GISH App Challenge #5: GISH Bond

IMAGE. It’s easy to be convinced by life that we share nothing in common with people when we might be surprised by how alike we really are. Using the GEOGISH map in your app, connect with a Gisher who lives at least 500 miles from you that you do not already know (we are TRUSTING you on this, so no cheating or you lose 43,893 karma points). Direct message them on the app and try to identify the most startling, weird, unexpected, odd and happily surprising commonality you share. It can be an experience, personality trait, hidden talent, hobby, trait, anything, etc.

Celebrate your commonality on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and/or Tumblr) by posting two images side-by-side of both of you that exemplify your commonality. In the copy of the post, write a short description of this freakish connection. Use hashtag #GISHBond and make sure your post is public. The weirder, the wilder the connection, the better.

**Note:** You can be in more than one post.



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GISH App Challenge #3: Handbag Al Dente

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend in the US – Macaroni necklaces are so passé. Everyone knows what moms really love are high-end fashion designer macaroni handbags. Create an haute couture handbag from any or all of the following: macaroni (or any other pasta), beans, or rice, inspired by a maternal figure in your life.

Post a photo featuring your fashion bag artistically displayed to social media (Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook or Instagram) tagged #BagByGISH by 13 May 11:59 PM PT for your chance to win! (Then, give your bag to a mom – if you don’t know one, find a local one on the GISH app!). Ten winners will be rewarded handsomely.


If you want to make it easy for us, you can also submit links to your social media photo posts here:



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GISHWHES National Scavenger Hunt Day Minihunt – Item 3 – The Knight and the Snail

As all Gishers know, Medieval Knights were often depicted battling snails and nobody knows why… except you. YOU know. Show us a historical re-enactment that adequately explains this centuries-old rivalry.


A million years ago, or so
Is where I’ll set my tale
Of a knight most fair who became aware
Of our humble hero snail

The snail was a victim of the old caste system
Of systematic oppression
She prayed the knight would heed her plight
But soon she’d learn her lesson

“Sir Knight,” said she, “with your chivalry
Will you ‘ear me plea o’ woe?
Me family’s got naught t’ eat
We could use your ‘help, by jove!”

Well the knight said:

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GISHWHES Takes Tumblr – Item 10 – Self-Argument

TEXT. In a “chat” post, reveal a true, fervently held opinion on a topic you feel strongly about.. Great! Now, in the same post, use the chat feature of Tumblr to argue with yourself to advocate the opposite position. You must kick your self’s ass all over the place with your argument. Your comments against yourself must elicit subsequent comments from other users imploring you to “stop hating.” (original item post)

GISHWHES Takes Tumblr – Item 6 – Precious Supernatural Moments

IMAGE. A gory scene from supernatural, recreated using Precious Moments figurines. or in the style of Precious Moments™. You can create your own photoshopped images or artistically created paintings or drawings of Precious Moments figurines or deface real ones.

GISHWHES Takes Tumblr – Item 5 – Inner Disney Princess

VIDEO: Lea Salonga is not only a Youth & UN Global Awareness ambassador, but she’s also a talented Broadway actress and singer who has provided the singing voices for many Disney princesses.

Unleash your own inner Disney princess by breaking into song while going about your routine in a public place (clothes or grocery shopping, going for a jog, DMV, clearing tables at a restaurant, riding on public transportation, walking through your school library or lunch room, etc.) Engage as many of your own “local villagers” as possible as you sing about what you want out of life. (original item post)

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YouTube upload of Mario’s submission

GISHWHES Takes Tumblr – Item 3 – Erudite Pets


GIF: Silly cat videos are all the rage on the Internet. But if you’ll notice, viral pet memes always make our pets look silly or grumpy or crazy. Let’s turn the tide on this. Create a captioned .gif of your pet that makes them appear exceedingly erudite, sophisticated and distinguished. Feel free to use eye glasses, pocket protectors and any other props that may help convey your pet’s true intellectualism.

GISHWHES Takes Tumblr – Item 1 – Reaction GIF


GIF:  Find the most boring video of you or another subject on your phone and use Tumblr’s gifmaker (or any other app) to create a “reaction” gif from a cut of this video with a text overlay that is the complete opposite of the content, the juxtaposition of which is highly entertaining.


gifwhes 2015 – Item 17 – Supernatural Scene with Mascots

Item 17. IMAGE or GIF. Recreate a scene from Supernatural using gishwhes mascots.

This submission was a Bronze Swiss Chard winner!

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See the making-of post at Jamie’s blog!