My mom loves elephants and her favorite is Dumbo. As you might remember, Dumbo has a “magic feather,” which he uses as an external emblem of his own intrinsic powers. Create your own “magic” symbol or object to help remind you of your own superpowers or special skills and show us a picture of you with it in “use.”
(COLLAGE) We’re all connected and we all deserve a space in the fabric of society, so we’re inviting you to contribute your square to Beeline’s 2021 GISH Global Quilting Bee. Create a square piece of art with your team’s personal message of global connection and unity to the world. You may use any medium: Photoshop, hand-drawn, needlepoint, oil on canvas, etc. Collage all of your team’s images into a single, high resolution (300dpi), square image and submit it to us for inclusion in the Great GISH Beeline Blankie.
(COLLABORATIVE) Virtual conga time! We’re starting a virtual Twitter conga line. Here are the rules, so read carefully: Step 1. Make a video of yourself dancing the conga. Step 2. Click here and go to the end of the thread of our original tweet. Step 3. Reply to the LAST reply on the thread with your video and tag it #TwitterCongaLine, #GISH, and the handles of 3+ friends. Get as many people as you can to participate, but make sure you and all of your friends reply ONLY to the MOST RECENT tweet at the end of the thread. If someone else has commented, comment on THEIR post instead. Capiche? We can’t wait to see what a train wreck this will be. Submit your original conga video with a link to your Tweet in the comments. Note: This is a fully inclusive conga line. Dance in any way that works for you, by your own definition – in a chair, through an avatar, etc — if you’re dancing in your heart, it counts.
Behind the scenes
— Jenny Panighetti (@elvenjen) August 3, 2021
Get a haircut at a real pet grooming store. We must be able to see at least one dog also getting groomed next to you. – Jia Jiang (GISH Zoom Panelist)
It’s time for the Literalympics. Let’s see your gold-medal competition in fencing (picket or chain-link), curling, basket ball, ski jumping, FOOT ball… You get the idea.
(UP TO 2 MINUTES) It’s International Lost in Translation Karaoke night & you’re up next! Choose an English-language song and translate it into at least 3 different languages using Google Translate, then back to English (a language with some of the most arbitrary rules and inconsistencies on the planet). Then sing the resulting lyrics. (Example: English -> Russian -> Russian -> Gaelic -> Gaelic -> English. Got it? Good.) Please caption this video with the final English lyrics.— inspired by Rebekah D.
The most precious thing you can offer up to change the world is your time. Sign up here for at least ONE virtual volunteer opportunity & on your honor, donate at least one hour of your time before 2022. Submit a screenshot of the Catchafire welcome email as proof of completion.
KIDS MENU. You say pachyderm, we say snacky-derm. Make a picture of an endangered elephant all out of snack foods.
KIDS MENU. Create a drive-through safari park in your driveway. Your stuffed animals are the wildlife. – Christine L.
KIDS MENU. Make a flip book animation of a doodle of your favorite bug