller song we are discussing.

Item 107 – Trump Ice Cube Mosaic

TIMELAPSE. Using ice cubes made opaque by adding milk and dyed with food coloring, create a large mosaic of Donald Trump’s face. Behind the cubes is a written message. When the ice melts, the message is revealed. (Start the video with the completed mosaic, not its construction.)

Behind the Scenes

Item 99 – Hollywood Cereal

Let’s see a close-up picture of your bowl of cereal (at that point when somehow you’ve managed to eat most of the floaty cereal and there’s only weird tasting milk left and a few odd shaped cereal pieces). But in this milky-sea, let’s see a scene from a hollywood movie: A tiny pirate ship battle ala Pirates of the Caribbean, a bloody shark attack from Jaws, or that scene in the Titanic where Jack decided there was no way for him to get up on the piece of plywood with Rose (even though there clearly was).

Behind the Scenes