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GISHWHES #3

Final bit of the list!

126  IMAGE. The setting is a candle-lit romantic dinner for two. Let's see the "spaghetti" scene from "Lady and the Tramp." Both of you must be dressed for the hot date. Super bonus points if it's in an actual nice restaurant.52 POINTS


127  IMAGE or VIDEO. Hang-glide or parachute fully dressed as one of the gishwhes mascots. - Olivia Desianti.133 POINTS


128  VIDEO. (Video may be up to 60 seconds.) "La Corte Suprema." The US Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality is an event worthy of a Broadway musical. Get two professional musical theater stars to rehearse singing the text of Justice Kennedy's majority opinion and the dissenting opinions on a stage in a large auditorium or theater. Bonus points if you have a large audience. - Inspired by Gina Cardazone103 POINTS


129  IMAGE. Locker Love. Post messages of love or support on or in lockers of students that you think might need it.27 POINTS


130  IMAGE. McDonald's makeover. What would the interior of a McDonalds look like if the franchise served only organic, free-range, fresh, seasonal, slow-cooked foods. Your image must be of the interior of an actual McDonalds, but the overhead menu and kitchen decor must reflect this new direction.146 POINTS

131  IMAGE. Parasail a stuffed animal with a full-sized parasail behind a motorboat.48 POINTS

132  VIDEO. Make an action movie trailer. The main star: a pot roast. - Helen Van't Hof33 POINTS

133  VIDEO. This is a real Welsh word: "Llanfaurpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch." Find a Welsh person and have them say in Welsh "I am Welsh and I hate that I have to do this," and then they must say the lengthy word 3 times, without stuttering and without reading it. (25)35 POINTS

134  VIDEO. Hand out craft-made or real roses to people standing in line at a food bank or a homeless person.39 POINTS

135  IMAGE. When Alexander made the first phone call on 10 March, 1876 he could not have foreseen the birth of the 'smart phone' generation... Or could he? Using late 19th century technology and parts, build the smart phone Alexander Graham Bell would have built if only he'd had the time. - Monica Duff59 POINTS

136  VIDEO. FELICIA DAY ITEM. Use recycled computer or cell phone parts to create a video-game inspired diorama.93 POINTS

137  IMAGE or VIDEO. The world is your fashion show and Paris is your catwalk. Model this year's gishwhes fashions on the Champs-Eysees.60 POINTS

138  VIDEO. (Video may be up to 20 seconds.) Doesn't it make you mad when you pay $10-$15 for a ticket to a movie and then they make you sit through commercials before the feature starts? It makes me mad. Let's de-commercialize the pre-screening experience: have your local movie theater project 10 seconds of footage of you brushing your teeth or carrying out some other mundane daily task on the screen before the start of a feature. We must see a few seconds of the regularly scheduled programing before and after your video. We must also see clearly that we are in a crowded movie theater with at least 50 patrons.153 POINTS

139  IMAGE. Do your best 1950's June Cleaver impression and vacuum the lawn. - Shawna O'Neal25 POINTS

140  IMAGE. Paint or draw a celebrated historical figure on a glass slide; but paint them really small. Submit two images side-by-side: one with the glass slide in your hand, and the other showing what your portrait looks like magnified 20X under a microscope.65 POINTS

141  IMAGE or VIDEO. WHAT are you doing riding a camel on the floor of your country's stock exchange? That is so awesome!149 POINTS

142  IMAGE. Dublin gets its name from the "Viking Dubh Linn" or "Black Pool." Find where the Black Pool used to be and have a "rainbow-themed" picnic there with at least 5 of your friends (the more rainbows the better).57 POINTS
143  IMAGE. A Sumo wrestler, in full Mawashis, in a coffee shop, reading a gardening magazine.59 POINTS

144  IMAGE. A live bull in a china shop.181 POINTS

145  IMAGE. A live impala eating hay from the trunk of a vintage Impala car.82 POINTS

146  IMAGE. Make a macrame holster for a pistol.31 POINTS

147  IMAGE. A stunning origami floral centerpiece. If you can afford it, mail it to 1920 Hillhurst Ave. Ste. 170, Los Angeles, CA 90027. It may be used for something fun and public in the future (but this is purely voluntary).26 POINTS

148  IMAGE. Make a highway rest stop more restful - make it a paradise.54 POINTS

149  IMAGE. Random Acts' August #GetKind theme is Literacy. Hold a book drive and then turn your automobile or bus into a mobile free book give-away. Each book must be bookmarked with a positive or kindness message. The image you submit must be you in front of your mobile book-give-away-vehicle with the books and with a recipient.53 POINTS

150  IMAGE. Dating can be so challenging! Thank god you used the TaxidermConnect App. So now let's see you, seated for a romantic dinner at a high-end restaurant with a taxidermied animal as your date. Bonus points if it's Michelin rated.64 POINTS

151  IMAGE. Picasso flashmob. Assemble a Picasso painting in public. Dress up, paint yourself, bring props. Bonus points if it's "Guernica."65 POINTS

152  IMAGE. GENEVIEVE PADALECKI ITEM. Get Taylor Swift or any musician with over 5 million followers to publicly announce she/he loves supernatural.157 POINTS

153  VIDEO. (Slide-show). Using only pictures of actual tattoos, relay a memorable moment in history or a fairy tale. - Cinde Monsam25 POINTS

154  IMAGE. Let's see the Leaning Tower of Gishwhes.28 POINTS

155  IMAGE. Let's see a portrait of Taylor Swift or Nicki Minaj made from glue, rice and dried legumes.44 POINTS

156  VIDEO. Let's see a conquistador riding a giant tortoise or a man throwing a frisbee to an iguana which catches it in its mouth. Only because I think you deserve an easy item or two here and there, this should be done as a zoetrope versus doing it with actual tortoises and iguanas. You're welcome.84 POINTS

157  IMAGE. Everyone has cell phones, so phone booths sit unused for many days. Reimagine and repurpose a phone booth. Show a passer-by using it in a new way. - Inspired by Jennifer Gutierrez27 POINTS

158  IMAGE. Let's see side-by-side before and after pictures: transform a vacant lot into a community garden. You must be in both images. - Schell Games63 POINTS

159  IMAGE. Tweet a picture of you holding up your most inspiring book or book title with the hashtag #booksnotbullets and @gishwhes.9 POINTS

160  IMAGE. Let's see an ice, snow or sand sculpture of an SPN character.82 POINTS

161  IMAGE. Tweet to your school board or write a letter to your employer to hold a CPR class with this link:http://www.becpr.org/facts_statistics.aspx or facts from the link. Let's see the tweet in the submitted image.11 POINTS

162  IMAGE. Commit a random act of kindness and have someone take a picture of what you're doing and caption it. Here are some examples: http://boredomtherapy.com/random-acts-of-kindness/. Tweet it to @RandomActsOrg if you wish but submit to us the image only.39 POINTS

163  VIDEO. Let's see a version of thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFzXaFbxDcM but for Supernatural.62 POINTS

164  VIDEO. Show us your version of "Tai Chi Breakfast"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jrZW4J1bJo36 POINTS

165  IMAGE. WILLIAM SHATNER ITEM - Carrie Fisher is known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in Star Wars. Her memorable hairstyle was often called the Princess Leia Bun. Bake a portrait of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in bread.51 POINTS

166  IMAGE. Your hair will grow back. Cut off at least 10 inches of it and donate it to http://www.locksoflove.org/get-involved/ or your country's local hair donation facility. Take a picture of you before and after and submit them side by side.73 POINTS

167  VIDEO. Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking recently signed a letter expressing their fear of robots. Let's show them a robot performing an act of kindness. Tweet the video to Elon @elonmusk or post the video on Stephen Hawking's FB pagehttps://www.facebook.com/stephenhawking. Include #robotkindness and @gishwhes in the post. Submit a link to the video to us, but you must post the video to either of them for the points to count.82 POINTS

168  IMAGE. Present an artistic depiction of a famous Italian landmark - on a pizza.31 POINTS

169  IMAGE. "Kale to the Chief" - Get a president, a king, a prime minister or other official head of state to wear a real kale crown.200 POINTS

170  VIDEO. Let's see 10 people wearing sock monkey hats do a "cinnamon roll" hug.

171  VIDEO. BOBAK FERDOWSI ITEM. Space exploration has a history of music; from the early days of human space flight to our most recent rovers on Mars and missions to Pluto, flight controllers play a wake up song to signify the start of the day. If you had to write a space theme, what would it be? Parody or original music allowed. Bonus points if you record the song. Super bonus points if you make a music video.62 POINTS

172  VIDEO. Build a raft made entirely out of empty plastic water bottles. Float in a lake on your raft.144 POINTS

173  IMAGE. Ich bin ein Berliner! Und ich bin Berlin! Dress accordingly in front of a Berlin national monument.53 POINTS

174  VIDEO. (Time lapse this down to 20 seconds.) Travel across the narrow part of a level football field (or the equivalent of 150 feet on level grassed ground). You cannot touch the ground with any part of your body and you cannot have anyone push or pull you. You're only allowed to use a skateboard, two pieces of string or rope no more than 5 feet long each and a clothespin. (NOTE: You can't use the clothespin as an extension of your hand or foot to push you along the ground.)100 POINTS

175  VIDEO. KIM RHODES ITEM. I want to see a short video of your wedding or video slideshow of pictures from your wedding. After this, I want to see it fade into the next clip, which is your wedding video or slideshow recreated with adorable goats or sheep - or creepy goats or sheep. Your call.77 POINTS

176  IMAGE. Register to vote, then take photographic proof of this event (i.e. you at the post office getting it done, you all holding your registration cards, etc.). In the photo hold up a sign that reads, "If Richard Speight Jr. can't be King, I'll settle for democracy." (Or something else that indicates that democracy is your tolerable second choice of political systems.) - Inspired by Richard Speight Jr and TC Couture29 POINTS

177  IMAGE. Make a portrait of a CW actor using only naturally shedded hair/fur of your pets. - Tiffany L.45 POINTS

178  IMAGE. "Your room looks like a Pigsty." Make this common parental figurative phrase a literal reality. - Annie Houston82 POINTS

179  IMAGE. Work opportunities are scarce since the Death Star blew up. Let's see a stormtrooper working at their job as a waiter, fast food line prep, car mechanic, postal worker, deli sandwich maker, road-repair worker, etc). - Katherine Parsons65 POINTS

180  VIDEO. At least four people doing a harmonized round of tongue-twisters. - Kaitlin Losansky16 POINTS

181  IMAGE. Sign up to your country's organ donor register. - Ezza Manns18 POINTS

182  IMAGE. Paint a mural of one of your heroes on the side of a railroad boxcar or semi truck. You MUST have the owner's permission and the truck or boxcar must be in use (not decommissioned). You may design this with chalk or paint, and your painting must cover at least 1/2 of a side of the truck or boxcar.106 POINTS

183  IMAGE. My grandmother lives in a retirement home called Roland Park Place in Baltimore, MD. Find a way to give the residents a little boost this week.28 POINTS

184  IMAGE. Matthew 14:22, and so did the best of you gishwhes.com/ghof_item_view.php. Don't submit unless you solve the puzzle or you will be docked points.53 POINTS

185  IMAGE. This just in: the ancestors of Gishwhes 2015 mascot, The Dinomite, have been discovered in Liaoning Province, China! Contact a paleontologist at one of the many fossil digs going on there and track down images of fossilized dinosaurs and fossilized insects that formed Dinomite's family tree. Submit two images side by side: one of the dinosaur and one of the "other creature." You need to caption the image with the paleontologist's name who helped you.61 POINTS

186  IMAGE. Choose a photograph taken from space by Chris Hadfield. Recreate it with materials found in your backyard, refrigerator or pantry, and take the same photograph of it. Put it side by side with the original and tweet it to him (@Cmdr_Hadfield) with @gishwhes and #spaceart in the tweet. SUBMIT a link to the image to us, NOT a link to an image of the tweet - but you must tweet it to him for your image to count. - Tracy Liu46 POINTS

187  VIDEO. Writer Elizabeth Meriwether describes a game called "Frolic" she and friends played while driving through Scotland. Anyone could yell out "Frolic!" at any time and they'd pull over the car and run up and down the hills. Inspired by her, host your own "Medieval Booty-Shake!" road trip in Scotland. Film a video of you and your friends, pulling over at any castle in the country, jumping out of the car, yelling that phrase, and doing just that. We must see the castle in the background. You can time-lapse if you wish but we must hear the phrase.33 POINTS

188  IMAGE. JOHN GREEN ITEM. Write up to a 250 word personal manifesto that answers the question: "What are you fighting for?" or "What cause is the most important for you?" Then make your own uniform/costume that declares that cause. Two pictures side by side must be submitted (or one embedded in the other): you wearing your uniform/costume, and your manifesto. Share your manifesto and image with John Green (@johngreen) or The Art Assignment (@artassignment) on Facebook or Twitter.48 POINTS

189  VIDEO. Shoot slow-motion footage of you drinking green tea on a high-speed train in Japan.

190  IMAGE. Refugees from Syria and other countries are making dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean and seeking asylum in Italy, Greece, and other EU countries. Bring clothes and supplies for survivors to local immigration headquarters.53 POINTS

191  IMAGE. ASHLEY JOHNSON ITEM. Paint a stately, magnificent portrait of world or state leader after they've turned into a Clicker zombie.

192  IMAGE. Mexican towns are full of gorgeous plazas. Find some friends and some bubble blowers and create as big a deluge of bubbles raining down on children in a Mexican plaza as you can.43 POINTS

193  IMAGE. Contribute the recipe for 'Dinomite's Fluffy Bites' to Allrecipes.com and get at least 20, 5-star reviews from people who enjoyed the recipe.

194  IMAGE. Let's see a fully dressed Mary (pregnant) and Joseph shopping for baby clothes or items, or in a pregnancy breathing class. - Kierra Maxwell27 POINTS

195  IMAGE. Design a new currency for Greece. Each bill and/or coin should carry a reassuring message

196  VIDEO. Record yourself and friends singing a quartet rendition of "Carry On My Wayward Son" in an amphitheater after you Google-translate it into at least three other languages and then back to English.36 POINTS

197  VIDEO. Wheelchairs are great for getting around, but when the passenger has nowhere to go, there's room for improvement, especially on hot days. Create a mechanism whereby when the passenger in a wheelchair spins the rear wheels, the chair goes nowhere, but the rotation of the wheels powers an overhead fan that cools the passenger. Demonstrate its use.

198  VIDEO or IMAGE. Someone outside your immediate family sacrificed something so that you could be where you are today. Find that person and give a heartfelt thank you by creating something for them or doing something for them. Caption the video with what they did for you.21 POINTS

199  IMAGE. Translate your favorite slogan into legalese.

200  IMAGE. Leave a review for gishwhes on Yelp or Google.8 POINTS

201  IMAGE. Show us something you find beautiful that most others would deem ugly.

202  IMAGE. ITEM IN HONOR OF JUSTIN GUARINI: Show up in Times Square on Broadway between 46th and 47th street on the West side of the street (next to the red steps) on Monday, August 3rd at 12:00 ET, dressed as a "tourist" Stormtrooper and follow instructions given to you by the jumbotron http://officialgishwhes.tumblr.com/timessquare. You may submit an image of you (as the stormtrooper) in front of the jumbotron or as you follow instructions. You must follow the instructed activity for at least 1 minute. Two teams may not use the same stormtrooper. For those outside of the US: on the same day, at 12:00PM in your local time, go to the most prominent landmark in your city dressed as a publicly known sci-fi character or monster "tourist." You must provide an image of the character in front of the landmark. (US Citizens - ignore this direction - your directions will come from the jumbotron.)68 POINTS

203  IMAGE. ITEM IN HONOR OF JUSTIN GUARINI: Show up in Times Square on Broadway between 46th and 47th street on the West side of the street (next to the red steps) on Tuesday, August 4th at 12:00 ET dressed in a lettuce or kale tutu and follow instructions given to you by the jumbotron http://officialgishwhes.tumblr.com/timessquare. You may submit an image of you in the lettuce or kale tutu in front of the jumbotron or as you follow instructions. You must follow the instructions for at least 1 minute. For those outside of the US: on the same day, at 12:00PM in your local time, go to the most prominent landmark in your city dressed in a lettuce of kale tutu. You must provide an image of you in the tutu in front of the landmark doing a ballet move with a bystander applauding. (US Citizens - ignore this direction - your directions will come from the jumbotron.)

204  IMAGE. ITEM IN HONOR OF JUSTIN GUARINI: Show up in Times Square on Broadway between 46th and 47th street on the West side of the street (next to the red steps) on Wednesday August 5th at 12:00 ET dressed in a white t-shirt, bring some Sharpie-style markers, and follow instructions given to you by the jumbotronhttp://officialgishwhes.tumblr.com/timessquare. You must submit an image of you in a white t-shirt AFTER you have followed the directions. You must follow the instructions for at least 1 minute. For those outside the US: on the same day, at 12:00PM in your local time, go to the most prominent landmark in your city wearing a white t-shirt. You must provide an image of you in the white t-shirt in front of the landmark - but your t-shirt must have a message of important advice written on it that you would like to communicate to the world (US Citizens - ignore this direction - your directions will come from the jumbotron.)68 POINTS

205  IMAGE. ITEM IN HONOR OF JUSTIN GUARINI: Show up in Times Square on Broadway between 46th and 47th street on the West side of the street (next to the red steps) on Thursday, August 6th at 12:00 ET wearing a William Shatner Mask and follow instructions given to you by the jumbotron http://officialgishwhes.tumblr.com/timessquare. You may submit an image of you in the Shatner mask in front of the jumbotron or or as you follow instructions. You must follow the instructions for at least 1 minute. For those outside of the US: on the same day, at 12:00PM in your local time, go to the most prominent landmark in your city wearing a William Shatner mask. You must provide an image of you wearing the Shatner mask, in front of the landmark, posing lovingly with someone or some pet. (US Citizens - ignore this direction - your directions will come from the jumbotron.)68 POINTS

206  IMAGE. ITEM IN HONOR OF JUSTIN GUARINI: Show up in Times Square on Broadway between 46th and 47th street on the West side of the street (next to the red steps) on Friday, August 7th at 12:00 ET dressed in a nun's habit and follow instructions given to you by the jumbotron http://officialgishwhes.tumblr.com/timessquare. In addition to following instructions, you must submit an image of you in a nun's habit and thejumbotron behind it or or as you follow instructions. You must follow the instructions for at least 1 minute. For those outside of the U.S.: on the same day, at 12:00PM in your local time, go to the most prominent location in your city dressed in a nun's habit. You must provide an image of you in the nun's habit in front of the landmark doing a "power pose." (US Citizens - ignore this direction - your directions will come from the jumbotron.)68 POINTS

207  Item to be announced during the Hunt.71 POINTS

208  IMAGE. Back to school! Back a backpack (or more!) full of school supplies and deliver them to a local school or school collection sight.49 POINTS

209  IMAGE. Go to an open sky James Turrell installation and take a photo of yourself celebrating the sky. Triple points if you take the photo from inside Roden Crater.79 POINTS

210  IMAGE. Send an encouraging message to space using either crop circle-style writing or some other form of land art. The message must be at least 2 acres across. Now comes the tricky part: have your artwork photographed from space. Either from a remotely controlled satellite or by an astronaut in orbit.201 POINTS

211  IMAGE or VIDEO. All Random Acts staffers volunteer long hours. They get no pay and often get too little praise. Do something nice for a Random Acts volunteer (or for the staff of another all-volunteer organization).78 POINTS

212  IMAGE. Ride in an airplane with a giant motorboat strapped on top of it. They must be life-sized (not models) and the implementation of this item must in NO WAY endanger the lives of the pilots, passengers or people on the ground. We must see the plane flying in the air with the motorboat on top. - Written by West Collins341 POINTS

213  VIDEO. Play ping pong underwater on an actual ping pong table. Crack a raw egg open and use its yolk as your ball. Bonus points if you can backspin it off the table. - Tracy Liu108 POINTS

MAYBE I'll get 20 done.  But I'll have a damned good time doing it.

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popgurlie
Aug. 2nd, 2015 03:08 pm (UTC)
i'm fascinated by all of these, and trying to think of ways to help. let me know if you need me to do anything :) wishing you all the luck and a fabulous time!
texaslawchick
Aug. 3rd, 2015 06:30 pm (UTC)
Isn't it great fun? I'm having a blast with ideas, and it's one of the most creative things I've done in a long, long time. I was really bummed that we can't make it to Burning Man this year, but this totally makes up for it. I have something that I'll need help with later this week, so I'll definitely send out the bat signal.
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