Listen to all the songs we used in GISHWHES 2016 videos!
One convenient place to watch all our YouTube submissions from GISHWHES 2016!
New team members added, same awesome results. Good job, everyone!
You Me & Iowa – All in Good Time
Every year William Shatner hosts The Hollywood Horse show celebrating the unique and special work of therapeutic riding animals. http://www.horseshow.org/ It’s about time your freeloader pet got a job and moved out. Show us their career trajectory by writing a formal resume highlighting their special skills and qualifications. Post it on LinkedIn. Get ten people to give a recommendation.
CHANGE A LIFE
We’ve created a Crowdrise page here https://www.crowdrise.com/change-a-life-khoulouds-story. DONATIONS ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE AND 100% OF THE DONATIONS GOES TO THE FAMILIES. The Gishwhes Item is to create a fundraising “page” for your team, where family, friends and others can donate. Since this is Gishwhes and there’s always an extra twist with everything we do, here’s the deal: we also want you to get OTHERS to donate to your team’s crowdrise page. We know you don’t need “points” as an incentive to help these families, but since it is part of the Hunt, we want to maximize the power of these points to help: start a page and try to get at least 10 donations from people or businesses NOT on your team. You and your team members are welcome to donate to your campaign, but that is not a requirement for points— the Item requirement is to get at least 10 people to make a cumulative total of least 10 donations who are NOT on your team. There is no minimum for these donations, but let’s please encourage others to be generous so we can make a profound impact. SUBMIT a screenshot of your team’s page with a minimum of 10 donations on it. (To initially create a fundraising team, click the FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN button.).
If for any reason your team is unable to (or chooses not to) join this crowdrise campaign, you may still get points for this Item by collecting goods or volunteering at least 2 hours of your time with any refugee aid organization that is providing relief to refugees. SUBMIT PROOF YOU HAVE DONE THIS. For example, Spark Ontario’s Warm Welcome program (http://www.findmyspark.ca/warmwelcome), Deutsche Kleiderstiftung (Clothing Foundation) in Germany (http://www.kleiderstiftung.de/kleidung-spenden/ ), or ref.connect’s cultural integration program (http://www.refconnect.de/de/about/konzept.html) in Germany. You do not need to use these specific programs to qualify for points; these are just examples— any legitimate organization helping refugees is acceptable. Thank you for being a part of this. We hope you join us in helping to change these families’ circumstances for the better and we will be sending Gishers updates on their situation in the coming months and years.
The hunt is now over, but your support is always appreciated! Khouloud and Khawla are two Syrian refugees whose families need our help. Check out our donation page for full details on their stories and donation links:
We would appreciate any amount you can give to this effort. Though this was technically a task in a silly scavenger hunt with a point value, the bigger point is to help out two (now four!) families in need. Any amount you can donate is appreciated, and makes a bigger difference than can be stated.
We here at gishwhes feel that it’s important to embrace A.I. because – let’s be honest – it just feels good. We also feel it’s important to be able to identify species other than our own when the time comes (soon) that aliens arrive (likely borough or splatter) on our planet. If we can’t make these differentiations, we put ourself at extreme risk of interstellar species misidentification (a plight none of us should be subjected to nor a party of). Accordingly, please treat this item and the ensuing exercise with the respect and devotion it deserves. You’ll also get points. So there’s that. If that’s still not enough, know that this is part of a legitimate research paper that will further scientific research methods worldwide. If it’s not clear, Gishwhes likes supporting science in addition to stormtrooper humiliation, weird food art, and global kindness. http://ubee.enseeiht.fr:8080/PartsSimilarity/home.html
You may have heard about a little show called Hamilton. Lin Manuel Miranda lit up Broadway with his innovative style, combining traditional theater and rap to engage delighted theater goers with the story of history’s hippest President. But that was just a big “win all the 2016 Tonys” ploy. We want to hear and see– in full costume a rap song about another historical figure important to you. Upload a 15 second video on the site AND send it to @Lin_Manuel.
Joshua Norton, self-proclaimed emperor
More ambitious than any contemporar-y
Ruling the Americas from San Francisco
Let him be our leader if he wants to believe
‘Cause it’s all special thanks to the Emperor’s decree
That the gap was bridged by Interstate 80
So here’s to our leader, first in line of one
I salute you, Norton, Emperor second to none
— Mario Panighetti ⭐️ (@mpanighetti) August 7, 2016
Behind the Scenes
Time to prove you are the person Mr. Rogers knew you were capable of becoming. Ask an overwhelmed mom or elderly neighbor for a list of five chores they could use some help with. Show us that list and you getting them all checked off.
At Hope Chest they create butterflies and transform lives http://www.myhopechest.org/ Channeling your inner Monet, pen a message of hope with colored ink on a white bra. Then, channel your inner supermodel and stage a public photo shoot of someone wearing this “support undergarment.” (You may wear a shirt underneath it if you prefer and you must adhere to local laws. Please note that Gishwhes does not provide bail money.) Once completed, submit your image on the gishwhes website and also tweet to @MyHopeChest your awesome results on the final day of the game. Extra points for incorporating butterflies into the design. – Ruth Connell
Behind the Scenes
Being #WaywardAF sometimes means being #BadassAF. Take a picture of you doing something you have ALWAYS wanted to do but were afraid to try. Caption your photo with a short explanation and post it to Twitter tagging @OfficialBrianaB and @kimrhodes4real. – Briana Buckmaster and Kim Rhodes
Lucinda has always wanted to create her own GISHWHES items, so she went meta and assigned personalized challenges to various team members.
Custom Hunt Items
Jim – Craft & wear either a helmet or breastplate made of foam.
Kyla – Show us what it means to be a strong & beautiful witch.
I went meta on your meta, Lou.
I’ve always wanted to share a picture of myself post-breakdown.
A few friends were concerned that this image was too sad to convey strength. I want to challenge that idea. I used to work really hard not to feel my feelings because it wasn’t strong. I think my ability to feel is one of my greatest strengths now, and I want to share that.
In my intimate circle of witch sisters, I’m a famous for epic breakdowns. Whatever I’m feeling, I feel to the fullest. It’s been a big piece of my spiritual journey to reclaim my emotional sensitivity as a power (and not see it as a huge inconvenience to me and everyone else) but it is a gift… so many people shared with me the beauty and strength they felt in witnessing me go to my fullest – and how it felt when I brought them there too. This is one more step on the path to reclaiming my full self, sharing this with GISHWHES. On Thursday, I dressed up as a zombie for work, then got in the car and screamed my throat sore over heartbreak, then sobbed and sobbed, then pulled it together for an ocean scene burrito eating Cali perfection shot – then more tears, and a captured photo of the wreckage. All in a day’s work for a strong and beautiful witch. We just keep going, and living, and feeling it all, and that’s the legacy I want to leave.
Oh, and the moon, because she gets it too.
<3 Thank you for this incredibly special and personal GISH opportunity.
Jojo – I want to see your chickens cosplaying.
Mario – You & Jenny as either Mario & Princess Peach or Ariel & Prince Eric. (Extra credit if you flip a coin to find out who’s who)