(UP TO 90 SECONDS) It’s GISH University, Year 2! Each person on your team must attempt to learn a new skill they have never tried before and document the experience, including the first attempt.
(UP TO 30 SECONDS). One of our Gishers was able to help her mom act FAST and responded in time to help her with a stroke. Last we heard, her mom is okay, but she can’t play this year so in her honor, it’s time for a quick refresher on recognizing a stroke. Do a rendition of “Head, Shoulders Knees and Toes” with some kind of lyrics like: “Face, Arms, Speech, Call in Time (don’t waste time)! Face, Arms, Speech, Call in Time (don’t waste time)! When someone’s had a stroke their life is on the line! Face, Arms, Speech, Call in Time (don’t waste time)” with the appropriate movements. Include a link to the National Stroke Association and GISH on a final card of your video (You can hold a sign up or add an end card digitally). You may also add the link in your YouTube description, if you like. Post it on social media tagged #GISH, @robbenedict, and @american_stroke. – Inspired by Nicole’s mom
Listen to all the songs we used in GISH 2018 videos!
One convenient place to watch all our YouTube submissions from GISH 2018!
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.
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.
Last year, we snubbed Sweden in our location-based items, causing a gisher to write in to complain. We will not exclude Sweden this year! Apparently, spontaneous dancing is illegal in Sweden. Dance your heart out to Abba’s Dancing Queen in a public space in Sweden. If you run into trouble with the police, tell them, “it’s not spontaneous, it’s premeditated.”
A string quartet in formal black attire, playing horrendously in a public area (such as a mall). The sign next to them reads, “NEED LESSONS- PLEASE HELP.” Any funds collected should be donated to a local children’s music program. (Note: Please remember your Commandments & ensure busking is legal wherever you set up.)
Behind the Scenes
A group of 30 people or more in business suits performing “Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes” in front of a Fortune 500 company’s corporate office. (Multiple teams may collaborate on this item).
We just don’t see enough carolers in the summer. Where do they go? The beach, of course, just like everyone else! With at least 3 other gishers, go caroling on a crowded beach. Your attire and songs must be strongly winter and holiday themed.