GISHWHES Scavenger Hunt 2017

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#156 Sure, Misha & HRH Queen Elizabeth II had a rocky year in 2016 with their “Brexit Breakup”, but despite a brief conscious uncoupling, theirs is a love that stands the test of time. Prove it by showing us Egyptian hieroglyphics, Greek urns, or other recently-unearthed archaeological finds that prove theirs is a love that has lasted through the ages. If you’re choosing to do a hieroglyphic, you may NOT permanently deface any stone - use chalk!

#163 My teammate Kirsty's aquarium hat! Again, her item and creation, I just took the photo.

This Hunt’s must-have fashion trend: an aquarium hat with live fish. The aquarium hat must not endanger the live fish in any way.

#168 When the apocalypse comes and the power goes out you are going to be sorry you are so digitally-dependent! Have your social media page printed on microfiche… just in case.
My comment: Didja forget that microfiche readers use electricity, too? Didja?

#172 Now that this may be the last gishwhes-as-we-know-it ever, it’s time to reflect on missed opportunities. Let’s see the Item List Misha SHOULD have made all these years. Give us your team’s ideal gishwhes Item List with a minimum of 10 Items. If the majority of the items you create look like no thought was put into them (and you were just quickly writing down items to get the points), you will receive zero points.


#173 Complete one of the more challenging items on your team’s homemade gishwhes Item List. Item description: We all know that music soothes the savage beast, but did you know that alpacas can be particularly testy? Soothe a savage alpaca by performing live music for him or her. Just so you know, they particularly like harp music.

#175: Everyone knows “high noon” means “high tea”. Bring a little bit of civilization to the frontier with Wild West teacup and saucer holsters

USS Snacktastic, ready for takeoff!
#186 One of the biggest problems astronauts will face when they travel to Mars will be figuring out how to bring enough food for the three year journey. Porcupanda has offered the idea of making their spacecraft out of food. Show them how. Build an edible spacecraft using anything except “space ice cream” (Per our resident Director of Intergalactic Space Exploration, that stuff tastes like strawberry Styrofoam: “Bleecht!” as he so eloquently put it.)

#189 The World’s Worst Lawyer.

Kirsty Hahn's fabulous creation, I was just there to document and laugh.
#190 Oranges are the new black! Let’s see your most a-peeling cocktail dress all made out of - you guessed it - orange peels. Pose in a crowded urban bar.

#191 (Up to 30 seconds time-lapsed and/or edited.) You didn’t think we were going to let all those oranges go to waste, did you? Wall Drugs has signs announcing Wall Drugs locations hundreds of miles before you get to the store, so drivers get to anticipate the goodness coming. Place signs along 5 miles of road leading up to an orange juice stand that speaks hyperbolically of the life-changing rejuvenation of the coming refreshment with a countdown of the miles. You must have a sign at least every quarter of a mile along the path. If this is insurmountable to you, at the very least, host a freshly-squeezed orange juice party in your backyard for all of your neighbors. You won’t get points for that, but you’ll use the juice and make some friends.

This was my teammate Catherine's item, but my teammate Tanja and I (and our girls) helped out with this task.   SO HOT.  And I don't mean the boys.  

Whew.  They say GISHWHES (as we know it) is over forever, but I'm sure something wacky and weird and wonderful will evolve from it.  So stay tuned--whatever it is, I'm going to be in the thick of it!

Nicole Wills, creator of Tikkido